Saturday, March 26, 2011


Unrated Jake Milagrosa is playing excellent chess to remain unbeaten along with 5 others at the end of the 4th round of the ongoing Araw ng Davao Open chess tourney. Milagrosa recorded a major upset in the 3rd round by beating 2011 Kidapawan Open champ Reynaldo Gempero in the 3rd round and followed it through with a win against University of Mindanao player Denzel John Amar in the 4th round. Others with 4 points include Carlo Doctolero who won against FM Austin Jacob Literatus in the 4th round, Rodrigo Catayas who was an upset winner against CM Jimmy Dano, Jay Bulicatin who won against Vincent Umayan, Harrison Maamo who prevailed over Irwin Aton and Jerwell Andoy, winner against Aglipay 8 Oberio.

Top seed NM Macacana Macala is next with 3.5 points after being held to a draw in the 4th round by Nazario Ubanan of Cagayan de Oro City. Others with 3.5 points includes Nazario Ubanan, Lyndon Sombilon, Henry Lopez and Jayson Salubre.

The last 3 rounds of the tourney will be played today at the 5th floor of the Gaisano Grand Citi Mall, Illustre St., Davao City . A total of 116 players are entered in the tournament. The tourney is sponsored by Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte with the following prizes: champion 5000, 2nd 2500 3rd 1500, 4th 750, 5th 750.

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