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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)

 

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Men & Women's ranking, pairings & results

 

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Women's Game 1-7

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CHESS NEWS

 

June 30, 2014

 
 

2014 National Open Chess Championships / Battle of Grandmasters

 
     
 

ROUND 5 (OPEN)
June 23, 2014

International Master Jan Emmanuel Garcia beat second seed Grandmaster Joey Antonio to grab the solo lead after erstwhile co-leaders falter during the fifth round of the 2014 National Chess Championships/Battle of the Grandmasters held Monday at the Athletes’ Dining Hall, PSC Canteen, RMSC, Manila. IM Garcia won in 49 moves of a Ruy Lopez Berlin Defense variation. IM Garcia now has 12 points in five rounds of play.

Asia’s first Grandmaster Eugene Torre stalemated International Master Joel Pimentel in 39 moves of a Slav Defense with 5.e4 Bf5 lines. The feat earned him half a point more than the usual draw to register 11 points behind the leader.

Bunched in third place with 10.5 points are top seed GM John Paul Gomez, FM Paulo Bersamina and upset conscious WFM Janelle Mae Frayna. GM Gomez defeated National Master Roel Abelgas in 41 moves of a Gruenfeld Russian System, FM Bersamina upset GM Richard Bitoon in 49 moves of Symmetrical English and WFM Frayna let GM Rogelio Barcenilla escaped with a draw after 43 moves of an English Opening.

The match between International Master Oliver Dimakiling and Grandmaster Darwin Laylo ended in a draw after 31 moves of a Slav Defense Exchange Variation without Bf5.

 
 
         
         
         
 
 

ROUND 5 (WOMEN)
June 23, 2014

Woman FIDE Master Cherry Ann Mejia took to the helm after erstwhile leader WNM Christy Lamiel Bernales took the bye. WFM Mejia made short work of Gladys Hazelle Romero in 24 moves of a QGA with e3 and e4. WFM Mejia registers 12 points while WNM Bernales has 10.5 points after five games. Fast catching up is top seed Woman International Master Catherine Pereña, also with 10.5 points, who beat Aurora Kim Dantes in 41 moves of a Colle System.

The shortest game of the tournament was won in 11 moves by Ruth Aubrey de Guzman against Arvie Lozano in an unusual replies to 1.d4, a sort of Modern Defense. WFM Shania Mae Mendoza prevailed over Queenie Lyn Reyes after 51 moves on an English Opening employing an unusual defense for Black. The remaining match was won by Woman National Master Jedara Docena against fellow National Master Jean Karen Enriquez in 25 moves of a Queen’s Fianchetto.

 
 
         
         
         
 
 
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)