Quizon saves day vs Germans

August 15, 2020
D. Quizon vs R. Vogel

Standings after three rounds:

6 points -- Germany, Bulgaria

4 -- Australia, Indonesia, Philippines

2 -- Belarus, Turkmenistan, Belgium

0 -- Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan

INTERNATIONAL master Daniel Quizon  provided the lone bright spot in the Philippines’ 1-5 setback to top favorite Germany in the third round of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad late Friday.

Quizon defeated IM Roven Vogel in their board five encounter to save the day for the Filipinos in this 10-team, nine-round online tournament organized by FIDE as an answer to the coronavirus pandemic.

Quizon, a mainstay of the Dasmariñas City Chess Club under Mayor Pidi Barzaga and coach Roel Abelgas,  checkmated the white-playing and higher-rated German player in 51 moves.

Quizon’s triumph averted a shutout for the Filipinos, who lost in five other matches against the  top-seeded Germans.

New York City-based GM Mark Paragua bowed to GM Deniis Wagner on board one, while GM Rogelio Barcenilla, Jr. succumbed  to  GM Daniel Fridman on board two.

Also dropping their matches were WGM Janelle Mae Frayna, who fell to FM Lara Schulze; WIM Jan Jodilyn Fronda, who bowed to WGM Filiz Osmanodja; and WIM Kylen Joy Mordido, who yielded to WIM Annmarie Muetsch.

Earlier, the GM Eugene Torre-coached Filipinos swept Kyrgyzstan, 6-0, in the first round; and edged  Southeast Asian rival Indonesia, 3.5-2.5 , in the second round.

Barcenilla outwitted IM Yosef Taher, while Quizon  overwhelmed IM Gilbert Tarigan for the Filipinos’ two victories.

The moves:

Round 3

R.Vogel (2506) vs..D. Quizon (2164)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O exd4 8.Nxd4 Nc6 9.Be3 Re8 10.f3 Nh5 11.Nc2 Nf6 12.Qd2 Be6 13.Rad1 Ne5 14.b3 Qc8 15.Bh6 Bd7 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.c5 Nc6 18.cxd6 cxd6 19.Nb5 Rd8 20.Nxd6 Qc7 21.Qf4 Qb6+ 22.Kh1 Be6 23.Qe3 Qc7 24.Nb5 Qe7 25.Ncd4 Nxd4 26.Nxd4 a6 27.Rd2 Rac8 28.Rfd1 Re8 29.Nxe6+ Qxe6 30.Bc4 Qe7 31.e5 Qxe5 32.Qf2 b5 33.Bf1 Qf4 34.Rd4 Qc7 35.Rd6 Rcd8 36.Qd4 Rxd6 37.Qxd6 Qc2 38.Qd2 Qc7 39.a4 bxa4 40.bxa4 Re6 41.Qd4 Qe7 42.Qc3 Re5 43.Bxa6 Re3 44.Qd2 Qe5 45.Bf1 Ra3 46.Bb5 Nd5 47.h3 Ne3 48.Re1 h5 49.Bd3 Ra1 50.Be4 Nf1 51.Qf2 Qh2#  0-1