Rom and Bernardo join Severino ranked 10th in Para-chess world – Manila bulletin
Three Filipinos joined in the crowded 10th place after five rounds of the World Disabled Chess Championships held online on Tuesday.
Jasper Rom and Darry Bernardo toppled their respective rivals to catch up with FIDE master Sander Severino to move up to 4 points in this nine-round tournament in which 250 players took part.
Rom rebounded from a loss in the fourth round and routed Cuban Mario Pallerols Duran in 43 hits from a Queen’s Gambit duel to post four wins against a single loss.
Bernardo, for his part, beat Spaniard Jerome Esteban in a 50-stroke match of an Indian attack from the king to also claim four wins and one loss.
Severino, the top-rated player on the PH team, absorbed his second straight three-game draw at the expense of Russian Danilchenko Dmitrij in 75 moves from a Queen’s Pawn game.
Meanwhile, Henry Lopez shared the point with Indian Kumar Pradhan Soundarya in 35 strokes from a Benonio for a share of 33rd place with 3.5 points, while Rodolfo Sarmiento won over Turkish Erhan Ilgin. for 3 points in 61st place.
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