Chinese GMs Dominate Philippine International Open Print
Thursday, 19 April 2007 00:00
Chinese GMs dominated the top five places in the $40,000 Philippine International Open organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines at the Subic Bay Freeport, Philippines. GMs Wang Yue, Zhang Zhong and Ni Hua tied for the top three places with 7 points each followed by GMs Wang Hao and Zhao Jun with 6.5 points each. Iranian GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami and Indonesian GM Susanto Megaranto and GM Li Shilong trail with 6 points apiece. For full standings, go to the Swiss Manager site. . Chinese GMs dominated the top five places in the $40,000 Philippine International Open organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines at the Subic Bay Freeport, Philippines. GMs Wang Yue, Zhang Zhong and Ni Hua tied for the top three places with 7 points each followed by GMs Wang Hao and Zhao Jun with 6.5 points each. Iranian GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami and Indonesian GM Susanto Megaranto and GM Li Shilong trail with 6 points apiece. For full standings, go to the Swiss Manager site.

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Administrator Armand Aressa (second from left) awards the trophies and cash prizes totalling $40,000 to the winners of the Philippine International Open in Subic Bay. From left are: National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Treasurer Red Dumuk, Aressa, GM Zhang Zhong, GM Wang Yue, GM Ni Hua, Alan Cantonjos, Edsel Montoyo, Chief Arbiter Casto Abundo and NCFP Director Edmund Legaspi.
Deputy Administrator Raul Marcelo of Subic Bay Management Authority (left) and top rated GM Wang Yue of China make the ceremonial opening moves at the Philippine International Open in Subic Bay Freeport in the Philippines. Looking on are National Chess Federation of the Philippines board members, from left, Casto Abundo, Edmund Legaspi, Douglas Tan of Legenda Hotel, Red Dumuk and Wilfredo Abalos.

Iranian GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami making his move against GM Ni Hua of China as GM Varuzhan Akobian of the USA (right) and Wang Yue of China look on.
 
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