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Bersamina topples Vietnamese GM

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 […]

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Big boost for PH chessers

By Rey Bancod The 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships are expected to provide a big opportunity for Filipino players to improve their ELO ratings which have gone south through the years. Since Grandmaster Mark Paragua became the first Filipino to breach the 2600 ELO rating, only three players hold ratings above 2500. Curiously, all three […]

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Asian chess meet under way today

With most of its top players abroad, the Philippines faces a daunting task in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships which get under way today at the Tiara Hotel in Makati.

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Asian chess tourney under way

With most of its top players abroad, the Philippines faces a daunting task in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships which get under way today at the Tiara Hotel in Makati. The $50,000 event, also billed as the second Manny Pacquiao Cup, drew 100 participants from 14 countries, including 29 grandmasters. In the absence of […]

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PH chessers bracing for 2nd Pacquiao Cup

Grandmasters John Paul Gomez, Darwin Laylo and Joey Antonio and a slew of rising stars will spearhead the country’s campaign when the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships (2nd Manny Pacquiao Cup) unfolds tomorrow at the Tiara Hotel in Makati City.

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Top Chinese chessers due for Asian tourney

Top players from 16 countries, including China, India and Iran, will compete in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships (2nd Manny Pacquiao Cup) scheduled Dec. 9-19 at the Tiara Hotel in Makati City.

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