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Indian GM seizes lead

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Indian GM seizes lead

By Rey Bancod Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly of India seized the solo lead halfway through the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships Friday following a victory over compatriot S.P. Sethuraman at the Tiara Oriental Hotel in Makati. Ganguly now has 4.5 points, half-a-point ahead of Wei Yi who drew with fellow Chinese GM Ni Hua in […]

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Pinoy chesser topples rival

By Rey Bancod International Master Ricky de Guzman, hoping to revive his career at the age of 51, provided one of few Filipino victories Thursday in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships at the Tiara Hotel in Makati. The 1981 Asian junior champion, who lived many years in the United States before his return, toppled […]

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PH chesser stuns foe

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PH chesser stuns foe

By Rey Bancod Little-known International Master Roderick Nava kept the Philippine flag afloat with his second straight win Wednesday in the 69th Asian Continental Chess Championships presented by San Miguel Corp. at the Tiara Hotel in Makati. The 33-year-old Nava defeated IM Novendra Priasmoro to move into a tie for 13th place with 2 points, […]

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Bersamina, top seed fall

By Rey Bancod International Master Paulo Bersamina lost with the white pieces Tuesday, highlighting another difficult day for Filipino players in the second round of the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships at the Tiara Hotel in Makati. Grandmasters John Paul Gomez, the country’s top-ranked entry, suffered his second straight loss on a day a 19-year-old […]

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Bersamina loses to Uzbekistan prodigy

  International Master Paulo Bersamina lost with the white pieces Tuesday, highlighting another difficult day for Filipino players in the second round of the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships at the Tiara Hotel in Makati. Grandmasters John Paul Gomez, the country’s top-ranked entry, suffered his second straight loss on a day a 19-year-old rising star […]

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Bersamina shocks Vietnamese rival

By Rey Bancod International Master Paulo Bersamina pulled off a stunning victory over third seed Grandmaster Le Quang Liem of Vietnam Monday at the start of the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships at the Tiara Hotel in Makati. Handling the disadvantageous black pieces, the 20-year-old National University standout came out on top of a slambang […]

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