Docena wins, Fronda falls in world junior chess
MANILA, Philippines – National Master (NM) Jerad Docena of the Philippines continued to improve as he played his third game in the 2013 World Junior Chess Championships, turning back International Master (IM) Richard Wang of Canada Monday in Kocaeli, Turkey.
Docena raised his total to 2.0 points in three outings and is now tied for a share of 22nd to 47th places, along with his fourth-round opponent Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan of India.
Top seed Grand Master(GM) Yu Yangyi of China, second seed GM Alexander Ipatov of Turkey, sixth seed GM Salem A.R. Saleh of the United Arab Emirates, and 13th seed IM Duda Jan-Krzystof of Poland are leading the way in the open division with 3.0 points each.
Docena’s victory somewhat made up for the loss of Filipino woman NM Jan Jodilyn Fronda, who lost to woman GM Rout Padmini in Indida.
Fronda remains stuck at 1.0 point and dropped to a tie for 48th to 66th places along with her fourth round opponent, Fide Master Assaubayeva Bibissara of Kazakhstan.
Third-seed GM Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia, ninth seed IM Zhai Mo of China, and 11th seed IM Warda Aulia Medina of Indonesia are leading the way in the girls division with 3.0 points each.
Docena and Fronda won the National Junior chess championships for boys and girls to earn the right to represent the Philippines in the World Junior chess meet.
They two players are accompanied by IM Yves Ranola. -- By Marlon Bernardino