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Chess: Barbosa holds on to Azmaiparashvili’s coattails at the ASEAN Open

By U.S. News Agency / Asian Former national junior champion IM Oliver Barbosa kept the Philippine flag flying by drawing with top seed GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili of Singapore in the seventh round of the 2010 ASEAN Open Chess championships at the Stanfield Residences along Vernon Road here Wednesday. Barbosa, who rose to prominence by winning [...]

By |December 31st, 2010|news|Comments Off on Chess: Barbosa holds on to Azmaiparashvili’s coattails at the ASEAN Open

Chess: Barbosa holds on to Azmaiparashvili's coattails at the ASEAN Open

Standings after seven rounds: 5.5 points -– Z. Azmaiparashvili (Singapore) 5.0 –- O. Barbosa (Philippines) 4.5 -- NV. Huy (Vietnam), R. Bitoon (Philippines), D. T. Hai (Vietnam), J. Gomez (Philippines), S. Megaranto (Indonesia), S. Yap (Philippines) SINGAPORE, Dec. 30 (PNA) -- Former national junior champion IM Oliver Barbosa kept the Philippine flag flying by drawing [...]

By |December 30th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Chess: Barbosa holds on to Azmaiparashvili's coattails at the ASEAN Open

Barbosa shares top honors in ASEAN Open Chess

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino International Master (IM) Oliver Barbosa defeated Singaporean Fide Master (FM) Timothy Chan to finish in a two-way tie for first place with eventual champion Grandmaster (GM) Zurab Azmaiparashvili of Georgia at the conclusion of the 1st ASEAN Chess Championships on Thursday in Singapore. Barbosa and Azmaiparashvili, both tallied 6.5 points each [...]

By |December 30th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Barbosa shares top honors in ASEAN Open Chess

Bitoon, Barbosa fortify ASEAN chess title bids

Filipino International Masters (IM) Richard Bitoon and Oliver Barbosa recorded a win and a draw, respectively, to fortify their respective title bids in the 1st ASEAN Open Chess Championship in Singapore. Bitoon defeated FIDE Master (FM) Nguyen Duc Hoa of Vietnam while Barbosa battled Grandmaster (GM) and tournament third seed Susanto Mergaranto of Indonesia to [...]

By |December 29th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Bitoon, Barbosa fortify ASEAN chess title bids

RP's Gomez, Barbosa leading 1st ASEAN Open Chess

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Grandmaster (GM) John Paul Gomez  brought down countryman and International Master (IM) Kim Steven Yap to forge a 5-way tie for the lead with 4 others in the third round of the 1st ASEAN Chess Championship in Singapore Sunday. Gomez, a De La Salle University mechanical engineering graduate student, is tied [...]

By |December 27th, 2010|news|Comments Off on RP's Gomez, Barbosa leading 1st ASEAN Open Chess