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Tagaytay closes in on Asian crown

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Grandmaster Mark Paragua struck in the seventh round as host Tagaytay squeaked past Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), 2.5-1.5, and boosted its bid for the Asian Cities Chess Team Championship-Dubai Cup title late Thursday night.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Other Sports | Read More »

Paragua still leads

GRANDMASTER Mark Paragua forged a draw with Indian GM Baskaran Adhiban Friday night and kept a share of the lead in the Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Chess Championships at Midas Hotel in Pasay City.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

GM Paragua shares Asian chess top spot with Li

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GRANDMASTER Mark Paragua settled for a draw with top seed GM Le Quang Liem on Thursday night and dropped into a tie for the lead with Chinese GM Li Chao after six rounds of the Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Chess Championship at Midas Hotel in Pasay.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Paragua topples Sadorra, wrests Asian Chess lead

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Standings after Round 5: (Open) 4.5 points—GM Mark Paragua (PH); 4.0—GM Julio Catalino Sadorra (PH), GM Le Quang Liem (Viet), GM John Paul Gomez (PH), GM Richard Bitoon (PH), GM Li Chao (Chn); (Women’s) 4.0 points—IM Batkhuyag Munguntuul (Mgl), WGM Mary Ann Gomes (Ind), WGM Guo Qi (Chn), WGM Wang Jue (Chn); 3.5—WGM Huang Qian (CHn), WGM Nafisa Muminova (Uzb), IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Viet), WIM Ni Shiqun (Chn), WGM Tan Zhongyi (Chn), WFM Marie Antoinette San Diego (PH)

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Filipino GMs tackle foreign bets in rich Pacquiao Cup

THE COUNTRY’S top players, led by super Grandmaster Wesley So, will join the $100,000 Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Open and Women’s Chess Championships set May 18 to 26 at Midas Hotel in Pasay City.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Pascua, Paragua lead race for PSC Cup title

In-form Fide Master Haridas Pascua subdued Grandmaster Richard Bitoon in the eighth round Friday night to keep top spot with GM Mark Paragua in the PSC Cup International Chess Championship at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Pascua, Paragua share PSC chess lead

FIDE Master Haridas Pascua settled for a draw with fourth seed GM elect Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa of Mongolia in the seventh round yesterday to remain on top along with GM Mark Paragua in the Philippine Sports Commission Cup International Chess at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

PH draws with Vietnam

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The Philippines found Southeast Asian rival Vietnam hard to crack Friday and settled for a 2-2 standoff in the 40th Chess Olympiad here.

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

China pricks PH bubble in 40th Chess Olympiad

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Wesley-So

The Philippines’ bubble of hope at the 40th Chess Olympiad got pricked by China in an instant Thursday. Unable to match the Chinese juggernaut in Round 9, the Filipinos yielded a lopsided 0.5-3.5 decision in the Open Division at Istanbul Expo Center.

Posted: September 8th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

PH chessers strike again

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The Philippine wrecking machine went full throttle Thursday as it crushed Kazakhstan, 4-0, and stayed on top of the heap along with 12 other squads at the 40th Chess Olympiad here.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Well-rounded PH team flies to Olympiad

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A SEASONED, well-rounded Philippine team out to stop its skid in the Chess Olympiad will be leaving tonight to compete in the 40th edition of the biennial event in Istanbul, Turkey.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Paragua, Sadorra, Dimakiling make Olympiad

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IT’S on to the Istanbul Chess Olympiad for Grandmasters Mark Paragua, Julio Catalino Sadorra and International Master Oliver Dimakiling.

Posted: July 25th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Paragua a shoo-in for Chess Olympiad

GRANDMASTER Mark Paragua downed Fide Master Roderick Nava in the 13th round yesterday to gain the solo lead and virtually assure himself of an Olympic berth in the fifth Battle of Grandmasters at the Cabagnot Training Center in Kalibo, Aklan.

Posted: July 24th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

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