Lavandero tops Cebu School of Chess Scholastics tournament
CEBU CITY, Philippines — John Dave Lavandero ruled the Cebu School of Chess Scholastics Tournament at the Cebu Chess Hub in the SM Seaside City Cebu over the weekend.
Lavandero finished his campaign with 8.0 points after nine-rounds of competition. He tied with eventual second placer Khent Delig, but his higher tie-break points him on top of the tournament.
Rounding off the top three woodpushers in the tournament was Gyldel Janine Rodrigo who scored 6.5 points.
Lavendero pocketed P3,000 for topping the competition, while Delig earned P2,000, and Rodrigo with P1,000.
The fifth to 10th placers of the tournament were Kristina Belano (6.0), Aaron Resma (6.0), Apple Ruben (6.0), Nicole Mae Mangubat (6.0), and Luke Lozada (6.0), respectively. They were ranked according to their tie break points.
A total of 33 woodpushers competed in the tournament organized by Cebu School of Chess headed by International Master (IM) Kim Steven Yap.
The tournament also featured a one-round Infinitum Chess. This unique chess variant utilizes a semi-10×10 board with standard chess pieces which has six pawns on each side while it has a special piece, the wizard.
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