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2011
 

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2011
 
 

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Opening (June 21, 2014)

Round 1 (June 21, 2014)

Round 2 (June 21, 2014)

Round 3 (June 22, 2014)

Round 4 (June 23, 2014)

Round 5 (June 23, 2014)

Round 6 (June 24, 2014)

Round 7 (June 25, 2014)

Round 8 (June 25, 2014)

Round 9 (June 26, 2014)

Round 10 (June 27,2014)

Round 11 (June 28,2014)

 

Results:

Men & Women's ranking, pairings & results

 

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Women's Game 1-7

Men's Game 1-7

 

 

 

CHESS NEWS

 

June 30, 2014

 
 

2014 National Open Chess Championships / Battle of Grandmasters

 
     
 

ROUND 1 (OPEN)
June 21, 2014

International Master Paulo Bersamina upset Grandmaster Darwin Laylo to grab the lead in the first round of the 2014 National Open Chess Championships/Battle of the Grandmasters held at the Athletes’ Dining Hall, PSC Canteen, RMSC, Manila. IM Bersamina took advantage of GM Laylo’s inaccuracy in the middle game of a Gruenfeld with .Nf3 Bg7 sidelines to win in 52 moves.

Also in the win column is National Master Roel Abelgas who won in another Gruenfeld this time employing a 4.Qb3 variation against Woman FIDE Master Janelle Mae Frayna who lost in 46 moves.      

The other open division matches ended up in draws. Top seed Grandmaster John Paul Gomez drew with Asia’s first Grandmaster Eugene Torre in a Reti Opening in 49 moves. International Master Oliver Dimakiling also drew with fellow IM Jan Emmanuel Garcia in 30 moves of a King’s Indian Saemisch. Grandmaster Richard Bitoon drew with fellow GM Rogelio Barcenilla in 30 moves of an English Opening and International Master Joel Pimentel halved the point with Grandmaster Joey Antonio in a Symmetrical English game although GM Antonio missed a winning continuation on move 36.

 
 
         
         
         
 
 

ROUND 1 (WOMEN)
June 21, 2014

All the games in the women’s division ended in a positive note starting with Woman FIDE Master Cherry Ann Mejia who employed the Sicilian Taimanov variation to beat fellow WFM Shania Mae Mendoza who sacrificed a quality exchange on move 27 then a Bishop on move 32nd but lost in 83 moves after WFM Mejia found a way to simplify. Woman National Master Christy Lamiel Bernales subdued Aurora Kim Dantes in 35 moves of a Closed Sicilian without g3. She created a passed pawn after an exchange of Rooks and eventually won the game.

Queenie Lyn Reyes beat Arvie Lozano in 38 moves after Black’s faulty Bishop sacrifice on move 30th in an English opening …e5 variation. In another Closed Sicilian without g3, Woman National Master Jean Karen Enriquez got an early initiative when Ruth Aubrey de Guzman sacrificed a piece for three pawns but was checkmated in 30 moves, Gladys Hazelle Romero lost in 30 moves to Woman International Master Catherine Pereña who gained a couple of pawns in the middle game in an unusual Queen’s Indian. The tournament aims to select members of the Philippine team that will compete in the 2014 Tromso Olympiad in Norway come August. It is being organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) led by its Chairman and President Prospero Pichay Jr. in cooperation with the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

 
 
         
         
         
 
 
Related Story:
Opening (June 21, 2014)
Round 1 (June 21, 2014)
Round 2 (June 21, 2014)
Round 3 (June 22, 2014)
Round 4 (June 23, 2014)
Round 5 (June 23, 2014)
Round 6 (June 24, 2014)
Round 7 (June 25, 2014)
Round 8 (June 25, 2014)
Round 9 (June 26, 2014)
Round 10 (June 27,2014)
Round 11 (June 28,2014)
 
Results:
Men & Women's ranking, pairings & results
 
Downloads:
Women's Games (rnd1-rnd7)
Men's Games (rnd1-rnd7)