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Related News:

Torre set to make history in Istanbul Olympiad (7.26.2012)

Paragua tops 'Battle of the GMs' (7.25.2012)

Paragua joins Dimakiling on top (7.24.2012)

Dimakiling stays hot (7.23.2012)

Dimakiling beats Barbosa, gets GM norm (7.22.2012)

Dimakiling eyes 2nd GM norm (7.21.2012)

Dimakiling grabs solo lead in 'Battle of GMs' (7.20.2012)

Laylo tops Antonio, gains share of lead (7.19.2012)

Laylo, Antonio stay on top; Paragua wins 3rd straight (7.18.2012)

Laylo gains share of lead (7.17.2012)

Ceremonial Moves - Battle of Grandmasters - National Chess Championships 2012 (7.16.2012)

Boracay hosts Battle of the GMs (7.14.2012)

2012 BATTLE OF GRANDMASTER and
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS GRAND FINALS
(7.10.2012)

 

 

CHESS NEWS

 

July 21, 2012

 
 

Dimakiling eyes 2nd GM norm

 
 

 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL MASTER Oliver Dimakiling needs only a draw to get his second grandmaster norm.

The former De La Salle standout is set to face top seed GM Oliver Barbosa late Friday in the ninth round of the 2012 National Open Chess Championships at the Old Buswang Cabagnot Training Center in Kalibo, Aklan.

"A draw against the top seed in any competition is as good as a win," said Dimakiling. "So hindi na masama lalo na kung may bonus na GM norm 'yung draw."

Dimakiling earned his first GM norm after finishing as co-champion in the 2006 Malaysian Open.

A player needs to complete the required three norms and at least reach 2500 Elo rating once. Dimakiling has already accomplished the latter.

His main focus is still to qualify outright for the team that will compete in this year's World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey on August 27 to September 10.

"GM norm or no GM norm, my game plan is still the same and that is to stay aggressive. You need to win games lalo na at three outright slots lang sa Olympiad ang pinaglalabanan," he said.

He's currently leading the tournament dubbed as "Battle of the Grandmasters." Even without the title, Dimakiling is showing that he belongs.

 
  -Noli Cruz  
     
 
Related Links:
2012 National Open Chess Championships - Battle of Grandmasters - Men's Division results
2012 National Open Chess Championships - Battle of Grandmasters - Women's Division results
Related News:
Torre set to make history in Istanbul Olympiad (7.26.2012)
Paragua tops 'Battle of the GMs' (7.25.2012)
Paragua joins Dimakiling on top (7.24.2012)
Dimakiling stays hot (7.23.2012)
Dimakiling beats Barbosa, gets GM norm (7.22.2012)
Dimakiling eyes 2nd GM norm (7.21.2012)
Dimakiling grabs solo lead in 'Battle of GMs' (7.20.2012)
Laylo tops Antonio, gains share of lead (7.19.2012)
Laylo, Antonio stay on top; Paragua wins 3rd straight (7.18.2012)
Laylo gains share of lead (7.17.2012)
Ceremonial Moves - Battle of Grandmasters - National Chess Championships 2012 (7.16.2012)
Boracay hosts Battle of the GMs (7.14.2012)
2012 BATTLE OF GRANDMASTER and PHILIPPINE NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS GRAND FINALS (7.10.2012)