Mchedlishvili, Ghaem win 5th Pichay Cup Print
Friday, 09 October 2009 08:41
pichaycupsml GMs Mikhail Mchedlishvili of Georgia and Ehsan Ghaem Maghami of Iran tied for first in the $30,000 Prospero A. Pichay Jr. Cup held 2-7 October 2009 at LUWA in Quezon City, Philippines. Filipino GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. prevailed in the tie break to finish in third place.


Top Filipino player GM Rogelio Antonio receives his trophy from National Chess Federation of the Philippines chairman/president Prospero A. Pichay Jr. and Secretary General Mayor Abraham Tolentino. Other NCFP officials are, from left, FIDE Delegate Casto Abundo, Treasurer Red Dumuk, Executive Director Wilfredo Abalos and Board members Val Rosabal and Edmund Legaspi.

The Pichay Cup, now in its 5th year, was immediately preceded by the $40,000 President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup also in Manila. The strong field of 20 Grandmasters saw action in both tournaments.

Antonio tied at 6.5 points apiece with GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam and GM Zhang Zhong of Singapore. GMs Darwin Laylo of Philippines, Dao Thien Hai of Vietnam and Neelotpal Das of India trailed with 6 points each. Go to for final standings.

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