Chess

by Marlon Bernardino
THE Marfori, Philippines chess team is hopeful of a successful stint when the ASTRO Merdeka Rapid Open Team Chess Championship 2018 dubbed as Malaysian Chess Festival gets underway on August 17 to 18, 2018 at the Cititel Midvalley Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Among members of the Marfori, Philippines chess team are Grandmaster elect Ronald Dableo (Fide Rapid rating 2405), Fide Master Leonardo Carlos (2263), Arena Grandmaster and Fide Master elect Roberto Suelo Jr. (2250) and Michael Angelo Palma (2057).

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by Marlon Bernardino
THE first ever Margie C. Narcilla FIDE Rated Standard Round Robin Chess Championships will be staged on August 20-22, 2018 at the Jardin Del Roca, Bayabas in Toril, Davao City.

Organizer and Chief Arbiter FNA Margie C. Narcilla said the Standard Time control format with FIDE Laws of Chess governing will dangle a whopping P5,000 to the champion.

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by Marlon Bernardino

INTERNATIONAL MASTER (IM) Angelo Young, newly-installed International Master (IM) elect Daniel Quizon, newly-installed Woman International Master (WIM) elect Kylen Joy Mordido and Fide Master (FM) elect Michael Concio Jr. of the Philippines are headed for Malaysia in their bids for Grandmaster norm in the 15th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysian Open Chess Championships dubbed as 15th Malaysian Chess Festival on August 20 to 26, 2018 at the Ballroom, 5th floor, Citi Tel Mid Valley Hotel, Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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by Marlon Bernardino
EVERYTHING is set for the staging of 2018 Yakult Non-Master Rapid Chess Tournament on August 19, 2018, 8am at the Robinsons Place Tuguegarao.

"Open to all non-master chess players and so far is one of the biggest tournament in Cagayan. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of participants. Let the battle of the brains begin." said the 28-years-old Bryan Cyril Martinez, Officer-in-Charge of the Healthy Tummy Corporation and a former top chess player of Colegio De San Juan De Letran-Calamba.

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by Marlon Bernardino
Final Standings:
(Open section)
7.5 points---IM Irine Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia), IM Hamed Nouri (Philippines)
7.0 points---IM Haridas Pascua (Philippines), IM Sean Winshand Cuhendi (Indonesia)
6.5 poins---IM Oliver Dimakiling (Philippines), Mohd Aizan Ernando (Malaysia), IM Yeoh Li Tian (Malaysia), IM Emmanuel Senador (Philippines)
6.0 points---WFM Azman Hisham Nur Nabila (Malaysia), WFM Azman Hisham Nur Najiha (Malaysia), Eric Cheah (Malaysia), Julmiri Muhammad Zulfagar Bin Abu Baka (Malaysia)
(Junior division)
8.0 points---FM Alekhine Nouri (Philippines)
7.5 points---Abdul Rahman Afzan Hamizan (Malaysia), Abdul Seit Mohd Nurrusydi Izzat (Malaysia), Kuang Wanyi (China), Zi Cheng Brilliant (Malaysia)

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by Marlon Bernardino
PAPANGUNAHAN ni Dr. Jenny Mayor ang mga kalahok sa seventh leg ng Alphaland National Executive, Kiddies at Open chess championships na pinamagatang Sen. Manny Pacquiao Victory leg sa Sabado, Hulyo 28, 2018 na gaganapin sa Meralco Fitness Center sa Ortigas, Pasig City.

Ang lalaking dentista mula Quiapo, Manila ang seven-times Philippine Executive champion at fourth leg winner sa torneong ito na inorganisa ng Philippine Executives Chess Association (PECA) sa pakikipagtulungan ng Alphaland Mall at One Meralco Foundation Inc.

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