Reykjavik 2013 Chess Open: Wesley So Draws with Swede, Drops to a Share of 5th
By Marlon Bernardino
Fri, 22 Feb 2013
FILIPINO Grandmaster Wesley Barbasa So (ELO 2684) dropped to a share of 5th after being held to a draw for the first time since winning his first three matches in the fourth round of the 28th Reykjavik Open chess championships at Harpa, the 28.000 sqm. concert hall in Iceland on Friday.
So, 19, top player of National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Chairman/President Prospero 'Butch' Pichay Jr. and Secretary-General Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino Jr., split the point with IM Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson (ELO 2509) of Iceland to raise his total to 3.5 points, the same output of GM Ivan Cheparinov of Bulgaria, GM Anish Giri of the Netherlands, GM Bartosz Socko of Poland, GM Vladimir Baklan of Ukraine, GM Gawain Jones of England, GM Stefan Kristjansson and Gretarsso of Iceland, GM Alexander Ipatov of Turkey, WGM Guo Qi and IM Wei Yi of China, his fifth round opponent.
GM Yu Yangyi of China toppled GM Yury Shulman of the USA for his fourth straight win in as many rounds. Joining Yu for the leadership board are GM Pavel Eljanov of Ukraine who brought downed GM Aloyzas Kveinys of Lithuania, GM Grzegorz Gajewski Socko of Poland who defeated IM Andrew Muir of Scotland and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France who nipped GM L'ami Erwin of the Netherlands.
National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Chairman/President Prospero 'Butch' Pichay Jr. earlier said that he is confident So will attain his goal of breaking the ELO 2700 mark this year.
Meanwhile, FIDE delegate Casto "Toti" Abundo announced yesterday the staging for the FIDE Arbiters Seminar on March 22 to 24 2013 at the DepEd AV Room in Pasig City.-Marlon Bernardino-
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