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Chess prodigy Nouri rules stacked Balinas tourney

Chess prodigy Nouri rules stacked Balinas tourney

By JEREMIAH SEVILLA FIDE Master Alekhine Nouri bested Grandmaster Banjo Barcenilla, GM Mark Paragua and the rest of the stacked field to emerge victorious in the GM and Attorney Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. online bullet chess online tournament held via Lichess.org on Monday. The 15-year-old Nouri, who was named after Russian-French world champion Alexander Alekhine, […]

Star-studded one-day chess tourney slated March 1

Five Filipino Grandmasters and other top local woodpushers will battle it out in the P50,000 Balinas-Antonio Chess Cup slated to be held through the Lichess online platform on March 1.  GMs Mark Paragua, Rogelio “Banjo” Barcenilla Jr., Darwin Laylo, Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. and Roland Salvador banner the stellar cast in the one-day event organized by Bayanihan Chess […]

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Wesley So reveals secret in toppling world champ Carlsen for second time

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Grandmaster Wesley So gave a huge shoutout to his fans shortly after capturing the US$100,000 (P5 million) Euro Opera Rapid of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour against world champion Magnus Carlsen early Monday. So specifically thanked his Filipino fans for following his games including the critical ones that saw the Cavite-born player […]

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Laguna Heroes topple Mindoro Elgin Tamaraws in PCAP online chess tourney

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The Laguna Heroes displayed grit in trouncing the Mindoro Elgin Tamaraws, 16-5, to remain at third in the All-Filipino Conference Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) online tournament over the weekend. The Heroes rode on Grandmasters Banjo Barcenilla and John Paul Gomez to improve their win-loss tally to 14-3 in the […]

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Wesley So sets up mouth-watering title duel with world champ Carlsen

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Grandmaster Wesley So whipped Azerbaijan’s Teimour Radjabov and set up a title rematch with reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen in the Opera Euro Rapid of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Saturday. The 27-year-old So needed just three games to eliminate Radjabov, 2-1, and advance to the finals against Carlsen on Sunday. Carlsen, […]

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GM Wesley So humbles Polish rival, cruises into semis

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Grandmaster Wesley So made short work of Polish Jan-Krzysztof Duda in their quarterfinal duel and barged into the semifinals of the Opera Euro Rapid of the Champions Chess Tour Thursday, Feb. 11. After winning the first of the two four-game duel Wednesday, 2.5-1.5, the 27-year-old So went for the kill early and […]

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