• Pinoy Calvelo wins 3rd in Canada Open chess

    Filipino Jelvis Arandela Calvelo settled for 3rd overall in the 2017 Canadian Open Chess Championship (Under 2200 section) at the Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

    The Dasmarinas, Cavite native Calvelo tallied 7.0 points on six wins, 2 draws and a loss in 9 outings. The said event was held last July 6 to 16, 2017.

  • PINOY NELSON VILLANUEVA, Malaysia chess champ

    Final Standings:(Seven Round Swiss System)

    6.0 points---NM Nelson Villanueva (Philippines)

    5.5 points---FM Alekhine Nouri (Philippines)

    5.0 points---NM Stewart Manaog (Philippines), Looi Xin Hao (Malaysia), Ahmad Jamal Husni b Jamaluddin (Malaysia), Jax Tham (Malaysia),Yip Yong (Malaysia), Ooi Zhi Yang (Malaysia), 


    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.

  • So at Liang tabla sa US Championship

    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."

  • So extends lead at Tata Steel Chess

    FILIPINO grandmaster Wesley So showed confidence to beat Polish GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek in 34 moves of an English Opening in round 10 of the ongoing 2017 Tata Steel Chess Masters in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands.

    He gained a full point advantage over five close rivals which included world no. 1 GM Magnus Carlsen.

  • So, Shankland, Akobian magkasalo sa unahang puwesto sa US Championship

    MAGKASALO sa unahang puwesto sina Super GM Wesley So (Elo 2786) , Super GM Samuel Shankland (Elo 2671) at Super GM Varuzhan Akobian (Elo 2647) na nakalikom ng tig 3.0 puntos matapos ang Round 4 habang si World Championship Challenger Super GM Fabiano Caruana (Elo 2804) ay nasa solong ika-4 na puwesto na may 2.5 puntos sa patuloy na idinaraos na 2018 US Championship na ginanap sa Saint Louis Chess & Scholastic Chess Club sa St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Linggo ng umaga.

  • Suelo on a roll, wins 4th Singapore chess title

    THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup kicks off today with a double-header set at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.


    by Marlon Bernardino

    THAILAND blitz chess king Alvin Roma once again is at the top of his game after winning the Barangay San Martin De Porres Chess Festival dubbed as sportsman Melecio C. Advincula III Chess Cup last Saturday at the Barangay San Martin De Porres, Barangay Hall in Cubao, Quezon City.

    The ex-National University (NU) standout player Roma who is best to remember by winning some tough tournament in  Tarlac province, San Mateo and Montalban, Rizal , Metro Manila as well in Thailand scored 6.5 points on six wins and a draw to bring home the P3,000 top purse plus the elegant trophy.

  • Torre to receive Lifetime Achievement PSA award

    LIKE wine, Grandmaster Eugene Torre gets better with age.

    Showing he’s still a force to reckon with at 65, Torre carried the country’s campaign in the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan just like he did during his heydays as the top chess player not only in the Philippines but also in Asia.

    Appearing in another record-breaking 23rd appearance in the biennial meet, Torre emerged as the best player out of the four-man Filipino team and in the entire tournament for that matter, after finishing undefeated behind a spectacular 10 points out of the possible 11 on nine victories and two fighting draws.


    Final Standings:(Seven Round Swiss System)

    7.0 points---Ian Cris Udani (Philippines)

    6.0 points---Michael Angelo Palma (Philippines)

    5.5 points---Subramanian Sivanesan (Malaysia), Erowan Masrin (Malaysia), Ashyraf Nasrin Nayyef (Malaysia), Hafizul Ishak Mohd (Malaysia)


    By Marlon Bernardino

    Final Standings:

    8.0 points---Vince Angelo Medina 

    7.5 points---FM David Elorta, Henry Roger Lopez

    7.0 points---GM Darwin Laylo, NM Rustum Tolentino, NM Levi Mercado, NM Joey Albert Florendo, Alfredo Rapanot Jr., Christopher Randolph Dalauta

  • Wesley So ika-3 puwesto; Samuel Shankland kampeon sa US Championships

    by Marlon Bernardino

    TUMAPOS ng ika-3 puwesto si Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So sa 2018 US Chess Championships nitong Lunes, 2.5 points ang angat ng nag kampeon na si GM Samuel Shankland na ginanap sa Saint Louis Chess & Scholastic Chess Club sa St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

  • Will the youngest player in history become the youngest Grandmaster in the planet?

    Manila, Philippines---Three-year-old Magnus Carlsen Sidaya-Roma, currently holds the distinction being youngest player in the world is pursuing youngest Grandmaster in the planet.

    His proud parents Alvin and Jolibee Sidaya-Roma from Rodriguez, Rizal are very confident it will happen in the future.

    Both Alvin and Jolibee Sidaya-Roma are former top varsity player of the National University (NU) in Bustillos, Sampaloc, Manila. 

  • Wins keep Cebuano's Mascarinas, Bitoon in 4-way tie in Singapore chess tourney

    by Marlon Bernardino
    INTERNATIONAL MASTER Rico Yap Mascarinas and Jimson Valenzuela Bitoon downed their respective foes to lead the Philippines’ charge in the fourth round of the Singapore Chess Federation (SCF) Training Tournament (Standard time control) Saturday night (July 21, 2018) being held at the Singapore Intellectual Games Centre in Bishan Community Club in Singapore.
  • Woman National Master Christy Lamiel Bernales leads Team Hermida win over Team Orbe

    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.

  • World Chess Federation confers International Master title to Hamed Nouri;

    (kicker:) Magnus Carlsen still number in the World in Standard, Rapid and Blitz play

    The World Chess Federation (Fide) has conferred the International Master title to Hamed Nouri during the 88th FIDE Congress 2017in Goynuk, Antalya, Turkey this month of October.