• Page Views 8500
  • garciaInternational Master (IM) Jan Emmanuel Garcia lived up to his top billing on Wednesday, after halving the point with Ganesan Akash of India in the sixth and penultimate round and beating Eiti Bashir of Syria in the seventh and final round to become the Philippines double gold medalist and put a dent on India’s dominance in the Asian Youth Chess Championship 2013 in Sari, Iran.  The Manila resident Garcia, top player of Ateneo de Manila University notched a total of 6.5 points on six wins and a draw in seven outings in ruling the open under-18 category, Blitz chess competition.

    According to Asian Chess Federation deputy vice president Casto “Toti” Abundo, for 16 players and fewer, they applied Seven rounds Swiss-System. “Masyado pong mabigat ang field na sumali dito kasama na ang pag-dagsa ng stong Indian contingent, China at former Russian Republics na bansa gaya ng Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan at Kyrgyzstan” the 2011 Subic Asian Youth gold medallist Garcia informed the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) under the leadership of it’s chairman/president Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr. and secretary-general Cavite 7th district rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino Jr. Patil Pratik Pravin of India subdued Ismailov Mukhit of Kazakhstan to score 5.5 points and settled for silver medal. Le Tuan Minh of Vietnam defeated Ganesan Akash of India to score 5.0 points and went home with the bronze medal.

     

    It was the second gold medal for the Philippines’ brightest hop Garcia, who also topped the Standard competition after edging Ma Zhonghan of China in a tie break points. Other Filipinos who delivered with bronze medals were Fide Master Paulo Bersamina of Pasay City in the open under-16 and Daryl Unix Samantila of Tonsuya, Malabon in the open under-14.

    Bersamina split the point with Das Sayantan of India to climb to 4.5 points, 1.5 points behind gold medalist Tran Tuan Minh of Vietnam (6.0 points) and silver medalist Das (5.0 points). (Philboxing.com)

    Share

    Related Post

    Related Blogpost

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 24 May 2017
      3 hours ago No comment

      Pinoy tracksters bag 4 medals in Singapore Open

      Philippine bets delivered one gold, three silver and three bronze medals in the 79th Singapore Open Track and Field Championships held recently at the Singapore Sports Hub National Stadium in Singapore. University of Perpetual Help System Dalta standout Francis Medina won the lone gold medal for the Philippines when ...

    • 24 May 2017
      5 hours ago No comment

      Joshua out to revive boxing from the pits

      EVERYBODY’S talking about Anthony Joshua, the bombastic British boxer. After Joshua stopped Vitaly Klitchsko last weekend, he immediately earned tons of adulations. Well, the fact that Joshua survived a fourth-round knockdown and then scored an 11th-round knockout is not something to sneeze at. Applause, applause! It is always a ...

    • 24 May 2017
      7 hours ago No comment

      Pacquiao as a family man

      There, indeed, is a sumptuous buffet of stories revealing some surprising aspects of Manny Pacquiao’s life that inspire parents and fans alike to emulate. One is his being a trough and through family man. With what he aimed for in his first week of sweating it out already attained, the ...

    • 23 May 2017
      13 hours ago No comment

      Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao

      Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23. Duterte placed Mindanao under martial law after deadly clashes between government security forces and Islamic State group-linked militants in Marawi City. The announcement was made by his spokesman at a press conference in Moscow where Duterte was ...

    • 23 May 2017
      22 hours ago No comment

      Mulawin vs. Ravena all set to take flight beginning May 22

      It has been 12 long years since GMA Network marked history with its highly-successful and ground-breaking telefantasya, Mulawin, which captivated the hearts of many Filipinos all over the country. This May, GMA raises the bar even higher and takes flight again with the much-anticipated sequel to the highly-acclaimed saga, ...

    %d bloggers like this: