by Marlon Bernardino
    ANG first Bicol international chess tournament na inorganisa ng D’Plaza Chess  Association of the Philippines ay tutulak sa Disyembre 7-13, 2018 sa scenic Albay province kung saan matatagpuan ang Mayon Volcano kasama sa eighth wonder of the world.
  • Datu, Largo top Pampanga Open and Kiddies Fide Rated Chess Tournament

    by Marlon Bernardino
    (Open division,Nine Round Swiss-System )
    8.5 points---NM Alcon John Datu
    7.0 points---GM Darwin Laylo, IM Roel Abelgas, Samson Chhiu Chhin Lim, FM Nelson Villanueva, IM Ronald Dableo, Don Tyrone Delos Santos,  Istraelito Rilloraza, Lennon Hart Salgados, Antonio Almodal III
    6.5 points---Sherwin Tiu, Michael Concio Jr.
  • Doroy falters, Fronda wins in 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships

    MAKATI CITY, Philippines –Woman FIDE Master Allaney Jia G. Doroy (elo 1972) suffered a stinging defeat in Saturday’s sixth round to drop out of the top ten in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships (2nd Manny Pacquiao Cup) at the Tiara Oriental Hotel in Makati.

    The 33th seed Doroy, one of the top players of National University (NU) Team Manager Samson Go yielded to 16th seed Woman International Master Tianlu Gu (2231) of China.

  • Dumuk, Paez, Navalta, Lumbania nakopo ang Fide International Organizer title

    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.

  • Elorta wins Christmas Open Blitz chess tournament

    by Marlon Bernardino
    Final Standings: (Nine Round Swiss-System, Three Minutes plus two seconds increment, 86 players)
    7.5 points---FM David Elorta
    7.0 points---IM Paulo Bersamina, FM Stephen Rome Pangilinan, IM Oliver Dimakiling, FM Austin Jacob Literatus, IM Angelo Young
    6.5 points---GM Darwin Laylo, WGM Janelle Mae Frayna, FM Mari Joseph Turqueza
    6.0 points---Don Tyrone Delos Santos, Darry Bernardo, FM Alekhine Nouri, IM Chris Ramayrat Jr., FM Nelson "Elo" Mariano III, NM John Merill Jacutina, IM Ricardo de Guzman, Manasseh Jao

  • Face Off: Orbe nakatutok sa paghihiganti kay Dumadag sa Canon Carlsen Kasparov chess tilt

    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.

  • 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 Elorta is Chess Circle Club-All Masters Rapid chess champion

    FIDE Master David Elorta emerged the winner of the one-day tough Chess Circle Club-All Masters Rapid chess tournament which concluded last Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the second floor Activity Hall of Alphaland Makati Place in Malugay Street, Makati City.

    Elorta, a habitue of Tarrasch Knight Chess Club in Guadalupe Mall, collected 6.0 points to win the seven-round tournament going home with the top purse of P10,000 and “Eugene Torre Trophy” in the National Chess Federation of the Philippines sanctioned tournament organized by Chess Circle Club International founding head/ president Leonardo "Nards" Jimenez and vice president Exy Perez in close cooperation with Asia's First Grandmaster Eugene Torre, Lea Bautista and Alphaland Corporation which attracted 26 country's chess masters.

  • 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.

  • FM Villanueva naghari sa Penang, Malaysia Blitz chess; AGM Suelo ika-4 na puwesto

    PINATUNAYAN ni FIDE Master (FM) Nelson Villanueva na isa siya sa Philippines’ top blitz chess players matapos magkampeon sa Penang Heritage City International Chess Blitz 2018 na ginanap sa Red Rock Hotel sa Penang, Malaysia nitong Huwebes.

    Giniba ni FM Villanueva si Singaporean Ethan Xuan Rui Poh sa final round tungo sa total score 12 points sa 13 outings para makopo ang coveted title sa 124 player's field, five minutes blitz time control format.


    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.

  • Garma defeats chess legend Torre in 5th round

    Standings after round 5: (Standard competition)
    4.5 points---IM Chito Garma (Philippines), NM Cesar Caturla (Philippines)
    4.0 points---IM Petronio Roca (Philippines)
    3.5 points---GM Eugene Torre (Philippines), NM Carlo Lorena (Philippines), IM Angelo Young (Philippines), NM Roulzon Roullo (Philippines), FM Rinas Oleg (Kazakshtan)
    3.0 points---FM Adrian Ros Pacis (Philippines), FM Syarif Mahmud (Indonesia), Than Khin (Myanmar)


    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 Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. leads in 2018 Lifecore Enterprises Open Rapid Fide Rated Chess

    by Marlon Bernardino
    GRANDMASTER (GM) Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., the 12-times Philippine Open Champion, will lead local chess masters seeing action in the 2018 Lifecore Enterprises Open Rapid Fide Chess Tournament on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Xentro Mall in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

  • 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.

  • Hicap, Galicia, Canlas, Rojano nanguna sa listahan ng executive sa 2018 Chooks to Go National Rapid Chess Championships

    by Marlon Bernardino

    ILAN sa country's top executive players sa pangunguna nina engineer Joel Hicap ng DPWH Muntinlupa, lawyer Melzar Galicia, engineer Ravel Canlas ng Pagcor at Juan "Jun" Rojano Manila City hall ang nagkumpirma ng kanilang partisipasyon sa annual 2nd Chooks to Go National Rapid Chess Championships Executive division sa Oktubre 6, 2018 na gaganapin sa Activity Center Ayala Malls South Park sa Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

  • IM Angelo Young dinomina ang Dunkin Donuts Chess Challenge

    NAPATAAS ni International Master Angelo Young ang kanyang moral sa pagkampeon niya sa Dunkin Donuts Chess Challenge sa muli niyang pakikipagtagisan ng isipan sa 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships sa Disyembre 10 hanggang 18, 2018 na gaganapin sa Tiara Oriental Hotel Malugay corner Talisay Streets, San Antonio Village, Makati City.