Wesley So tells David Cox about his remarkable journey from learning the game in an impoverished neighborhood in the Philippines to reaching the world's top 10.
In many ways, Wesley So’s life story reads a bit like the script of a Hollywood movie.
THE Masters Class Chess School Fide-Rated Invitational Chess Tournament will unfurl on April 17 to 21 at the Masters Class Chess School, 3rd floor, ATC Bldg, Velez & Luna Street in Cagayan de Oro City. Country's newest Fide arbiter (FA) Margie Cobrado Narcilla bared this yesterday.
Final Standings:(24 player's field, Under 10 boys division)
5.0 points---Aaron Francis De Asas, Clark Jemuel Cabatian
4.5 points---Jeroniel Perez
4.0 points---Julie Gelua Jr., Mar Aviel Carredo, Ethan Jackenzie Ang, Jacob Villaceran, Jean Antonette Brade
3.5 points---Sean Adryl Tolentino
Rolando III, Ruslan, King Lanz, and Queen Rose Pamplona of Passi City, Iloilo scored contrasting victories on Sunday to advance into the grand finals of this years' 2019 National Youth and Schools Chess Championships-Visayas leg held at the 4th floor Metro Lobby, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Bacolod City on Sunday.
The six years-old Rolando III topped the Under 7 boys category after beating fellow six pointers Eugene Gale Talledo in the tie break points while the eight-years-old Ruslan, on the other hand won his last three matches to rule the Under 9 division with six points marker in seven outings.
International Master Daniel Quizon (left) shakes hand with Daren Dela Cruz before making the ceremonial moves to kick off the National Age Group Chess Championships-Luzon Qualifying Leg II at the Robinson Place, Pala Pala in Dasmariñas City, Cavite on Thusday. Others in photo are Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales and Asia's First Grandmaster Eugene Torre and kiddies participants in the tournament hosted by the City Government of Dasmariñas headed by mayor Elpidio "Pidi" Barzaga Jr. and congresswoman Jenny Barzaga.
by Marlon Bernardino
PH chess wizard Gio Troy Ventura is setting his sights in competing National Age Group Chess Championships-Luzon Qualifying Leg II to be held on March 28 to 30 at the Robinson Place, Pala Pala in Dasmariñas City, Cavite following his successful conquest of the recent 2019 Batang Pinoy in Ilagan City, Isabela.
THE Philippines' youngest Woman Fide Master Antonella Berthe "Tonelle" Murillo Racasa will head to Sri Lanka with hopes of improving her world ranking aside from bringing more honor for the country.
Accompanied by his father/coach Roberto Racasa who is also an International Memory Sports champion, fondly called Tonelle in chess world will see action at the Asian Youth Chess Championships slated from
(Open section, (2000 and above rating)
4.5 points---FM Nelson "Elo" Mariano III, NM Bob Jones Liwagon
4.0 points---Allen Gandia, Dandel Fernandez
3.5 points---Mark Anthony Yabut, NM Robert Arellano
3.0 points---NM Efren Bagamasbad
(Challenger's section, 1900 and below)
5.0 points---Roberto Manguiob, Mark Oliver Ingcad
4.5 points---Felix Aguilera, Leonito Raul Villate
4.0 points---Michael Renz Canonoy, Leo Lofranco, Jeffrey Ravago
3.5 points---Emmanuel Asi, Cris Cuntapay, Novo Tuazon, Orlando Pascual
“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”
“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” – Pope John XXIII
NEW YORK CITY – Carmen’s search for her biological father began when she was eight years old.
“That was the age when my life started to become hell,” Carmen, who turned 65 last October 27, hissed.
Carmen was eight when her mother, Diosdada, married Arnulfo in Jamindan, Capiz.Read more ...
EVER heard of the apocryphal story of how a frog reacts when dumped into a pot of boiling water vs dumped in a pot of simmering water that is slowly brought to a boil?
This story is often told to demonstrate how change that slowly creeps around us (the simmering water brought to a boil) could catch us unawares and end up turning us into cooked frogs.Read more ...
Jakarta—For Ernest John Obiena, the seven-month rehabilitation period and the intense training that came after, all come down to this — the Asian Games.
Obiena, fully healed from a torn ACL injury he sustained prior to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, will be hoping to duplicate or surpass his 5.6 meters in the pole vault competitions of the Asian Games here today (Wednesday).Read more ...
“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.”
NEW YORK CITY -- From the Iloilo Provincial Capitol where the trial courts were located before the construction of the Iloilo Hall of Justice on Bonifacio Drive, City Proper sometime in August 1990, a human rights lawyer from San Joaquin, Iloilo requested me to escort him to his office located in the YMCA building on Iznart St. which is five minutes away by walk.Read more ...
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
ITS second game against Australia in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers does not come until after its match against Chinese Taipei on Friday but Gilas Pilipinas has its sights on the Boomers, vowing to give the latter a better showing when they next meet.Read more ...