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Soler shines brightest for Checkmate squad

MEMBERS of the Milo Checkmate team shone in their international debut at the recent 2014 Hjorth Open Chess Tournament in Melbourne, Australia.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Tagaytay hosting Asian Juniors, Girls chess tilt

TAGAYTAY City has agreed to take over the hosting of the Asian Juniors and Girls Championships from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 at Tagaytay International Convention Center.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Checkmate clinic listing on

ENROLEES in the second Milo Checkmate weekend special chess clinics will be accepted until this Saturday at four venues in Metro Manila—San Sebastian College Manila (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 2nd floor, Starmall Edsa Shaw, Mandaluyong (10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.); Grace Christian College, Quezon City (7:20 a.m. to 11 a.m.); 3rd floor, NES Commercial Building, Sucat, Paraña-que (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Fronda finishes joint 10th in world junior chess

WOMAN IM Jan Jodilyn Fronda beat Indian Supreetha Potluri in the 13th and final round Sunday to finish with 8.0 points and share 10th place in the World Junior Chess Championship’s girls division in Pune, India. It was the highest finish ever by a Filipino in the event won by Russian WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina (11.0). WIM Janelle Mae Frayna and Marie Antoinette San Diego scored 7.5 and 7.0, respectively. IM Paulo Bersamina scored 7.5 in the Open won by Chinese GM Lu Shanglei (10).

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Wesley bags P4.48M, crashes world’s top 10

Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So won the Millionaire Chess Open Monday night (Tuesday in Manila) at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas to bag the $100,000 (about P4.48 million) and barge into the world’s top 10. Living up to his top seeding, So beat Webster University teammate GM Ray Robson, 1.5-0.5, in the finals to raise his Elo live rating to a personal-best 2762 on five wins and two draws, dislodging former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (2760) of Russia at 10th spot.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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