Chess

by Marlon Bernardino
 
INTERNATIONAL MASTER Rico Yap Mascarinas and Jimson Valenzuela Bitoon downed their respective foes to lead the Philippines’ charge in the fourth round of the Singapore Chess Federation (SCF) Training Tournament (Standard time control) Saturday night (July 21, 2018) being held at the Singapore Intellectual Games Centre in Bishan Community Club in Singapore.
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by Marlon Bernardino
SINGAPORE---THE Philippines’ Bulldogs/Psalms 23 scored 3.0 points over the Grand Asian Chess Challenge (GACC) Dream Team to improve its standings in the QCD SG Chess League 2018 at the Aqueen Hotel in Paya Lebar, Singapore late Friday, July 13, 2018 here.

Lincoln "Linky" Yap, the pride of Cebu, who played in Board 1, scored his fourth win by beating Kwok Foong Lam in their Sicilian Dragon Skirmish.

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by Marlon Bernardino
TUTULAK na ang pinakahihintay na 2nd Winston Silvakov's Chess Cup tournament ngayun Sabado, Hulyo 14, 2018 dakong ala-sais ng gabi sa Pinoy Chess Club Online Facebook site.

Suportado ni National Master Winston Joseph R. Silva sa pakikipagtulungan nina Dr.Jean E.Logico, MGA Clinic at ng Mind Chess, tampok sa nasabing event ang single-elimination tournament, knock-out format, 2 minutes bullet time control format ayon kay Pinoy Chess Club Online Facilitator, Arbiter Fide National Arbiter Noel Morales nitong Biyernes.

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by Marlon Bernardino
HANDA na ang lahat sa pagsulong ng 2nd edition Jasmeen Foodville Luzon Barangay's Indinvidual Non-Master 2000 at Kiddies Under 14, 1950 Chess Tournament ngayun Linggo, Hulyo 15, 2018, dakong alas-nuebe ng umaga na gaganapin sa Jasmeen Foodville, ground floor, Amiration Bargain Center malapit sa LRT Monumentio station, Super 8 grocery sa Rizal Avenue extension, Caloocan City.

"This is our second edition and so far is one of the biggest tournament in Metro Manila. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of participants, surpassing the first edition," sabi ni National Arbiter (NA) Boyet Tardecilla.

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by Marlon Bernardino
SINGAPORE– Filipino Ernesto Malazarte and American Marc Dicostanzo II bested 202 other players in a 9-Round Swiss format to share the top honors for the 46th annual World Open Under -2200 Chess Championships was held at the Philadelpia Marriott Downtown in Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA last Sunday, July 8, 2018.

Malazarte defeated Kanan Hajiyev while Dicostanzo subdued Hajiyev Davis Zong Jr., in the final round. The duo finished eight points apiece. They got $9,000 each (They split the combined $18,000 for 1st and 2nd prizes )for their efforts.

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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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