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Wesley So fights to stay alive vs Carlsen

May 26, 2020 - 8:09 PM

Wesley So faces a big hurdle as he hopes to topple world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

STAYING ALIVE. Wesley So is on an uphill climb as he faces rapid world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Photo by Berit Roald /NTB Scanpix /AFP

More PH chess players banned

May 25, 2020 - 11:55 PM

The latest Filipino chess players to be handed down a suspension are Elwin Retanal, Harison Maamo, and Vladimir Gonzales

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3 more Pinoy chess players suspended, Labog ban reversed

May 24, 2020 - 7:50 PM

Former Palarong Pambansa champion Eric Labog Jr clears his name, but 3 more Filipino players get suspended from online chess tournaments

PH para chess bet Severino lands 2nd in FIDE Online Cup

May 22, 2020 - 9:25 PM

Asian Para Games gold medalist Sander Severino settles for a runner-up finish in the 31-player field

IN THE HUNT. Sander Severino hopes to sustain his solid game in other upcoming online chess tournaments. Screengrab from Rappler

Another PH junior chess player suspended for fair play violation

May 15, 2020 - 7:01 PM

Eric Labog Jr becomes the fourth Filipino player suspended in an online chess tournament

3 Filipino chess players suspended for fair play violation

May 11, 2020 - 10:06 PM

Chess.com finds Rizalyn Tejada, Heather Chelsea Murillo, and Jethro Aquino violated the fair play policy during a tournament

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Online chess: Frayna, Mariano-Wagman to lead PH vs Sweden

Apr 25, 2020 - 9:12 PM

An all-female chess match gets going with Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna leading the Philippines’ campaign

STAR-STUDDED. Janelle Mae Frayna leads a roster of 20 topnotch Filipina chess players. File photo

Bersamina joins national bullet chess winners

Apr 19, 2020 - 6:34 PM

Paulo Bersamina tops the fifth leg of the Philippine Bullet Online Chess Championship

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Speed king Elorta banned for cheating in Qatar chess tourney

Apr 12, 2020 - 12:34 PM

David Elorta becomes the highest profile local chess player whose account has been taken down for alleged cheating in an online tournament

Young IM Daniel Quizon rules National Bullet chess leg

Apr 11, 2020 - 8:44 PM

Filipino teen standout Daniel Quizon tops an online chess tournament that lured a record field of 523 bets

CHESS WHIZ. Fifteen-year-old Daniel Quizon stays on a roll. File photo

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

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

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

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


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


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


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.

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


PH men's team scrambles to defeat Albania in Batumi Chess Olympiad

Oct 02, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The men's team tallies 8 points from 4 wins and 3 draws in the chess Olympics

FOCUSED. Julio Catalino Sadorra (seated) competes against Croatia as Philippine men's team captain Eugene Torre (left) and women's coach Jayson Gonzales look on. File photo from National Chess Federation of the Philippines

PH women's team stuns Spain, climbs in Batumi Chess Olympiad

Oct 01, 2018 - 5:54 PM

The Filipinas have a chance to improve in the standings against Georgia 2 in the seventh round of the biennial tournament

GIRL POWER. The Philippine women's chess team impress in the Batumi Chess Olympiad. Photo from Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018 Facebook page


Charito Bandal, top PH chess player in the '70s, dies at 78

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Rosario 'Charito' Bandal played in a time when tournament prizes included modest cash, trophies or even chess clocks

Rosario 'Charito' Bandal grew up in a big chess-playing family. Photo from Bandal's Facebook account

Eugene Torre named head coach of PH team to Chess Olympiad

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:03 PM

The Philippine team looks to improve from its worst finish of 58th place in the last edition of the biennial event in 2016

COACHING DUTIES. Filipino grandmaster Eugene Torre will not play in the Chess Olympiad for the first time since 1970. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Youngsters rule National Chess championships

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:06 PM

Haridas Pascua, 25, and Shania Mendoza, 19, are crowned national chess champions

CHAMPS. Haridas Pascua and Shania Mendoza reign supreme in the men's and women's division, respectively, of the National Chess Championships. Photo from Shutterstock


At 17, Miciano set to become International Master of PH chess

Apr 08, 2018 - 10:28 PM

John Marvin Miciano has a one-point lead over 4 rivals in the Asian Youth Chess Championship Under-18 division, including 14-year-old Daniel Quizon

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Wesley So finishes 7th in debut Fide Candidates Tournament

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Fabiano Caruana, who like Wesley So plays for the US national team, wins the tournament and earns the right to challenge world chess champion Magnus Carlsen

FINAL ROUND. Wesley So and Levon Aronian in the post-game media briefing after the 14th and last round of the Fide Candidates Tournament Tuesday held in Kuhlhaus Berlin. Photo by Nick Dunaevsky of Fide World Chess

Wesley So draw with Karjakin pushes Caruana into the solo lead

Mar 27, 2018 - 6:44 PM

So remains at 7th place with one win, 3 losses and 7 draws

DRAW. Wesley So says that he couldn't really consult anybody with regards to his matchup with Sergey Karjakin. Photo from FIDE World Candidates Tournament Facebook

Wesley So has vital role in world chess championship qualifier

Mar 25, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Wesley So faces new co-leader Sergey Karjakin in the penultimate round

Wesley So vs former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik in Round 12 of FIDE Candidates Tournament at Kühlhaus in Berlin. Photo by Anastasya Karlovich, FIDE Press Officer

Wesley So collects sixth draw in Candidates Tournament

Mar 23, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Wesley So now affords a smile in the post-game press conference after pulling off an impressive draw in Round 10

ASIANS. Wesley So tangles with Dang Liren of China in a earlier round of the Fide Candidates Tournament in Beijing. Photo by Anastasya Karlovich, FIDE Press Officer

Another draw for Wesley So with 5 rounds to go

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Wesley So has interesting company in the cellar of the Fide candidates tournament

ALL AMERICAN. File photo of Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana playing in Round 8 of Fide chess candidates tournament in Berlin. Photo by Anastasya Karlovich, FIDE Press Officer

Round 7 loss all but eliminates Wesley So in Candidates Tournament

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Going into the second half of this top caliber tournament, Wesley So is at joint 7th and 8th with Levon Aronian

TIGHT SPOT. Wesley So erred in the endgame against Sergey Karjakin in Round 7 of FIDE World Candidates Tournament 2018. Photo by Anastasya Karlovich, FIDE Press Officer

Wesley So fends off Kramnik attack to draw in Rd 5 of Candidates Tournament

Mar 16, 2018 - 4:59 PM

In a battle between the youngest and the oldest of the 8 grandmasters in this elite cast, Wesley So claims a draw from former world champion Vladimir Kramnik

WORRIED. File photo of Wesley So, who remains tied for last in thecandidates tournament. From the Facebook account of Wesley So

Wesley So seeks to rekindle flickering hopes vs Kramnik

Mar 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Another draw for Wesley So in Round 4 of the Fide candidates tournament in Berlin

STILL WINLESS. Wesley So has two draws and two losses to show after 4 rounds of the Fide candidates tournament in Berlin, Germany. From Wesley So's Facebook account

Wesley So draws with Ding Liren in Candidates Tournament Round 3

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:32 PM

As Wesley So finally snapped out of a losing streak, chess lovers around the world were gushing over Vladimir Kramnik's masterful conquest of Levon Aronian in Round 3

DRAW. File photo of Wesley So during a successful campaign last year. From the Facebook page of Wesley So

Wesley So defeats reigning chess champ Magnus Carlsen in Paris

Jun 09, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Wesley So becomes just the second Filipino ever to defeat a reigning world chess champion

Wesley So leaves Polgar, turns pro

Dec 18, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Webster University coach Susan Polgar is mum on the specifics of So s departure but wishes the grandmaster the best

TURNING PRO. Wesley So leaves Webster University to turn professional. File photo by Piroschka Van De Wouw/EPA

Little Ruth's big move

Apr 23, 2013 - 7:56 AM

A young chess player makes her big move at the national Palaro tournament

MAKING HER MOVE. Little Ruth Vinuya is the youngest chess player in Palaro 2013. Photo by Devon Wong