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Torre vs Karpov

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Torre vs Karpov

Following the landmark meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian president Vladimir Putin during the APEC Leaders’ Summit in Lima, Peru, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) also made a big leap towards improving its sporting relations with Russia with the plan of bringing in former world champion Anatoly Karpov for a goodwill game with Eugene Torre in the first quarter of 2017.

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Marlon Mortel pulled the rug from under the top-seeded grandmasters to win the Dubai Chess and Culture Club October Rapid Chess Tournament, which concluded Saturday night with more than 130 participants from 17 countries.

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La Salle-Greenhills’ Julius Gonzales hurdled his last two matches to hold off Chris Pondoyo and capture the juniors crown in the Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship grand finals at SM Megamall Event Center last Sunday.

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Top seeds Julius Gonzales, Daniel Quizon and John Ray Batucan dished out top forms to wrest control in their respective divisions while Kylen Joy Mordido, Jerlyn San Diego and Laila Nadera took charge in the female side of the Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship grand finals at SM Megamall Event Center over the weekend.

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Letran denied San Beda a sweep by coming through with a 4-0 shutout to snatch the juniors crown in the 92nd NCAA chess tournament at the Jose Rizal gym in Mandaluyong City.

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Torre sets another milestone

Grandmaster Eugene Torre added another milestone to his legendary career by winning his fourth medal – a bronze on board three – at the close of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad Tuesday in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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