Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Li Tian draws GM Gomez

At the Zonal 3.3 in Tagaytay City, Philippines, the first round has concluded.

Malaysia's Li Tian got off to a great start drawing with a 2520 rated GM Gomez. His next round opponent is Filipino IM Oliver Dimakiling. Li Tian always find it difficult to play with this player. Maybe it is Oliver's style that Li Tian find unsuitable to himself.

The shock of the round was GM Richard Bitoon losing to fellow country-man Ben Polao rated at only 2091.

Round two pairing on top board sees veteran grandmaster GM Eugenio Torre against current Philippines top player GM Wesley So. This should be an interesting battle.

Round Two pairings


Ilham said...

Go Li Tian go!

Anonymous said...

I wonder why RS did not question Li Tian's selection for Zonal.

Anonymous said...

How is it that Philippines has so many representatives for this zonal? What is the participation criteria?

Jimmy Liew said...

The zonal is now an open event for anyone hailing from the member countries. Its already been like this for a number of years.

Anonymous said...

The first game record is wrong.

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