The Philippines Men’s chess team tumbled in the last round against Australia 1.5-2.5 to settled for 58th place in the Final ranking of nation in the recently concluded 42nd World Chess Olympiad held at Baku, Azerbaijan.
For the final round, GM Eugenio Torre delivered anew with a win for Team Philippines, but once again it was not enough, as GM John Paul Gomez on board 2 and GM Rogelio Barcenilla lost their games to the Aussies.
Torre defeated IM Moulthun Ly in board 3 to finished the tournament with an unbeaten record of nine wins and two draws for a total of 10 points.
Julio Catalino Sadorra gave a draw to GM David Smerdon in board 1 while Gomez and Barcenilla lost their respective match.
The United States wins the gold in the Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. The last time they won gold was in 1976.
Although both with 20 match points, the US edged Ukraine in tiebreak using the Olympiad-Sonneborn-Berger tie-break.
Bronze medal won by top seed Russia with 8 wins, 2 draws and 1 lost.
The Philippines concluded its campaign on the 42nd Olympiad with a good start and ended shaky.
With 5 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses, The Philippine Men’s Chess Team takes the 58th place in the final ranking, down from their 53rd seed at the start of the tournament.