IM Mas draw against Indonesian IM Irwanto Sadikin (2456) in the 6th round of The 3rd Philippine Open International Chess Tournament held at the La Legenda Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport, Olongapo City, Philipines today. With 4 points, he will meet Philipines IM John Paul Gomez (2464) (photo right) in round 7 today.
IM John Paul Gomez slowly but surely is establishing himself as a perennial candidate for Philipines national teams. John Paul’s strongest point is his father. Mr. Jun Gomez is a former official of the National Power Corp. who has completely dedicated himself to the chess career of his son. He serves as executive driver, constant companion, silent supporter, loud reveler, quick financier, training companion and in many more capacities. John Paul on his part has rewarded the efforts of the dad with dedicated chess study and constant improvement.
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