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June 21, 2016

 

Round 1 - 2016 National Chess Championships Grand Finals – Battle of the Grandmasters

PSC Athletes' Dining Hall

 

 

Asia's first Grandmaster Eugene Torre show the way after the first round of the 2016 National Chess Championships Grand Finals – Battle of the Grandmasters held at the PSC National Athletes' Dining Hall inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., Malate, Manila.

GM Torre showed mastery in a rook and pawn endgame to subdue National Master Emmanuel Emperado in 69 moves of a Dutch Defense after the veteran grandmaster succeeded in promoting a pawn to a queen. GM Torre now leads with 2 points employing the Torre-Pichay system of scoring of 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw (with ¾ to ¼ ratio for stalemate) and zero for a loss. Joining him company are International Master Paulo Bersamina and veteran International Master Chito Garma.

IM Bersamina prevailed over FIDE Master Narquinden Reyes in 86 moves of a very complicated Caro Kann game where both players promoted a second queen on the 66th move.

IM Garma on the other hand upset International Master Haridas Pascua in a Bishop versus three pawns with Rooks endgame when his pawns reached the sixth rank.

GM Torre takes on IM Bersamina while IM Garma goes against GM Rogelio Barcenilla in the second round.

All the other matches ended in uneventful draws with top seed GM John Paul Gomez halving the point with NM Hamed Nouri in 14 moves of a French Defense by repetition, GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. agreeing to a draw with fellow GM Barcenilla in 31 moves of a Scotch game in so short a time, GM Darwin Laylo smoking the peace pipe with NM Michael Gotel in 23 moves of a Benoni and GM Jayson Gonzales drawing with John Marvin Miciano in 31 moves of a Larsen's Opening.

Unlike the Men's division, all matches in the Women's division ended with results. Top seed Woman International Master Janelle Mae Frayna defeated fellow WIM Mikee Charlene Suede in 33 moves of the Grand Prix variation of the Sicilian when she gained a full Knight on the 26th move. WIM Catherine Pereña-Secopito beat Lucelle R. Bermundo in 49 moves of a Larsen, WIM Jan Jodilyn Fronda subdued WFM Shania Mae Mendoza in 55 moves of a Benko Gambit, WFM Marie Antoinette San Diego in a Closed Sicilian won over Judith Pineda in 60 moves, WIM Bernadette Galas made short work of Allaney Jia Doroy in 31 moves of a Larsen, Woman National Master Christy Lamiel Bernales upset WIM Berverlyy Mendoza and WFM Samantha Glo Revita defeated Arvie Lozano of UP in 63 moves of a French Defense Exchange.

The tournament is being organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) and supported financially by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) in cooperation with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

 
 
 
Results:
MEN and WOMEN'S DIVISION + game replays and downloads
 
 
Tournament Photos: chess-results.com
 
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