LAWYER Cliburn Anthony Orbe of Alphaland Corporation sealed a place in the Round-of-16 of the 2018 Alphaland National Executive Chess Championships Grand Finals, Rapid chess competition of the organizing Philippine Executive Chess Association (PECA) after posting back-to-back wins late Saturday.

Orbe will face off with Stephen Manzanero of Novaliches Novelty Chess Club being held at the Activity Hall, 2nd Floor, Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue corner Malugay Street in Makati City.

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MANILA, Philippines--Seven-time Philippine executive chess champion Dr. Jenny T. Mayor of Mayor Dental Clinic, Atty. Cliburn Anthony Orbe of Alphaland Corporation, Dr. Alfredo "Fred" Paez of Jolly Smile Dental Clinic, Cabuyao, Laguna, Information Technology expert Joselito Cada of Quezon Province and National Master (NM) Jose Efren Bagamasbad of Galas, Quezon City are ready to face their respective opponents at the knock-out stage of the Alphaland National Executive Chess Championships Grand Finals, Last 64 of the organizing Philippine Executive Chess Association on December 1 at the Activity Hall, 2nd Floor, Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue corner Malugay Street, Makati City.

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JERICO BANARES said he is set for his title defence when the Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao 40th Birthday 10-Ball Tournament gets underway on December 5 to 16, 2018 at the Verenza Mall in General Santos City.

“I'm ready to defend it, I've been focused on this competition," said Banares, former WPA World Junior Reno, Nevada bronze medallist.

The event, hosted by Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao coincide of his 40th birthday celebration, offers a top purse of P700,000 in the doubles competition while top prize P500,000 going home with the winner in the singles competition according to tournament organizer Elman "Aries" Sacayanan.

Expected to provide stiff competitions are former world champion Dennis Orcollo, Carlo Biado, Lee Vann Corteza, Johann Chua, Jeffrey Ignacio, Warren Kiamco, Antonio Oacan Gabica, Michael Feliciano, Raymund Faraon, Oliver Bingcoy Medenilla, Demosthenes “Plong-Plong” Pulpul , Val Pajuay, Jonas Magpantay, Elvis Calasang, John Rebong, Rodrigo Geronimo, Patrick Gonzales and Eric E. Bayhon.

Registration fee for the singles competition is P3,000, and for the doubles competition is P6,000.

For more details, call or text Tournament organizer Elman "Aries" Sacayanan at his mobile number: 0915-570-1228 for complete details.-Marlon Bernardino-

LOUIE "España" Salvador pocketed the top honors in the Assumption - Big Rook Chess Festival 2018 Under 2200 division, Standard chess tournament held at the Assumption Association Rama 4 Road in Bangkok, Thailand last Sunday.

The former San Sebastian College standout Salvador under the tutelage of National Master Homer Cunanan collected 6 points on account of five wins and two draws to win the seven round tournament.

The 39 player'sa field event organized by Big Rook Chess A

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JOURNEYMAN Reynaldo Acosta won the Non-Master 2050 and below Rapid Chess Tournament, combined Juniors and Seniors division with an impressive fashion held last Sunday in San Juan City.

Acosta collected 4.5 points on account of four wins and a draw to win the five round tournament organized by West Crame Chess Club headed by its’ president Dante Bajaro and vice-president Mauro T. Supil Jr.and supported by sportsman Julius Anthony Munoz.

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ANG pagdaraos ng 124th edition ng Paranaque Chess Asociation Non-Master 1950 and below at Kiddies U-14 (1950 and below NCFP rating), ngaun Linggo (Nob 25) sa ganap na alas-nueve ng umaga na gaganapin sa Event Area, SM City Sucat sa Sucat, Parañaque City.

Ang guaranteed prizes (no pooling of prizes) para sa Non-Master 1950 and below division ay P3,000 at trophy sa magkakampeon, P2,000 plus at medal para sa runner-up place at P1,000 at medal para sa 3rd placer. May nakalaan din sa 4th hanggang 6th placers na tig P600 at medal.

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TUTULAK na ang Chess Circle 4x4 Chess Tournament na tinampukang Gat. Andres Bonifacio day sa Nobyembre 30, 2018 na gaganapin sa Southgate Mall Alphaland, Edasa, Magallanes sa Makati City.

Ang mga kalahok sa torneong ito na sanctioned ng National Chess Federation of the Philippines at suportado ni SMDC Sales Director Samivin V. de Los Santos ay masisilayan sa 7-Round Swiss System format, 20 minutes plus 3 seconds delay para tapusin ang laro sa event na inorganisa ni Leonardo Jimenez.

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PAMPANGA Top Real Estate Broker Mark Anthony Yabut of M.A.Yabut Realty says he is ready for war when he goes up against engineer Ravel Canlas of Pagcor in the Round-of-64 of the Alphaland National Executive Grand Finals on December 1 at the Activity Hall, 2nd Floor, Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue, corner Malugay Street, Makati City.

“I trained hard for this fight so I can give a good show for chess fans,” said the Bacolor, Pampanga bet Yabut, a former varsity player of the multi-titled Far Eastern University Chess Team.

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