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Dasmariñas City rules Masskara chess meet

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Dasmariñas City relied on its 1-2 punch of International Masters Daniel Quizon and Michael Concio, Jr. as it ripped General Santos City in the finals to rule the 1st Masskara National Team Inter-Provinces, Cities and Municipalities Championships in Bacoloda.

Quizon swept Ellan Asuela on top board, 2-0, while Concio downed IM Joel Pimentel, 1.5-.5, on second board to power the squad from Cavite to a two-game finals sweep to bag the top purse worth P100,000.

Completing the Dasmarinas triumph were Mark Jay Bacojo’s 1-1 split with Eric Labog, Jr. on third board and Christian Gian Karlo Arca’s 2-0 rout of Sherwin Tiu on the final board.

General Santos settled for P100,000.

Muntinlupa City A’s FIDE Masters Nelson Mariano III and Arden Reyes, Leonard Reyes and Chester Neil Reyes needed a deciding third game to edge Bacolod City B’s David Elorta, Grandmaster Darwin Laylo, Brylle Arellano and Jerry Areque to claim third spot and the P50,000 purse that goes with it.

Dasmariñas made it through despite finishing just third out of the four teams that made the semifinals.

From there, Quizon and Concio turned things around as the World Cup veterans trounced Muntinlupa Am, 2-0, in the semis before romping off with a shutout win over General Santos in the finale.

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