Manila, Philippines---Three-year-old Magnus Carlsen Sidaya-Roma, currently holds the distinction being youngest player in the world is pursuing youngest Grandmaster in the planet.

His proud parents Alvin and Jolibee Sidaya-Roma from Rodriguez, Rizal are very confident it will happen in the future.

Both Alvin and Jolibee Sidaya-Roma are former top varsity player of the National University (NU) in Bustillos, Sampaloc, Manila. 

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by Marlon Bernardino

US-based Filipino Jasper Rom emerged as champion in the Open section of the recently concluded Kasparov 15th anniversary Rapid 2017 last October 31, 2017 in Singapore.

Rom halved the point with countryman Singapore based Pinoy Jomel Ortiz in the last round to finish undefeated with five points on four wins and two draws in the six-round ten minutes tournament.

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The Maravril Enterprise Team B stole the limelight by winning the 2nd Chessmates Dos Por Dos Dalawahan 2000 Chess Team Tournament last October 22,2017 at the Alphaland Southgate Mall Magallanes, Makati City.

With Fide Master Christopher Castellano and Engineer Benjie Esquejo at the helm, Maravril chess team backed up by Capt. Melvin Duay won the title with 11 game points output in the event organized by New Jersey-based US master Arthur Macaspac.

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Final Standings: (Single Round-Robin Format, Three Minutes plus two seconds increment, Blitz)

FORMER Rizal Technological University (RTU) mainstay National Master Julius Sinangote flashed his old deadly form winning the prestigious  National Master Engineer Robert Arellano Chess Cup last Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the famous Chess Training headquarters in Asinas Street, San Juan.

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Filipino Grandmaster Mark Paragua failed to win the coveted title but didn't go home empty handed when he received the $1,000 prize money by topping the Mixed Doubles category along with team mate US player Rachana Bhanuprasad.

The native Bulacan  GM Paragua tallied 4.5 points in the Open section while Bhanuprasad notch 5.5 points in the Under 1300 section of the 4th Annual Washington Chess Congress last October 6-9, 2017, at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

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"In chess, knowledge is a very transient thing. It changes so fast that even a single mouse-slip sometimes changes the evaluation." 

-- Viswanathan Anand

By Alex P. Vidal

NEW YORK CITY -- Mansion World Chess Cup Blitz Championship organizer and chief arbiter Rainier M. Labay vowed to continue holding the five-round tournament despite the elimination of Filipino Grand Master Wesley So in the ongoing FIDE World Chess Cup 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

The Mansion World Chess Cup was conceptualized after So, 24, a Cavite-born Filipino who now plays for the United States, vaulted into the sem-final of the 128-player single elimination chess tournament.

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Nagpakitang gilas ang Maravril Enterprise Team B matapos maangkin ang titulo ng 2nd Chessmates Dos Por Dos Dalawahan 2000 Chess Team Tournament nitong Oktubre 22,2017 na ginanap sa Alphaland Southgate Mall Magallanes, Makati City.

Sa pagrenda nina Fide Master Christopher Castellano at Engineer Benjie Esquejo kung saan ang Maravril chess team na suportado ni Capt. Melvin Duay ay nakopo ang titulo matapos itarak ang 11 game points output sa event na inorganisa ni New Jersey-based US master Arthur Macaspac.

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Final Standings: (Seven Round Swiss System)

16.0 points---Maravril 1 15.5 points---Chinito 14.0 points---Mr. Gold's Chess Team 13.5 points---Sureball 13.0 points---Tinador's Counter Gambit, Congreso Team

12.5 points---JBJ Team, LB Knights 11.5 points---SCUAA 11.0 points---All In, Team ni Kuya JV 10.5 points---Escape from Alcatraz, Crytobit X, Tirador's Defense 10.0 points---Melcon Transport

9.5 points---Team INC 9.0 points---Melcon II 8.5 points---UE Women's Team 8.0 points---San Mateo II, Pangpagulo 7.5 points---United Pasig Chess Club 6.5 points---San Mateo Team

6.0 points---Maravril II

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