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Filipinos fall short

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.

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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Torre towers for PH

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Torre towers for PH

The Philippines bounced back with a 3-1 victory over Nigeria in the Open division Sunday, but crashed back to earth in the women’s section three rounds into the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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The Philippines got off to a rousing start Friday, sweeping all its matches in the Open and women’s divisions of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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