Less than a year ago, I overheard a comment that the Filipino players who were taking part in the Penang open of 2010 could not seriously be considered contenders for any future Philippine Olympiad chess team.Read the full article by Quah Seng Sun
Sometimes it is dangerous to say such things because it is possible that something may happen to show up the folly of this sweeping comment. Time has shown that in the case of Oliver Barbosa.
Ten months ago, Barbosa was virtually unknown in Malaysia despite being an international master with a 2451 rating. But he came to Penang in December last year and snatched the first prize.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Star features GM-elect Oliver Barbosa
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