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PH chess genius Al-Basher "Basty" Buto tries to sneak into the top 5 when it tangles with Vietnamese Phan Tran Bao Khang in the seventh round of the 20th Asean + Age Group Chess Championships 2019 at the Golden Mandalay Hotel and Hotel Hazel in Mandalay City, Myanmar on Saturday.

The grade 4 pupil of Faith Christian School in Cainta, Rizal was beaten by Candidate Master Pham Tran Gia Phuc of Vietnam in Round 6 in the Under-10 Boys' open division on Thursday.With the setback, Al-Basher remains at 3.5 points, two points behind with sole leader Nguyen Thai Son of Vietnam.

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The Philippines' Mark Jay Bacojo continued his winning run by beating Myanmar’s top gunner Kyaw Myat Aung to remain on top in the on-going 20th Asean + Age Group Chess Championships 2019 at the Golden Mandalay Hotel and Hotel Hazel in Mandalay City, Myanmar on Thursday.

With the win, the pride of Dasmarinas City, Cavite, playing under the banner of Mayor Elpidio "Pidi" Barzaga Jr., raise his total 5.5 points on account of five wins and a draw after six games of play in the Under-14 Boys' open division of the Standard competition.

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JEREMY MARTICIO, a grade 8 pupil of Pulo National High School in Cabuyao City, Laguna dominated the Fide-Rated 2nd Meralco Youth Rapid Chess tourney last Sunday, June 9 at the Multi-Purpose hall, Meralco compound, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.

The 13-years-old Jeremy, whose stint here is being supported by Mayor Mel Gecolea, Dr. Fred Paez, Jolly Smile Dental Clinic and Cabuyao City Chess Club, collected 7.5 points on seven wins and one draw to enroute the Under 14 kiddies chess crown plus the top purse of P4,000 and a trophy.

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It might be too early to tell, but several fans are saying this young chess wizards is going to be the next Eugene Torre.

At 7, Oshrie Jhames Reyes of Dila Dila, Santa Rita, Pampanga has won in the Central Zone Athletic Academic Meet ( CZAAM ) and INC Unity Games 2019, Inter locals & District. His other achievements are 2nd place in the 1st kiddies tournament of Golden Moves Chess Club, 4th place in the National Age Group Grand Finals and 5th place in the National Youth &School Championship Luzon leg.

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by Marlon Bernardino
Final Standings: (Seven Round Swiss-System, 76 player's field)
6.0 points---Angele Tenshi Biete, Jeremy Marticio
5.5 points--- Ritchie James Abeleda, Franchesca Largo, Karlycris Clarito Jr., Ma. Elayza Villa
5.0 points---Mark John Baliwang, Janmyl Dilan Tisado, Bonjoure Fille Suyamin, Mar Aviel Carredo, Ivan Gelua, Gladimir Chester Romero, Cyrus James Damiray, Mark Joseph Barbosa, Jersey Marticio
4.5 points---WFM Antonella Berthe Racasa, Rey Julius Taguba, John Matthew Alvarado, Jean Antonette Brade, Ghynard Rafael Catel

Angele Tenshi Biete, an incoming grade 8 pupil of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School, won the Open Kitchen Kiddies 14 Years old and be

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PH young cue artist Bernie Regalario will be the man to beat in the Wilde Blu 9-ball and 10-ball Challenge, winner-take all tournament set this weekend at the Ding's Billiards in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

The Wilde Blu 9-ball Challenge, winner-take all tournament on Saturday followed by Wilde 10 -ball Challenge, winner-take all tournament on Sunday.

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Standings after Round 6: (12 player's field, Single Round-Robin Format)

5.0 points---IM Angelo Young, Edgar "Bote" Bautista
4.0 points---FM Adrian Pacis, Eduardo Tungia, Jun Isaac
3.5 points---Agripino Camposano, NM Efren Bagamasbad
2.5 points---Felix Duterte
2.0 points---Eduardo Madrid
1.5 points---NM Allan Sasot
1.0 point--- Vic Alfaro
0.0---WCM Imelda Flores

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