Chess

WOMAN Fide Master Shania Mae Mendoza (Elo 2113) and Woman International Master Bernadette Galas (2080) are giving their rivals a world-class fight in the fifth round of the ongoing 43rd Chess Olympiad late Friday at the Sports Place in Batumi, Georgia.

Mendoza, a mainstay of the star-studded Far Eastern University chess team toppled Woman Fide Master Louise Head (2161) in 35 moves of Slav defense on board three while Galas, a former top player of UAAP champion De La Salle University chess team, smashed Woman International Master Sue Maroroa (2112) in 43 moves of English Opening on board four.

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GRANDMASTER Julio Catalino Sadorra (ELO 2553) came up with a huge win with white, turning back Grandmaster Christopher Repka (2523) in 37 moves of a Slav defense to lead the Philippines to a 2.5-1.5 victory over No.48 Slovakia in the second round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad late Tuesday at the Sports Place in Batumi, Georgia.

It was a brilliant sacrificed of Sadorra in the eleven moves giving up knight for a pawn to launch a kings side attack and managed to get the opponent rook.

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PAPANGUNAHAN ni National Master Rolando Andador, ang 1995 Philippine Junior Champion katuwang si National Master Ali Branzuela ang multi-titled Philippine National Police (PNP) chess team sa kapana-panabik na PNP versus The "J" Store chess match ngayon Huwebes dakong ala-una ng tanghali na gaganapin sa PNP Sports Center, Camp Crame, Quezon City.

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by Marlon Bernardino

ILAN sa country's top executive players sa pangunguna nina engineer Joel Hicap ng DPWH Muntinlupa, lawyer Melzar Galicia, engineer Ravel Canlas ng Pagcor at Juan "Jun" Rojano Jr.ng Manila City hall ang nagkumpirma ng kanilang partisipasyon sa annual 2nd Chooks to Go National Rapid Chess Championships Executive division sa Oktubre 6, 2018 na gaganapin sa Activity Center Ayala Malls South Park sa Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

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