• 'Despite GM So's fall, Britton World Chess Cup will go on'

    "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.

  • 2000 Chess Team Tourney

    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.

  • Aparte, Magbanua seize Shell chess lead

    SUNGYEONG APARTE and Wesley Magbanua flashed top form and swept their first six matches to wrest the solo lead in their respective divisions in the 25th Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship Southern Mindanao leg at SM City Davao last Saturday.

    The ninth-ranked Aparte stamped his class over Mae Ducusin, Joy Atupan, Benjie Brobo and Roger Olaso, Jr. then the General Santos City NHS mainstay stunned fourth seed Ellyz Bongato and no. 3 Kurt Placencia to move on top with six points in the junior division of the country’s longest talent-search sponsored by Pilipinas Shell.


    ARMAN SUBASTE of Dasmariñas City brought home two gold medals plus a silver in the just ended 2018 PSC-Philspada National Para Games last May 18, 2018 held at the Marikina Sports Center in Marikina City.

  • Cabuyao Kiddies woodpushers kampeon sa Governor Ramil Hernandez chessfest

    by Marlon Bernardino

    NAGPAKITANG gilas ang Cabuyao Kiddies Team A na binubuo nina Webster Lagera, Sweden Paez, CJ Teoxon at Julius Taguba para magkampeon sa katatapos na Governor Ramil Hernandez Cup Inter-Town Chess Team Championships na ginanap nitong Abril 21-22, 2018 sa LLC Hall, Calamba Elementary School, Calamba City, Laguna.

  • Cebuano Jasper Rom rules Kasparov Rapid Open chessfest

    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.

  • China and Indonesia Lead Entries in Asian Universities Chess Championship

    China is the defending champion in the Asian Universities Chess Championship scheduled May 26 to June 2 this year at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City.

    The Chinese Chess Association confirmed their participation with men’s and women’s teams even as local teams from the NCAA, UAAP and SCUAA were preparing for the challenge.

  • China and Indonesia Lead Entries in Asian Universities Chess Championship

    by Marlon Bernardino

    China is the defending champion in the Asian Universities Chess Championship scheduled May 26 to June 2 this year at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City.

  • Face Off: PNP eyes revenge versus Army on May 19

    THE Philippine National Police (PNP) chess team seeks revenge against the powerhouse of Philippine Army Chess Team when the first-ever Philippine Chess Blitz Online Face Off Series Team Competition format gets underway on Saturday, May 19, 2018.


    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.

  • FM Severino edges IM Pimentel in extra game for 6th Negros Closed title

    It was tough but, sweet for FIDE Master Sander Severino after going through the best-of-5 extra match against International Master Joel Pimentel after both ended with identical 6.5 points at the end of Round 7 in the Piaya Network Broadcasting Corporation/6th Negros Closed Chess Championship at The District at the Alaya Malls in Talisay City.


    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.


    ALJI CANTONJOS,  a  sophomore financial management student of Adamson University is the 2nd leg champion of the just ended prestigious National Master Engineer Robert Arellano Chess Cup over the weekend at the famous Chess Training headquarters in Asinas Street, San Juan.

    Alji, son of National Master Allan Cantonjos, who hails from Gingoog City, Misamis, Oriental tallied 9.5 points to nailed the title.

  • GM Antonio forces draw with Indian IM Prasad; GM Torre falters 27th World Senior Chess Championship 2017 in Acqui Terme, Italy

    27th World Senior Chess Championship 2017 in Acqui Terme, Italy

    by Marlon Bernardino

    FILIPINO Grandmaster (GM) Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. (Elo 2431) halved the point with Indian International Master (IM) Devaki V Prasad (Elo 2290) in yesterday’s third round to create a tenth-way tie for sixth in the 27th World Senior Chess Championship 2017  (50+ and 65+ Open-men and women) in Acqui Terme, Italy.

  • GM Mark Paragua won $1,000 in Washington Chess Congress

    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.

  • GM Villamayor wins opener in 45th Selangor Open chess

    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.

  • I'm not dead, says Pinoy chess champ

    "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." 


    NEW YORK CITY -- The oldest Filipino to win a category title in the World Chess Open championship has surfaced after a long hiatus to belie reports he was dead.

  • IMs Pascua, Dimakiling at Roque nanatili sa kontensiyon sa 45th Selangor Open Chess

    NANATILI sa kontensiyon sina Filipino International Masters Haridas Pascua at Oliver Dimakiling at National Master Merben Roque sa pagpapatuloy ng 45th Selangor Open Chess Tournament 2018 na ginaganap sa Grand Ballroom, 5th floor, Cititel Mid Valley Hotel sa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Dahil sa tagumpay nitong seventh round Sabado ay naghatid kay Pascua sa 5.5 points para makisalo sa second hanggang 5th spots kasama sina Dimakiling, Roque at Malaysian Chan Kim Yew.

  • Int’l chess: Frayna finishes in 5-way tie at 11th place

    Janelle Mae Frayna downed Germans Nguyen Ha Tranh and Tiffany KInzel in the final two rounds to finish in a five-way tie at 11th spot in the just concluded Women’s International Open in Erfurt, Germany.


    Final Standings (Seven Round Swiss System)

    6.0 points---Marc Simborio 

    5.5 points---Mohamad Sacar, Jake Espinosa, Alvin Roma

    4.5 points---NM Julius Sinangote, NM Romeo Alcodia, Enriquez Gonzales, Richard Catindoy, Pacheco Gyngayo Jr.