Manila Chess Open: GM Darwin Laylo Wins Clear First
GM Darwin Laylo has won the 2012 Manila Open Chess Championships for the Mayor’s Cup in Manila. Laylo scored 7.5 points - half a point clear of the field and 12-time National Open champion GM Rogelio Antonio Jr., and former Philippine Junior Champion and Nationa Master (NM) Rolando Andador.
Antonio and Andador got the second and third places, respectively.
|Darwin Laylo - Champion in Manila|
The chess tournament was also part of the Manila 441st founding anniversary celebrations. A veteran participant of the World Chess Olympiad and the World Chess Cup, Laylo is also a member of the Philippine Team that won the silver medal in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
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