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GM Joey Antonio Wins Dan Jorda & IIEE-Bayanihan Rapid Chess Event

- Abundo 26 Feb, 2024

Grandmaster Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. finished undefeated in the Dan Jorda & IIEE-Bayanihan Chess Club FIDE-rated Open Rapid Chess Tournament held Sunday, February 25 at the Sentro Artista, Arton Strip, Rockwell, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines. In photo above are (from left) Tournament Director NM Almario Marlon Bernardino Jr., Jerson Ong, IIEE (Institute of Integrated … Continue reading GM Joey Antonio Wins Dan Jorda & IIEE-Bayanihan Rapid Chess Event

Sri Lanka Chess Classics – The Armageddon Chess Challenge

- Abundo 26 Feb, 2024

This might be the 1st Chess Event organized by a foreign team at another host country. I am glad to thank Mr. Akram, the President of Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) and Mr Najib, the Secretary of MCF for allowing us to run the Sri Lanka Chess Classics – The Armageddon Chess Challenge in Malaysia. The … Continue reading Sri Lanka Chess Classics – The Armageddon Chess Challenge

14-year-old Wins Strong Rapid Chess Tournament

- Abundo 19 Feb, 2024

FM Christian Gian Carlo Tade -Arca, 14, dominated the IM Rony and Mam Elvira Invitational Rapid Chess Championship held February 17, 2024 at the Metro Gate Club House, Metro Gate Subdivision in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Philippines. Gian Carlo Arca won the competition, achieving a score of 11.5 out of 13 Rounds on account of 11 … Continue reading 14-year-old Wins Strong Rapid Chess Tournament

IM Rishi Sardana Wins 2024 Australian Championship

- Abundo 13 Feb, 2024

IM Rishi Sardana has won the 2024 Australian Championship, by a comprehensive two point margin. He was presented with his trophy and $3,000 prize by Brian Blanton, the Store Manager for Adelaide’s Finest Supermarket — Frewville — a major supporter for the event. Sardana scored an undefeated 9.5/11, ahead of Yi Liu and Samuel Asaka … Continue reading IM Rishi Sardana Wins 2024 Australian Championship

Dan Jorda & IIEE-Bayanihan Chess Club FIDE-rated Open Rapid Chess Tournament

- Abundo 12 Feb, 2024

The first Dan Jorda & IIEE-Bayanihan Chess Club FIDE-rated Open Rapid Chess Tournament reels off 25 February at the Arton Strip Rockwell, Blue Ridge A, 226 Katipunan, Quezon City (Beside Conti’s), Philippines. Asia’s first GM Eugene Torre (seated) and Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE) National Past President Engr. Allan Anthony Alvarez … Continue reading Dan Jorda & IIEE-Bayanihan Chess Club FIDE-rated Open Rapid Chess Tournament

Al Romaithi Ahmad Wins Al Ain Winter International Chess Festival Blitz

- Abundo 11 Feb, 2024

Al Romaithi Ahmad of the UAE won the Al Ain Winter International Chess Festival Blitz tournament held 10th February 2024 at the Al Ain Mind Games and Chess Club in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Al Ain Mind Games and Chess Club Technical Director Dr. Hesham Elgendy awards the champion trophy and medal to Al … Continue reading Al Romaithi Ahmad Wins Al Ain Winter International Chess Festival Blitz

FM Christian Mark Daluz Wins Antonio “Bolok” Memorial Open Rapid

- Abundo 11 Feb, 2024

FIDE Master Christian Mark Daluz won the Antonio “Bolok” Memorial Open Rapid Chess Tournament held February 10th at the Jesus Dela Peña Covered Court in Marikina City. In photo are, from left GM Darwin Laylo (3rd place), FM Noel Dela Cruz (2nd place), Tournament Director Isagani “Fischer” De Ramos Jr. and FM Christian Mark Daluz. … Continue reading FM Christian Mark Daluz Wins Antonio “Bolok” Memorial Open Rapid

JCI Senate Lipa Open Rapid Chess Tournament

- Abundo 07 Feb, 2024

The JCI Senate Lipa Open Rapid Chess Tournament will be held on June 17, 2024 at the Lipa Convention Center, formerly known as LASCA. The tournament is held in celebration of the Lipa City Foundation Day. A total pot of P222,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs in this 2 division tournament. The team … Continue reading JCI Senate Lipa Open Rapid Chess Tournament

Association of Chess Amateurs in the Philippines, Inc. Formed

- Abundo 07 Feb, 2024

A new chess league called Association of Chess Amateurs in the Philippines, Inc. (ACAPI) under an online Platform has been formed. In simul photo are founder AGM Engr. Rey Crisologo Urbiztondo versus Asia’s First Grandmaster Eugene Torre Colorful opening ceremonies are set for February 11 while the game starts on February 13. The league, which … Continue reading Association of Chess Amateurs in the Philippines, Inc. Formed

Pakistan Launches Large Scale Chess in Education Program

- Abundo 05 Feb, 2024

Pakistan’s government makes a strong push towards promoting chess, starting with 10,000 schools The delegation of FIDE, headed by President Arkady Dvorkovich, met with the President of Pakistan, Dr Arig Alvi, and Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Friday in Islamabad for the launch of Pakistan’s National Mind Sports Initiative. Promoted by the government, the initiative … Continue reading Pakistan Launches Large Scale Chess in Education Program