TAGAYTAY City, Philippines—Grandmaster Mark Paragua saved the Philippine campaign in the Asian Zonal Chess Championships on Monday, winning his final match and booking a return trip to the World Cup at the Tagaytay International Convention Center here.
Handling white superbly, the 27-year-old Paragua downed Singaporean International Master Goh Wei Ming in 35 moves of a Sicilian to place second behind Indonesian GM Susanto Megaranto, who subdued Filipino GM Rogelio “Joey” Antonio, in the 48-man Open division.
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