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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

GMs Susanto Megaranto, Mark Paragua, book Chess Cup entry with Asian Zone 3.3 first two places

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Hello everyone,

Grandmaster Susanto Megaranto
Grandmaster Susanto Megaranto of Indonesia has won the Asian Zone 3.3 Chess Championship with Grandmaster Mark Paragua of the Philippines finishing second. Both earn an entry to the World Cup of chess to be held later this year. Paragua has attended the World Cup thrice already in 11 years.

The sixth-seeded Megaranto was hardly in contention till he beat GM Rogelio Antonio and GM Darwin Laylo  and Paragua was in contention all along. He was lucky to be in second place on tiebreak.

Meanwhile, we also have the Asian Zonal 3.1 chess event is being held in Sharjah, UAE.

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