Jerlyn San Diego finished second in the Under-18 division of the online Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship Sunday, September 26.
San Diego, a member of the Dasmariñas stable of chess talent, won her last three games in the nine-round tournament held over three days, for a total of 7.5 points.
Cai Youyang of China, who drew with Filipinas San Diego and Rinoa Mariel Sadey, won the Under-18 with 8 points.
San Diego’s only loss came from Sadey, who fell in the seventh round to Tran Gia Thu Pham of Vietnam, to slip from joint second at that point. Two straight wins gave Sadey fourth place with 6.5 out of 9.
General Trias City’s Bonjoure Fille Suyamin finished third in the Under-12 after winning her final round to post 7 points. Suyamin was unbeaten until the eighth round when she lost to Vietnamese Nguyen Hyunh Mai Hoa.
Kaye Lalaine Regidor failed to displace Suyamin as she lost in an advantageous position against Nguyen Hyunh Mai Hoa. Regidor ended fourth with 6.5 points.
Ruelle Canino, Mindanao’s youngest Woman National Master at 13, finished sixth in the Under-14 with 3.5 out of her last four rounds.
Francesca Largo ended seventh with 6 points after losing in the last round to Hong Nhung Nguyen of Vietnam. – Rappler.com