Teenager Salloum upsets Dr Chang
JUSTIN SALLOUM created an upset in his opening game of the De
Verteuil Memorial Open Chess tournament on Thursday at DRETCHI,
Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain.
In the field are 44 players, among them well known Cuban Chess Coach
International Master Humberto Pecorelli who is visiting our country
as a guest of the Caribbean and Latin American Chess Academy.
Salloum who won the Under-14 prize at the Sagicor Open International
Junior Chess Championships earlier this month in Barbados came up
against the experience Dr Eddison Chang in the first round.
Chang, a finalist in the up-coming National Championships was unable
to solve the tactical problems that Salloum posed.
Chang using the two Knights defense against e4 opening that the
young St Mary’s College student adopted made a tactical error early
in the game on move 12 which forced Chang to sacrifice his Queen for
a Rook in a desperate attempt to recover from this mistake.
But he couldn’t and resigned on his 30th move.
FIDE Master Mario Merritt in another game narrowly escaped defeat at
the hands of his lesser rated opponent John Everon.
Former national champion and finalist for National Championships,
Cecil Lee, drew his game with nine- year-old Keron Cabralis, winner
of the Under-10 prize at the Sagicor Open International Junior Chess
The tournament, which honours a veteran chess player, Faustin De
Verteuil continues tomorrow from 7 pm at DRETCHI, Wrightson Road,
Pairings for Round 2— IM Humberto Pecorelli Garcia (1.0) VS David
Jones (1.0); David Fortune (1.0) VS Ryan Harper (1.0); FM Mario
Merritt (1.0) VS Colin Kinght (1.0); Marcus Joseph (1.0) VS Cesar
Ramos (1.0); Ravishen Singh (1.0) VS Justin Salloum (1.0); Nicholas
Chin (1.0) VS Frank Yee (1.0); David Christopher (1.0) VS Gregory
Boyce (1.0); Christopher Raphael (1.0) VS Loenard Duncan (1.0);
Andrew Bowles (1.0) VS Bryan Valentine (1.0)
Eddison Chang (0.0) VS Cecil Lee (0.5); Keron Cabralis (0.5) VS
Christo Cave (0.0); Frank Sears (0.0) VS Prince Primus (0.0); Carl
Jacobs (0.0) VS Darryl Davis (0.0); Hayden Lee (0.0) VS Jane Kennedy
(0.0); Patrick Anthony (0.0) VS Barton Gomez (0.0); Alpacino Smith
(0.0) VS Kenneth Fitzpatrick (0.0); Denzil Gellineau (0.0) VS Shamah
Khan (0.0); Ian Soloman (0.0) VS John Everon (0.0); Frank Furlong
(0.0) VS Arlene Blackman (0.0); Daven Maynard (0.0) VS Louis
Wiltshire (0.0); Prakash Persad (0.0) VS Joseph Laquis (0.0); Myron
Barnett (0.0) VS David Maynard (0.0)