ADAMSON University and National University share first place in the men’s division, even as Far Eastern University seized the top spot in the distaff side after two rounds in the UAAP Season 77 chess tournament recently at the De La Salle University campus.
The Falcons, second last year, tallied a 2.5-1.5 win over University of Santo Tomas in the opening round and routed University of the Philippines, 3.5-1.5, in the second round.
With last season’s Rookie of the Year Austin Literatus leading the way, the Bulldogs downed Ateneo, 3-1, in the first round then downed defending champion Far Eastern University, 3-1.
Adamson and NU now have six points, a half-point ahead of third running UST.
Riding on Woman International Master Janelle Mae Frayna’s win over reigning MVP and fellow WIM Jan Jodilyn Fronda on Board One, the Lady Tamaraws edged La Salle, 2.5-1.5 in the opening round and tripped University of the East, 3-1, in the second.
Collecting 5.5 points, FEU is a half-point clear of the Lady Archers, who rebounded from the opening day loss to the Lady Tamaraws with a 3.5-.5 crushing of the Lady Bulldogs.
The Tigresses and the Lady Bulldogs are in joint third place with 4.5 points.