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    Jayson Gonzales gains share of third after six rounds in Netherlands chessfest

    Aug 10, 2017

    FILIPINO Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales trounced Dutchman Kees Nieuwelink to move within half a point of the lead after six rounds of the 21st Hogeschool Zeeland Open 2017 in Vlissigen, The Netherlands on Wednesday.

    Gonzales outlasted Nieuwelink in 50 moves of a Guioco Piano to gain a share of third place along with nine others with five points, half a point behind co-leaders GMs Eduard Itturizaga Bonelli of Venezuela and Konstantin Landa of Russia.

    Woman GM Janelle Mae Frayna, who had won four straight, bowed to Landa in 46 moves of an irregular game and slipped to joint 13th with 4.5 points.

    The country’s first WGM was set to take on Hungarian GM Attila Czebe in the seventh round, while played against Indian IM R Praggnanandhaa.

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