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Antonio wins anew, regains overall lead

Apr 09, 2020 - 7:28 PM

Grandmaster Joey Antonio grabs the top spot in the five-leg online chess series

Longtime Filipino chess arbiter Gene Poliarco dies

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:06 PM

Gene Poliarco, the country's most senior International Arbiter, dies at 77

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Fil-Australian chess player Arianne Caoili dies

Mar 31, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Former top Filipina chess player Arianne Caoili passes away at the age of 33 due to car crash injuries

TRAGIC. Arianne Caoili succumbs to her injuries from a car crash in Armenia. Photo from Arianne Caoili's Instagram

LIST: Philippine leagues suspended amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13, 2020 - 11:10 AM

(UPDATED) Local sports leagues and events are put on hold due to the virus pandemic

HIATUS. Sports action takes a break as major local leagues prioritize the safety of athletes and staff members.

Severino rules national rapid chess tiff

Jan 26, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Sander Severino tallies 6.5 points to best Sherwin Tiu, Joey Antonio, and Mari Joseph Turqueza

PICKING UP STEAM. Sander Severino gains winning momentum before the country hosts the ASEAN Para Games in March. Screengrab from Rappler


Barcenilla wins 1st national title since 1996

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Rogelio Barcenilla Jr dethrones national champion Haridas Pascua in the 2019 Battle of the Grandmasters

OLD GLORIES. Rogelio Barcenilla Jr makes grand comeback with another national title. Stock photo

Young lands 8th in World Seniors; Caturla, Antonio finish in top 30

Nov 24, 2019 - 6:49 PM

International Master Angelo Young finishes inside the top 10 of the 2019 World Seniors Chess Championship

Young keeps top 5 bid as Antonio, Caturla falter

Nov 23, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Angelo Young needs to win his last match against Brazilian GM Darly Lima in order to barge into the top 5

BIDDING TO WIN. Angelo Young stands a chance against international Grandmasters in the 2019 World Seniors Chess championships. Stock photo

3 Filipino bets keep medal bids going in World Seniors Chess

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:49 PM

Grandmaster Rogelio Antonio Jr needs to win his last two matches to crash the top 3 as two other Pinoy chess players try to stay in the hunt

Angelo Young claims 3rd straight Grandmaster victim

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Angelo Young continues his stunning campaign in the 2019 World Seniors Chess Championships

WORLD CHESS STAR. Angelo Young continues his streak of upset wins over international Grandmasters. Stock photo

Young sparkles in World Seniors Chess tilt, other Filipinos faring well

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Angelo Young vaults into a three-way tie for the lead in the +50 Open division as Rogelio Antonio Jr and Cesar Caturla look to rise through the ranks

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Filipino GM to join World Senior Chess Championship

Nov 11, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Grandmaster Rogelio 'Joey' Antonio Jr will compete in the tournament he placed 2nd in two years ago

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FAST FACTS: Who is Wesley So?

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Get to know more about Cavite-born Wesley So, who shocked world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen for the World Fischer Random Chess Championship title

TITLEHOLDER. Wesley So claims the first World Fischer Random Chess Championship title. File photo by Anastasya Karlovich/FIDE Press Officer


Upset complete: Wesley So stuns No. 1 Carlsen, bags world title

Nov 03, 2019 - 7:48 AM

Cavite-born Wesley So dominates top-ranked Magnus Carlsen to rule the first World Fischer Random Chess Championship

SHOCKER. Wesley So proves too good for Magnus Carlsen in the three-day title series. Photo by Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix/AFP

Wesley So nears Fischer Random world chess title

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Sustaining his impressive showing, Wesley So stuns world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen anew to pull away in the finals series

STILL WARY. Wesley So expects a fightback from world champion Magnus Carlsen. Photo from fide.com

Filipino rules ASEAN Chess Championship

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Paulo Bersamina posts a winning score of 7 points from 9 rounds to collect his second grandmaster norm

CHESS WHIZ. Paulo Bersamina hopes to get his third and final grandmaster norm. Contributed photo


Wesley So shocks world No. 1 Carlsen, takes early finals lead

Nov 01, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Cavite-born Wesley So leads tournament favorite Magnus Carlsen by 3 points in the Fischer Random World Championship title series

STUNNER. Wesley So outsmarts world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the first two games fo their race-to-12 series. Photo by Maria Emelianova/Chess.com


Wesley So faces world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen for title

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:19 PM

Philippine-born chess star Wesley So vies for the crown versus top-ranked Magnus Carlsen in the Fischer Random World Championship

BACK IN FORM. A confident star Wesley So (right) overwhelms Russian Ian Nepomniatchi in the semifinals. Photo from Fide.com

Wesley So through to semis of World Fischer Random Chess Championship

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Wesley So beats Vladislav Fedoseev to join Fabiano Caruana, Ian Nepomniachtchi, and world champion Magnus Carlsen in the Final Four

IN THE RUNNING. Wesley So becomes one of the last 4 men standing in the World Fischer Random Chess Championship. Photo from chess.com


Wesley So knocked out of Chess World Cup quarterfinals

Sep 22, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Former world No. 2 Wesley So bows to Russian Nikita Vitiugov

SETBACK. Wesley So tries to shake off a recent slump. Photo from FIDE

Fronda cops 2nd national chess title

Sep 12, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Four years after winning her first championship, Jan Jodilyn Fronda climbs back to the top of Philippine women's chess

Gritty Buto leads late charge as PH bags 6 chess golds

Aug 09, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Al-Basher Buto cops the under-10 crown as 5 other young Filipinos rule in the 2019 Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship

BACK ON TOP. After a dry spell, chess whiz Al-Basher Buto regains his winning form. Contributed photo

5 Filipinos win blitz in Thailand chess tiff

Aug 05, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Daniel Quizon, Ruelle Canino, Allaney Doroy, Mark Jay Bacojo, and Franiel Angela Magpily all triumph in the Eastern Asian Youth Chess Tournament

ROMP. Ruelle Canino sweeps the nine-round under 12. Contributed photo


Filipino chess whiz wins Asian Juniors blitz tournament

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:35 PM

The 14-year-old Daniel Quizon comes out triumphant in all of his 7 games to bag the crown

REDEMPTION. Daniel Quizon vents his ire in the blitz tournament after failing to finish high in the standard chess. Photo from grandmaster Jayson Gonzales


Wesley So bags $60,000 in Croatian chess tilt

Jul 08, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Representing the US, Wesley So finishes 2nd in the Croatian Grand Chess Tour behind world champion Magnus Carlsen

UNBEATEN. Wesley So goes undefeated in the 2019 Croation Grand Chess Tour. File photo by Anastasya Karlovich/FIDE Press Officer


Wesley So draws world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, keeps title drive

Jul 07, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Cavite-born Wesley So stays in the hunt for the Grand Chess Tour crown after scoring a draw against world champion Magnus Carlsen

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Quizon falls, Asian junior chess bid in peril

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:21 PM

Top Philippine bet Daniel Quizon drops to a share of 5th place after losing a roller-coaster game against an Indian foe

PRODIGY. Daniel Quizon, in the file photo, is poised to becoming the next big thing in Philippine chess. Photo from the FB account of Daniel Quizon

Quizon loses grip of Asian Juniors Chess lead

Jul 04, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Philippine chess standout Daniel Quizon loses to Vietnamese Nguyen Anh Khoi but rebounds with a win over Indian grandmaster Karthik Venkataraman

STUMBLE. Daniel Quizon slips to an eight-player group toting a thee-point tally. Photo from Quizon's Facebook account

Filipino clinches rapid chess title in Asian Juniors 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Kylen Joy Morido, 17, wins 6 straight games and draws in the final round to seize the title

FILIPINA CHESSER. File photo of Kylen Joy Mordido from her Facebook account.

PH bags 5 golds in 2019 ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Vic Glysen Derotas and Mark Jay Bacojo sweep their divisions to banner the Philippines' golden haul

CHAMPION. Vic Glysen Derotas sweeps her division to bag one of the Philippines' 5 gold medals. Photo from Facebook

Narrowly getting plane tickets, Filipinos fly for ASEAN chess tilt

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:09 PM

A 57-man Philippine delegation will compete in the 20th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship in Myanmar

YOUNG MINDS. Al-Basher Buto, seeing action in the Under-10, and Jean Antonette Brade, competing in the Under-8 division, wave as they make their way to the ticket counter at NAIA Terminal 2. Photos sent by Bong Buto


The women who played Bobby Fischer

Apr 08, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Fischer, one of the greatest chess players of all time, agreed to matches before the Philippine team flew to Israel for the 1976 Chess Olympiad

LEGENDS. Bobby Fischer with (from left) Andrea Lizares, Lita Alvarez and Hermie Cartel, members of the first Philippine women's team to the 1976 Haifa Olympiad. Contributed photo


Filipino woodpushers show wares in Hong Kong Open

Dec 28, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Deniel Causo, Yves Ranola, and Michael Concio Jr impress in the tournament

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De Guzman, Fronda best PH bets in Asian Chess

Dec 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Filipino bets fail to crash the top 10 as Chinese Grandmaster Wei Yi and Indian Rout Padmini rule the 17th Asian Chess Championship

BEST PINOYS. Jan Jodilyn Fronda and Ricardo De Guzman place the highest among the Philippine bets. Photos from De La Salle Alumni Association (Fronda) and 2005 Sacramento Chess Championship website

Paulo Bersamina crashes into Asian Chess Championship top 20

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Paulo Bersamina defeats countryman John Merill Jacutina in the 8th round of the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships

INTERNATIONAL MASTER. Paulo Bersamina still has hope of finishing top 10 in the 17th Asian Chess Championships. Photo from National Chess Federation website

Asian Chess: Doroy makes up for lackluster PH showing

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Woman Fide Master Allaney Gia Doroy emerges as the country's best performer in the 5th round of the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships

PRIZED FIND. Philippine bet Allaney Gia Doroy (right) ends up tied for 10th to 16th in the distaff side after 5 rounds. Photo release

Nava takes cudgels for Team PH in Asian Continental Chess

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:45 PM

IM Roderick Nava records a second win to lead the Philippines in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships

Asian Chess: Pascua leads PH bets with 2nd straight draw

Dec 12, 2018 - 5:59 PM

IM Haridas Pascua settles for a draw against Indonesian IM Novendra Priasmoro in the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships

RANKING. Philippine bet Haridas Pascua (right) says he’s focused on gaining rating points. Photo release

PH chessers stun top seeds in Asian Chess Championship

Dec 11, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Paulo Bersamina and Haridas Pascua prevent a shutout of the Philippine team in the Asian tourney

CONTENDERS. Haridas Pascua and Paulo Bersamina emerge as the Philippines' only victors in the opening day of the 17th Asian Chess Championships. Photos from Twitter (Pascua) and National Chess Federation (Bersamina)

Wesley So bows to Nakamura in Speed Chess Championship finals

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:51 PM

Despite having a higher Elo rating in classical play, the Cavite-born So surrenders a big edge to Nakamura in both rapid and blitz competitions

SECOND. Wesley So falls short of the Speed Chess Championships crown. File photo by Anastasya Karlovich/FIDE Press Officer


Garma, Torre rule Asian Seniors Chess

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:03 AM

International Master Chito Garma bags the 50-and-over division crown as Grandmaster Eugene Torre cops the 65-and-over title

EVERGREEN. Top-ranked Eugene Torre finishes with 7.0 points to retain his title. File photo

Asian Seniors Chess: Garma, Roca keep 1-2 spots

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:35 AM

International Masters Chito Garma and Petronio Roca turn back separate foes to stay on top of the 9th Asian Seniors Chess Championships

Torre bounces back in Asian Seniors Chess

Nov 10, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Top-seeded Eugene Torre gets back in contention after moving a full point behind tournament leader Chito Garma

Garma topples Torre, shares top with Caturla

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:13 PM

International Master Chito Garma ends top-seeded Eugene Torre's unbeaten run in the 9th Asian Seniors Chess Championships

SETBACK. Grandmaster Eugene Torre (right)  absorbs his first loss in 14 games against International Master Chito Garma. File photo

Eugene Torre seizes solo top spot in Asian Seniors Chess Championships

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Asia's first Grandmaster improves to a perfect 3.0 points to separate himself from his erstwhile co-leaders in the 34-man event

OLD BUT GOLD. Despite turning 67, Eugene Torre remains sharp. File photo from National Chess Federation of the Philippines


Asian Seniors Chess: Eugene Torre wins twice on birthday

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Grandmaster Eugene Torre gets his title defense off to a strong right on his 67th birthday

TWIN WINS. Eugene Torre opens his campaign with victories over an Australian foe and a former teammate. Photo from Chesshive

Torre starts Asian Seniors Chess quest on birthday

Nov 03, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Grandmaster Eugene Torre looks to defend his crown in the 9th Asian Seniors Chess Championships

LEGEND. For years, the name of Eugene Torre has been associated with Philippine chess. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH caps Asian Para Games campaign with golden spree

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The country hikes its gold medal haul to 10 – a major turnaround from its zero-gold finish in previous editions

CHAMP. Arthus Bucay races his way to a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Philippine Sports Commission


PH chess hauls in 3 gold medals in Asian Para Games

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Sander Severino bags two golds as the Filipino chessers collect a total of 6 medals in the continental games

PH men's team falters, settles for 37th in Chess Olympiad

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The Philippines skids in the final round as China completes a title sweep of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad

TEAM WHIZ. Grandmaster Julio Catalino Sadorra carried the Philippine squad all tournament. Photo from Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018