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|Apr-13-13|| ||pinoymaster77: Officially announced na with the press releases on the AIC being staged at the Midas Hotel sponsored by the Pacman for a whopping USD 100K prize pot!|
Magdadagsaan ang mga top Masters from Asia nito. Overlapping would also be the the FIDE Trainers Seminar May 20 to 24 also at the Pacman-owned hotel...
|Apr-13-13|| ||pinoymaster77: Eto pala yung Philstar article being mentioned dun sa TCU Auditorium nung nag visit me sa Age Group Finals, where may posing sila AFGM and the Pacman! Bongga ang first project ng ETCF ha!|
|Apr-14-13|| ||spawn2: <pm77>
Although ACC is the 1st major project of ETCF, the "1st" project will be done somewhere in Q.C. on the 1st week of May. Will post addtl info once everything is final.
Btw, limited commemorative t-shirts will be made available during the ACC : )
|Apr-16-13|| ||TugasKamagong: RIP Robert Eugene Byrne, who died a few days ago. A couple of trivia bits about GM Byrne:|
For the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, the USA had its first (and so far its only) chance to field a team with the World Champion on first board. Fischer however made too many demands (including a stipulation that he play in a separate building, just him and his opponent in that place, away from everybody else), and the US instead fielded R. Byrne on Board 1. Speaking to a news reporter, Byrne simplified things a bit and said nothing about Fischer's outrageous demands. In a self-deprecatory manner he merely said "Fischer's asking price was $100,000. Mine was only 20,000. The US Chess Federation immediately snapped up the cheap Mr. Byrne."
At the Olympiad in Nice, Byrne must have followed the performance of the Philippine first board player, IM Eugene Torre. Torre had played well, with wins over Hort, Portisch, Hartson, and Lothar Schmid, and draws with Liberzon, Gligoric, and Korchnoi. With 3 rounds to go, Torre needed only half a point to nail the GM title. In the next round Torre was up against Byrne, who played the French Defense. On the 13th move, a draw was agreed. I can't recall for sure now, but I think it was Byrne who offered the draw. As they shook hands, Byrne said "Congratulations, you're now a Grandmaster."
|Apr-16-13|| ||spawn2: Thanks <TK>
Completely forgot the important role GM Byrne played in GM Torre's successful quest for the GM title in Nice Olympiad.
The game was featured in the book "Beyond the 13th Move".
|Apr-17-13|| ||pinoymaster77: Shall we start speculating as to who would play in the ACC / Pacquaio Cup organized by the ETCF? It got the chess community abuzz and 'excited' :|
- Will the qualifiers like GMs Le,Ngoc,Barbosa etal still play?
I think will again need joeyj's inputs on who are the WCC qualifiers so far?
(kasama yata GMs Yu and Ding of China?)
- Will GM Wes continue with North America skeds, or revise it?
- Shall we see the likes of other Chinese GMs, GM Kasimdzhanov, Sasikiran,Negi, Meghami, Kazakhs,Uzbeks,Mongolians descending on Midas Hotel like bees to honey...
- Sino sa Pinoy delegation ang magtatayo ng bandila natin to claim those qualifying slots?
|Apr-19-13|| ||spawn2: <pm77>
I can only say is that the tournament is still a month away. Hope our local chess players really put their heart and soul in preparing for the ACC.
Medyo tumagilid tayo sa boxing kaya dapat ibangon sa chess: )
|Apr-19-13|| ||torrefan: I'm practicing already. I just won a chess tournament. Go to the lobby of the quezon city justice hall building, first floor, and you will see a banner congratulating me for my most recent victory.|
|Apr-24-13|| ||pinoymaster77: We were at wordfun's highballs last night and opportunity to meet up with chessmates. Engr Vic (wordfun's chess bookish classmate) brought a DVD of 'Fischer Against the World' and it was the chance to watch movie excerpts in between lechon,kambing,grapes & beer.|
Irony in Bobby's life from being USA'S hero after being the 'first' modern American chess champion and breaking the Russian chess machinery to be the toast of the town , then in his 2nd encounter vs Spassky getting a brush against the law.
Parallelism can't be helped citing the forthcoming world championship in terms of the 'psy war' in terms of challengers 'demands' or really asking for a 'level playing field'. Ma'am Susan was in the Fischer film for commentaries and the Carlsen camp's views are also being 'aired' in her blog.
|Apr-25-13|| ||wordfunph: <PM77> yayyy! :)
thanks to Philippine legend GM Torre who made a call on my special day, arriba AFGM!
<spawn2> salamat pardz :)
|Apr-27-13|| ||TugasKamagong: R.I.P. NM Roger Abella, who died the other day at the age of 61.|
|Apr-27-13|| ||pinoymaster77: While at wordfun's natal bash, nabanggit pa-tournament sa Manila and reconfirmed the date to pulsar, and nakapunta nga siya. Mga 130 players daw, pero since di naka on ang aircon eh sakripisyo sa init sa venue. So literally had to sweat for the prizes.|
Pumatak sa 1950 below with 4.5/7 with 2 of those games sana eh 'not losing positions' pero since rapid eh inaccuracy increases pag panic time.
Mas ok na results in past 2 outings, keep it up kasamang pulsar!
May mga tumuloy sana sa ACC for the experience!
|May-08-13|| ||pinoymaster77: Nice news, nagka-clue ako na AFGM guested in the PSA Forum with Red Dumuk when vonvon posted a pic in FB groups, here's the press release, good plan on working out live streaming of the top boards and having TV at the hotel lobby! At least, PHI is up with the internet times! Goods news also is GM Ino Sadorra reportedly plans to play! http://www.philstar.com/sports/2013...|
|May-14-13|| ||Bradidik: Lalaro ba ang idol natin sa palaro ni Manny?|
|May-14-13|| ||pinoymaster77: I think AFGM will focus on ETCF organizing the event and main Instructor din sya dun sa FIDE Coaching seminar.|
This Sat 2pm na daw ang opening!
|May-15-13|| ||Bradidik: Salamat po <pinoymaster>. Mukhang pahinga na muna sa laro si idol. Sana e maglaro si Bersamina dahil siya malamang ang magiging kapalit ni GM Torre.|
|May-15-13|| ||pinoymaster77: Yes, I just texted Sally and she replied na yes lalaro daw si FM Pau.|
Nung una kong nakita yung Philstar article last month (around the Age Group finals) at nakita ko na ETCF ang Organizer eh yun agad tinext ko privately to spawn2 kung makakalaro pa AFGM. Kasi nga ang organizing of such a GRAND event eh di biro and madaming detalye na atupagin. Saka di rin fair to himself and to his fans kung di preparado to play at such high Asian level.
Many Asian GM bigshots expected to be in the field, sa ngayon eh suspense pa din...
|May-16-13|| ||pinoymaster77: Eto pa lang article na-browse this am, it was also posted by vonvon in FB groups yesterday... http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/0...|
|May-17-13|| ||pinoymaster77: This pm na opening, kita-kits !
|May-17-13|| ||joeyj: The Asian Continental 2013 will be covered LIVE at chessbomb !|
see here ...
|May-17-13|| ||pinoymaster77: Ayos yun ha, matutuloy ang livegames coverage! Malalaman natin mamaya kung ilang boards!|
Punta raw epistle,pulsar & nanobrain sa opening at 2pm. Also expected regge and dari to be there,aside of course from spawn2 who could be the emcee.
|May-18-13|| ||pinoymaster77: Naka-setup eh 8 DGT boards - top 5 for Men and 3 for Women. And nasa chess-results.com pa! http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/|
May Pinoy resistance naman, FM MK Turqueza took the scalp of GM Dao, while NM Emmanuel Emperado ambushed GM Gundavaa. GMs Sadorra & Gomez won. Thought IM Garma (w/ GM Megaranto) and IM Nadera (w/ GM Sasikiran) had winning chances but settled for draws. David Elorta drew with Indian GM Adhiban.
In the distaff side, it was not so good. Only WNM Jodilyn Fronda of DLSU won over WIM Medina, FEU's Gladys Romero secured a draw while going down with losses were WIM Perena, WNM Frayna,WFM San Diego, WIM Galas, WNM Docena,WNM Bernales,Shania Mendoza. Bawi sa next rounds.
|May-19-13|| ||pinoymaster77: Whoa, NM Emmanuel Emperado with 2nd GM kill vs GM Gopal will be in top 5 boards livegames coverage vs GM Li Chao in bd4 : Round 3 on 2013/05/20 at 1500H
Bo. No. Name Bdld Gr Typ FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Bdld Gr Typ FED Rtg No.
1 20 GM GOMEZ John Paul PHI 2511 2 2 GM LE Quang Liem ad VIE 2714 1
2 5 GM NGUYEN Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2631 2 2 GM AL-SAYED Mohammed QAT 2502 26
3 27 IM WANG Chen U20 CHN 2498 2 2 GM SADORRA Julio Catalino PHI 2561 9
4 2 GM LI Chao B CHN 2686 1½ 2 EMPERADO Emmanuel PHI 2313 55
5 10 GM LI Shilong CHN 2558 1½ 1½ IM NGUYEN Duc Hoa VIE 2503 25|
|May-20-13|| ||pinoymaster77: joeyj,
Kung mapasyal ulit, what do you think on NM Emperado's chances? 2 good things are na-meet agad yung 3 GMs from 3 different Federations, and so far TPR is well above 2600. Ilang points kaya for GM and IM norms, maybe we can safely assume average rating of opposition > 2500 ?
Name EMPERADO Emmanuel
Starting rank 55
Rating national 0
Rating international 2313
FIDE rtg 0.0
Rd. Bo. SNo Name Rtg RtgI RtgN FED Pts. Res. we w-we K rtg
1 17 17 GM GUNDAVAA Bayarsaikhan 2528 2528 0 MGL 1.5 w 1 0.23 0.77 0 0.00
2 10 18 GM GOPAL G.N. 2526 2526 0 IND 2.0 w 1 0.23 0.77 0 0.00
3 4 2 GM LI Chao B 2686 2686 0 CHN 2.5 s 0 0.10 -0.10 0 0.00
4 14 23 GM DAO Thien Hai 2506 2506 0 VIE 2.0 s
|May-23-13|| ||spawn2: Today is round 6 of the Manny Pacquiao Cup and the 3rd day for the Grivas Torre Trainers Seminar. The Eugene Torre Chess Foundation led by GM Eugene Torre has been busy for the past 2 months preparing for these events and I can say that based on initial feedback, the Foundation has done its homework.
Hope those who have not visited Midas Hotel and Casino to watch the games will have time in the next 3 days to drop by.|
There are souvenir items being sold in the venue such as t-shirts, pens, mugs which are very affordable.
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