Chess

By Marlon Bernardino

GRANDMASTER Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., the country’s hottest titled player, will be seeking one more International Tournament before the year ends. 

The 13-times Philippine Open champion Antonio toppled Italian International Master Spartaco Sarno in the 11th and final round after 51 moves of Caro-kann-French defense transposition skirmish to brought home the runner-up honors in the 27th World Senior Chess Championship 2017 (50+ and 65+ Open-men and women) in Acqui Terme, Italy on Sunday.

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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.

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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. 

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