The favorites came through in the end, as GMs Mark Paragua and Darwin Laylo and IMs Enrico Sevillano, Andranik Matikozayn and Tim Taylor tied for first with 4-1. The other two sections saw clear but unexpected winners, as Fernando Sevilla (1826) topped the Under 2000 section, while Gabriel Bisson (1073!) took first in the Under 1400. Simone Liao scored 5-0 in the Scholastic Open, while David Minasyan, Shelley Anthopoulos and Darren Leung tied with 4-1 in the Scholastic Reserve. Hex sections went to Craig Clawitter, Sergey Yurenok and Max Landaw (tied) and Zaven Khachiyan. Complete standings may be found here.
IM Tim Taylor - John Daniel Bryant [E79]
6th Western Pacific Open (4), 30.03.2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.f4 c5 7.Nf3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nc6 9.Be3 Ng4 10.Bxg4 Bxd4 11.Bxd4 Bxg4 12.Qxg4 Nxd4 13.Qd1 e5 14.0-0 f5 15.exf5 gxf5 16.Nd5 Qd7 17.Qh5 Kh8 18.fxe5 dxe5 19.Rae1 Rae8 20.Qh6 Rf7 21.Re3 f4 22.Re4 Re6 23.Qh5 Rf5 24.Qd1 Qg7 25.Nxf4 Ref6 26.Rxe5 Rxe5 27.Qxd4 Ref5 28.g3 h5 29.Rf2 h4 30.Nh5 Rxf2 31.Nxg7 Rf1+ 32.Kg2 Kxg7 33.Qxa7 Rf7 34.Qd4+ Kg8 35.Qg4+ Kf8 36.Qxh4 R1f2+ 37.Kh3 Kg8 38.Qd8+ Kg7 39.Qd4+ Kg8 40.g4 R7f3+ 41.Kh4 Rxh2+ 42.Kg5 Rh7 43.Kg6 Rf8 44.b4 Re7 45.c5 Re6+ 46.Kh5 Rfe8 47.g5 Kf7 48.g6+ Kg8 49.Kh6 R8e7 50.b5 Re2 51.Qd8+ Re8 52.Qd5+ R8e6 53.Qxb7 Re7 54.Qa8+ Re8 55.Qd5+ R8e6 56.b6 Kf8 57.Qd8+ 1-0