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Pinay holds Indian WGM to draw

Coming off a victory over another Indian WGM Ghate Swati the day before, the 22-year-old Galas continued to show solid play and split the point with Gomes in 34 moves of a Sicilian duel to improve to 1.5 points for a share of 16th to 20th places.

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Quizon topples Torre

Quizon, 15, toppled 67-year-old Torre after 56 moves of a Ruy Lopez to bounce back from an opening round defeat to Chinese IM Xu Yi.

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Tempo Inter-Schools rapid chess slated

The event, sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), coincides with the 37th year anniversary celebration of Tempo, a sister publication of the Manila Bulletin.

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Tempo inter-schools chess slated July 20

The one-day event, sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), will feature individual Open and women’s competitions for college and high school players.

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Dableo tops rapid chess

Dableo, who is actually a grandmaster but has to reach the 2500-rating plateau to achieve the status, drew with IM John Marvin Miciano in the seventh and final round to clinch the rapid crown with six points.

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Elorta tops Torre Cup

Elorta, who has an ELO rating of 2384, scored 8 points in the nine-round Swiss System event, a score matched by International Masters Ronald Dableo and Jan Emmanuel Garcia.

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