MANILA, Philippines – Filipino International Master (IM) Oliver Dimakiling defeated Polish Grandmaster (GM) Mikhail Krasenkow for his second straight win in the Indonesian Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2012 on Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Dimakiling (ELO 2470) now shares the lead with 13 others after 2 rounds of chess.
Also with 2.0 points were GM Merab Gagunashvili of Georgia, GM Xiu Deshun of China, GM Dao Thien Hai of Vietnam, GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly of India, GM Richard Bitoon of the Philippines, GM Lu Shnaglei of China, IM Nguyen Doc Hoa of Vietnam, IM Sachdev Tania of India, GM Dmitry Bocharov of Russia, GM Avetik Grigoryan of Armenia, GM Marat Dzhumaev of Uzbekistan, and IM Wang Chen of China.
However, Dimakiling’s compatriots GM Oliver Barbosa and GM Mark Paragua bowed to their respective opponents.
Barbosa lost to Bitoon, while Paragua yielded to IM Tania.
Asia's First GM Eugene Torre settled for a truce with GM Viorel Iordachescu of Moldova to raise his total to 1.5 points, the same output of GM John Paul Gomez. -- By Marlon Bernardino