PH women's team beats ICCD in Chess Olympiad


Posted at Aug 05 2014 02:31 PM | Updated as of Aug 05 2014 10:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine women's chess team continued its winning ways as the Filipina players toppled the International Chess Committee of the Deaf, 3.5-0.5, in the second round of the 41st World Chess Olympiad late Sunday in Tromso, Norway.

International Master (IM) Chardine Cheradee Camacho outclassed IM Tatiana Baklanova on Board 1; Fide Master (FM) Janelle Mae Frayna beat Annegret Mucha on Board 2; and National Master Jan Jodilyn Fronda beat Natalya Myronenko on Board 3.

IM Olga Gerasimova halved the point with IM Catherine Perena to save her team from suffering a shut-out loss.

Meanwhile, FM Paulo Bersamina beat FM Dejan Marjanovic on Board 4 to help the Philippine men's team to a 2-2 draw against No. 42 Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Grand Masters Julio Catalino Sadorra and Eugene Torre had drawn with their respective rivals, while GM John Paul Gomez lost to GM Dalibor Stojanovic on Board 2.