In this event, a total of 4 rounds in 8 boards of Standard games and 2 rounds of Rapid games was proposed and agreed upon for this encounter. Although PHI won 2.5-1.5 in the Standard match points, the game points scored was 16 points by both teams.
In the Rapid event, PHI was ahead 1.5-.5 in match points and likewise prevailed with a 10-6 score in game points.
INA bounced back on the 5th round with a 5.5-2.5 score and had the chance to make a successful comeback via tiebreak had they won the last round. Delightedly, PHI managed to keep their nerves under control to overcome the pressure and came out victorious with a decisive 6-2 result.
All in all, PHI won 4-2 in match points from its score of 26 game points as against the 22 game points of INA to capture the 1st Future Chess Champions Chess Match between the Philippines and Indonesia. Daniel Quizon playing on category Under-14 Open was the best PHI performer by scoring 5.5-.5 against Gilbert Elroy Tarigan of INA.
Hopefully, this great idea of the Indonesian Chess Federation headed by Senator and Grandmaster Utut Adianto will be a permanent fixture in the years to come as a way to help our young champions in their pursuit of chess excellence.
Below are the complete 48 games played in 8 boards in all 6 rounds.