International Master (IM) Ronald Bancod ruled the Grand Father Hangout Rapid Chess Tournament held at the Activity Area, Level 1 in Gateway Mall, Araneta Cubao on Sunday.
Bancod brought home the gold medal, plaque, gift certificates and the P10,000 top prize.
13-time Philippine Open champion Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., tied for second-fourth places with United States chess master Jose "Jojo" Aquino Jr. and National Master Carlo Magno Rosaupan 4.5 points each.
A Guiness Record in Philippine Chess History for the most number of participants in a single chess tournament with 260 participants in the 40 years old and above one-day rapid tournament according to Chess Director Chess Club Coalition of the Philippines top honcho Martin "Binky" Gaticales.-Marlon Bernardino-
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