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|Jun-21-16|| ||spawn2: <Pulo>
Its been a while (more than 2 years if my memory serves me right) since GM Torre used the Alekhine Def.
|Jun-21-16|| ||spawn2: Inspired play by IM Garma vs GM elect Pascua in rd 1!|
|Jun-21-16|| ||spawn2: IM Bersamina won a nice game vs FM Reyes in rd 1. 4 queens on the board!|
|Jun-21-16|| ||spawn2: Gotel blundering badly against GM Gonzales in rd 2. Hanging a knight after 5 moves in the opening.|
|Jun-21-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Its good somebody's writing regularly on the chess events. Pero some corrections for Mr. Ed, AFGM not yet in the past, he is still part of the present.|
And 64 na, not 61 pero ok lang kung pinapabata.
|Jun-22-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: The Caballeros Guapos are certainly the best age-for-age players in the land right now.|
|Jun-22-16|| ||wordfunph: umariba na si Alamat..
3.0 = Torre, Gonzales, Garma
2.5 = Bersamina, Miciano, Antonio
2.0 = Gomez, Laylo, Nouri
1.5 = Pascua, Barcenilla, Reyes
1.0 = Gotel
0.0 = Emperado
|Jun-23-16|| ||spawn2: Results for rd 5 is quite delayed. Rd 6 has already started. |
The "evergreen" GM Torre vs the "resurgent" IM Chito Garma is the game to watch in rd 6.
|Jun-23-16|| ||pinoymaster77: IM Pau softened up IM Garma by inflicting his 1st loss, while drawn ang games nila GMs Euge and Jay kaya sila ang 3-way tie with 3.5 / 5|
Na-revise daw sked, 1 game today then 2 games tomorrow, sayans
|Jun-23-16|| ||pinoymaster77: As per Mr Ed's write-up on round 3 eh 'masterpiece' daw win ni gmjoey over NM Emperado in 32 moves of a Center Counter game. Can we get the opinion or analyses from epistle / PYG and cro777 please ?|
|Jun-23-16|| ||cro777: 2016 NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS GRAND FINAL BATTLE OF GRANDMASTERS (Men's Division)|
Antonio, Rogelio Jr (2474) – Emperado, Emmanuel (2309)
(PSC Athletes' Dining Hall, Manila, Round 3, 21.06.2016)
Center Counter (Scandinavian Defence), Gubinsky-Melts Variation (3…Qd6). Antonio used a "one-time surprise weapon" 4.Ne4!?
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6
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4.Ne4!? Objectively, this attack doesn't bring White anything (4…Qe6 5.Qe2 Nf6). But it can be used as a one-time surprise weapon against a weaker opponent aimed at avoiding his preparation. White cannot hope for an opening advantage without 4.d4, as Antonio had played in the National Championship 2010.
4…Qg6 <This is a novelty> 5.Ng3 e5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Bd3 Qd6 8.O-O Bd7 9.Re1 O-O-O 10.b3 f6 11.Bb2 Kb8 12.Ne4 Qe7 13.Bc4 Bg4 14.h3 Bh5 15.Ng3 Bf7 16.Bb5 Qc5 17.c4 Nge7 18.Ne4 Qb6 19.a4 Nf5 20.Bc3 Ncd4 21.a5 Qe6 22.g4 Nxf3+ 23.Qxf3 Nd4 24.Bxd4 Rxd4 25.a6
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The critical position.
25…c6? <This was a key mistake (seriously weakening the king's position). The correct move was 25…Qb6. After 26.axb7 Black can play 26…a5 followed by …Bb4 (if 27.g5 then 27…Be7). >
26.axb7 cxb5?? <Black blundered. This bishop is poisoned. White can now elegantly win with a rook sacrifice.>
27.Rxa7 Qc6 28.Nc5 Bxc5 29.Qxc6 Bxa7 30.Ra1 Rhd8 31.Rxa7 Kxa7 32.Qc8 1-0
A fine attacking play by Antonio. According to journalist Ignacio Dee this game "deserves to be in an anthology of Philippine chess brilliancies".
|Jun-23-16|| ||spawn2: Rd 6 game of Torre vs Garma should be on-going by now. Based on chessgames.com
data base, the two played 3 games with GM Torre winning 2 and drawing 1. He played black in all three (3) games.|
Today, Asia's 1st GM will handle the white army.
|Jun-23-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: Thanks, cro777.
The games aren't uploaded anymore on chess-results?
|Jun-23-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Maraming salamat sa pagpapaunlak ni cro777, tuned in pala sya dito sa AFGM page !|
So, sa move 25 pala critical position and it was a costly mistake b NM Emperado, and downhill from there. Well, if it also comes from Iggy Dee then this game will be considered as for brilliancy play then.
Wonder what are the thoughts also of Attorney and pet opening din ni GM Dar etong Center Counter / Scandinavian
Parang may 'nerves' mga first timers NMs Emperado and Gotel, while 15-yr old Miciano was hanging on better with a good start in the 1st 4 games, before getting a lesson from GM Banjo.
|Jun-23-16|| ||pinoymaster77: On GM Jay's play, anyone has done thru his PGNs and overall commentary. Medyo na missout in the Journal article na he was a sudden replacement in the 2014 Olympiad team in Norway, when GM Banjo made a belated notice that he couldn't make it to Norway, eh mag start na Olympiad and andun na team members who flew in from the Phils. Nagustuhan na yata ni GM Jay kaya naging mas active...|
|Jun-23-16|| ||spawn2: BOGM's Rds 4 & 5 games are now available for review in chessresults.com|
|Jun-25-16|| ||spawn2: After 9 rds of chess, IM Bersamina, GM Gomez, GM Gonzales and GM Torre are tied with 6 pts across their names. 4 rds to go!|
|Jun-25-16|| ||Nf3em: Good luck AFGM, 1 more Olympiad!|
|Jun-25-16|| ||pinoymaster77: This may be the tightest race yet for a BOGM / NCC Finals edition?|
All 4 have 3 wins and 6 losses, and so far undefeated! Incidentally, they're the same 2014 Tromso Olympians.
Pivotal games could be the GM Joey vs GM Jay battle, happening today. Then IM Pau vs GM JP in the penultimate round, and in the final round its AFGM vs GM JP
For the Women, the top 4 in rankings are WIM Frayna, WIM Fronda, WNM Bernales and WIM Perena-Secopito in that order, they're also the Tromso Olympians. Heard this time its still 5 players in the team, but only 3 boards will play per FIDE amended rules?
|Jun-25-16|| ||pinoymaster77: IM Pau and GM Jay at +10, while NM Nouri at +8. Biggest jump would be for the youngest at 15yrs old and lowest rated at 2044 with FEU / Davao's Marvin Miciano, he is +94 so far, and in the NCC Semis he was at > +100, so we can expect him to breach > 2200 in the next ratings update. Will be the new kid on the block for PHI's TOP 100 and the youngest. Sana magtuloy tuloy and make the most of HS time, di matulad ni NM Gio Mejia na after being Jr champ and getting BOGM slot some years back, eh less time na for intl campaigns pagakyat ng College.|
|Jun-25-16|| ||wordfunph: 67 days to Baku Chess Olympiad
El Eugenio, one more time!
|Jun-25-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Correction - 3 wins and 6 draws ang current 4 leaders sila IM Pau GM Euge GM JP GM Jay.|
Photo finish sa last 2 rounds ?
|Jun-26-16|| ||spawn2: After 10 rds, GM Antonio, IM Bersamina, GMs Gomez and Torre are tied with 6.5 pts going to the last 3 rds. GM Antonio won vs GM Gonzales while the three (3) drew their games against their respective opponents. GMs Gonzales and Barcenilla are still within striking distance. |
This will be a cardiac finish!
|Jun-26-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Chance na makasilip kanina, kaya byahe nung hapon and konting kuwento din with chess friends.|
Among the games na inaabangan eh unang lumabas IMs Pau and Hari, nung ask ko eg draw. Banggit ko kay Pau he still has to play 2 GMs and sabi nga nya cruncher ang games nya bukas, kay GM Banjo sa am then kay GM JP sa pm.
Next eh paglabas ni GM JP eh draw rin saw sya vs NM Den Reyes, so at that point tied sila ni IM Pau at the top.
Unang game sa de suksok na illustration board ni FM Pacis eh yung game between WIMs Frayna and Fronda but since it ended in a draw, he shifted to the pivotal game between GM Joey and Jayson. Akala ng pundits mag draw but when gmjoey moved Nxg6 eh nag mix up na.
Nung silip naman between AFGM and NM Gotel eh with queens rook bishop and knight on the board eh bilang ko eh tig 7 pawns pa at that point. Nung later pagbalik ko eh simplified eh I counted NM Gotel ahead by 2 pawns na !? Hanggang ma simplify eh NM Gotel retained his 2 pawn advantage. It was piece play and nerve play din if NM Gotel can indeed eke out the win? I was texting spawn2 if AFGM will do another 'endgame magic'? True enough AFGM found a way to force the draw! What an escape!?
Wait for the PGNs of the Joey vs Jay, AFGM vs Gotel game hopefully by tomorrow ma input na ni Luffe. Then enjoy replaying the games!
|Jun-26-16|| ||cro777: "I never read. I just look at pictures." (Andy Warhol)|
Asia's first Grandmaster Eugenio Torre makes his move against Rogelio Antonio during their game in the fifth round of the 2016 National Chess Championship:
ANTONIO, Rogelio Jr (2474) - TORRE, Eugenio (2446)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Be3 Qf6 6. c3 Nge7 7. Bc4 Ne5
8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Qg6 10. Bh5 Qxe4 11. Nd2 Qd3 12. Be2 Qg6 13. Bh5 Qd3 14.
Be2 Qg6 15. Bh5
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15…Qd3 16. Be2 Draw by repetition.
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