by Marlon Bernardino
NAGKAMPEON si Raymond Ompod ang katatapos na 2nd edition ng Councilor Camille Lopez chess tournament na ginanap kamakailan sa 2nd floor building 1, Public Market sa Lipa City, Batangas.
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."
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.
TINALO ni Woman Candidate Master Kylen Joy Mordido ng Dasmariñas City, Cavite kontra si Mary Joy Tan ng Misamis Oriental para ihatid ang Region IV-A-Southern Tagalog Calabarzon Athletic Association (STCAA) sa titulo at gold medal sa Individual Standard Competition ng 2018 Palarong Pambansa Chess Tournament Girls, Secondary division na ginanap sa Vigan City, Ilocos Sur nitong Biyernes.
Si Mordido na produkto ng Dasmariñas Chess Academy na itinatag nina Dasmariñas mayor Elpidio "Pidi" Barzaga Jr. at congresswoman Jenny Barzaga ay nakaipon ng 6.5 puntos sa pitong laro.
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.
By Jose Bayani Baylon
IN May of 1983 I had the privilege of visiting the Federal Republic of Germany upon the invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung as the 21-year old news editor of the Philippine Collegian, UP’s student organ. I was with Jesse John Gimenez, then chair of the UP Student Council; Marlon Cruz, president of the Inter-Frat Council also of UP, and Raymond Co from DLSU.Read more ...
His death seems to have touched a different nerve.
When 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos was shot dead by Caloocan City policemen during an anti-drug war operation, not one among the cops
involved could have figured how different this one death would be.Read more ...
By Jose Bayani Baylon
August 04, 2017
I READ somewhere that the DPWH is allocating mega billions for infrastructure projects designed to ease the traffic problem besetting much of urban Philippines. I can imagine how a big chunk of that moolah will be devoted to infra projects within Metro Manila - more street widenings, more flyovers, maybe more pedestrian overpasses and underpasses as well as flood control.Read more ...