Saturday, January 08, 2005


ABS-CBNNEWS.COM: "Jayson places fourth in oldest chess event
TODAY Chess Columnist
International Master Jayson Gonzales missed his second grandmaster�s norm by half a point but ended his quest with a flourish at the prestigious Hastings International Congress in England�the oldest chess tournament in the world�on Thursday (Friday in Manila).
The Filipino IM posted his fourth straight win in the ninth round, with White against veteran Serbian GM Milos Pavlovic, and then drew with Black against English GM Nicholas Pert in the 10th to tie for fourth to eighth in the Challengers� section.
Gonzales, who earned his first GM norm in Spain, had a score of 7.0 at Hastings�just half a point behind Challenger champion, Uzbek GM Alexei Barsov, and his two runners-up, Ukrainian GM Valeriy Neverov and Polish IM Monika Socko norm.
Russian GM Vladimir Belov won the top prize in the Premier section of the Hastings Congress by winning the playoffs, 1.5-0.5, against Polish GM Bartosz Socko. "


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