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Darwin Laylo
D Laylo 
Photo copyright © 2008, courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 219
Years covered: 1999 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2434 (2338 rapid, 2344 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2556

Overall record: +67 -72 =71 (48.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D75 D70 D73 D94
 English, 1 c4 e5 (14) 
    A22 A20 A26 A25
 English (12) 
    A16 A10 A13 A19 A15
 King's Indian (12) 
    E61 E62 E69 E72 E60
 Slav (10) 
    D12 D15 D11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D30 D31 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Scandinavian (28) 
 Slav (23) 
    D15 D11 D13 D12 D14
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D85 D78 D90 D79 D72
 Sicilian (10) 
    B42 B43 B28 B40 B22
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B17 B13 B10 B12
 English (6) 
    A16 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Halay vs D Laylo, 2004 0-1
   P Li Ying vs D Laylo, 2006 0-1
   D Laylo vs Navara, 2009 1-0
   Wei Ming Kevin Goh vs D Laylo, 2004 0-1
   A Savickas vs D Laylo, 2006 0-1
   D Laylo vs O Dimakiling, 2012 1-0
   D Laylo vs H Bin Hashim, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Malaysian Open (2008)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Philippine Championship (2001)
   Asia Classical 15th (2006)
   10th Asian Individual Championship (2011)
   Asian Continental (2019)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   9th HDBank Masters (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   37th Olympiad - Philippines Men's Team by Naja

   🏆 Chennai Olympiad
   D Laylo vs J Christiansen (Aug-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   D Laylo vs D Giron (Aug-08-22) 1-0
   L Paichadze vs D Laylo (Aug-07-22) 1/2-1/2
   D Laylo vs M Bartel (Aug-05-22) 0-1
   D Laylo vs Smirin (Aug-03-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-01-1980, 42 years old) Philippines

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Darwin Laylo was born in 1980 in the Philippines. He won the Philippine National Championship in 2004 and 2006 and earned his Grandmaster title in 2007.

Wikipedia article: Darwin Laylo

Last updated: 2019-04-29 04:27:41

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 270  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Laylo vs Sasikiran  0-1391999Asia-ch U20E72 King's Indian
2. D Laylo vs E Torre  0-1562001Philippine ChampionshipA22 English
3. D Laylo vs J N Sales  1-0432001Philippine ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
4. C Garma vs D Laylo  1-0462001Philippine ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
5. D Laylo vs R Bitoon  0-1602001Philippine ChampionshipA36 English
6. I Datu vs D Laylo  0-1572001Philippine ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. D Laylo vs A Sayson  0-1612001Philippine ChampionshipA22 English
8. E Senador vs D Laylo  ½-½582001Philippine ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
9. D Laylo vs B Villamayor 0-1632001Philippine ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. R Antonio vs D Laylo  1-0552001Philippine ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
11. D Laylo vs E Reggie Olay  ½-½172001Philippine ChampionshipA25 English
12. J Gonzales vs D Laylo 1-0252001Philippine ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
13. E Torre vs D Laylo  ½-½472001Zone 3.2aA48 King's Indian
14. D Laylo vs E Senador  0-1502001Zone 3.2aA13 English
15. C Garma vs D Laylo  1-0412001Zone 3.2aB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. C Chon vs D Laylo  0-1462001Zone 3.2aD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. D Laylo vs D Sharavdorj  0-1492001Zone 3.2aE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
18. D Laylo vs H Bin Hashim 1-0212001Zone 3.2aA22 English
19. Pham Minh Hoang vs D Laylo  0-1402001Zone 3.2aA37 English, Symmetrical
20. M Paragua vs D Laylo  1-0432001Zone 3.2aA07 King's Indian Attack
21. D Laylo vs C Kosasih  ½-½412001Zone 3.2aA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. D Laylo vs D Vella 1-0302004Calvia OlympiadA40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. D Alzate vs D Laylo  ½-½662004Calvia OlympiadD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
24. J Ryan vs D Laylo  ½-½412004Calvia OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. D Laylo vs B Socko  0-1422004Calvia OlympiadE60 King's Indian Defense
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 270  PGN Download
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Jun-09-11  pinoymaster77: Sa current form ni GM Dar, won't be surprised if he's sent to Campo Cup in Myanmar in early July, then am pretty sure laro siya sa BOGM...
Jun-09-11  joeyj: GM Laylo featured @ with pic!!!

2nd Chairman Prospero Pichay Jr. Cup
Grandmasters Darwin Laylo, Wen Yang and Li Shilong shared the fist place

The 2nd Chairman Prospero Pichay Jr. Cup International Chess Championship was held on 2-8th June 2011 in Subic Freeport, Philippines. 86 players from seven federations, among them 13 Grandmasters, competed in the 10-round tournament. A total of $30,000 in cash prizes was allocated for this event.

Grandmasters Darwin Laylo of Philippines, Wen Yang and Li Shilong (both China) shared the fist place with 7.5 points each. Laylo was declared champion on superior tiebreak score accumulated through constant occupation of the top table.

After round seven Laylo had a full point advantage ahead of the opposition, but the defeat against Shilong complicated matters on the top of the scoreboard. On the final day the leaders settled for draws to maintain the high positions.

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Jun-09-11  pinoymaster77: Ayos, nice with the signature yellow shirt!

Hope he gets to play in Campo Cup at Myanmar this July...

Jul-15-11  wordfunph: BOGM begins today, go get them all Bulldozer Laylo!
Jul-18-11  pinoymaster77: Malufet nga GM's game vs IM Ranola, thanks to spawn2 for sharing that it was sharp game!

Dec-07-11  pinoymaster77: All the best in this US tournament :

2012 Northern California International
Presented by NorCal House of Chess

Dates: January 2nd – January 8th

Location: NorCal House of Chess at Northwestern Polytechnic University 47655 Warm Springs Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539

Opening Ceremony: Jan 2nd: 4:00

Rounds: Jan 2nd: 6:00; Jan 3rd, 5th: 11:00 & 6:00; Jan 4th, 6th, 7th: 4:00; Jan 8th: 11:00

Time Control: 40/90, SD/30 with 30 second increment

Organizers: Arun Sharma and Ted Castro

Player List: Players

Entry Fees: Entry Fees

Prizes: $3000 - $1500 - $1000, U2500: $1000, U2300: $1000

Both GM and IM norms possible!

Suggested Hotel Accommodations: Accommodations

The tournament is generally open only to players with FIDE Ratings of at least 2000 (organizers do have discretion to make special exceptions). The number of players rated under 2200 FIDE will be limited to at most one-third of the field though to ensure players of having good chances to make GM norms. Those in that category who wish to play should contact organizers as soon as possible as the event may not be open to such players at a later date.

The Northern California International begins only a couple of days after the North American Open in Las Vegas ends, and the International also ends only a few days before the Golden State Open in the same area begins so is a very convenient event for those who are playing in either.

2011 Tournament Website

Top players:
1. GM Georg Meier 2659 GER
2. GM Wesley So 2659 PHI
3. GM Sergey Tiviakov 2650 NED
4. GM Yury Shulman 2598 USA
5. GM Sam Shankland 2560 USA
6. GM Axel Bachmann 2551 PAR
7. GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2531 GEO
8. GM Josh Friedel 2523 USA
9. IM Marc Arnold 2504 USA
10. GM Darwin Laylo 2502 PHI
11. GM Denes Boros 2482 HUN
12. IM Bryan Smith 2460 USA
13. IM Greg Shahade 2459 USA
14. IM Adam Hunt 2458 ENG
15. IM Mackenzie Molner2455 USA

Dec-23-11  Whitehat1963: Next time he visits the Bible Belt, perhaps he'd better.
Jan-27-12  pinoymaster77: Is it confirmed if he can make it to Aeroflot competition?
Jun-01-12  pinoymaster77: On your recent natal day, a triumph in the Open category of the Philippine Natl Games, congrats !
Jun-26-12  wordfunph: thanks to <batongol>..

congrats GM Laylo!

<Laylo tops Manila Open Chess

GRANDMASTER Darwin Laylo grabbed the top spot in the 2012 Manila Open Chess Championship, dubbed as Mayor’s Cup, last Sunday at the SM City Manila. Laylo collected a total score of 7.5 points, half point ahead with 12-time National Open champion GM Rogelio "Joey" Antonio, Jr. of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro and former Philippine Junior Champion NM Rolando Andador of Talisay, Negros Occidental, who settled for second and third place, respectively.

The San Roque, Marikina City native Laylo defeated fellow GMs Antonio and Mark Paragua in the last two round to clinch the title in the 8-round National Chess Federation of the Philippines-sanctioned tournament.

Laylo took home the P20,000 top prize in the one-day affair, which was held as part of kickoff activities for the city’s 441st founding anniversary, also known as "Araw ng Maynila".

"Medyo nasa kondisyon po tayo saka nagbunga din yung araw-araw na paghahanda natin at pagre-review ng mga latest ideas at technique sa chess," said Laylo, who is also fresh from winning the 2012 POC-PSC National Games Open Chess Championships in Dumaguete City this month.

A veteran member in the Chess Olympiad and World Cup, Laylo is also member of the Philippine Team which captured the silver medal in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. -- MB>...

Jan-25-13  iking: <. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Be4 7. f3 Bg6 8. Qb3 Qc7 9. Bd2 Be7 10. g3 Bh5 11. O-O-O Nfd7 12. Be2 Nb6 13. c5 Nc4 14. Ng2 Nxd2 15. Rxd2 f6 16. f4 Bf7 17. e4 O-O 18. exd5 exd5 19. Bd3 b6 20. Qc2 g6 21. h4 bxc5 22. h5 f5 23. hxg6 Bxg6 24. dxc5 Nd7 25. Ne3 Nxc5 26. Bxf5 Rxf5 27. Nxf5 Bf8 28. Rf1 a5 29. g4 a4 30. Qd1 Qa5 31. Rf3 Rb8 32. Nd4 Qb6 33. Nxa4 Nxa4 34. Qxa4 Bb4 35. f5 Qc5+ 36. Nc2 Qg1+ 37. Rd1 Qxg4 38. Qxc6 Qxf3 39. fxg6 Qf4+ 40. Kb1 Bf8 41. Qxd5+ Kh8 42. Rh1 h6 43. Qd4+ Qxd4 44. Nxd4 Bg7 45. Nb3 Rb6 46. Rg1 Be5 47. Kc2 Rc6+ 48. Kb1 Rb6 49. Rg2 Kg7 50. Kc2 Rxg6 51. Rxg6+ Kxg6 52. Nd2 Kf5 Draw>

almost a win for Darwin ... whoaaaah

Jun-01-13  wordfunph: happy birthday GM Darwin "The Bulldozer" Laylo!
Oct-15-13  pinoymaster77: Nice rd6 win over veteran GM Ehlvest :

Aug-30-16  Virgil A: GM Laylo. The whole nation is cheering for you all. Pisakin mo sila. Good luck!
Aug-31-16  Pru: <Virgil A>, di kasama si GM Laylo sa Olympics pinalitan ni GM JP Gomez.
Aug-31-16  Virgil A: I'm sorry. I saw GM Laylo on a list that's apparently not updated. Thank you for correcting me, Pru.
Sep-01-16  ambongtumbong: solid line up.. mabuhay ang PINAS..
Jun-01-17  wordfunph: happy birthday GM Darwin "The Bulldozer" Laylo!
Apr-28-19  wordfunph: "I just got lucky. I got a draw vs the engine in rd2. Young cheater..."

- GM Darwin Laylo (posted in FB on Laylo 2425 vs Razali 1792 drawn game)

apparently AFM Razali was caught in rd4..

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  perfidious: So it would seem; now the lad gets a taste of ignominy, not to mention he could not even beat the GM with his helper at his side.
Apr-29-19  offramp: I can forgive many sins, but cheating at chess is NOT one of them.

Good players like Darwin will spot it quickly. It can be hard to spot for average players.

Feb-27-20  wordfunph: GM Darwin "Bulldozer" Laylo will represent Philippines in the 44th Moscow Chess Olympiad 2020.

goodluck, GM Laylo!

Feb-27-20  Kurakotsaba: Who will be the Coach/Manager/Strategist/Adviser/Scouting the opposition teams?
Feb-28-20  Kurakotsaba: Carry on with that shoe sneakers' SWOOSH catch phrase mantra: JUST DO IT.
Jun-01-20  wordfunph: GM Darwin "The Bulldozer" Laylo, happy birthday!
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