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|Jul-28-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Buenviaje and God bless your trip and campaign!
Ika nga ni Prez PNoy sa SONA kahapon 'The Filipino is worth fighting for !'
|Jul-29-14|| ||torrefan: Another one for the country, Mr. Philippine Chess!
With my extreme gratitude and admiration I shall always remain
very truly yours
|Jul-29-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Per this PDI Roy Luarca article, GM Banjo has heeded the US travel advisory, but the article says GMs Sadorra and Barbosa (?) will join up from the US.|
36 hour trip pala from PHI. FIDE Elections set for Aug 11th.
Wonder if the US teams and other US citizens would proceed with their travel to Tromso ?
|Jul-29-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Salient points on the trip from the PDI article, nakapasok na daw sa NAIA ang PHI-based players and Coach as of this writing :|
"Asia’s first GM Eugene Torre, who will be playing in the biennial meet a record 22 times, will be joined by GM John Paul Gomez and International Master Paulo Bersamina in the 36-hour trip that will take them to Doha (Qatar), Arlanda (Stockholm) and then Tromso.
“It’s a blessing that we were able to leave early,” said Torre. “We’ll have time to rest, recover and prepare.”
The Filipinos will arrive in Tromso on July 30, ahead of the Olympiad’s opening ceremonies on Aug. 1. Action in the 11-round competition that lured players from a record 180 countries, starts Aug. 2."
|Jul-29-14|| ||bubuli55: AFGM. Good luck! 22! Subaybayan namin games nyo :)|
|Jul-29-14|| ||spawn2: Had the opportunity to be with GM Torre this morning together with Regge Tee to celebrate the life of Mr. Cesar Iligan, Chairman of Fianchetto Realty and Eugene Torre Chess Foundation who joined our Creator last month. |
As he was preparing to leave for the airport at around 2:00 pm, I said "GM top 20 ha"..he replied, we will give it our best shot. Anything is possible, last 3 rounds will be very crucial.
|Jul-29-14|| ||SugarDom: Condolence.|
|Jul-29-14|| ||spawn2: It seems GM Oli Barbosa is not joining the team due to visa problems but GM Barcenilla has decided to join the team and could man either 3rd or 4th board.|
Our participation in this Olympiad has been full of drama which makes it as one of the most exciting in recent memory.
|Jul-29-14|| ||gokusano: Go! Go! Go! Asia's first GM. The Filipinos are counting on you. Your experience will be the biggest asset your team mates can depend on.|
|Jul-29-14|| ||spawn2: There is a big possibility that GM Gomez will man board 2. Checked Olimpbase and saw that GM JP was our 2nd board during the 2010 Olympiad. He scored 5 points out of 9 games.|
|Jul-29-14|| ||joeyj: PH loses Barbosa, Barcenilla returns
Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/160303/p...
|Jul-29-14|| ||Iskubadayb: Grabe ang kaguluhan. Ganyan talaga kapag kung ano-ano ang priority ng mga pinuno, imbes na ang CHESS ang una sa listahan. Kapag ang larong chess ang importante sa mga lider e siguradong besmub parati ang tiradingding.|
Atlis e maganda ang komposisyon ng team. Maasahan ang mga ito. Sila na lang ang maaasahan natin na dalhin ang bandila ng bansa.
Si bradidik at Berphy ang magdadala ng puntos dito!
|Jul-29-14|| ||JILBATCH1: Don't fret chess aficionados it could be a blessing in disguise,'less expectations' but could surprise us all.KAYA NILA YAN,KAYA NILA YAN,KAYA NILA YAN !!! SULONG !|
|Jul-30-14|| ||spawn2: Team Philippines should be in Norway at this time after a 13 hour flight.|
Time difference between Pinas and Norway is 6 hours. If it is 9:00 am in Norway, its 3:00 pm sa Lupang Sinilangan.
|Jul-30-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Yun na din ang final projection ko eversince the GM Oli saga eh na sa tingin ko from the signs eh di matutuloy, na the FINAL Mens LINE-UP would be GMs Sadorra, Gomez, Barcenilla, Torre and IM Paulo!|
Mabuti na lang pala at tumawag si Banjo kahapon, and 'saved' si GM Jayson na maisama sa line-up, at namumuro na talaga GM Jay at wala nang option as of yesterday!
From the FANTASTIC FOUR eh naging FAB FIVE na!
Let's UNITE behind our Olympiad teams!
|Jul-30-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Sa Phil time eh 430am daw sila sa Qatar, and past 10am eh on the way to Stockholm, sabi sa Luarca article yesterday eh 36 hours(?) total travel time daw eh.|
And expect MORE drama / action / fireworks to happen pa sa Tromso! Its FIDE elections!
|Jul-30-14|| ||spawn2: Sumilip ako sa chessresult.com for the schedule of the games. Round 1 is on August 2 at 3 pm Norway time which means 9:00 pm dito sa Pinas. Yanig pala ang body clock ng mga players natin since a game can last up to 3 am.|
Master Isku, with 3 days to go, kaya ba mag-adjust ng katawan ng mga players natin?
|Jul-30-14|| ||spawn2: <pm77>
A 36 hours pala kala ko 13 hours lang. Medyo kalbaryo pala for our players going to Tromso.
|Jul-30-14|| ||Iskubadayb: Alexhine, mahaba yang 3 days. Ayak yan. Importante e pag dating dun at araw, kahit anong antok mo ay wag matulog. Hintay ng gabi para sabay ka na sa tulog ng local time. Easier said than done! Sa akin e dalawang teknik ang maarang gawin. Habang araw ay banat ng ehersisyo para makatulog sa pagod pag dating ng gabi. O kaya naman ay, pagtapos ng hapunan e medyo banat ng konting wayn o serbesa ng makatulong sa pag tulog. Depende kung ano ang tayp mo. Ako? Minsan e swerte at umeepekto ang mga ito. May panahon naman na walang magawing. Sinubukan ko na ring pagsabayin ang dalawa at wala pa ring epekto!! Zombie eh. :)|
|Jul-30-14|| ||Iskubadayb: Itong si bradidik natin e parating masarap matulog yan kaya preskiting parati. Nakukulangan lang yan sa tulog kapag may minamate... hindi pyesa ha. :)|
|Jul-30-14|| ||pinoymaster77: July 31 o Aug 1 daw lipad GM Banjo, mukhang di aabot ng round 1 o pagod pag kararating.|
Ready lang IM Paulo 'spartan 1998' Bersamina for round 1 !
Malamang nyan outside TOP 50 ang ranking ng PHI Mens team pero nasa upper half pa, so for 1st round opponent eh vs a lower rated country yan.
|Jul-30-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Pati layover / waiting time for the next flight yung 36 hours. Just arrived na daw Stockholm around 1pm satin, then 5 hours waiting then mga 6pm lipad na papuntang Tromso, dito siguro mas TIGHT na security checks...|
|Jul-30-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Iskuba, 'white nights' daw sa Tromso as per invite, maliwanag din daw pag gabi.|
Siguro dapat meron silang pangtakip ng mata to simulate the night 'darkness' ?
|Jul-30-14|| ||spawn2: <Master Isku>
Thanks for the pointers;)
|Jul-30-14|| ||spawn2: Was reviewing the line-up and board assignments of the different countries participating in the Olympiad in chessresult.com and I still expect some adjustments for some of the teams.|
According to someone familiar with the Olympiad Rules and Regulations, the team has to submit final line-up and board assignment at least 20 hours before start of the formal opening.
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