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FILIPINO Grandmaster (GM) Buenaventura "Bong" Villamayor beat Malaysian Woman Candidate Master (WCM) Jia-Tien Chua at the start of the 45th Selangor Open Chess Tournament 2018 held at the Grand Ballroom, 5th floor, Cititel Mid Valley Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday.

The Singapore based Pinoy chess teacher Villamayor with an 2427 Elo rating, expertly handed the white pieces to outclass his lowerranked Malaysian rival who has an Elo rating of 1750.

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by Marlon Bernardino

NAGKAMPEON nag Far Eastern University (FEU) chess team sa katatapos na 6th Red Kings Chess Tournament na tinampukang Open Doubles Team Chess Championship na ginanap sa Multipurpose Hall, Meralco Fitness Center, Meralco Compound, Ortigas Avenue sa Pasig City, nitong weekend (Abril 22, 2018).
Ito ay isinahimpapawid ng live worldwide sa YouTube at Facebook channel ng National Chess Federation of the Philippines.

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NAUWI sa "fighting draw" ang tagisan ng talino sa pagitan nina Super GM Wesley So (Elo 2786) at GM Awonder Liang (Elo 2552) matapos ang Round 3 ng 2018 US Championship na ginanap sa Saint Louis Chess & Scholastic Chess Club sa St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Sabado ng umaga.

Tangan ang itim na piyesa, nakipaghatian ng puntos ang tubong Bacoor, Cavite na si Si kontra kay Liang matapos ang 57 moves ng French defense. Nang natapus ang laro sina So at Liang ay may tig isang kabayo at tig tatlong piyon sa kanilang "knight and pawn engame."

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TUTULAK na ang Paranaque Chess Association (PCA) “The Return” 118th Edition Non-Master 2000 and kiddies Under 14 1900 chess tournament ngayon Linggo, Abril 22 sa Event Area, Building B sa SM Bicutan, Paranaque City.

Bukas ang nasabing torneo sa lahat ng manlalaro na hindi lalagpas sa 2000 NCFP rating base sa January 1, 2018 list ayon kay tournament director Canada-based Dr. Bong Perez kung saan ay ipapatupad ang FIDE Laws of Chess sa six round swiss system, 20 minutes plus five seconds delay time control format.

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TINALO ni Woman Candidate Master Kylen Joy Mordido ng Dasmariñas City, Cavite kontra si Mary Joy Tan ng Misamis Oriental para ihatid ang Region IV-A-Southern Tagalog Calabarzon Athletic Association (STCAA) sa titulo at gold medal sa Individual Standard Competition ng 2018 Palarong Pambansa Chess Tournament Girls, Secondary division na ginanap sa Vigan City, Ilocos Sur nitong Biyernes.
Si Mordido na produkto ng Dasmariñas Chess Academy na itinatag nina Dasmariñas mayor Elpidio "Pidi" Barzaga Jr. at congresswoman Jenny Barzaga ay nakaipon ng 6.5 puntos sa pitong laro.

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WOMAN NATIONAL MASTER (WNM) Christy Lamiel Bernales proved unstoppable to lead Team Hermida into a victory with a masterful conquest over Woman Fide Master (WFM) Cherry Ann Mejia, 2-1, in an armageddon tie-break and Woman International Master (WIM) Bernadette Galas, 2-0, of Team Orbe, respectively on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in the five minutes, five second delay, Blitz time control format dubbed as Rage of Angels Part II, broadcasted live worldwide through the YouTube and Facebook channel of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines.

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