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Nava, Abelgas, Turqueza earns IM title norms in Pacquiao Asian Chess; Docena shine (5.29.2013)

Frayna earns Woman International Master title norm (5.27.2013)

Paragua qualifies to World Cup; Li tops Pacquiao Asian chess (5.26.2013)

Paragua, Li join three-way tie in Pacquiao Asian Chess (5.25.2013)

GM Li catches Paragua on top; Docena, Nouri shines anew for Philippine chess (5.24.2013)

Paragua seizes lead in Pacquiao Asian Chess (5.23.2013)

Sadorra grabs solo lead in Pacquiao Asian Chess (5.22.2013)

Pacquiao Asian Chess: Sadorra still unscathed (5.21.2013)

Sadorra, Gomez, Emperado remain on top in Pacquiao Asian chess (5.20.2013)

Sadorra, Paragua, Gomez, Bitoon off to good start in Pacquiao Asian chess (5.19.2013)

Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Chess Championship reels off today (5.18.2013)

Antonio, Paragua, Laylo, Gomez, Bitoon in Pacquiao Asian Chess (5.16.2013)

Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Open and Women's Chess Championships (4.16.2013)

 

 

CHESS NEWS

 

May 19, 2013

 
 

Sadorra, Paragua, Gomez, Bitoon off to good start in Pacquiao Asian chess

 
     
 

FILIPINO Grandmaster Julio Catalino Sadorra, Mark Paragua, John Paul Gomez and Richard Bitoon got off to a blazing start by posting victories in the first round of the Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Chess Championship at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Roxas Blvd., Pasay City on Saturday.
Sadorra toppled countryman FM Hamed Nouri; Paragua routed compatriot IM Emmanuel Senador; Gomez subdued IM Jimmy Liew of Malaysia and Bitoon waylaid another Pinoy entry Adelardo Pagente.

"Maganda laban namin ni (Hamed) Nouri at buti pamilyar ako sa laro," said Sadorra, a senior year Business Administration focus on Entrepreneurship student at Jindal School of Management (JSOM) in University of Texas Dallas who needed 31 moves to beat Nouri in their London System skirmish.

Sharing the limelight are Fide Master Mari Joseph Turqueza and Emmanuel Emperado, who also beat their respective opponents.
Turqueza shocked GM Dao Thien Hai of Vietnam while Emperado upset GM Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa of Mongolia.
IM Chito Garma drew with GM Susanto Megaranto as well IM Barlo Nadera split the point with GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India.

Meanwhile, top seed GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam nipped FM Tran Tuan Minh also from Vietnam and second seed GM Li Chao of China outclassed Ganesan Akash of India.

The tournament is held under the auspices of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines headed by it's Chairman/President Prospero "Butch" Pichay Jr., Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, and organized by the Eugene Torre Chess Foundation. The event is supported by Cafe Puro, Alaxan, Oriental and Motolite.

 
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Related Links:
Results - Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Open and Women's Chess Championships
Blitz Results - Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Open and Women's Chess Championships
 
Nava, Abelgas, Turqueza earns IM title norms in Pacquiao Asian Chess; Docena shine (5.29.2013)
Frayna earns Woman International Master title norm (5.27.2013)
Paragua qualifies to World Cup; Li tops Pacquiao Asian chess (5.26.2013)
Paragua, Li join three-way tie in Pacquiao Asian Chess (5.25.2013)
GM Li catches Paragua on top; Docena, Nouri shines anew for Philippine chess (5.24.2013)
Paragua seizes lead in Pacquiao Asian Chess (5.23.2013)
Sadorra grabs solo lead in Pacquiao Asian Chess (5.22.2013)
Pacquiao Asian Chess: Sadorra still unscathed (5.21.2013)
Sadorra, Gomez, Emperado remain on top in Pacquiao Asian chess (5.20.2013)
Sadorra, Paragua, Gomez, Bitoon off to good start in Pacquiao Asian chess (5.19.2013)
Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Chess Championship reels off today (5.18.2013)
Antonio, Paragua, Laylo, Gomez, Bitoon in Pacquiao Asian Chess (5.16.2013)
Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Open and Women's Chess Championships (4.16.2013)