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PH chesser’s 5-game win streak halted

By Kristel Satumbaga International Master John Marvin Miciano lost to Grandmaster Sandro Mareco of Argentina and dropped into a share of 3rd to 12th places after the 6th round of the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland chess tournament in Vlissingen, Netherlands on Wednesday. The loss snapped Miciano’s five-game winning streak, putting him in the company of GM […]

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Pinoy chesser stuns Russian rival in Spain

By Kristel Satumbaga International Master John Marvin Miciano stunned Grandmaster Vyacheslav Ikonnikov of Russia in the fifth round and clinched the solo lead in the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland chess tournament in Vlissingen, Netherlands on Tuesday. Playing black, the 17-year-old Miciano initiated an aggressive attack to topple the fifth-seeded Ikonnikov in 62 moves of a King’s […]

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PH chessers down rivals

Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna and International Master John Marvin Miciano downed India’s FIDE Master Aniruddha Deshpande and Om Manish Kadam, respectively, to barge into the top 10 after five rounds of the 44th Vila De Sitges in Spain Wednesday night. The wins catapulted Frayna, 22, and Miciano, 17, into a 10-player group at No. […]

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GM Jayson places 15th

Grandmaster Jayson Gon­zales drew with GM Kevel Oliva Castañeda in the final round to become the best Filipino finisher in the XX Obert Internacional Sant Marti 2018 chess champi­onship in Barcelona, Spain over the weekend.

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Gonzales, Frayna win, but Miciano falls

International Master John Marvin Miciano suffered a crushing defeat in the eighth and penultimate round to kiss his title bid goodbye in the XX Obert Internactional Sant Marti 2018 chess championship Friday night in Barcelona, Spain. Miciano lost to FIDE Master Guha Mitrabha of India to remain with 5.5 points, 1.5 points behind GM Gadir […]

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Miciano draws vs Indian foe

International Master John Marvin Miciano drew his seventh-round assignment on Thursday night to stay in the Top 10 of the XX Obert Internacional Sant Marti 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The 17-year-old Miciano split the point with Indian’s Saha Neelash in 28 moves of a Pirc Defense to slightly improve to 5 points on four wins, […]

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