GM John Paul Gomez of the Philippines is the solo leader after 4 rounds of the 1st HD Bank Cup Open Chess Championship held in Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam.Gomez,who successfully passed the board examination for Mechanical Engineer last year, defeated the 4th ranked GM Zhao Jun(2599) of China for his fourth straight victory and half a point ahead of GM Zhou Weiqi,GM Le Quang Liem,GM Yu Yangyi and IM Richard Bitoon.Bitoon held top seed Le Quang Liem into a draw while GM Yu Yangyi won against IM Oliver Barbosa.
STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 4
1. 4.0 POINTS-- John Paul Gomez(PHI)
2-5. 3.5 POINTS-- Zhou Weiqi(CHN);Le Quang Liem(VIE);Yu Yangyi(CHN);Richard Bitoon(PHI)
6-13. 3.0 POINTS-- Zhao Jun(CHN);Cao Sang(VIE);Wen Yang(CHN);Tran Than Tu(VIE);Darwin Laylo(PHI);Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son(VIE);Lu Shanglei(CHN);Lu Yijie(CHN);
14-27 2.5 POINTS-- Wang Chen(CHN);Oliver Dimakiling(PHI)Goh Wei Ming Kevin(SIN);Nguyen Duc Hua(VIE);Roland Salvador(PHI);Kim Yap(PHI);Dao Thien Hai(VIE);Oliver Barbosa(PHI);Pham Chuong(VIE);Lou Yiping(CHN);Nguyen Thi Thanh An(VIE);Nguyen Van Huy(VIE);Haridas Pascua(PHI);Pitirotjirathon Jirapak(THA).
28-39. 2.0 POINTS-- Merben Roque(PHI);Rodolfo Panopio Jr(PHI);Tan Weiliang(SIN);Fernandez,Daniel Howard(SIN);.........
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