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DR. JENNY MAYOR reinforced his position as one of the Philippines’ top executive chess players when he ruled the Philippine Executive Chess Association (PECA) 4th leg Alphaland National Executives Chess Circuit Visayas Leg held at the Kubo Bar Garden and Restaurant in Kalibo, Aklan Saturday Night, April 28, 2018, broadcasted live worldwide through the YouTube and Facebook channel of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines.

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by Marlon Bernardino

NAGPAKITANG gilas ang Cabuyao Kiddies Team A na binubuo nina Webster Lagera, Sweden Paez, CJ Teoxon at Julius Taguba para magkampeon sa katatapos na Governor Ramil Hernandez Cup Inter-Town Chess Team Championships na ginanap nitong Abril 21-22, 2018 sa LLC Hall, Calamba Elementary School, Calamba City, Laguna.

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China is the defending champion in the Asian Universities Chess Championship scheduled May 26 to June 2 this year at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City.

The Chinese Chess Association confirmed their participation with men’s and women’s teams even as local teams from the NCAA, UAAP and SCUAA were preparing for the challenge.

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FILIPINO Grandmaster (GM) Buenaventura "Bong" Villamayor beat Malaysian Woman Candidate Master (WCM) Jia-Tien Chua at the start of the 45th Selangor Open Chess Tournament 2018 held at the Grand Ballroom, 5th floor, Cititel Mid Valley Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday.

The Singapore based Pinoy chess teacher Villamayor with an 2427 Elo rating, expertly handed the white pieces to outclass his lowerranked Malaysian rival who has an Elo rating of 1750.

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by Marlon Bernardino

NAGKAMPEON nag Far Eastern University (FEU) chess team sa katatapos na 6th Red Kings Chess Tournament na tinampukang Open Doubles Team Chess Championship na ginanap sa Multipurpose Hall, Meralco Fitness Center, Meralco Compound, Ortigas Avenue sa Pasig City, nitong weekend (Abril 22, 2018).
Ito ay isinahimpapawid ng live worldwide sa YouTube at Facebook channel ng National Chess Federation of the Philippines.

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NAUWI sa "fighting draw" ang tagisan ng talino sa pagitan nina Super GM Wesley So (Elo 2786) at GM Awonder Liang (Elo 2552) matapos ang Round 3 ng 2018 US Championship na ginanap sa Saint Louis Chess & Scholastic Chess Club sa St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Sabado ng umaga.

Tangan ang itim na piyesa, nakipaghatian ng puntos ang tubong Bacoor, Cavite na si Si kontra kay Liang matapos ang 57 moves ng French defense. Nang natapus ang laro sina So at Liang ay may tig isang kabayo at tig tatlong piyon sa kanilang "knight and pawn engame."

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