PINOYS may know Lotis Key as a successful American-born actress who partnered with Dolphy in 11 movies throughout the '70s.Now, however, she's currently busy managing the career of chess prodigy Wesley So.In an exclusive interview with ANCX's ...
Dec 9, 2020
THE Queen's Gambit has gotten so big that even the world's top chess player is sitting up and taking notice.In a rare interview with journalists, world number one Magnus Carlsen told Insider that the show "did chess better" than ...
Nov 24, 2020
AS he reviewed the first episode of the Netflix hit The Queen's Gambit, International Master Roderick Nava had this to say about Beth Harmon's playing style: "Si Harmon, gambitera e! Mahilig siya sa mga gambit-gambit. Gusto ng bakbakan kaagad ...
Nov 3, 2020
JUST this June, multi-awarded chesser Sander Severino notched another achievement when he took first place at the first IPCA (Internationally Physically Disabled Chess Association) Online World Championship.Besting international rivals, including a five-time PWD champ from Ukraine, the 34-year- ...
Jul 3, 2020
PHILIPPINE chess just lost a valuable piece.International arbiter Gene Poliarco passed away on Sunday due to cardiac arrest while on the way to the hospital in Alaminos, Pangasinan.He was 77.Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales said he received the sad news from ...
Apr 6, 2020
FILIPINA Women's International Master (WIM) Arianne Caoili died on Monday from injuries sustained in a car crash in Yerevan, Armenia.She was 33.Caoili, born in Bagac and of Australian descent, represented the country in the 1998 and 2000 Women's ...
Mar 31, 2020
MAGNUS Carlsen is a No. 1 player in both reality and fantasy.The world chess champion from Norway is showing he has a flair for another game by moving to the top of the standings in Fantasy Premier League, an online football ...
Dec 16, 2019
As odd pairings go, Terrence Romeo and chess may seem like a mix that isn't supposed to make sense.But the fiery San Miguel guard, known for his occasional outbursts during games, will be the first to tell you that ...
Aug 6, 2019
ASIAN Youth 18-under chess champion John Marvin Miciano is set to embark on a journey to become the next Filipino grandmaster under the Go For Gold program.To achieve his dream, the country's youngest international master from Davao City must ...
Mar 25, 2019
THE Philippine chess team won three gold medals on Wednesday, hiking the country's total gold haul to five in the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia.Sander Severino clinched a double in the P1 at the GOR Cempaka Putih in Jakarta, ...
Oct 10, 2018
CHESS legend Eugene Torre reiterated his call for both the public and private sector to join hands in encouraging the youth to play chess and stay away from drugs and other vices.Torre, who made history by becoming Asia's first ...
Feb 26, 2018
SURIGAO Del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay and Cavite Rep. Abraham Tolentino were reappointed as president and secretary general of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) on Tuesday.Pichay and Tolentino were appointed by a 15-man board that was elected ...
Jan 31, 2018
YOU'VE probably been first introduced to chess-and the sad certainty you'd suck at it-at one of those nondescript barbershops by the sidewalk where your father and Lolo brought you for your first ever haircut one Sunday ...
Oct 12, 2017
THE Philippines had an eight-gold haul on Wednesday to rise to fifth spot in the Asean Para Games in Kuala Lumpur.With three gold medals in chess, two in swimming, two in athletics and one in cycling, the Filipnos improved to ...
Sep 20, 2017
GRANDMASTER Joey Antonio is all set for his defense of his Battle of the Grandmasters crown when the chess competition unfurls on Wednesday at the City Club Alphaland Makati Place.Antonio, who owns a Fide rating of 2438, will battle against fellow ...
Sep 5, 2017
JANELLE Mae Frayna blundered away a winning game and lost to Hungarian Grandmaster Attila Czebe in 40 moves of a Modern Defense to skid out of the top 20 after Thursday's seventh round of the 21st Hogeschool Zeeland Open 2017 in ...
Aug 11, 2017
FILIPINO Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales trounced Dutchman Kees Nieuwelink to move within half a point of the lead after six rounds of the 21st Hogeschool Zeeland Open 2017 in Vlissigen, The Netherlands on Wednesday.Gonzales outlasted Nieuwelink in 50 moves of a Guioco ...
Aug 10, 2017
PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez said he understood the decision of chess grandmaster Wesley So to move out of the country and compete internationally under the United States banner.But Ramirez insisted the PSC is taking steps ...
Jul 27, 2017
EUGENE Torre knew instinctively there was something special about this kid competing in a 10-and-under chess tournament upon seeing him solve a complex chess endgame faster than most of us find our way around Manila's gridlocked streets."I ...
Jul 13, 2017
Sports a powerful tool as Jolly Gomez brings renewed hope to inmates not only at the Muntinlupa penitentiary but also in various jail facilities around the countryCARE is not usually something one finds in jail cells. Prisons, we're told, are places ...
Feb 4, 2017
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