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by Marlon Bernardino
YOUNG chess wizards from all parts of Metro Manila as well nearby provinces will compete for honors when the 1st International Master (IM) Joel "Cholo" Banawa Kiddies 14 Years old and below Rapid Chess Championship slated on September 1 at the Open Kitchen, Rockwell Business Center-Sheridan, Highwayhills, Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City.

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Alexandra Sydney Paez (left), top Cabuyao City player, shakes hand with engr. Archimedes Balinas, before making the ceremonial moves to kick off the 8th leg (Calabarzon leg) 2019 Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas National Executive Chess Championship held here at the Centro Mall, National Highway, Pulo in Cabuyao, Laguna on Sunday.

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by Marlon Bernardino
Pattaya, Thailand---General Trias City Chess Club kids Philippine team headed by Relghie Columna, Bonjoure Fille Suyamin, Jirah Floravie Cutiyog and Geraldine Mae Camarines had another fruitful campaign this year, winning the 1st Thailand Chess Festival 2019 Junior Team (4 Players) Rapid Competition held from July 7 and 8, 2019 here at the Le Bali Resort and Spa in Pattaya, Thailand.

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Wilde Blu Junior Team will compete in the upcoming Makati Pool Players Association (MAPPA) Predator-Volturi 10-Ball Cup 2019 slated on July 19, 20 and 21 at the AMF-Puyat Superbowl and Billiards Center, Makati Cinema Square in Makati City.

More than P250,000 in cash and prizes at stake in this 10-ball event according to world renowed blogger Leslie "Anitokid" Mapugay, director of the organizing Makati Pool Players Association (MAPPA) headed by it's president Arvin Arceo.

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by Marlon Bernardino
A wide-open race looms when the eight leg of the National Executive Chess Championship dubbed as 2019 Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas Sr. Chess Cup gets underway on July 14 at the Activity Area, Centro Mall, Cabuyao City, Laguna.

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by Marlon Bernardino
History remembers the war, not the caliber of guns nor the brand of ammos. A similar standard applies in billiards where people remember the exploits of their heroes, not the tools of their craft.

Fans can talk about the greatness of Efren “Bata” Reyes, his impeccable shot-making and high game IQ. They can do analysis of Jeffrey “The Bull” De Luna’s deep run at this year’s U.S. Open and break down his superb breaking game. But only a handful can talk about the cue sticks used by the top pool players.

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