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Pinoy chessers deliver

THE  Philippines did the country proud by winning three gold and three silver medals in the 13th Asian Schools Chess Championship at the Liaohe Art Museum in Panjin, China.

Al-Basher Buto  led the Filipinos’ strong showing by bagging the  gold  medal in the boys seven years old and under rapid category with a perfect score of seven wins in seven matches.

Buto,  the  seven-year-old  campaigner from Marawi City, bucked a slight fever to clinch the  title with a two-point winning margin over Chen Zhiyuan  of China and Kunal Patil Aditya of Indonesia.

Zhiyuan  and Aditya both scored  five points for the silver and bronze  medals.

Asia’s first GM Eugene Torre lauded the Filipinos’ strong showing in the week-long competition.
“Our players have again shown they are capable of beating our Asian  rivals  given the  proper  training and  motivation,” said  Torre.

Source: http://www.journal.com.ph/sports/pinoy-chessers-deliver

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