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|Mar-17-16|| ||Nf3em: Como esta brod <Alex>. I know you are busy with your work. Regards. ;-)|
|Mar-18-16|| ||kamagong24: <ayodaman: A burden he is, karmagong24.> hello fan! :)|
|Mar-30-16|| ||pinoymaster77: I've read in FB that AFGM Euge will grace the opening of the Grand Finals of the National Age Group in Laoag this Friday, there will also be a 20 board simul.|
Ang Alamat, the Legend of Philippine chess continues to animate the chess scene and continues to be a role model for the youth!
|Apr-02-16|| ||spawn2: It's now April and the Olympiad is fast approaching. Hope NCFP has plans on how to susbtantially improve our Olympiad placing.|
Oks lang bro Danny. Toxic sa work these past few months.
|Apr-08-16|| ||Bradidik: Lalaro ba si Manong sa Olympiad?|
|Apr-12-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Subject to elimination pa din thru NCC Finals / 'BOGM'.|
Lalo na ngayon na mas nabawasan pa active GMs dito, AFGM still able to lord it over the BOGM as top finisher.
Mga June pa yata NCC Finals?
|Apr-22-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Just accessed an old yahoo account which had access to FB groups that included US residents. May recent flooding pala in some areas of Houston Texas. Hope Virgil is ok tho I think he's from another city in Texas|
|May-16-16|| ||spawn2: http://en.chessbase.com/post/anti-c...|
|May-19-16|| ||wordfunph: two visitors from St. Petersburg came to our factory this morning, when i blurted "ispasiba" their eyes glowed and we connected immediately, harhar!|
yodaman, GM Torre!
|May-19-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPJ...|
|May-19-16|| ||epistle: All roads lead to Pasay on Saturday--
|May-22-16|| ||spawn2: Battle of the GMs is sched on June 21 - 30. This tourney will be the basis for our team to the 42nd Olympiad.|
|May-22-16|| ||spawn2: Local chess will soon come alive starting with abovementioned BOGM followed by 2 intl tourneys in July. The Philippine team will have around 1 month training before facing the best players of the other countries in the Baku Olympiad.|
|May-22-16|| ||wordfunph: my wish for El Eugenio to break his own record in Baku Olympiad.|
GM Eugene, go for number 23!
|May-22-16|| ||epistle: Philippine chess actually started to become alive again when the Guapos Caballeros played yesterday at the Mall of Asia Arena with thousands of live audience.|
|May-23-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: I was passing by Italiannis at mall of asia last saturday and noticed a crowd converging on one of the tables overlooking the bay. Curious, I took a peek and saw five handsome gentlemen...playing chess! This is the position, if i remember it right, in one of the boards (two boards were set up), and the player handling white dropped a bomb that had the crowd swooning.|
click for larger view
White won in a brilliant spectacle that rivaled the usual pyrotechnics competition held in the area. The air filled with whispers of "wow!", "immortal" and such words. Considering how short the time was, and white had to find the moves in seconds, I thought I was witnessing a real talent heretofore hidden.
When black resigned in the face of a looming mate, the crowd clapped and showered the board with paper bills and gold possessions they had with them. The handsome winner politely smiled to everyone and bowed his head, while the loser shook his hands and graciously offered his congratulations.
Holding on to my jewels, I bid my time and watch the players some more, until I mastered the courage to play a game against the brilliant player, who I thought was GM Torre or a relative. He obliged and we started playing, and I lost quite fast, missing threats, possibly due to my being thunderstrucked by the earlier game I had witnessed. They offered me a glass of water for my trouble and I thank them and left to have some drinks and listen to live band playing a few meters away.
Anyone idea who the master is?
|May-23-16|| ||gokusano: Wasn't it Ding? Ding Dong Bandits?|
|May-23-16|| ||epistle: I was also watching that stupendous attacking masterpiece and I am very sure that in that particular diagram above the white King was at c1 and not at b1. In fact, it was the K at c1 which led to black's fatal illusion that he could put up a good defence via an x-ray attack of the white king with his DSB at g5. |
Philippine chess was never the same again after this game.
|May-23-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: I agree.|
|May-23-16|| ||Virgil A: OTB, Nd4 stands out for me hoping the other guy makes Nxd5 that way a combo ensues. :)|
|May-23-16|| ||epistle: Nd4 is easy to find.
and only one with the blood of Torre running in his veins could find the way to victory here.
|May-23-16|| ||Virgil A: i can only envy those who had played games with my boyhood idol. Someday. :)|
I take comfort that we can't have everything we want ... Chess is like life.
|May-24-16|| ||Nf3em: Aha! D2 pala ang kibitzing.|
|May-27-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Just browsing thru some FB Groups :
- Yung Natl Team for ASEAN Age Group in Thailand will leave on Sun. I asked Sally on IM Pau, and he's playing.
- Some weeks back may pics sa FB on GMs Euge and Jayson doing some training, that would be good.
- Seems more youth topping or having high placing sa NCC Elims / Semis. Di ko na track who are the qualifiers to the BOGM / NCC Finals from this group
- Armenia not sure to play in Baku due to still persisting concerns between their 2 nations
|May-27-16|| ||epistle: There are pics of the Caballeros Guapos doing some training also.|
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