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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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Filipinos fall short

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Filipinos fall short

The Philippines ended its campaign with twin losses yesterday but drew consolation from the individual exploits of Grandmaster Eugene Torre and newly-minted WGM Janelle Mae Frayna at the close of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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