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    Job evaluation by Bobby Ang - Business World 12.5.08 The 2008 Dresden Olympiad was a great triumph for Armenia, Israel earned its first medals (silver) ever, and the bronze for the American team was the result of a great comeback. How did the Philippine team do? We finished in 46th place while our regional rivals China was 7th, Vietnam 9th, India 16th and Bangladesh just finished a notch lower than us at 47th! Doesn’t that make you want to pull at your hair and kick something? Is Vietnam now really a stronger chess country than the Philippines? Do you recall that Bangladesh beat us in the last round of Bled 2002 and placed higher than us? We had better rout it in a team tournament somewhere soon, or it might start getting ideas! Sheesh — in the ’70s we had the arrogance to send a student team (if my memory serves this included Bordonada, Mascarinas, Maninang, Caturla and Roger Abella) plus Rudy Tan Cardoso to the Asian Championships and we still beat all these countries handily. Obviously, I am not happy with the Philippine team’s performance in Dresden, but let us put in a little objectivity here, for there has been a lot of nonsense coming out lately. For example, I saw Sammy Estimo, former chess Olympiad team captain, write a commentary in the papers: "Our team to the Dresden Chess Olympiad was doomed even before it left. Its composition — from a faulty national qualifying system — and board assignments were pitiful. "Top off ...

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