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Sadorra, 2 others victorious in Western Chess Championship


United States-based Grandmaster Julio Catalino Sadorra won the recent Western Chess Championship in Southern California to officially become the third Filipino to breach the Elo 2600 mark.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

All-GM Tagaytay completes Asian chess title romp


17 points—Tagaytay; 15—Shanghai (China), Wuxi (China); 12—Manila-PSC; 11—Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia); 10—Baghdad (Iraq), Pasay-PAF; 9—Shah Alam (Malaysia), Seoul (Korea); 8—Bs Begawan (Brunei), Colombo (Sri Lanka); 7—Sharjah (UAE), Singapore; 6—Erdenet (Mongolia); 5—Abu Dhabi (UAE), Chinese Taipei, Dubai (UAE); 3—Kuwait

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

Laylo, Barbosa post last-gasp wins, share 2nd in Pattaya

FILIPINO Grandmasters Darwin Laylo and Oliver Barbosa hurdled their last-round foes Sunday to share second place in the Bangkok Chess Championship won by Australian GM Zhao Zongyuan in Pattaya, Thailand.

Posted: April 22nd, 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 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 »

Barbosa wins, grabs solo 2nd

Filipino Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa beat International Master Jahongir Vakhidov of Uzbekistan on Saturday and keep his title-retention bid alive in the DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah International Open Chess Championship 2012 at Olympic Sports Hotel here.

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

PH draws with Vietnam


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


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 »

Well-rounded PH team flies to Olympiad


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 »

Dimakiling extends win run, seizes solo lead

STREAKING International Master Oliver Dimakiling added Fide Master Haridas Pascua to his list of victims yesterday and grabbed the top spot in the fifth Battle of Grandmasters at the Paraw Club in Boracay.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Barbosa wins, leads La Union chess tilt

Top-seeded Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa bested Efren Arguelles in their Queen’s Indian Defense tussle to tow the march of favorites in the second round of the 7th La Union Open Chess Championships yesterday at the Ortega Gym in San Fernando City, La Union.

Posted: March 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Oliver Barbosa top Filipino finisher in Vietnam chess

Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa defeated compatriot and fellow GM John Paul Gomez to become the top Filipino finisher in the 2nd HD Bank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2012 at the HD Bank Head office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam late Wednesday.

Posted: March 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

GM Barbosa off to Vietnam

Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa and International Master Jan Emmanuel Garcia lead five other Filipinos in the 2nd HD Bank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2012 scheduled on March 2 to 7 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Posted: February 29th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »



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