Chess

by Marlon Bernardino
SINGAPORE---International Master Oliver Dimakiling recently won the Melaka International Chess Festival 2018 Category Open Tournament, which took place at the Grand Ballroom,Freeport A' Famosa Outlet in Alor Gajah, Malacca, Malaysia last Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Dimakiling, the pride of Davao City, hometown of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, won with 6.5 points, earning a 2,000 Malaysian ringgit cash prize in the 20 minutes Rapid time control format.

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by Marlon Bernardino
SINGAPORE---Arena Grandmaster (AGM) and Fide Master (FM) elect Roberto Ramos Suelo Jr. will defend his title when the July edition of the Asean Chess Academy (ACA) Rapid Open Chess Championships gets underway on Sunday, July 8, 2018 here at the Bukit Timah Shopping Centre.

" I hope to perform well in this event," said Suelo, an active member of the International Churches of Christ (ICOC) in Singapore.

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by Marlon Bernardino
Roberto Suelo Jr. will be seeking to clinch his coveted International Master title in Singapore and Malaysian tournaments to compete the elusive tiara before year ends.

Suelo's Fide Master (FM) title is on process right now while he already achieve his online Arena Grandmaster (AGM) title, and he is expected to face strong challenges in his upcoming tournaments.

"I have to learn to beat stronger players to get the coveted International Master title." said Suelo, who paid a courtesy call to Mandaluyong City ABC president and Barangay Malamig chairman Marlon Manalo on Tuesday.

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by Marlon Bernardino
FIDE MASTER Mari Joseph Logizesthai Turqueza bested International Master Richelieu Salcedo III to assume solo lead after the fifth round of the 2018 National Chess Championship dubbed as Trip To Batumi Grand Finals being held at the Second Floor, Activity Hall, Alphaland Makati Place in Malugay Street, Makati City late Tuesday.

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by Marlon Bernardino

13-times Philippine Open champion Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. downed National Master Rolando Andador in 32 moves of a Pirc defense, Austrian attack variation to gain a share of the lead in the third round of the 2018 National Chess Championship dubbed as Trip To Batumi Grand Finals being held at the Second Floor, Activity Hall, Alphaland Makati Place in Malugay Street, Makati City late Monday.

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