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|May-21-15|| ||Nf3em: It is called "NOT-IN-THE-LEVEL-OF-EPISTLE-CHESS" ... satisfied?!|
|May-22-15|| ||pinoymaster77: In the NCC Semis, FM MJ Turqueza and IM Candidate Roel Abelgas Jr are the top 2 and a cinch for BOGM slot, rounding out the TOP 5 are IM Pascua, NM Docena and IM Pimentel|
Probably for another 12 man field, cinch to play dyan GMs Eugene, Joey,Darwin, John Paul, Oliver plus seeded IMs Paulo and Jem, Maybe slots are allotted to GMs Sadorra, and maybe even GMs Banjo, Mark and Europe-based GMs Sanchez and Salvador?
In case overseas-based GM cannot make it, then the NCC Semis 3rd placer is next in line, so forth and so on
|May-24-15|| ||mysql: Hey, why are you guys fighting?|
|May-25-15|| ||Nf3em: <<mysql>: Hey, why are you guys fighting?> d0n't 4sk m3, 4sk th3 f3ll0w w1th th3 b1g 3.|
|May-25-15|| ||epistle: Under the footbridge chess was a joke. Coffeehouse, beerhouse, under the footbridge (like the Espana chessclub). Get it?|
|May-25-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Nil's post in his Leaflet Mag in FB :
Tagaytay Waits For This Year's Battle of the Grandmasters
The peaceful pines are silently waiting for Philippine's best of the best in chess as talks circulates that this year's Battle of the Grandmaster will be held in the same pool-side venue where last year's Asian Junior Chess Championship was held. It conflicts with the website of National Chess Federation of the Philippines which says the venue will be in Philippine Sport Commission's dining hall. But chess tournaments, like the game itself, is unpredictable and tends to change venue in the 11th hour, as what happened in the past tournaments.
Even the line up is unsure because only the top 2 winners of the semi-final rounds of the National Chess Championship are assured of a slot in the games, the rest will depend on the number of grandmasters to participate. There are possibilities that some of the previously inert grandmasters living overseas are coming home to participate in the annual chess spectacle, but all is still tentative.
What's interesting is that the officials decided to seed last year's top 5 winners and are therefore assured of a slot each. For sure, 16-year old super kid IM Paulo Sales Bersamina, GM Eugene Torre, and GM John Gomez, last year's top 3 winners, will participate. Also the 4th and 5th placers IM Jem Gacia and WIM Janelle Frayna will be in the tournament which is scheduled to open at August 20.
Last year, Arizona-based veteran grandmaster GM Rogelio Barcenilla Jr, former Asian Junior Chess Champion, came home along with Texas-based Supergrandmaster (Ino) Julio Sadorra, but they both haven't confirmed their participation as of the moment.
|May-29-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Interview of lead actor Tobey Maguire and Director Ed on 'Pawn Sacrifice' movie based on Bobby Fischer's life. From the trailer, it looks like the centerpoint is the EPIC world championship match vs GM Boris Spassky. They also tried to make the movie understandable even for non chess players|
|May-29-15|| ||pinoymaster77: While in youtube there were also chess related videos, and in this link I also appreciated more Bobby's chess studies then when there still no laptops/tablets and chess engines, mano mano na basa ng chess books and take chess notes !|
Also a feature on Bobby's game vs our very own Asia's First IM the late Rudy Tan Cardoso
|Jun-01-15|| ||pinoymaster77: From NCFP site, sana nga matuloy ang plano to send to the World Seniors :|
NATIONAL SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
June 3 – 7, 2015 - PSC Athletes’ Dining Hall
The National Senior Chess Championship was reset to June 3 to June 7, 2015 at the PSC Athletes' Dining Hall, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Philippine Sports Commission, P. Ocampo St., Manila.
Hostilities start at 1 pm after a short opening ceremony which will be attended by officials of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) headed by its Chairman and President Prospero "Butch" Pichay Jr., Secretary General Congressman Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino, Grassroots Development and Promotions Committee Chair Congressman Neri Colmenares, Treasurer Red Dumuk and Executive Director Grandmaster Jayson O. Gonzales.
The National Senior Chess Championship is open to Senior players aged 50 years old and above. Registration on-line was reopened and on Tuesday 9am to 5pm at the venue in order to accommodate players below the original age limit of 60 years which are now qualified to join.
The Champion of the tournament will earn the right to represent the country to the 25th FIDE World Senior Chess Championship which will be held 9-22 November 2015 at the Convention Center of Acqui Terme, Italy.
The Champion of the World Senior Championships 2015 will be awarded a Grandmaster Title.
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).
|Jun-01-15|| ||Pulo y Gata: Is GMT playing? He is PHI's best chance for the world sr crown! The first Filipino world chess champ if ever.|
|Jun-02-15|| ||epistle: It seems I'm qualified to play...
However, my capacity to comprehend is waning. I keep on reading this and I simply couldn't get it--
<The National Senior Chess Championship is open to Senior players aged 50 years old and above. Registration on-line was reopened and on Tuesday 9am to 5pm at the venue in order to accommodate players below the original age limit of 60 years which are now qualified to join.>
Who were these--
< players below the original age limit of 60 years which are now qualified to join.>?
Were these aliens who, instead of getting old, are getting younger?
|Jun-02-15|| ||Pulo y Gata: Writerly contusion, I guess the age floor has been lowered to 50 yo, minimum. After that, the sky is the limit.|
|Jun-02-15|| ||epistle: But the minimum cannot be the limit. Only the maximum. The limit is the destination. Not the starting point. That is precisely why you say "the sky is the limit". You don't say the ground is the limit.|
|Jun-02-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Guess ko diyan if AFGM wishes to play eh may slot sya to the World Seniors, aside from the slot for the Natl Srs champ.|
Ka text ko Kots Erwin, ask ko sya sino sino sa tingin nya maglalaro, ikako baka Padua brotherrs, NM Sasot and other chess enthusiasts? And how about ET / Tumbaga.
Pupuwede na din dyan Masters Garma Ibanez Bagy, Ray Marras, Doc Perez
Pero sana naman ituloy ng NCFP na ipadala sa Italy by Nov, di tulad ng nangyari kay Natl Amateur champ Rapanot who for reasons still not known to me eh di nakalaro sa Greece.
|Jun-03-15|| ||pinoymaster77: From the pics posted by Noel Morales in FB, mukhang andun Atty Estimo, Ray Marras, Cesar Caturla|
Nasa chess-results na pala
|Jun-03-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Kasama si aguilito aka Manolito Aguilar, 50+ na pala sya|
|Jun-03-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Sa recent chess team event na Tarrasch Knight Chess team event sa Guada Makati, it was a happy mix of Master,veteran NonMasters, varsity players from College and HS.|
Notables eh sa Bayan Muna team composed of age grouper standouts, U9 Mark Jay Bacojo tops at bd2 with 6pts. Champ San Beda was anchored by solid play by Dave PatrICK Dulay at bd2. David Elorta was perfect w/ 7ts sa bd1 but his teammates didnt fare well, while Jasper Marce was perfeect 7pts at Bd3 for UST HS team
|Jun-04-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Interesting 'review' on that upcoming chess movie 'Pawn Sacrifice' starring Toby Maguire|
Sana nga it helps make chess 'more popular'
|Jun-05-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Wala pa palang chessgames site si CM Stephen Rome Pangilinan?|
Good to see that after staying over in Thailand during the World Schools due to bulutong, accompanied by Coach/IM Yves, he has bounced back STRONGLY in the on-going Asian Schools where he got a blitz gold and poised to take the standard gold as well. Follow his games/PGN at chess-results, a Coach shared he's had good games, and looks like he is finally regaining the form that meritted attention during a K&K event at a Cubao building penthouse, spotted na potential nya nuon by Sir Regge himself. Sana magtuloy tuloy na, sana mapadala sila ng medallists to the World Youth, to gauge where they are globally.
|Jun-06-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Sali na, para magkaroon ng FIDE rating!
Mas malamig pa sa Tagaytay kesa other places
|Jun-06-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Pumapalo na IM Chito sa Natl Srs
|Jun-14-15|| ||pinoymaster77: Posting here as AFGM is Phil sports legend, and state of Philippine sports also impacts chess :|
I really think POC / PSC went with what they can do, sending almost 500 athletes, granting overseas trainings (per short months lang tayo while 'rich' neighbors eh many months), psychologists, dieticians for willing sports/coaches.
Nag improve na din rivals and they exceeded their season's best, kaya nadale dun wushu's Parantac for his 2nd gold (just 0.01 difference!), high jump's Obiena and long jump's Torres. Some homecooking daw cost us in wushu and boxing.
Silver lining are NEW sports heroes / youngsters in billiard's 15 yr old Centeno, cycling's Salamat, gymnastics' Capellan, athletics' sprint queen in 17 yr old Kayla Richardson, shooting's Baldovino, the new young batch of boxers and taekwondo jins.
We also had head turners in tenni's Lehnert, swimming's Alkhadi, volleyball's Daquis and triathlon's Adorna.
In the team events. its sweet for the rugby 7's, Blu Boys/Girls and Sinag basketball, and lessons learned for Perlas, both volleyball teams, football team, water polo teams and netball.
This is the last hurrah / sporting event for the POC Pres Peping and PSC Chair Garcia tandem, they are sure to harp on the Natl Training Center again after this. Sporting fortunes would depend on who wins the Presidency sweepstakes next year. If its Binay, Peping stays on (maybe thru his 80s ?!), while if its PNoys annointed or ally, we'll have to be patient with steady sports budget increases, as the economy continues its so called growth meomentum. Same way with the NCFP elections, it will depend on who becomes Phil President
|Jun-21-15|| ||pinoymaster77: With WC Magnus' poor form in Norway Chess 2015, eh perennial Challenger former WC Anand pounced on him in round 4. Leader Topa reportedly had many breaaks in the event so far. Topa now #4 in liveratings while GM Anand is tied with GM Naka at 3rd/4th.|
Uncharacteristic na WC Magnus has had 3 losses so far, to GMs Topalov, Caruana and Caruana !
|Jul-01-15|| ||pinoymaster77: For July ratings list, our TOP 10 still flat, and average ELO 2485. We'll have to patiently wait for our youth players to further LEVEL UP|
1 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2512 0 1986
2 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2509 1 1984
3 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2504 0 1970
4 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2501 0 1986
4 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2501 0 1986
6 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2480 0 1980
7 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2478 0 1962
8 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2458 0 1951
9 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2455 0 1972
10 Villamayor, Buenaventura g PHI 2454 0 1967
11 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2447 9 1993
12 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2440 0 1982
13 Dableo, Ronald m PHI 2419 0 1979
14 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2417 0 1975
15 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2414 0 1972
16 Yap, Kim Steven m PHI 2399 0 1988
17 Garcia, Jan Emmanuel m PHI 2395 9 1995
18 Ballecer, Dino PHI 2392 0
19 Gonzales, Jayson g PHI 2379 0 1969
20 Dimakiling, Oliver m PHI 2377 20 1980
21 De Guzman, Ricardo m PHI 2375 0 1961
22 Bersamina, Paulo m PHI 2360 18 1998
23 De Ramos, Julius f PHI 2357 0 1987
24 Mascarinas, Rico m PHI 2355 0 1953
25 Abelgas, Roel PHI 2353 8 1980
|Jul-02-15|| ||pinoymaster77: "July 2015 ratings: Anand, Topalov, Nakamura
by Albert Silver
7/1/2015 – The talk can only be about those three players, in spite of Carlsen’s disastrous campaign in Norway, begging a comment. After sneaking past 2800, Nakamura stormed to 2814, a magnificent result, yet only good for world no.4! Incredibly, the 'old guard' shows they are not ready to retire as Anand comes at world no.2 with 2816, tied with Topalov, whose 2816 is a personal best at age 40!"
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