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Urbiztondo helps prepare Surigao chessers for big, exciting board war ahead
/ from September 12, 2020
"IT'S better to give than to receive."A saying that only inspired Arena International Master (AIM) Engr. Rey Urbiztondo to give more support and share his blessings to the impoverished chess players in Mindanao in time of the pandemic.Just recently, the Davao City-based Metrobank executive bankrolled the three-day online chess tourney ...
IM Garcia's sensational finish and 'mystery man' in Urbiztondo Thanksgiving online chess tilt
/ from September 1, 2020
WITH the country's top grandmasters barely holding on for a decent finish, youthful compatriot International Master Jan Emmanuel Garcia took the cudgel in defending Filipino pride against foreign rivals in one of the prestigious online chess tourneys initiated recently in Mindanao.Held via lichess.org, the Fide Arena International Master (AIM) Rey ...
'Fil-am kid' Escalera back in winning chess amid pandemic
Jaime Frias II
/ from August 31, 2020
NOT even the pandemic crisis could stop Scott Matthew Escalera in his journey to play and conquer in US chess tournaments.This, as the Filipino-American whiz kid from Oak Park, Illinois added another collection to his trophy room after ruling the 1st US Chess/ChessKid Online Elementary Championship K-1B section on August ...
Urbiztondo 'Mindanao' Cup: The best of PH chess vs foreign side
/ from August 22, 2020
THE Philippines' two-headed monster in online chess -- Grandmasters Mark Paragua and Joey Antonio -- will try to resemble their beast mode anew in the Fide Arena International Master (AIM) Rey Urbiztondo Thanksgiving and Anniversary Open Online Chess Tournament on Wednesday, August 26, via lichess.org.But Paragua, Antonio and the equally-strong ...
Antonio leads strong cast in Mindanao Open 'Thanksgiving' chess tilt
/ from August 4, 2020
WITH around P20,000 in total cash prizes, the "AIM Engr. Rey C. Urbiztondo Thanksgiving and Anniversary Open Chess Tournament" to be slated August 26 via lichess.org is guaranteed to be a sure-fire hit.Already, the keenly-awaited online chess tourney has attracted the country's top-notch woodpushers, including 13-time national champion and 10-time ...
Davao chess avengers go berserk vs Oro rivals in big comeback triumph
/ from July 30, 2020
THE late great American chess genius Bobby Fischer must be smiling at the Davao All-Stars after orchestrating what had been recently considered as one of the greatest comebacks in Mindanao online chess battle.Down by 16 points on the first day of 20-board skirmishes via lichess.org site, the Davao pawn pushers ...
DepEd-Tagoloan stays 'focus', 'active' in health-enhancing activities
/ from July 26, 2020
AMONG the best sports-ticking LGUs in Northern Mindanao, the booming town of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental stays "focus" and "active" in promoting health-enhancing programs in in this most difficult time of pandemic."Dili nato hulatan mawad-an ta'g kauban kay walay gibuhat nga pasingot o pataas sa kinabuhi nga mga kalihokan niining ...
Davao revenge in peril vs Oro's finest in online chess rematch
/ from July 26, 2020
THE Davao All-Stars' revenge-seeking effort may yet fall in vain again.This, after the Cagayan de Oro's finest struck hard on Saturday's first round in online rematch of their 7th Goodwill Chess Match via lichess.org site."We really have to win this match. We have strong roster this time around capable of ...
Urbiztondo: Chess is king sport amid pandemic
Rey C. Urbiztondo
/ from July 8, 2020
AT A time sporting activity has been hit hard across the globe due to the Covid-19 pandemic, chess is one sport, lording over, thanks to technology as online tournaments kept players busy. While the outbreak has forced most sports around the world to shut down, chess has not only found ...
Oro's chess execs 'too hot' to handle for Davao All Stars
/ from June 30, 2020
CAGAYAN de Oro-Misamis Oriental chess team shrugged off a slow start with steady composure in the final leg to rout Davao All-Stars, 398-354, in their 6th Goodwill Match and first online that ended on Sunday, June 28, 2020, via lichess.org site.Fielding 10 regular boards and 10 executives for each team, ...