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December 14, 2017


NM Miciano Earns FIDE Master Title

UPdates: 9th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open, Penang, Malaysia. 
From December 4- 12, 2017
Venue: Red Rock Hotel, Penang, Malaysia

National Master and 2017 Philippine National Junior Champion, 17 year old, John Marvin Miciano, a senior high school student of Far Eastern University Diliman and from home City of President Rodrigo Duterte earns his FIDE Master Title likewise, Achieving his First International Master Norm in 2017 Penang Heritage Open International Chess Championships in Malaysia.

NM Miciano Won his 9th & Final round by beating fellow compatriot International Master EMMANUEL Senador. He finishes 6 points after nine rounds and in the final tally as number 17th out of 134 participants from different 16 countries which attracted 7 Grandmasters, 17 International Masters and 11 FIDE Masters.

As this point in time after his excellent performance from this event his current live rating is 2327, improving his previous rating of 2224.


His passion and for being desirous to improve his game to highest level gives hope for Philippine chess to produce another Grandmaster in the next 2 years if not in the year 2018. He neeeds to hone more of his chess understanding and most especially his mental toughness and nerves by doing so and overcoming those things, he will achieve the Grandmaster Title handily.

His participation is supported by NCFP President Cong. Prospero Pichay Jr and NCFP Vice President For Mindanao Atty. Anthony Cliburn Orbe together with PSC Chairman William Ramirez and Far Eastern University Chairman Aurelio Montinola III

He will be playing The Johor Open International in Malaysia from December 12-19, 2017 with the hope and aspiration of getting his second International Master Title norm if not The Grandmaster Title norm.