Pinoy wins 3rd in Indonesia Open
Posted at 10/20/2011 5:17 PM | Updated as of 10/20/2011 6:43 PM

So settles at overall 6th

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Oliver Barbosa settled for 3rd overall in the Indonesia Open Chess Championship at the Le Meridien Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday.

The Taytay, Rizal-based Barbosa tallied 6.5 points on 4 wins and 5 draws in 9 outings, but took 3rd after a superior tiebreak over 4th place GM Vladislav Tkachiev of France, 5th place GM Wang Yue of China, 6th place GM Wesley So of the Philippines and 7th place GM Aleksey Dreev of Russia.

Barbosa failed to bring home the championship trophy after settling for a draw with GM Dreev in the final round.

GM Darwin Laylo, who brought down Sofyan Jafar of Indonesia, finished in a tie for 8th to 14th places with 6 points. — By Marlon Bernardino


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