Frayna beats Mendoza, bags national title for 3rd time

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2021 06:14:42 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna outplayed Shania Mae Mendoza in the 11th and final round to capture the National Women’s Chess Championship title at the PACE building in Quezon City Thursday night. The top-seeded Frayna bested the second-ranked Mendoza in 43 moves of a King’s Indian Attack to crown herself queen of Philippine […]

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Frayna keeps chess lead despite draw with Fronda

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2021 08:12:48 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna settled for a 40-move draw of a Queen’s Pawn game with Jan Jodilyn Fronda to stay on top after the 10th and penultimate round in the 2021 National Women’s Chess Championship at the PACE building in Quezon City Thursday. The standoff kept the top-seeded Frayna clinging to the […]

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WGM Frayna seizes solo lead at national tourney

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2021 08:33:52 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna overpowered Marian Calimbo to grab the solo lead after eight rounds in the 2021 National Women’s Chess Championship at the PACE building in Quezon City Wednesday. The top-seeded Frayna needed just 36 moves of a King’s Indian Defense to secure the victory and improve to 6 points […]

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Frayna forges 5-way tie for Nat’l Women’s Chess lead

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:36:05 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Top seed Janelle Mae Frayna outlasted Allaney Jia Doroy to gain a share of the lead with four others after six rounds of the 2021 National Women’s Chess Championship at the PACE building in Quezon City Tuesday. The 24-year-old Frayna survived a marathon 91-move duel with Doroy in an English Opening to […]

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Shocker in chess meet as Canino downs Frayna

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2021 08:16:46 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Ruelle Canino pulled off the biggest shocker at the start of the National Women’s Chess Championship by beating top seed Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna Saturday at the PACE building in Quezon City. Canino, a 13-year-old sensation from Cagayan de Oro, downed Frayna after a marathon 96 moves of a Jobava System […]

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Quizon virtual National Chess champ after draw with Garcia

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 10:04:41 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA  International Master Daniel Quizon drew the 10th and penultimate round Tuesday to virtually clinch the 2021 National Chess Championship title at the Solea Hotel and Resort in Mactan, Cebu. Quizon split the point with IM Jan Emmanuel Garcia in 31 moves of a King’s Indian Attack to improve to eight points, two points […]

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Carlsen dumps Russian foe, retains world chess crown

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2021 04:42:47 +0000

DUBAI (AFP) – Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen retained his world chess title on Friday as he recorded a fourth win over Russian challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi. Carlsen sealed victory by winning the 11th game of the 14-game series in their $2.3 million match in Dubai. Nepomniachtchi resigned with a brief handshake and the two players exchanged […]

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Quizon outlasts Pimentel, grabs chess lead

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 07:42:52 +0000

International Master Daniel Quizon outlasted International Master Joel Pimentel to grab the solo lead after the 2nd round of the 2021 Philippine National Chess Championships yesterday at the Solea Hotel and Resort in Mactan, Cebu. Quizon played superbly to beat Pimentel after 83 moves of Grunfeld Defense in the 12-player tournament organized by the National […]

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Chess group stages 1st over-the-board tournament

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 08:11:31 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) will hold its first over-the-board tournament for the first time in two years with the staging of the Philippine National Juniors Championships starting Friday at the Philippine Academy for Chess Excellence (PACE) building in Quezon City. Ten boys and 10 girls aged 20 years […]

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San Juan chessers exact sweet revenge in PCAP

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2021 05:25:26 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA San Juan blanked Iloilo, 2-0, to capture the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) third conference title held online over the weekend. The Predators unleashed their might right in their first duel, 19-2, before surviving the spirited challenge of the Kisela Knights, 11.5-9.5, to rule the 24-team tournament. It was a […]

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