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Dimakiling shocks Russian GM

Dimakiling shocks Russian GM

International Master Oliver Dimakiling and unheralded Hamed Nouri pulled off shock victories yesterday to steal the thunder from the heavyweights and a share of the lead at the start of 2016 Phl Sports Commission-Puregold International Chess Challenge at the Subic Bay Peninsular Hotel Tuesday night.

Filipinos fall short

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Filipinos fall short

The Philippines ended its campaign with twin losses yesterday but drew consolation from the individual exploits of Grandmaster Eugene Torre and newly-minted WGM Janelle Mae Frayna at the close of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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PH draws with Argentina

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Grandmasters Eugene Torre and Catalino Sadorra saved the day for the Philippines which salvaged a 2-all draw with Argentina Sunday in the ninth round of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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PH draws with Norway

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PH draws with Norway

Grandmaster Catalino Sadorra came tantalizingly close of defeating world champion Magnus Carlsen Thursday, but let the opportunity slip away as the Philippines settled for a 2-all draw with Norway in the sixth round of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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4th win for Torre; South Africa loses

Torre, one of the oldest participants at 64, opened with the rarely-played b3, steered the game into a positional battle before stamping his class in the endgame where his experience proved too much for International Master Watu Kobese.

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PH downs Costa Rica

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PH downs Costa Rica

Grandmaster Eugene Torre was held to a draw after three straight wins, but his teammates delivered a big 3.5-0.5 victory over Costa Rica Monday in the fourth round of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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