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.
by Marlon BernardinoGRANDMASTER (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.
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.
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 Jr.ng 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.
INTERNATIONAL MASTER Jan Emmanuel Garcia and Jeth Romy Morado posted contrasting results in the second round to share the lead with two points each in the 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 Sunday.
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.
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.
ALL systems go for the Cayetano "Jun" R. Santos Jr. team chess tournament dubbed as JRS chess tatluhan 1950 and below team tournament that opens on September 3, 2017 (Sunday) at the JRS Chess Club, Ampid One, San Mateo, Rizal.
Cayetano "Jun" R. Santos Jr. much known Chess God Father in San Mateo, Rizal said teams competing are coming from San Mateo, Marikina, Montalban, Antipolo, Caloocan, Manila, Quezon City among others.
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.
ALEXANDRA Sydney Paez lived up to her billing by clinching the title of the 23rd Golden Mind Chess Tournament (Under-14) was held last Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Tagumpay Canteen, Poblacion in Lipa City, Batangas.
Paez, the pride of Cabuyao, Laguna scored a total of 6.5 points in the seventh-round Swiss System format event to annex the title and the P3,000 champion purse plus a trophy.
PIPIGILAN ni national champion Grandmaster (GM) Darwin Laylo sina 13-times Philippine Open champion Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. at Grandmaster elect International Master Ronald Dableo sa prestiyosong titulo ng pagsulong ng Chief PNP (Philippine National Police) Cup King of the Board Chess Challenge na may temang "Push Pawns Not Drugs" na iinog sa Linggo, Mayo 13, 2018 na gaganapin sa Camp Crame, Quezon City.
CEBU---Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., the 13-times Philippines Open champion, suffered a stinging defeat in Monday's second round to drop out of the lead in the 2018 Philippine National Games (PNG) Chess Tournament being held at the Robinson Galleria Cebu here.
NATIONAL MASTER lawyer Bob Jones Liwagon shocked rivals as he emerged champion in the sixth leg Alphaland National Executive Chess Championship held at the Activity Hall, Second Floor Alphaland Makati Place in Malugay Street, Makati City on Saturday.
Final Standings: (Seven Round Swiss System)
16.0 points---Maravril 1 15.5 points---Chinito 14.0 points---Mr. Gold's Chess Team 13.5 points---Sureball 13.0 points---Tinador's Counter Gambit, Congreso Team
12.5 points---JBJ Team, LB Knights 11.5 points---SCUAA 11.0 points---All In, Team ni Kuya JV 10.5 points---Escape from Alcatraz, Crytobit X, Tirador's Defense 10.0 points---Melcon Transport
9.5 points---Team INC 9.0 points---Melcon II 8.5 points---UE Women's Team 8.0 points---San Mateo II, Pangpagulo 7.5 points---United Pasig Chess Club 6.5 points---San Mateo Team
6.0 points---Maravril II
The Maravril Enterprise Team B stole the limelight by winning the 2nd Chessmates Dos Por Dos Dalawahan 2000 Chess Team Tournament last October 22,2017 at the Alphaland Southgate Mall Magallanes, Makati City.
With Fide Master Christopher Castellano and Engineer Benjie Esquejo at the helm, Maravril chess team backed up by Capt. Melvin Duay won the title with 11 game points output in the event organized by New Jersey-based US master Arthur Macaspac.
MAGIGING kapana-panabik ang pagbubukas ng 5th leg Alphaland National Executive Chess Championships Mindanao leg kung saan mismong sina Lake Sebu town mayor Antonio Fungan at South Cotabato Gov.Daisy Avance-Fuentes ang naimbitahang magsasagawa ng ceremonial moves at magbibigay ng inspirational message sa mga kalahok sa event na inorganisa ng Philippine Executive Chess Association (PECA) na gaganapin sa Mayo 26, 2018 sa Punta Isla Lake Resort sa South Cotabato.
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