Dimakiling places 36th in Indonesia-A A +A
Friday, October 18, 2013
DAVAO City's international master (IM) Oliver Dimakiling finished 36th in the 108-player field Indonesia Open Chess Championship that came to a close Thursday at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The 58th-seeded former De La Salle University standout beat 39th-ranked IM Denny Juswante of Indonesia in the final round of the 11-round Swiss System format competition topped by Russian grand master (GM) Aleksey Dreev who made 8.5 points.
Dimakiling shared the 31st to 52nd place with other six pointers including Filipinos GM John Paul Gomez (35th), IM Rolando Nolte (42nd), IM Steven Yap (43rd) and GMs Richard Bitoon and Eugenio Torre.
GMs Darwin Laylo (25th) and Oliver Barbosa (28th) were the country's top two performers with identical 6.5 points each.
Dimakiling lost his ninth and 10th matches to compatriot Laylo and GM Saleh Salem of the United Arab Emirates, respectively, to hurt his chances to a better finish. He had a total of five wins, two draws and four losses.
He bagged the Sabah Grande Chess Open 2013 in Sabah, Malaysia last month. (MLSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 19, 2013.