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Quizon ties Indonesian for Asian Zonal chess lead

Quizon ties Indonesian for Asian Zonal chess lead

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Filipino Daniel Quizon and Indonesian Mohamad Ervan have 3 points each in this tournament

Daniel Quizon tied Indonesian Mohamad Ervan after the Filipino teener disposed Pitra Andyka in a five-hour endgame battle in the third round of the Asian Zonal 3.3 Championship on Monday, May 3.

Quizon and Ervan, who stopped Michael Gotel in a 47-move Slav Defense, have 3 points each in this tournament where the time control is the standard 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment – the first after a year of playing fast online chess.

With 2.5 points are Filipinos Michael Concio and John Marvin Miciano, Indonesians Aditya Bagus Arfan and Gilbert Elroy Tarigan, Lye Lik Zang of Malaysia, and Jagadesh Siddarth of Singapore.

Quizon, who did not play his usual closed system against Andyka, lost a piece after a middlegame skirmish. But the 16-year-old stalwart of Dasmariñas, Cavite created chances, first by cutting off Andyka’s king from action with his rook and mobilizing his connected queenside pawns.

Andyka could not make his extra piece tell and resigned after Quizon promoted one of his pawns to a queen in the 65-move Sicilian. – Rappler.com