GINO ANGELO Asuncion toppled Jerson Pantalita in a duel of fancied bets in the sixth and final round to capture the 19 years old and below crown while James Catayas bested Giant Luis Navalta in the tie break points to ruled the 11 years old and below in the just ended 2nd Dr. Marlonsky Youth Chess Cup Tournament was held at the Dr. Marlonsky Chess Center, Catalya Compound, Prk 5A, in front of Orchard Lane Homes (about minute walk from Buda National Highway); Km 20, Bgy. Los Amigos, Tugbok District in Davao City last Sunday, October 7, 2018.
Asuncion put on a strong start and a stronger finish to run away with the 19 years old and below crown with 5.5 points to went home the top prize P3,000.
The one day Rapid event (15 minutes plus three seconds increment ) is organized by General Surgeon Dr. Marlon Lepiten Sayson Jr., backed up by Mindanao Chessmastes and Knights of the Square Table,sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines and supervised by FNA Joseph Gener"Jojo" Palero, NA Cecilio "Ely"Acas and NA Alfred Moulic.
Hareve James Sumatra, meantime defeated Kurt John Placencia to create a two-way tie for second place with fellow five pointer Ryan Gabriel Rasay, who brought down Wesley Jovan Magbanua.
Sumatra took the runner-up prize of P2,000 with a superior tiebreak score against third placer Pasay who got P1,000.
Catayas and Navalta, on the other hand, both tallied 5.5 points, but the former (Catayas) had a better tie break points against the latter's (Navalta) to win the 11 years old and below division.
Catayas trounced Monica Lorraine Togonon in the final canto while Navalta dealt Yosef Delos Reyes.
Catayas receive the top prize P3,000 while Navalta pocketed P2,000 and third placer Antony Vanest Escalante (4.5 points) got P1,000.-Marlon Bernardino-