MANILA, Philippines — Fide Master (FM) David Elorta showed why he is one of the fastest Filipino chess players today as he topped the second edition of the Baby Uno Chess Challenge, Free Registration Online Blitz Tournament at the lichess.org on Sunday (June 14, 2020).
Elorta scored 12.5 points on account of 11 wins, three draws and 1 loss in the 15 rounds swiss system using the time control of three minutes plus two seconds increment.
Grandmaster (GM) Darwin Laylo came second with undefeated score of 12 points on 9 wins and 6 draws.
Grandmaster (GM) Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., International Master (IM) Marvin Miciano , youthful Jasper Faeldonia, Eric Mordido and kiddie player Jeremy Marticio wound up tied for third with 10.5 points each but the former edged in the tiebreaker in this tournament sponsored by Seaman Chief Engr. Julio V. Trunio Jr., Jubail Kingdom of Saudi Arabia based Mr. Jimmy Reyes, PECA president Dr. Fred Paez, Chief PSSUPT. Jaime Osit Santos, Sportsman Mr. Kim Zafra, Engr. Ernie Faeldonia, Auckland New Zealand based Mr. Jun Isaac, Former NCFP Director Ed Madrid, Dr. Jenny Mayor, Mr. Ron Demain, Mr. Mc Daniel Ebao and Pretty Zada Skincare Product.
GM Antonio is the inaugural champion.
Rounding up the top 10 were Jhulo Goloran (10 pts.), Thotiebar Alejano (10 pts.) and Fide Master Alexander Lupian (10 pts.).
Also receiving special awards in the recent tournament also backed up by Philippine E-9 Chess Club in South Korea headed by Mr. Jun Jun Jabay, Mr. Norwin Altez Marasigan, Mr. Ruel Gomez, Mr. Recca Carcueva, Mr. Don Ken Calendario, Mr. Lando Balao Jr. and Mr. Wilson Valenton were NM/engr. Robert Arellano (Top PECA executive), AGM Marlon Bernardino (Top media), Jeffrey Pascual (Top Pampanga), Queenie Mae Bunaos Samarita (Top Lady) and Percel Sandreho (Top kiddy 11 years old and below).
The third edition of the Baby Uno Chess Challenge, Free Registration Online Blitz Tournament gets underway on Friday (June 19, 2020) at 8pm at the lichess.org.-Marlon Bernardino-