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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Manila Chess Open: GM Darwin Laylo Wins Clear First

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Hi everyone,

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
Laylo beat GMs Antonio and Mark Paragua in the final two rounds to clinch the title in the eight-round event supported by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines.

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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