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Valencia fiesta chess championship

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Computer programmer Jhorwin Viente emerged victorious in the recently concluded Valencianon Town Fiesta Chess Championship.

Viente completed the two-day tournament with five victories and no-loss card in this five-round Swiss participated by 46 participants.{{more}}

Four other competitors settled with a tie in the second slot. Basta NegOr top bet Ramon Sonjaco landed second placer via a superior tie-breaker. Valencia Chess Club President Rocky Ordoñez settled third place, while Jorge Alviola landed in the 4th and Land Bank’s Mart Olendo, in the 5th position.

Meanwhile in the 15 yearold and Under category, Ryan Enumerabellon notched the championship crown. Erwin Jordao and Oliver Cubalan settled second and third places, respectively, for having lower tie-breakers.

The other complete standing are: Nico Tabares, 4th place; Princess Jane Enojo and Jamille Mamac in the 5th and 6th spots.

Trophies and cash prizes (courtesy of the Valencia LGU headed by Mayor Enrique V. Gonzales) were rewarded right-after the tournament. The 2010 Buglasan Festival chess championship, set on Oct. 16, 17 and 18, is sending signals to overshadow all previous Buglasan chess events.

International Master Oliver Barbosa, a former child prodigy, and University of the Philippines’ former Board 1 player, has confirmed his participation in the event and will even perform a 20 Boards-Simul Event a day after the tournament.

IM Barbosa has currently an Elo-rating of 2448, making him the top 10th player in the country.

IM Sander Severino (Bacolod City) and IM Hamed Nouri (Escalante City), the 5th and 6th Buglasan champions, respectively, have also expressed their intent to participate and likewise try to repeat their outstanding performance.

Fide Master Christopher Castellano (rated 2231, top 61st in the Philippines) will also join this annual event that attracted 132 combatants last year.

Also participating are other strong players from around the Philippines and chess masters Roulzon Roullo (Tanjay City) and Eden Diano (Cebu City), the 3rd and 4th Buglasan champions, respectively, as well as our local aspirants here in the Province. (PR)

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