Chess

by Marlon Bernardino

THAILAND blitz chess king Alvin Roma once again is at the top of his game after winning the Barangay San Martin De Porres Chess Festival dubbed as sportsman Melecio C. Advincula III Chess Cup last Saturday at the Barangay San Martin De Porres, Barangay Hall in Cubao, Quezon City.

The ex-National University (NU) standout player Roma who is best to remember by winning some tough tournament in  Tarlac province, San Mateo and Montalban, Rizal , Metro Manila as well in Thailand scored 6.5 points on six wins and a draw to bring home the P3,000 top purse plus the elegant trophy.

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ALJI CANTONJOS,  a  sophomore financial management student of Adamson University is the 2nd leg champion of the just ended prestigious National Master Engineer Robert Arellano Chess Cup over the weekend at the famous Chess Training headquarters in Asinas Street, San Juan.

Alji, son of National Master Allan Cantonjos, who hails from Gingoog City, Misamis, Oriental tallied 9.5 points to nailed the title.

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Manila, Philippines---Three-year-old Magnus Carlsen Sidaya-Roma, currently holds the distinction being youngest player in the world is pursuing youngest Grandmaster in the planet.

His proud parents Alvin and Jolibee Sidaya-Roma from Rodriguez, Rizal are very confident it will happen in the future.

Both Alvin and Jolibee Sidaya-Roma are former top varsity player of the National University (NU) in Bustillos, Sampaloc, Manila. 

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by Marlon Bernardino

US-based Filipino Jasper Rom emerged as champion in the Open section of the recently concluded Kasparov 15th anniversary Rapid 2017 last October 31, 2017 in Singapore.

Rom halved the point with countryman Singapore based Pinoy Jomel Ortiz in the last round to finish undefeated with five points on four wins and two draws in the six-round ten minutes tournament.

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Final Standings: (Single Round-Robin Format, Three Minutes plus two seconds increment, Blitz)

FORMER Rizal Technological University (RTU) mainstay National Master Julius Sinangote flashed his old deadly form winning the prestigious  National Master Engineer Robert Arellano Chess Cup last Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the famous Chess Training headquarters in Asinas Street, San Juan.

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