"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.
A chess competition dubbed as 1st Hon. Maria Teresa "Tet" Perez-Naguiat Urdaneta City Fiesta Cup Chess Challenge 2100 and below gets underway on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at the 3rd floor Event Center, CB Mall in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.
Tournament officials Edwin Ellazar and Rodney Palaming said the event is initiative of Hon. Maria Teresa "Tet" Perez-Naguiat in cooperation with CB Mall in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.
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.
by Marlon Bernardino
THE 2nd Dr. Marlonsky Youth Chess Cup Tournament gets underway on October 7, 2018 at Dr. Marlonsky Chess Center, Catalya Compound, Prk 5A, infront of Orchard Lane Homes (about minute walk from Buda National Highway); Km 20, Bgy. Los Amigos, Tugbok District in Davao City.
THE battle of wits unfurls Sunday, October 28, 2018 as the one-day 3rd Carlsen Kasparov Chess Club's Weekly Open Rapid Chess Tournament dubbed as Imus Open Rapid Chess Championship opens at nine a.m. at the City Mall along Aguinaldo Highway in Imus, Cavite.
The rapid event will feature two division tournament, an Open division and Kiddies under 12 and 1900 limit rating category.
HANDA na si Angeles City chess champion Tiv F. Omangay sa pagkatawan sa bansa sa nalalapit na 19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Age Group Chess Championship na gaganapin sa The Royal Mandaya Hotel sa Davao City mula Hunyo 18 hanggang 28, 2018 na gaganapin sa The Royal Mandaya Hotel sa Davao City.
13-times Philippine Open champion Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. downed National Master Rolando Andador in 32 moves of a Pirc defense, Austrian attack variation to gain a share of the lead in the third round of the 2018 National Chess Championship dubbed as Trip To Batumi Grand Finals being held at the Second Floor, Activity Hall, Alphaland Makati Place in Malugay Street, Makati City late Monday.
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.
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.
London, United Kingdom—Norwegian chess superstar Magnus Carlsen on Wednesday cemented his reputation as the game’s greatest player after demolishing US hopeful Fabiano Caruana in a winner-take-all world championship decider.
By Marlon Bernardino
THE 1st leg Invitational Rapid Chess Tournament will be staged on August 31, 2018, Friday at the RJVA Building Crossing Palapala, Barangay Sampaloc I, along Aguinaldo Highway, City of Dasmarinas, Cavite.
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.
SINGAPORE---LIKE wine, Lincoln "Linky" Yap gets better with age.
Relying on his experience and mastery of the complicated game, the 60-year-old Yap, the pride of Cebu saved the Philippines' Bulldogs/Psalms 23 chess team anew by beating Rodolfo Janely in their London System Opening skirmish in Board 4 to help seal a 3.5-0.5 win over Bulldog Chess Brotherhood and a place in the top 2 after eight rounds of the QCD SG Chess League at the Aqueen Hotel in Paya Lebar, Singapore late Friday, August 24, 2018 here.
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.
Some of the country's woodpushers will vie for top honors when the Christmas Blitz Chess Tournament gets underway on December 19 at the Philippine Academy For Chess Excellence (PACE) at number 56 Mindanao Avenue, Project 6, Quezon City.
NAKOPO nina National Chess Federation of the Philippines executive director Red Dumuk, Audit Manager Diwa Learning Systems Inc. Ricky Navalta, Laguna Chess Association head Dr. Alfredo "Fred" Paez at Cebuano and Cebuano Jojo Lumbania ang FIDE International Organizer title matapos makapasa sa FIDE International Organizer Seminars and Examination test na ginanap sa Tagaytay International Convention Center nitong Linggo kasabay ng pagdaraos ng 9th Asian Seniors Chess Championships.
ISA lamang ang nasa isipan ni Philippine executive champion lawyer Cliburn Anthony Orbe ng Alphaland Corporation na makaganti sa pakikipagtagisan ng talino kontra kay Laurence Wilfred “Larry” Dumadag ng United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sa pagdaraos ng Moulded Mind Chess Club ang tinampukang Friendly Match-Up gets ngaun Linggo sa City Mall Anabu sa Imus City, Cavite.
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