by Marlon Bernardino
International Master (IM) Angelo Young (elo 2288), 13-time Philippine Open Champion Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. (elo 2427) and Fide Master (FM) Cesar Caturla (elo 2276) ended with fighting draw at the conclusion of the FIDE World Seniors 2019 Chess Championships at the Rin Grand Hotel in Bucharest, Romania on Saturday.
In the eleventh and final round, Young halving the point with Grandmaster (GM) Darcy Lima (elo 2540) of Brazil in 50 moves of Slav defense as did so Antonio opposite Sergei V. Ivanov (elo 2138) of Russia in 36 moves of Caro-Kann defense in the 50 and above category.
Caturla, on the other hand also split the point with Fide Master (FM) Lincoln Lucena (elo 2112) of Brazil in 66 moves of English Opening in the 65 over section.
Young tallied 7.5 points, shares 5th to 17th placers and overall 8th after the tie break points was applied while Antonio notch 6.5 points. He was tied at 26th to 37th placers overall 29th placers in the 50 and above category. Caturla, meantime was landed at overall 24th placers with 7.0 points. He was tied at 20th-31st placers.
The Filipinos chess campaign is by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines headed by its chairman/president rep. Prospero "Butch" Pichay Jr., the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) chair and CEO Andrea Domingo.-Marlon Bernardino-
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