Liveblogging has been discontinued from this page since the end of Round 7 of [event]Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad[/event]. To check out the latest about team Philippines in the said event, check out the link below:
Philippines in Istanbul 2012
The score card of the match between the 35th seed Philippines vs. the 4th seed Hungary follows:
Below are the links for the Live Games Round 7 Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad:
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 2:24 am
Round 7 Results: Philippines vs. Hungary — Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad http://chesshive.com/2012/09/round-7-results-philippines-vs-hungary-istanbul-2012-world-chess-olympiad/
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 1:16 am
And, indeed, Eugene Torre heard my plea! He won the Board 3 in Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad. Score is 2-2 vs. Hungary http://chesshive.com/chess-games/eugene-torre-vs-ferenc-berkes-chess-olympiad-2012/
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 1:06 am
It was the first loss of Oliver Barbosa in the Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad: http://chesshive.com/chess-games/zoltan-almasi-vs-oliver-barbosa-chess-olympiad-2012/
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:59 am
GM Eugene Torre, you’re our only hope to tie the match. Please win your game! http://chesshive.com/chess-games/eugene-torre-vs-ferenc-berkes-chess-olympiad-2012/
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:58 am
Oliver Barbosa resigns against Zoltan Almasi of Hungary. Score now stands at 2-1. http://chesshive.com/chess-games/zoltan-almasi-vs-oliver-barbosa-chess-olympiad-2012/
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:48 am
Mark Paragua split the point with Csaba Balogh as well in Board 4. Score now at: 1-1 — http://chesshive.com/chess-games/csaba-balogh-vs-mark-paragua-chess-olympiad-2012/
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:21 pm
Wesley So and Peter Leko a draw, after Wesley failed to capitalize on a winning position: http://chesshive.com/chess-games/wesley-so-vs-peter-leko-chess-olympiad-2012/
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 8:51 pm
The biggest ELO rating difference in this Philippines-Hungary match in Round 7 is 216, between Eugene Torre and Ferenc Berkes: http://chesshive.com/chess-games/eugene-torre-vs-ferenc-berkes-chess-olympiad-2012/
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 4:37 pm
Judit Polgar is not playing in Round 7. So we won’t see a woman player across the board here at this round.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:44 am
Philippines is now ranked no. 5 and will be facing Peter Leko, Judit Polgar and the rest of the Team Hungary in Round 7.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 1:08 am
And Philippines won 2.5-1.5! Congrats Oliver Barbosa and the rest of the Philippine Team in Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 1:07 am
And Georgiev did just resign! Woah, what a turnaround win by Barbosa!
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 1:06 am
And Georgiev just blundered. A great chance for Oliver Barbosa to win the game!
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 11:48 pm
And another draw for Wesley So against Veselin Topalov. I wonder when can their one-on-one match be really decided?
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 11:41 pm
And Eugene Torre decided to halve the point with Cheparinov of Bulgaria. Match now stands at 1-1.
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 11:28 pm
Mark Paragua halved the point with Alexander Delchev at Board 4.
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 11:11 pm
Honestly, I don’t mind if all boards end in draw. A 2-2 against Bulgaria is not that bad!
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 10:36 pm
The live broadcast at Playchess.com is not moving! C’mon! I just want to see that Philippines vs. Bulgaria live games!
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 8:23 pm
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 8:17 pm
Eugene Torre with white, LIVE! Eugene Torre vs. Ivan Cheparinov [Chess Olympiad] 
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 8:14 pm
Live in Board 2: Kiril Georgiev vs. Oliver Barbosa [Chess Olympiad]  http://chesshive.com/chess-games/kiril-georgiev-vs-oliver-barbosa-chess-olympiad-2012/
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 8:09 pm
Live now! Wesley So vs. Veselin Topalov in 2012 Chess Olympiad: http://chesshive.com/chess-games/wesley-so-vs-veselin-topalov-chess-olympiad-2012/
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 4:10 pm
Board pairings are up for Round 6 in Istanbul 2012 Chess Olympiad: http://chesshive.com/kibitzing/board-pairing-round-6-istanbul-2012/
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 2:56 pm
It should be redemption time for Philippines against Bulgaria in Round 6 Istanbul 2012 Chess Olympiad. Remember Onyok? http://chesshive.com/kibitzing/redemption-time/
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 2:23 pm
The Philippine team Women category is ranked 13th place after round 5 in Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad. They’re facing the 14th seed France in Round 6.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 5:17 am
Watch out in ChessHive.com when we post the board pairings later.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 5:14 am
Looking back 2 years ago, Veselin Topalov vs. Wesley So: http://chesshive.com/chess-games/veselin-topalov-vs-wesley-so-chess-olympiad-2010/
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 5:00 am
Team Philippines will be up against another formidable opponent — Bulgaria, lead by the former World Champion, Veselin Topalov.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 4:59 am
After winning the game against Iceland with a score 3-1 in Round 5, Team Philippines is ranked 11th, just 3 places below the previous high of 8th place.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 4:52 am
Round 5 results for Philippines in Istanbul 2012 plus a little preview on Round 6 vs. Bulgaria: http://chesshive.com/2012/09/philippines-wins-in-5th-round-instanbul-2012-world-chess-olympiad/
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 1:11 am
For more live updates about Team Philippines in the Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad, visit: http://chesshive.com/2012/08/team-philippines-in-istanbul-2012-40th-chess-olympiad-live-updates-available/
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 1:08 am
Armenia, the team who defeated Philippines in the 4th round, defeated Ukraine today to share the lead with Russian Federation in the Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 12:35 am
Sunday is break day. Round 6 resumes on Monday 8PM Philippine time. Stay tuned with ChessHive.com for more updates.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 12:06 am
And Dagur Arngrimsson did resign. Paragua wins after 48 moves. Final tally: Phillippines 3.0 – Iceland 1.0. Congrats Team Philippines.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:58 pm
Thank God, there will going to be a break tomorrow. Enough chess for the week so far!
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:51 pm
Dagur Arngrimsson can now resign (against Paragua)
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:45 pm
And Danielsen resigned against Barbosa. Standing now: Philippines 2.0 vs. 1.0 Iceland
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:39 pm
Thorhallsson and Eugene Torre’s game came to a draw by repitition. Now it stands at Philippines 1.0 – 1.0 Iceland.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:34 pm
Danielsen’s 31. … dxc5? is a bad move! Barbosa should be winning.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:02 pm
Hannes Stefansson and Wesley So agreed to a draw in board 1 of round 5 in the Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad. Standing right now is: Philippines 0.5 – 0.5 Iceland.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 10:38 pm
If it’s going to be a win for Barbosa and Paragua, and a draw for So and Torre, that’ll be 3-1. Not bad. I can live with that! Go Team Philippines!
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 10:30 pm
Oliver Barbosa already has a slight advantage. Deep Rybka 4.1 evaluates the game at 1.16 in favor of white.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 10:21 pm
This is definitely a slow start for Team Philippines in this 5th round of Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad. #istanbul2012
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 9:56 pm
I guess Mark Paragua is winning after all.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 9:38 pm
Looking at Mark Paragua’s game, I don’t that we’re going to enjoy a 4-0 win here.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 8:21 pm
The games have already started. Watch them LIVE:
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 5:44 pm
The board pairings for the matchup between Iceland and Philippines in the 5th round of Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad is out: http://chesshive.com/kibitzing/iceland-vs-philippines-board-pairings/
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 1:40 pm
Check out the composition of Team Iceland before they go to the 5th round against Team Philippines: http://chesshive.com/kibitzing/team-iceland-composition/
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 1:22 pm
Iceland is ranked 34th after Round 4, with 3 wins and 1 loss as well.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 1:20 pm
Team Philippines will up against 51st seed Iceland in the 5th round. I’d cheer for 4-0!
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 1:17 pm
Team Philippines is ranked 20th after Round 4 in the Istanbul 2012 World Chess Cup.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 12:08 am
I still have to say, good job to the Philippine team. It’s not as worse as it seemed to look like from the start.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 12:07 am
And finally, Paragua and Akopian agreed to a draw as well. Match ends in favor of Armenia 2.5-1.5. #istanbul2012 #round4
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 12:03 am
Philippines-Armenia match currently stands at 2-1 in favor of Armenia. Way to go, Mark Paragua!
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 12:00 am
GM Wesley So, the pride of the Philippines, was able to halt the second highest rated player to a draw. Good work Wesley.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:58 pm
Wesley So and Levon Aronian also agreed to a draw #istanbul2012 #round4
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:54 pm
Movsesian and Barbosa agreed to a draw after move 37 #istanbul2012 #round4
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:44 pm
Wesley So vs. Levon Aronian is more likely a draw. #istanbul2012 #round4
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 9:56 pm
If only Paragua and Barbosa could draw both their games and Wesley could win, then it’ll be a 2-2. #dreaming
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 9:51 pm
And Dimakiling resigned. It’s 0-1 for Philippines.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 9:15 pm
I guess this is going to be the first no-win for Oliver Dimakiling so far in this tournament: http://chesshive.com/chess-games/gabriel-sargissian-vs-oliver-dimakiling-chess-olympiad-2012-r4/
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 9:14 pm
Gabriel Sargissian vs. Oliver Dimakiling [Chess Olympiad 2012] [R4]
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 9:10 pm
Mark Paragua vs. Vladimir Akopian [Chess Olympiad 2012] [R4] LIVE! http://chesshive.com/chess-games/mark-paragua-vs-vladimir-akopian-chess-olympiad-2012-r4/
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 9:05 pm
Sergei Movsesian vs. Oliver Barbosa [Chess Olympiad 2012] [R4]
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 9:00 pm
LIVE! Wesley So vs. Levon Aronian [Chess Olympiad 2012] [R4] http://chesshive.com/chess-games/wesley-so-vs-levon-aronian-chess-olympiad-2012-r4/
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 6:17 pm
GM Wesley So will be facing his toughest opponent so far, in the person of GM Levon Aronian from Armenia. Before today, his toughest so far was Vassily Ivanchuk, which he defeated in Chess World Cup in 2009.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 3:44 pm
It’s 35th seed vs. 3rd seed. Now who’s the underdog?
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 3:42 pm
The pairings for Round 4 are in: http://chesshive.com/kibitzing/round-4-pairings-for-team-philippines-istanbul-2012-world-chess-olympiad/
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 1:18 pm
Philippines Women team also won against their opponent, Turkmenistan, in Round 3 Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad, 3 games to 1:
|1||WIM Perena, Catherine (2091)||1-0||WFM Hallaeva, Bahar (2174)|
|2||Frayna, Janelle Mae (1991)||1-0||Isaeva, Aknyr (2011)|
|3||Docena, Jedara (2061)||0-1||WFM Atabayeva, Gozel (2076)|
|4||Fronda, Jan Jodilyn (2022)||1-0||Atabayeva, Ogulgerek (1917)|
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:16 pm
Can’t wait for Wesley So vs. Levon Aronian later!
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:13 pm
Team Philippines (Open) will be up against Armenia later today. It’s gonna be one exciting match. We who are behind Philippines is certainly the underdog. But you know, upsets happen.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 1:05 am
Round 3 of Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad match between Kazakhstan vs. Philippines result: 0-4 in favor of the Philippines! Congratulations team!
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:32 am
Barbosa also won. I’m not sure what eventually happened to Dimakiling’s game but he was already winning anyway. So far it’s 3-0. We’re just waiting for Wesley’s game to finish. #istanbul2012
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:21 pm
Mark Paragua won against Kostenko of Kazakhstan in Round 3 of the Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:14 pm
Now we have a chatroom in the sidebar to discuss, especially the live games!
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:06 pm
Paragua is now winning against Kostenko! http://chesshive.com/chess-games/petr-kostenko-vs-mark-paragua-chess-olympiad-2012-round-3/
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:52 pm
Oliver Barbosa vs. Anuar Ismagambetov live at http://chesshive.com/chess-games/oliver-barbosa-vs-anuar-ismagambetov-chess-olympiad-2012-round-3/
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:46 pm
Ooops! According to Houdini, Mark Paragua’s 20th move was a weak move. Check out his live game against Kazakhstan at http://chesshive.com/chess-games/petr-kostenko-vs-mark-paragua-chess-olympiad-2012-round-3/
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:31 pm
It seems like Wesley So is having a hard time with his much lower rated opponent from Kazakhstan… http://chesshive.com/chess-games/rinat-jumabayev-vs-wesley-so-chess-olympiad-2012-round-3/
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:25 pm
Oliver Dimakiling is obviously winning: http://chesshive.com/chess-games/oliver-dimakiling-vs-kirill-kuderinov-chess-olympiad-2012-round-3/
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 9:50 pm
So far of the four boards, Oliver Dimakiling is winning against a slightly higher rated player from Kazakhstan, Kirill Kuderinov.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 4:39 pm
Board Pairings for Round 3 of Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad between Kazakhstan and Philippines:
|11.1||GM||Jumabayev, Rinat||2525||GM||So, Wesley||2652|
|11.2||GM||Ismagambetov, Anuar||2471||GM||Barbosa, Oliver||2554|
|11.3||GM||Kostenko, Petr||2494||GM||Paragua, Mark||2508|
|11.4||IM||Kuderinov, Kirill||2484||IM||Dimakiling, Oliver||2428|
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 4:33 pm
Replay (and download PGN) the games of Round 2, Philippines vs. Moldova, in the Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad. http://chesshive.com/chess-games/philippines-vs-moldova-round-2-istanbul-2012-world-chess-olympiad/
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:59 am
Let’s take a look at Team Kazakhstan:
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:43 am
Kazakhstan is 40th seed while Philippines is 35th seed. Is it gonna be a walk in the park for Team Philippines? Let’s find out in 9 hours.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:39 am
Round 3 will be against Kazakhstan for Team Philippines (Open) in Istanbul 2012 Chess Olympiad.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:14 am
After round 2, the Philippines is ranked 24th in the Open division. We still have to know who they are going to be pitted against in the 3rd round.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 1:39 am
Got to sleep now. See you tomorrow for the analysis.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 1:28 am
The Women’s team of the Philippines lost to Slovenia 1.5-2.5 in Round 2 of the Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 1:21 am
Then, the final score is 2.5-1.5 in favor of Philippines in Philippines-vs.-Moldova in Round 2 of Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad. Wesley So and Mark Paragua drew their respective games.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 1:17 am
Time pressure really makes an important factor especially when you’re both less than 5 minutes left in the clock.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 1:14 am
Paragua could have lost after his 64th move. Good thing Vedmediuc wasn’t that accurate as well.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:57 am
It’s a draw between Svetushkin and Barbosa. Currently stands at 1.5-0.5 in favor of Philippines (vs. Moldova).
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:41 am
GM Torre is not playing at all in this tournament?
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:10 am
So far it looks like 2.5-1.5 in favor of the Philippines (vs. Moldova). Thanks to the win by Oliver Dimakiling.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:00 am
Dimakiling already won his game against Baltag, so far it’s 1-0 for Philippines.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:53 pm
Still live: Wesley So vs. Victor Bologan — http://chesshive.com/chess-games/wesley-so-vs-victor-bologan-chess-olympiad-2012-r2/
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:45 am
It’s gonna be Wesley So vs. Victor Bologan later. Did somebody already make their research? How many times did they already play each other in the past?
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:35 am
Download the PGN of Round 1 Libya vs. Philippines in the Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad http://chesshive.com/kibitzing/libya-vs-philippines-pgn/
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:10 am
The round 2 pairings are up. It’s gonna be (Open) Philippines against the 23rd seed Moldova headed by GM Victor Bologan.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:33 am
And the Philippine Women’s team also won against Pakistan 4-0. A great day for Filipino chess players at Istanbul, Turkey.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:15 am
And so the countdown begins for Round 2.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:01 am
Indeed, it’s 4-0 for Team Philippines in Round 1 of the 2012 Istanbul World Chess Olympiad, against Libya.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:00 am
I’m wondering, is this a knockout tournament, a swiss, or something? #istanbul2012
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:52 pm
Barbosa Wins! And Wesley’s game is clearly winning! 4-0 indeed!
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:30 pm
And Paragua wins! It’s now 2-0.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:28 pm
Wesley So is winning, Barbosa is winning, and Paragua is winning as well. Maybe it’s really a 4-0 after all!
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:12 pm
Dimakiling actually already won! Congratulations!
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:02 pm
Oops! Dimakiling is winning!
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:48 pm
It looks like a 2-2 to me than a 4-0. I hope I’m wrong.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 9:41 pm
I can’t seem to see the advantages of our players so far against their Libyan opponents.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 9:28 pm
Asabri vs. Paragua LIVE in Round 1 Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad http://chesshive.com/live-chess-games/asabri-vs-paragua-r1-istanbul-2012/
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 9:23 pm
Now there’s two Asabri’s in the Libyan team? Weird…?
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 9:21 pm
Barbosa vs. Al-Zayat LIVE in Round 1 Istanbul 2012 World Chess Olympiad http://chesshive.com/live-chess-games/barbosa-vs-al-zayat-r1-istanbul-2012/
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 9:15 pm
Dimakiling vs. Asabri LIVE: http://chesshive.com/live-chess-games/dimakiling-vs-asabri-r1-istanbul-2012/
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 9:01 pm
You can catch the Elarbi vs. So live here: http://chesshive.com/live-chess-games/elarbi-vs-so-r1-istanbul-2012/
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 8:23 pm
It’s gonna be Elarbi, Abobker (white) vs. So, Wesley in a moment, so we’ll watch out for that at Chessbomb.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 6:58 pm
1 hour to go but ChessBomb doesn’t seem to broadcast the games.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 5:38 pm
For the first time, we will feature live games here at ChessHive.com, courtesy of livechess.chessdom.com
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 2:41 pm
5 Hours to go!
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 2:09 pm
From the iOS app News and Announcement:
Record breaking 158 nations start competing today at the World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey.
The games begin at 15:00 local time and can be followed live at the official website.
15:00 local time in Istanbul converts to 8:00pm in the Philippines.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 1:26 pm
Libya doesn’t even have a GM in its lineup? http://bit.ly/PkX7Bj
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 1:23 pm
First round for Team Philippines is against the 113th seed Libya. You think this is just gonna be a “walk in the park” for Team Philippines? We can only hope for a 4-0 win.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:34 am
It appears that Team Philippines is seeded no. 35 after all, not 36 as I earlier reported here.
Welcome to our liveblog of the Istanbul 2012 Chess Olympiad event. We’ll try to bring you the updates as they happen, especially to Team Philippines.
To start with, here are the participants for Team Philippines in Istanbul 2012:
Team Philippines Men (Open)
|35. PHI (RtgAvg:2546)|
Team Philippines Women
|57. PHI (RtgAvg:2059)|
|2||WFM||Jose Rulp Ylem||2061||PHI|
|3||Frayna Janelle Mae||1991||PHI|
|5||Fronda Jan Jodilyn||2022||PHI|
August 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm