Cinderella run ends for So
A Russian grandmaster ended a beautiful ride for Filipino grandmaster Wesley So in the 2013 World Chess Cup in Tromso, Norway.
So was forced to tie a two-game standard play duel against Ev-geny Toma-shevsky.
The battle went to a draw after 23 moves due to a Ruy Lopez or Marshal attach move.
Before yielding to the Russian, fellow Filipinos GM Oliver Barbosa and Mark Paragua were also both eliminated. (Rommel Fuertes)
Indonesia beats Askals in friendly
The Philippine Azkals seemed they can’t get over the hump over Indonesia as the Azkals succumbed to the Indonesians, 2-0, at the Manahan Stadium in Solo.
The Indonesians scored on a second attempt in the 66th minute of the game.
The loss is the third for the Azkals in four games against the Indonesians. (Rommel Fuertes)