IM Bitoon keeps GM bid alive
Cebu Daily News First
Posted 11:30:00 09/29/2009

Standings round 5:

4.5 pts— GM Wong Meng Kong (Singapore)

4.0 pts— IM Richard Bitoon (Philippines), GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (Vietnam), GM Tigran Kotanjian (Armenia)

3.5 pts— GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. (RP), GM John Paul Gomez (RP), GM Darwin Laylo (RP), IM Ronald Dableo (RP), GM Anton Filippov (Uzbekistan), GM Mikhael Michedlishvili (Georgia), GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (RP), GM Merab Gagunashvili (Georgia), GM Getha Gopal Nayanan (India), GM Dao Thien Hai (Vietnam)

FILIPINO International Master Richard Bitoon (2490) drew with Singaporean GM Wong Meng Kong (2403) in the fifth round Sunday night, to fortify his GM title bid in the 4th President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup International Chess Championship in Parañaque City.

The Medellin, Cebu-native Bitoon compiled 4.0 points on 3 wins and 2 draws to share 2nd-4th spots along with Vietnamese GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Armenian GM Tigran Kotanjian, winners over Kazakhstan GMs Annuar Ismagambetov and Pyotr Kostenko, respectively.

Here is the full article.

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