Tagaytay-PH draws with Wuxi in Asian Cities chess
MANILA – The Tagaytay-PH team drew with Wuxi-China, 2-2, in the sixth round of the 2013 Asian Cities Chess Championships late Wednesday night at the Tagaytay Convention Center.
Tagaytay-PH remains on top of the leaderboard in the competition with 11 points after six rounds of play.
Grand Masters (GMs) Oliver Barbosa, Mark Paragua, John Paul Gomez and Darwin Laylo played for the win but ended up drawing all their games against the third-ranked Chinese team.
Meanwhile, No. 2 Shanghai-China defeated No. 7 Pasay – Philippine Air Force, 2.5-1.5, while No. 5 Ulaanbaatar-Mongolia defeated No. 8 Baghdad-Iraq, 2.5-1.5.
Shanghai and Ulaanbaatar remain tied for second place along with Wuxi, with all three teams toting 9 points.
The fourth-seeded Philippine Sports Commission – Manila team rebounded from a fifth round loss by blanking 16th-seeded Singapore, 4-0.
The nine-round, Swiss-system tournament uses the match-point system, which awards two points for a victory, one point for a draw, and zero for a loss.
The winning team will receive $3000, while the second team gets $2000 and the third placers will receive $1000. By Marlon Bernardino.