Chess

by Marlon Bernardino
History remembers the war, not the caliber of guns nor the brand of ammos. A similar standard applies in billiards where people remember the exploits of their heroes, not the tools of their craft.

Fans can talk about the greatness of Efren “Bata” Reyes, his impeccable shot-making and high game IQ. They can do analysis of Jeffrey “The Bull” De Luna’s deep run at this year’s U.S. Open and break down his superb breaking game. But only a handful can talk about the cue sticks used by the top pool players.

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History remembers the war, not the caliber of guns nor the brand of ammos. A similar standard applies in billiards where people remember the exploits of their heroes, not the tools of their craft.

Fans can talk about the greatness of Efren “Bata” Reyes, his impeccable shot-making and high game IQ. They can do analysis of Jeffrey “The Bull” De Luna’s deep run at this year’s U.S. Open and break down his superb breaking game. But only a handful can talk about the cue sticks used by the top pool players.

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by Marlon Bernardino
History remembers the war, not the caliber of guns nor the brand of ammos. A similar standard applies in billiards where people remember the exploits of their heroes, not the tools of their craft.

Fans can talk about the greatness of Efren “Bata” Reyes, his impeccable shot-making and high game IQ. They can do analysis of Jeffrey “The Bull” De Luna’s deep run at this year’s U.S. Open and break down his superb breaking game. But only a handful can talk about the cue sticks used by the top pool players.

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Arnel Beltran Del Rosario, chairman/ president of Del Rosario Christian Institute Foundation Inc. congratulated a nine-year-old General Trias chess wizards for bringing honor to the school and to the country in the field of sports.

The girl, Bonjoure Fille Suyamin, a grade 4 pupil of Del Rosario Christian Institute in General Trias City, Cavite, won three silver medal in the girls under 10 division of the 9-day 20th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships 2019.

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International Master Ricky De Guzman reigned supreme in the Open Kitchen Chess Tournament held at the Open Kitchen P. Tuazon Boulevard, Barangay Kaunlaran in Cubao, Quezon City late Tuesday.

The former Asian Junior champion De Guzman collected 4 points to win the 5 Round Tournament hosted by New York Chess League top honcho/boss Nonoy Rafael in close cooperation with China Aurelio, John Gomez and Popo Martinez of Open Kitchen and Jeff Dimalanta.

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ARENA GRANDMASTER (AGM) and Fide Master (FM) Robert Suelo Jr. ended his medal drought in the Team Competition after claiming the gold on board one in the Tatluhan Open Chess Team Tournament was held at the third floor League One Southgate Mall (formerly Alphaland Southgate Mall), near MRT Magallanes Station, Edsa, Makati City on Sunday.

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National Master Cesar Caturla won the first gold medal for the Philippines in the 20th Asean + Age Group Chess Championships 2019 at the Golden Mandalay Hotel and Hotel Hazel in Mandalay City, Myanmar on Saturday.

Caturla, a member of the Philippine Chess Team in the 22nd Chess Olympiad, held in Haifa, Israel in 1976 was undefeated in eight games, good enough to secure the top honors in the Senior 65 years old and above of the Standard Nine Round Swiss Tournament.

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