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3rd Pichay Cup International Open

Ni Hua, Zhang Zhong, Wesley So

The 3rd Pichay Cup International Open will take place December 1-12 in Manila, Philippines. 10 GMs, 14 IMs, and a total of 68 players will take part in the strong Swiss system tournament. The top seeded is Ni Hua (China, ELO 2641), followed by Zhang Zhong (SIN, ELO 2643), and Ghaem Maghami Ehsan (IRI, ELO 2591). One of the favorites for taking the title is the young IM Wesley So, who is coming in top form after participating at several strong events this year. The prize fund is $30 000, as $ 5000 are for the winner.

Results round 1

1 Ballecer Dino 0 – 1 gm Ni Hua
2 gm Zhang Zhong 1 – 0 wgm Wang Yu
3 fm Donguines Fernie 0 – 1 gm Ghaem Maghami Ehsan

4 gm Li Chao ½ – ½ Senador Emmanuel
5 Cabe Arlan 0 – 1 gm Antonio Rogelio Jr.
6 gm Nguyen Anh Dung 1 – 0 Bagamasbad Efren

7 Shen Siyuan 1 – 0 gm Torre Eugenio
8 im So Wesley 1 – 0 Legaspi Rhobel
9 Atotubo Rodrigo 0 – 1 gm Dao Thien Hai

10 gm Paragua Mark 0 – 1 wgm Gu Xiaobing
11 Maga Mirabeau 0 – 1 gm Laylo Darwin
12 im Dimakiling Oliver 1 – 0 Pialan Fernandito

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