Gathering of Knights and Kings
Wednesday, 30 December 2009 07:11
The World Cup 2009 participants Wesley So, Rogelio Antonio and Darwin Laylo, participated in the exhibition tournament the Knights and Kings or simply called the "Old Vanguard" of Philippine chess. The masters section was won by GM Rogelio Antonio, defeating the surprised finalist and first placer after the elimination rounds, National Master Ali Branzuela. The overwhelming favorite, Wesley So ended up in fourth place after finishing the elimination with 3 wins and 2 draws, loosing the tie break points to Antonio in the process.
Photo impressions by Des Catolos
GM Wesley So arries at the venue
NM Ali Branzuela (right)
The winner GM Rogelio Antonio
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Champion: GM Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr.
2nd place: NM Ali Branzuela
3rd place: IM Rolando Nolte
4th place: GM Wesley So
5th place: IM Petronio Roca
6th place: GM Darwin Laylo
7th place: IM Barlo Nadera
8th place: NM Roberto Suelo Jr.
9th place: GM Jayson Gonzales
Total: 35 players