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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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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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