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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Philippines National Chess Semifinals - Dimakiling, Pascua, Roderick in Joint Lead

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Hi everyone,

The chess playing style of Philippines is so different from the rest of the world. We wonder about the nice games being played at the Philippine National Chess Championship semifinals that are on in Manila at present. 

Six men and eight women chess players would be selected from these semi-finals to advance to the finals. Twelve Filipino grandmasters and six top women chess players from last year’s chess championship have already qualified for the final. The final would also help select the Philippines national chess teams for the 2012 World Chess Olympiad to be held in Istanbul, Turkey in August. The three leaders after six rounds with 5 points each are IM Oliver Dimakiling and FMs Haridas Pascua and Roderick Nava. 

In the women's section, WNM Jan Jodilyn Fronda leads with 5.5 points. She is followed by WFM Marie Antoinette San Diego and Bernadette Galas. 

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