Filipino Olay wins 4th Singapore chess title

Marlon Bernardino 08/13/2018

SINGAPORE — Filipino International Master (IM) elect Edgar Reggie Olay continued his winning streak after beating Malaysian Lim Chin Lee in the ninth and final round to rule the 30th (Singapore) National Rapid Chess Championships 2018 Open…

Cebuanos Mascarinas, Bitoon tied at the top with two others

Marlon Bernardino 07/22/2018

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) on Saturday night at…

Albay’s Gomez wins gold in PNG standard play chess

Marlon Bernardino 05/24/2018

GRANDMASTER (GM) John Paul Gomez of Albay Province took top honors in the 2018 Philippine National Games (PNG) Chess Championships, Standard Open Competition Wednesday night at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu. The top-ranked Gomez, with an ELO rating…

Country’s youngest FIDE national arbiter is from Cebu

Marlon Bernardino 05/19/2018

ONE of the Philippines’ most promising young talents is on the hunt to become the country’s youngest FIDE national arbiter as he participates in the 2018 Philippine National Games chess competition at the Robinsons Galleria, Cebu. Jerel…

Quiñanola siblings of USC-BED to compete in Asian Universities Chess Championships

Glendale G. Rosal, Marlon Bernardino 04/02/2018

SOME of Cebu’s promising woodpushers are set to compete in the Asian Universities Chess Championship, which will be held at the Tagaytay International Convention Center (TICC) in Tagaytay City on May 26 to June 2. University of…

Pinoy chess wizard Nouri tops Malaysia chess Invt’l

Marlon Bernardino 03/28/2018

FILIPINO chess wizard and Fide Master (FM) Alekhine Fabiosa Nouri scored 7.5 points in eight rounds to rule the USM 24th Chess Individual Open Tournament 2017/2018 in Penang, Malaysia last Sunday. The 12-year-old Alekhine, a grade five…

Cebu’s Roque tops PCC Online chess

Marlon Bernardino 02/17/2018

NATIONAL Master (NM) Merben Roque of Cebu ruled the 15th edition of FNA Fundador Binahon Chess Cup dubbed as PCC Online Chess Challenge last Friday at the Pinoy Chess Club Online Facebook site. The Cebuano bet collected…

So finishes sixth; Carlsen is champion in Tata Steel chess

Marlon Bernardino 01/31/2018

FILIPINO Grandmaster (GM) Wesley Barbasa So defeated Chinese Grandmaster (GM) Hou Yifan in the last round after 30 moves of English Opening to settle for a tie for fifth place with Indian Grandmaster (GM) Viswanathan Anand at…

So finishes sixth; Carlsen is champion in Tata Steel chess

Marlon Bernardino 01/31/2018

FILIPINO Grandmaster (GM) Wesley Barbasa So defeated Chinese Grandmaster (GM) Hou Yifan in the last round after 30 moves of English Opening to settle for a tie for fifth place with Indian Grandmaster (GM) Viswanathan Anand at…

Bustamante rules Derby City Classic One Pocket division

Marlon Bernardino 01/28/2018

PHILIPPINE billiards icon Francisco “Django” Bustamante topped the 20th Annual Derby City Classic One Pocket division held at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Elizabeth, Indiana in the US last Saturday. Bustamante, one of the top players of…

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