Saturday, September 7, 2013

SOLMIANO, BUSTOS, CORRIDO & PELOTIN TOPPED THE NPSAC RAPID CHESS

SOLMIANO, BUSTOS, CORRIDO & PELOTIN TOPPED THE NPSAC RAPID CHESS

KARL ADRIAN SOLMIANO of Escuela De Sophia, Inc. topped the Boys High School Division by a tie-break and JOYCE ANN BUSTOS of La Consolacion College of Novaliches won the Girls High School Division with a perfect score of 5.0 points while JON DENZEL CORRIDO of Escuela De Sophia, Inc. scored another perfect 5.0 points in Boys Grade School Division and STEPHANIE PELOTIN of HOLY ROSARY COLLEGE FOUNDATION swept the Girls Grade School Division in the NORTH PRIVATE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION OF CALOOCAN CHESS TOURNAMENT held at La Consolacion College, Deparo, Novaliches, Caloocan City. This event was organized by NPSAC in cooperation with Diwa Learning Systems, Inc. and supervised by National Master ROLAND PEREZ who served as Tournament Director, FIDE National Arbiter GATZ V. LUZ, the Chief Arbiter and assisted by Club Arbiter NOEL MORALES.

 Source: Caap Arbiters




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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Random Chess Tactics for Intermediate Players

Dear Students,

You may now solve more than 300 tactics using this post. The puzzles are automatically randomized and will test if you are an intermediate player (rating: 1200-1600) or better. Solving 9 out of 10 of these tactics means you are ready for more difficult puzzles. As the chess saying goes, chess is 99% tactics...

To roughly estimate your elo rating, solve ten (10) problems and see your rating below.

9-10 correct and complete answers = More than 1600
6-8 correct and complete answers = around 1500
5 correct and complete answers = around 1400
2-4 correct and complete answers = around 1300
0-1 correct and complete answer = 1200 or below

Train and enjoy...



Sunday, July 7, 2013

4th J’adoube Rapid Chess Tournament (Three Divisions)

4th J’adoube Rapid Chess Tournament (Three Divisions)
3/F, Alphaland Southgate Mall, EDSA corner Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
(The air-conditioned venue is very accessible via public transportation, either PUJs, PUBs, LRT or MRT lines. It is located just beside the MRT Magallanes Station)

Date : July 21, 2013 (Sunday); 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

In partnership with : Alphaland Southgate Mall

Sanctioned by the : National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP)

Officiated by the : Chess Arbiters Union of the Philippines (CAUP)

Tournament Rules and Regulations :
• The tournament is open to all non-titled chess players but women titled players can join the Group C division.

• There will be three divisions:

Group A: Kiddies –13 years old and below (born on or after Jan. 1, 2000)

Group B: Juniors – 17 years old and below, non-titled youth chess players (born on or after Jan. 1, 1996)

Group C: Seniors – Maximum NCFP ratings of 2100 and below as of July 1, 2013

• Rate of play: 20 minutes with three seconds increment (Bronstein Time Control) per player.
• Mode of play: Swiss system, minimum of seven rounds. Additional rounds if needed depending on the number of participants.(Please refer to the ground rules)
• The FIDE Laws of Chess, particularly the Laws on Rapid Chess, shall govern the tournament.
(Ground rules will be posted on-site)

GUARANTEED PRIZES:
:arrow: A. KIDDIES 13 Y.O. & UNDER
CHAMPION P2,500 + TROPHY
2ND PLACE P1,500 + MEDAL
3RD PLACE P1,000 + MEDAL
4TH PLACE P700 + MEDAL
5TH PLACE P500 + MEDAL
6TH TO 8TH PLACE MEDAL EACH
TOP LADY (KID) P500 + MEDAL


:arrow: B. 17 Y.O. & UNDER
CHAMPION P2,500 + TROPHY
2ND PLACE P1,500 + MEDAL
3RD PLACE P1,000 + MEDAL
4TH PLACE P700 + MEDAL
5TH PLACE P500 + MEDAL
6TH TO 8TH PLACE MEDAL EACH
TOP LADY (17 Y.O. & UNDER) P500 + MEDAL



:arrow: C. 2100 & BELOW (July 1, 2013 Ratings)
CHAMPION P5,000 + TROPHY
2ND PLACE P3,000 + MEDAL
3RD PLACE P2,000 + MEDAL
4TH PLACE P1,500 + MEDAL
5TH PLACE P800 + MEDAL
6TH TO 10TH PLACE P500 EACH
TOP LADY (2100 & BELOW) P500 + MEDAL
TOP 55 Y.O. & ABOVE P500 + MEDAL


Note: At least 5 players in his/her category to be able to win the respective category prizes.

• Participants should bring any proof of age (e.g. birth certificate or government I.D.)

:?: For inquiries, you may call-up the following arbiters/organizers:
National Arbiter ALFREDO CHAY - 0908-7540888
National Arbiter ALEX DINOY - 0922-8288510
National Arbiter MILES SAMANIEGO - 0932-4913833


• On-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
• Maximum of 240 participants on a first-come, first- served basis only.

• Registration fees:
:arrow: Kids, Ladies & Senior Citizen players : P300.00 inclusive of food stub worth P100.00
:arrow: 2100 and below: P350.00 inclusive of food stub worth P100.00
Note: All food stubs are CONSUMABLE within the Alphaland Food Court (3rd Floor) on tournament date only.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chess Puzzles for June 26, 2013

You can download the chess puzzles by clicking the slideshare link below. The answers will be given in my next post.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Winners of the 21st Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship 2013 Southern Luzon (Batangas) Leg

21st Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship (SNYACC) 2013 Southern Luzon (Batangas) Leg

Congratulations to the winners of the SNYACC specially to the champions of each category. These newly minted  champions are Alexis Anne OSENA (Kiddies-Girls) who scored 7 out of 7 (perfect!), Haince Patrick DE LEON (Kiddies-Boys) 8 out of 9, Jean Karen ENRIQUEZ  (Juniors-Girls) 6 out of 7 edging Rowelyn ACEDO only via tie-break and Marc Kevin LABOG (Juniors-Boys) 8 out of 9. Congratulations also to our super organizer Alex Dinoy and his group  for showing great dedication and effort in making the tournament smooth and organized. The result of the tournament was swiftly uploaded to chessresult.com, giving chess-news-hungry players something to feast on at once (I am one of them!) . Here now are the results...

 


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Philippines Future Grandmasters at the 14th ASEAN+ AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

Congratulations to our delegation in bringing honor and prestige to our country. I am bringing you the news from NCFP's official website. Congratulations to Alekhine Nouri for an excellent performance by ruling the Open 8-under category. He won an outright Fide Master title by virtue of his excellent showing at the recent 14th ASEAN + Age Group Chess Championships 2013 Standard competition at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Thursday. Hats off also to our super girls, Allaney Jia G. Doroy of Agusan del Norte, Samantha Glo Revita of Rosales, Pangasinan and Shania Mae Mendoza of Sta. Rosa, Laguna who also got their outright Woman Fide Master (WFM) title. You can read the news here or go to NCFP's official website . I also uploaded the result and standing of all the age groups we have competed in below as well as the pgn file of the game. Click here to download.



RESULT AND STANDING 14th ASEAN+ AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013






Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Father's Day


Happy Father's Day to all. Enjoy being a dad today and beyond. Right now, I just want to share an infographics about fathers. As to my experience, I have seen a lot of kids achieve their highest achievement in chess whenever their dad is involved. Any way, Happy Father's Day again.


Answers to June 11 2013 Chess Problems

As promised, I am giving the answers to the chess problems I posted last June 11, 2013. Only the first five problems were posted here but you can download the pgn file of the complete answers  here.
I re-posted my blog from chess.com here for better viewing of the chess problems...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thinking Guidelines in Chess Tactics

   It was a busy summer for me as a coach, trainer and lecturer. Summer is usually the time for kids to rest, play and learn something new. Chess is one good activity to be involved in. Last May 8 to 9, I was invited to be one of the lecturers at Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation two-day chess clinic dubbed as “An Interaction with the Masters 2013” orAIM at the SM Megamal Event Centre in Mandaluyong City. There were around 200 participants. I was tasked to handle the intermediate level. Players from this level needs to hone their tactics. Usually, players hone their tactics by solving chess problems haphazardly . In my lecture, I have included the thinking guidelines that will help players in solving chess tactics. I have uploaded these lessons so you can use it in your chess study. The answers to the problems will be given in my next blog...

Thinking Guidelines in Tactics



Sunday, June 9, 2013

AIM 2013: A step up for promoting chess among the youth


 A strong force of chess enthusiasts gathered for the two-day chess clinic sponsored by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation in line with its commitment to youth development. Committed to developing the potential of the Filipino youth, Pilipinas Shell ...
AIM 2013: A step up for promoting chess among the youth