Asia first GM - Eugene Torre ( photo above) is having a good time in The 3rd President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) Cup international chess championship so far. He has just beat the 1st seed GM Murtas Kazhgaleyev (2641) in the 5th round. He now collect the maximum 5 points from 5 round ! This guy looks like he one to prove to the National Chess federation of Philipines (NCFP) that their desicion for not selecting him automatically for the Dresden Olympiad 2008 this November was a wrong desicion !
Lets look at one of his magic.
GM TORRE,Eugene - LI,Shilong [A00]
3rd Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arr Duty Free Fiesta Mall, Philip (3.4), 08.09.2008
31.Rd7!! Mate attack 31...Kg7 [31...Rxd7 32.Qf8# Mate attack; 31...-- 32.Rxf7 Mate threat] 32.Rxf7+ Kxf7 33.Qc7+ ...and Shilong resign on move 55.
Below are the 4th round game between the top seed and Indonesia top GM.
GM Murtas Kazhgaleyev (2641) - GM Susanto Megaranto (2532) [A00]
3rd Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arr Duty Free Fiesta Mall, Philipp (4.2), 09.09.2008
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Qb3 b5 7.cxd5 cxd5 8.a4 b4 9.Na2 e6 10.Bd2 a5 11.Bb5+ Nbd7 12.Ne5 Bd6 13.Nc6 Qb6 14.Naxb4 0–0 15.Nd3 Rfc8 16.Rc1 h5 17.f3 Rc7 18.Ke2 h4 19.g4 Nxg4 20.fxg4 Bxg4+ 21.Ke1 Rac8 22.Rg1 Rxc6 23.Rxc6 Rxc6 24.Rxg4 Bxh2 25.Ke2 Bg3 26.Bxa5 Qb8 27.Bd8 Qxd8 28.Bxc6 Nf6 29.Rf4 Bxf4 30.exf4 Ne4 31.Nc5 Ng3+ 32.Kd1 Qc7 33.a5 Qxf4 34.a6 Qxd4+ 35.Nd3 Qg1+ 36.Kc2 Nf5 37.Qa4 37...h3? The decisive mistake. Black should block the passed pawn by using his queen along the a7-g1 diaganol with 37...Qa7 38.Bb7 Kh7 39.Qf4 Qb6 = 38.a7 h2 39.a8Q+ Kh7 40.Bxd5 exd5 41.Q4e8 h1=Q
there is 4 queens on the board and black is two pawn up, however white has the important tempo that proves enough to win the game. 42.Qh8+ Kg6 43.Nf4+ Kf6 44.Qhd8+ ¹44.Qad8+makes it even easier for White 44...Ne7 45.Nh5+ Qxh5 46.Qxh5 Qc5+ 47.Kb1 Qg1+ 48.Ka2 Qa7+ 49.Kb3+- 44...Ke5 45.Nd3+ Kd4 46.Qa4+ Ke3 47.Qde8+ Kf3 48.Qf4+ Kg2 49.Qe2+ Kh3 50.Qxf5+ Kh4 51.Qeh5+ Kg3 52.Qfg4# 1–0