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.


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