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PH chessers bounce back

  By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA   Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales and Woman GM Janelle Frayna toppled separate rivals to join 12 others at 10th place after four rounds in the Brugse Meesters 2018 in Brugge, Belgium on Monday. Gonzales recovered from a crushing Round 3 loss to Scottish GM Matthew Turner by besting Woman International Master Tsveta […]

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  By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA   Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales kept his share for the early lead by downing Dutch Mart Nabuurs in the second round of the Brugse Meesters 2018 in Brugge, Belgium on Sunday. Gonzales’ win was a follow up to an equally impressive win over Italian Alessandro Altea. Woman Grandmaster Janelle Frayna, Gonzales’ pupil, […]

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Miciano holds Dutch GM to a draw, finishes 12th

International Master John Marvin Miciano battled second seed Grandmaster Jorden Van Foreest of the Netherlands to a draw in 57 moves of a King’s Indian Attack and ended up 12th in the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland chess tournament in Vlissingen, Netherlands on Saturday night.

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Pinoy too smart for Dutch foe

Grand ­master Jay­son Gonzales toppled sec­ond seed GM Jorden Van Foreest of The Netherlands in 40 moves of an English encoun­ter to move half a point off the pace after the seventh round of the 22nd Hogeschool Zee­land chess tournament in Vlissingen, the Netherlands Thursday night.

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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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