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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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Pinoy chessers topple rivals

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales and International Master John Marvin Miciano toppled their respective rivals on Wednesday night to inch closer to the leaders after six rounds of the XX Obert Internacional Sant Marti 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The 17-year-old Miciano dispatched Spaniard Daniel Navarro Lopez-Menchero in 64 moves of a King’s Indian Attack […]

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Gonzales wins, but Torre draws

By Kristel Satumbaga Grandmaster Eugene Torre drew his fifth-round assignment while Woman GM Janelle Frayna stumbled in the 41st Open International Barberela De Valles 2018 Chess Championships in Spain on Sunday. The 66-year-old Torre split the point with India’s Om Manish Kadam to slightly improve to 3.5 points at the crowded seventh place that also […]

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Pinoy chessers dominate ASEAN ‘blitz’ division

Woman FIDE Master Shania Mae Mendoza and Daniel Quizon topped their respective divisions as host Philippines ruled the blitz section of the ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championships yesterday at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City.

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