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Laylo loses W’Cup bid

Laylo loses W’Cup bid

Grandmaster Darwin Laylo kissed his Chess World Cup bid goodbye after yielding in the eighth round of the Asian Continental Chess Championships in Xingtai, China on Friday.

Laylo downs Chinese rival

Laylo, 38, needed 55 moves of a Gruenfeld Defense in beating Zeng and hiking his win-loss tally to 4.5 points on four wins, one draw and one loss.

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Pinoy GM held  to draw by IM

With the draw, Laylo slipped to a share of 21st to 28th places with 3.5 points in the 9-round tournament with Indian GM Murali Karthikeyan leading the way with 5.5 points following his win over compatriot GM Murali Karthikeyan.

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Pinoy beats Vietnamese foe in China

Laylo trounced Vietnamese GM Tran Tuan Minh in 35 moves of a Queen’s Indian Defense to improve to 3 points on three wins and a loss for a share of 16th place in this nine-round tournament.

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Pinay chessers topple Chinese rivals

San Diego bested Zhang Xiao of China to improve to 2 points for a share of 16th place with six others on one win, two draws and one loss.

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Pinay holds Indian WGM to draw

Coming off a victory over another Indian WGM Ghate Swati the day before, the 22-year-old Galas continued to show solid play and split the point with Gomes in 34 moves of a Sicilian duel to improve to 1.5 points for a share of 16th to 20th places.

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