Chess

ALWAYS relying on his vast experience, Filipino Belsar Valencia kept its winning streak, this time dominating the just concluded 2019 Edmonton Chess Championship last March 3 in Edmonton City, Alberta, Canada.

Valencia, who hails from La Union defeated Canadian Jeff Reeve, 1.5.0.5, in the finals, to enroute the Edmonton Chess Championship title for the third time. He earned the trophy with an undefeated record.

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MVP Olympics PLDT Team Manager Martin "Binky" Gaticales remains on top in the over-all grand prix standings (Challenger's division) after accumulating 29 points in the 2nd leg of the Alphaland National Executive Grand Prix Active Chess Championships recently.

In solo second place is engineer Angel Tambong Jr. with 22 points and Atty. Rodrigo Aquino with 21 points in third.

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Two-time Olympiad veteran International Master (IM) Chito Garma defeated Isagani "Fischer" Ramos to capture the title in the blitz five minutes play to finish time control mode, six player's field, double round-robin format Friday night, March 1, 2019 in Marikina City.

The former University of Manila (UM) stand-out Garma played aggressively to beat Ramos and win the match 2-0.

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AFTER winning the 1st Saint Anthony Development Chess Cup, PH chess wizard Alexandra Sydney Paez, a grade 9 student of Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba is vying for the 2019 National Age- Group Chess Championships- Luzon Leg will be held in Pacific Mall, Legazpi City on March 8 to 10, 2019.

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FILIPINO Romie Lord "RL" Guerra continued his winning streak in the New Zealand as he emerged the overall champion in the Bay of Plenty Rapid Chess Championships 2019 last Saturday, February 23, 2019 held at the Masonic Centre Convention Center in Tauranga, New Zealand.
The 30-year-old Guerra who hails from Marikina Heights, Marikina City, collected 5.0 points to win the tournament.

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