Tuesday, April 5, 2011
GM TORRE IN SOLO LEAD AFTER THE 6TH ROUND OF THE TELIN INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2011
GM Eugene Torre )
Philippine Chess living legend GM Eugene Torre is the solo leader of the ongoing 1st Telin Chess International Tournament 2011 held in Indonesia with 5.5 ponits after the 6th round. Torre, Asia's first grandmaster won against GM Cerdas Barus of Indonesia in the 6th round and will next face IM Sadikin Irwanto in the 7th round. Hot on his heels with 5 points are GM's Cerdas Barus, Dao Thien Hai of Vietnam, Merab Gagunashvili of Georgia, Zhang Zhong of Singapore, IM Sadikin Irwanto of Indonesia and untitled player Johan Gunawan of Indonesia.
In other 6th round result, GM Zhang Zhong won against GM Susano Megaranto of Indonesia, GM Gagunashvili prevailed over GM Ardiansyah of Indonesia, GM Dao Thien Hai beat FM Awam Wahono while untitled Johan Gunawan upset GM Dibyendu Barua of India.
GM Torre is the lone Philipine representative in this tourney. His participation was particularly requested by the Indonesian Chess Federation because of his stature and fame as a chess player. GM Torre is also a close friend of GM Utut Adianto who is one of the ranking official of the Indonesian Chess Federation.
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