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|Nov-05-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Can epi confirm, and can torrefan the Scandinavian master also join the hunt?|
Meantime, we will try to keep track of the exploits of our 6 youth players in the Asian Youth which I think starts na tomorrow in New Delhi. May they be billetted in good hotel with good, intl food, and keep safe!
Then around Nov 25th, GM Panjol will campaign in a star studded field in the Qatar Masters Open. Still not too late for torrefan to book his flight to be the second.
|Nov-07-14|| ||pinoymaster77: May rapid na nga pala kahapon, Gio lost to Iranian Masoud in rd2 but Masoud was stalled with a draw in rd5 and a loss in rd6. India's Prasad nakahabol with final rd win, tied sila ni Gio with 5.5 pts but Gio has higher tiebreaks, which means GOLD|
For Asian Youth Rapid :
Vinluan in Open 16 3/7, 13th out of 20 players
Jacutina in Open 14 3.5/7 15th out of 33
Enriquez in Girls 18 3.5/7 12th out of 24
Shania Mendoza in Girls 16 4/7 10th out of 26
Bea Mendoza in Girls 14 4/7 7th out of 30
|Nov-08-14|| ||spawn2: Really appreciate the help of the Bersamina family led by Lilet Bersamina, IM Pau Bersamina and Joseph Bersamina in holding the 1st CFBCI-ETCF Chess tournament.|
|Nov-08-14|| ||spawn2: Varsity player and coach Jayson Visca also lend a hand in making sure that the tournament runs smoothly|
|Nov-09-14|| ||pinoymaster77: For those who would like to peek at the livegames, round 5 is set for 930am India time, dunno the time conversion.|
So far after 4 rounds, Shania Mendoza (G16) and John Merrill Jacutina (O14) have 3pts each, Gio and Karen have 2.5pts
|Nov-12-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Pinoys had strong final round with wins by Shania Gio Karen Vinluan and a draw by JM.
Shania tied for 2nd with 7pts but had lower tiebreak to settle for 3rd, good for at least bronze vs her seeding of 8th. She gained +94 which will raise her to > 2000 in next ratings list.|
Karen with 6pts just missed the top 3 who had 6.5pts, and settled for 4th vs 9th seeding, she gained +60.8
JM Jacutina with 6pts also finished 4th vs 18th seeding, and earned a WHOPPING + 144.8. This would be his LEVEL UP event, he will probably breach PHI's TOP 100 in the next ratings list.
Gio with 5.5pts finished 6th,, gained +52.8
Bea Mendoza with 4pts finished 17th vs seeding of 20th.
Brylle Vinluan had a decent finish after winning his last 2 games for 3.5pts and avoided the cellar. He was unrated in this event, and will probably get ELO rating from now on. He also played in ASEAN Chess in Macau.
Hope most of them can play in the Asian Juniors event to be suddenly staged here, to continue their campaigns for the IM/WIM titles.
|Nov-13-14|| ||pinoymaster77: The BLITZ event in Asian Youth just concluded. WFM Shania Mae Mendoza and GM Gio Mejia got silver medals.|
Not bad for a medal haul of
1 GOLD (Gio in Open 20 Rapid)
2 SILVERS (Shania and Gio in blitz)
1 BRONZE (Shania in Open 16 STANDARD)
I think this could be the BEST Asian Youth medal haul in years. Cannot recall if NCFP sent players last year, but back in 2012 if Im not mistaken there was a bronze medal, and from Pau nga ba?
Good ratio for this 2015 contingent of 6 players, accompanied by Coach / IM Yves Ranola.
NCFP / PSC can still build on this, and hope to see some if not all of these players in the Asian Jrs here Nov 29 to Dec 4
|Nov-13-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Lilet / Pau shared that PHI actually participated in the 2013 Asian Youth and then IM Jem had 2 golds, while Pau had a silver and a bronze, then Daryl as recalled nakaambag din ng bronze.|
The team missed the rapid events pa, I think this was the delegation that had travel routing issues and could not arrive on time.
The GOOD devt with the current 2014 crew is infusion of MORE young blood to our TOP 100. Its going to take some time to recover lost ground from the possible loss/transfer of 4 young GMs, but the youngsters present some hope.
Plus TD Jay thinks one of reasons chess was recently added as a priority sport is due to its 'grassroots development program' which also includes the youth player component. As we know its not perfect, and may mga kulang pa but have to build on what's in there now.
|Nov-14-14|| ||pinoymaster77: All the best sa Laguna players sa final rounds ng standard event ng Batang Pinoy sa Naga today.|
UE's Eula Dela Cruz goes up against WFM San Diego.
All Laguna battle between UE's Leeroi Palma and LB's Jako Concio
|Nov-15-14|| ||spartan1998: One should never take the easy road, but rather the right road, no matter how long the travel.|
|Nov-16-14|| ||bien pensant: That's a waste of gas though and contributes to global warming.|
|Nov-16-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Newly minted Viet GM Nguyen HM Huy, makikita na rin etong regular fixture sa Viet Olympiad teams, ka contemporary na nila Pau.|
Another campaigner Tran sounds familiar,baka mas matanda kay Pau ng isang age group.
Someday soon may European campaign na yan, sana as early as next year, now na chess eh priority sport.
|Nov-18-14|| ||pinoymaster77: All the best kay IM Pau, Natl Jr champs Nazario and San Diego, saka kung sino pa sasali sa Asian Juniors in Tagaytay !|
|Nov-27-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Most probably daw, the PHI campaign sa Boys eh will be bannered by IMs Pau and Jem, CM Mark / Natl champ, Daryl, JM and Istraelito.|
Sa Girls, andun San Diego sisters and probably WIM Fronda and some FEU players.
Our bets have EVEN chance of snaring the crowns, and this would make for a GOOD report card by the NCFP to the PSC, being a brand new PRIORITY sport, and sa youth pa eto.
GO Juniors Boys and Girls, UTAK and PUSO !
Round 1 na yata bukas...
|Nov-28-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Yung Indian IM Narayanan pala defending champ, saka mas madaming countries' reps pala have flown in, like from Bangladesh and Nepal, aside from the UAE ang Mongolia.|
Go IMs Pau and Jem in spearheading the Phil campaign! Sana natuloy din WIM Fronda to lead the Girls' campaign to join Natl Jrs champ WFM San Diego
|Nov-29-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Nasa chess-results.com na, IM Pau has legit shot at his 2nd GM norm in this Asian Jrs, 1 game at a time. Ibinalik daw to 9 rounds format (earlier eh 9 rounds due to # of participants) para yung Champ can get a GM norm|
|Nov-30-14|| ||pinoymaster77: After 3 rounds, tied at the top IMs Narayanan Jem and Pau with 2.5pts :|
|Dec-02-14|| ||pinoymaster77: After 6 rounds, may alsa palos si defending champ IM Narayanan pag vs Pinoys, una quality down vs Daryl, si Istraelito eh lumamang sa middelgame bago nag panic time sa endgame, kanina raw si Marc eh may drawing chances, turn naman ni JM bukas am sa rd7. Ganun na ranking IM Nara 5.5 IM Pau 4.5 and IM Jem 4pts.|
Sa Girls, UP's Mikee Suede continued her ascent, eversince a shock opening round loss to Jerlyn San Diego, eh since rd3 naka 4 straight wins na, including vs 2 Indian WFMs Suranja and Pujari. Sa rd7 tom am eh top board clash na vs Indian ace WIM Furtado who is leading with 5pts. WFM San Diego umangat din to 4pts to stay within striking distance.
|Dec-03-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Sa rd7, trio of IMs Nara Pau and Jem drew their games, while in round 8 all of them won naman, so they maintain their 1-2-3 positions.|
Sa Girls dinatnan ko nga after round 7 eh both Mikee and WFM San Diego won their games, pivotal yung kay Mikee in handing WIM Furtado her first loss, So after rd7, Mikee Charlene Suede had the solo lead with 5.5 pts while WFM San Diego and WIM Furtado had 5 pts. For penultimate round 8 pairings it was compatriots WFM San Diego vs Mikee Suede, while at board 2 eh paired compatriots WIM Furtado vs WFM Suranya.
Last game to finish was Tonette vs Mikee, and rightly so. It was humdinger of a game, very tense and seesawing (more details in next post), and Indian delegation and other contenders were watching, because a Tonette win will still give open chances in the final round, while a Mikee win will clinch the crown for her. Credit goes to both compatriot games at top board among Pinays and board 2 among Indians that they slugged it out OTB.
And so, after the nailbiting finish and getting the rabbit out of the hat, Mikee secured the crucial vistory when WFM Tonette resigned na. She first went into moments of silent, intense prayer to thank our Lord God for the blessings! This was indeed a source of Pinoy celebration as I think this is the FIRST TIME ever that Phils has a female Asian Juniors champ, and in so doing Mikee reportedly earned an outright WIM title PLUS 1 WGM norm!
A cause for celebration for Philippine chess! Kaya naman tinuloy nila ang pledge na ala Carlsen eh will take a dive. So sabi Mikee sumama ka na Shania (of FEU / Sta Rosa0 so both of them took the plunge and soon after they were joined by Gladys of FEU / Tanauan.
Great for a report card by the NCFP to PSC for the new priority sport of chess! Sa Boys eh poised na IMs Pau and Jem to take 2nd and 3rd place.
If Im not mistaken, Banjo Barcenilla was Asian Jrs champ twice yata, and Im not sure what the late Andronico Yap won during his time.
|Dec-04-14|| ||pinoymaster77: O eto ang recap ng aking batil observations ng intense board 'war' kagabi sa round 8 nila WFM Tonette San Diego and Mikee Charlene Suede. Basahin nyo muna para maging curious, then play yung PGN, ka update lang ng round 8 sa chessresults.com|
Nung una yung opening eh from a distance mukhang offline yung depensa ni Mikee, parang naging pseudo-Dutch with black pawns at e5 and f5. Then nakipagkuwentuhan muna sa labas with FI Lilet since matagal pa. Pagbalik namin sa bandang deeper into the middlegame eh undeveloped pa queen bishop ni Mikee. Ewan ko sa post mortem kung gustuhin ni Mikee ang linyadingding na eto, at parang ipit sya sa puwesto.
Ang unang napansin ko habang nanonood sa monitor sa venue eh yung time trouble ni Tonette, behind sya by at least 10 minutes eh (mga 30 mins+ si Mikee while Tonette had mga 20 minutes). Key eto dahil umaatake si Tonette and para sa good continuations over the board eh need some thinking/calculating time. Nung nag open up na yung b-file and Tonette built up a triple battering ram sa g file to attack the weak g6 pawn ng black eh halos lahat na ng puwersa ni Mikee eh called to the defense. Parang lalong nawalan ng tempo si Mikee dun sa Qh4 since nagka initiative si Tonette with her harassing rook sa 5th rank, and black's queen had to retreat to another cramped square at h6 eh. Naging resourceful sa depensa si Mikee and nakahinga ng maluwag nung na force exchange yung isang rook, and Tonette even offerred a queen exchange.
Dun sa minor pieces plus rook ending eh daring talaga si Mikee when she sac her bishop for 2 pawns para mas mobile sya. Parang kapos at that time as Tonette was a piece up and was about to gobble up the passed queen pawns 1 by 1. May isang posisyon pa dun na think namin Lilet eh imbes na 46... Nxe3 eh Nb4 para cornered yung white rook. Anyway, yun ang tinira ni Mikee, yung Nxe3 para3 pawns for her earlier bishop sac.
Pero resourceful sa tactics si Mikee and maneuvered her rook for some threats, saka kada move ni Tonette eh less than 1 minute na lang, pagsapit ng < 20 seconds had to move na. Eventually Tonette had a couple of miscues and naging Mikee's rook pa vs Tonette's knight.
Nung simplify exchange na and no chance to stop black's queening pawns, Tonette had to surrender na. And after that, after about at least over a minute of thankful prayer with Mikee covering her eyes. eh Mikee picked herself up from the table for the congratulations and initial celebrations.
AND THE REST IS HISTORY !
(You can now play the PGN)
|Dec-05-14|| ||Iskubadayb: Ty, Tony. Undefeated pala si Paul. Good performance ito. He finished higher than his seeding.|
|Dec-06-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Welcome Iskuba,
Yup undefeated Pau mas madami lang draws with 4 while IM Narayanan just had 2. Pau had to apply and kapa OTB mga supplementary lines na first pass browse pa lang nabasa sa private camp na preskiting ang hangin with the help of Dominican fathers.
Then nasa 2nd of 3rd events na with the PICC, IM Pau won over WFM San Diego, AFGM Torre won over NM Reyes
Sa rd2 this am, GM Ino naman opponent ni IM Pau while AFGM will play Georgian GM
|Dec-09-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Better late than never, since getting the U20 standard gold in the ASEAN Chess in Macau back in June, bumaba na FIDE notice on Pau's IM title, so officially maybe starting tomorrow we will see the IM across Pau's name,and hopefully reinvigorates the rest of his campaign in the remaining 4 games, so far eh 3/6. |
GM JP won over top seeded Popov in rd5 this am, then lost to Armenian GM Grigoryan in the just finished rd6. Now the 6 'foreign invaders' are in the top 6 with JP at 7th. The Filipino resistance would try to mount a fight in the remaining 4 games.
Mga IM norm hopefuls sana na FMs Severino and Segarra who started the day with 3/4 eh absorbed twin losses today vs GMs to remain stuck at 3pts.
IM-Elects Turqueza 2249 and I think Abelgas Jr 2293 are finding it tough to gain ELO, malayo pa sila to 2400.
GO PINOYS GO !
|Dec-12-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Congrats on winning the Top Juniors in the PICC.
Rest and regroup, bawi sa PSC Chairman's Cup set to start on Sun.
Sana nga matuloy Jason and Zeus sa Challengers para mas masayang masundan
|Dec-20-14|| ||pinoymaster77: IM Pau won the TOP Juniors again in the PSC / Puregold event which concluded today. Though there was ELO loss in both events, valuable lessons were learned and Team Bersamina is in the midst of repertoire development as well.|
1 more remaining local event before yearend, then there will be a continued assessment for the final battleplans for the 2015 campaigns.
No SEAG for chess next year, and next BIG event is the 2016 Chess Olympiad.
Most probably, the main ones in 2015 would be the BOGM and the World Juniors. And may the 2 intl events or more happen again in 2015.
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