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|Feb-25-12|| ||bubuli55: Nice! Paano Kaya nagagawa Ito sa Southern Tagalog? I have a feeling this has been going on for several years. May nakilala ako noon she was in a Lipa team. Keep up the good work :)|
|Feb-25-12|| ||pinoymaster77: News blog for Calamba City players :
|Feb-25-12|| ||pinoymaster77: Regarding Region IV o dating Southern Tagalog Region (Rizal towns and Laguna/Cavite before?) which was widened to CALABARZON (was this coined during FVR's time) to include the progressive provinces, eh maybe it can also be traced to our natl hero Rizal reportedly also being a malufet na chess master during his time.|
I can hear in Gov ER Ejercito's speeches/talks that Rizal was a fencer and shooter, but one of these days when I get a chance I will also point out that he was also a chess master...
Rizal's novels also featured the 'lawa' which I think is the Laguna de Bay...
Filipinos have that inherent 'chess skill'. Im not sure if related to the
'national sport' (before?) of dama.
Jasper's lolo was a dama champion...
I saw some mean chess players from Sta Cruz and Siniloan during this STCAA 2012 journey...
|Feb-26-12|| ||pinoymaster77: Ok, part of routine is to check major chess sites regularly and may new entry sa chess-results.com, GM Barbosa has entered the fray in HD Open, seeded 5th siya sa ngayon... I have mixed feelings about this, it means he has to maintain maybe at least 80% performance to have net gain from this tournament...|
Any other Pinoy GMs to follow suit?
|Feb-26-12|| ||spawn2: Thanks for the heads-up <pm77>. Am wondering kung bakit paisa isa dagdag ng pinoy participants. Looking forward to the names of GMs Eugene, Joey in the line-up. GM Wes will definitely skip this one with his mano-a-mano match up with GM Meier coming up.|
|Feb-27-12|| ||pinoymaster77: Hi spawn2,
Some good news shared as per FB chat with vonvon, ayos ha 2 good news
|Feb-27-12|| ||pinoymaster77: BTW, for batongol's reference, in the just concluded CLRAA (Central Luzon Region) which was also done last week (kasabay ng STCAA), it was Hans Balingit of Angeles City,Pampanga and Romulo Curioso of Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija in the HS Boys...|
Hans is a longtime regional champ in CL.
|Feb-28-12|| ||pinoymaster77: Good AM,
Ang bali-balita (courtesy of vonvon) eh yung Non-masters leg for Olympiad qualifying eh sometime this March... open eto so yung mga balak makipaglaban ay can take note.
Looking out also for NCFP notices...
|Feb-28-12|| ||wordfunph: <spawn2> <PM77> AFGM confirmed to join HD? Thanks.|
|Feb-29-12|| ||pinoymaster77: Hello wordfunph,
Yes daw, as shared via FB ni GM Oliver, posted din sa CG page niya to acknowledge. Kasama din FM Paulo! Masaya ito, sana lahat pumatak!!
|Feb-29-12|| ||wordfunph: <pinoymaster77: Masaya ito, sana lahat pumatak!!>|
let's hope for the best and sana may live games.
|Feb-29-12|| ||spawn2: We will send a formidable contingent to HD Global Chess. Goodluck to our chess warriors. Our prayers are with you guys. Happy hunting!|
|Feb-29-12|| ||pulsar: Ah, ito ang masayang balita.
All the best to the PHI contingent!
|Mar-01-12|| ||spawn2: The HD Bank list of participants has been updated. The Philippine contingent has landed and is ready to create havoc in Vietnam!|
Good luck Team Philippines!
|Mar-01-12|| ||wordfunph: all the best to GM Eugene and Team Filipinas!|
|Mar-01-12|| ||joeyj: AFGM now listed & seeded #12 @ 2nd HDBank Cup Open Chess tournament 2012|
12 GM Torre Eugenio 5200016 PHI 2502
|Mar-01-12|| ||pinoymaster77: All the best to our 11 conquistadores!|
|Mar-01-12|| ||SEMENELIN: <pinoymaster77: All the best to our 11 conquistadores!> Hope we dominate. ;)|
|Mar-01-12|| ||metrolirot: Good day guys!! It's good to know na may laro na naman ang mga idols natin. Back to back pa. After the Vietnam tourney is the match of GM Wesley, may pagkakalibangan na naman tayo. |
Last Monday Casto Abundo, Asian Deputy President accompanied by GM Jayson Gonzales visited Davao City for ocular inspection as Davao City is bidding to host an International tourney this year. After making a courtesy call to our mayor Inday Sarah Duterte, a brief press con followed after which we proceeded to Jack's Ridge Restaurant to have dinner. While drinking ice cold San Mig light with tuna kinilaw as pulutan, I and my fellow Davao chess addicts were entertained, mesmerized and delighted by Toti Abundo's numerous chess stories about Fischer's 1974 RP visit of which he served as guide/driver for almost a month, the Karpov-Kasparov match, the Kasparov-Korchnoi match, the Campo-Balinas feud, Eugene Torre, and more. It was as if we were talking to Campo himself. He was like an encyclopedia of chess and he was narrating to us mostly from personal knowledge and from Campo's personal accounts. I was thinking to my self, Wow, this guy is a very lucky guy. He was at the right place at the right time when chess history was made and earning money at that. An executive friend who was there keeps on saying " Direct from the horse mouth!!" when Toti would answer our various querries.
I will share some of his chess anecdotes next time. Happy sleeping...
|Mar-01-12|| ||Iskubadayb: Ahhh, Toti. A very nice man. We had some fun times. It's nice to hear that he's doing fine. I wonder if he ever got married. Toti seemed busy all the time. He's always off to do something. He's the best in the world in making swiss pairings before the chess programs. Sometimes, it really gets difficult to pair players when colors don't match and the top field have mostly played each other, and the number is not even. He finds the best way! And you will know about it because he'd be so excited and tell you about it like he just won the lottery. Come to think of it, he probably did it better than the programs. |
It seems like the NFCP has no shortage of funds. This is really good for the players. I wish them good tactics. :)
|Mar-01-12|| ||pulsar: <metrolirot> Good to see you kibitzing! I look forward to more kwentos. |
Pag dumayo ako sa Davao, pwede ba magpa-ampon? :)
Seriously, kelan ang target niyo para sa Davao tourney?
|Mar-01-12|| ||spawn2: HD BankCup
Rd 1 9:00 a.m.
GM Le Quang Liem vs Rhobel Legaspi
GM Barbosa vs WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung
GM Paragua vs FM Pham Duc Thang
GM Gomez vs IM Bao Khoa
Tran NgocThach vs GM Torre
FM Bersamina vs GM Bui
|Mar-01-12|| ||wordfunph: <metro> thanks for sharing.|
untitled Tran against AFGM, ingat lang po Sir Eugene.
prayers and tsirings mga tsongki..
|Mar-01-12|| ||wordfunph: guys, good news!
2nd HD Bank Cup LIVE GAMES..
|Mar-01-12|| ||Iskubadayb: Masama ang pwesto ni Legaspi kay Le. Mukhang maooklak any moment.|
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