Grandmaster Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. pocketed the top honors in the Arena Grandmaster Angelito Camer online chess tournament at the lichess.org on.
The 58-year-old Antonio, a 13-time national champion, finished undefeated in 13 games with twelve wins and one draw to Arena Grandmaster (AGM) and National Master (NM) Marlon Bernardino in the sixth round. He garnered 42 points for a win rate of 92 percent and performance rating of 2632 to top the one-day event that drew a total of 54 participants.
“Thank God for another chess title.” said Antonio, who also won the dry run tournament of Philippine E-9 chess club on Monday, July 27, 2020.
National Master (NM) Gerardo “Gerry” Cabellon settled for runner-up honor with 9.5 points in 12 games on account of nine wins, two draws and one loss to Lexie Hernandez in the fifth round equivalent to 31 points for a win rate of 75 percent and performance rating of 2495.
National Master (NM) Julius Sinangote wound up third with 10 points in 15 games on nine wins, two draws and four loses equivalent to 30 points for a win rate of 60 percent and performance rating of 2302.
National Master (NM) Homer Cunanan came in fourth overall with 10.5 points in 13 games on 10 wins, one draw and two loses equivalent to 28 points for a win rate of 77 percent performance rating of 2500.
Meanwhile, GM Darwin Laylo expressed his gratitude for winning the Baby Uno Chess Challenge dubbed as Police Col. Jaime Osit Santos chess championship (Individual Open To All Title Master) held at the lichess.org over the weekend.
“Masaya ako sa pagkapanalo kong ito,” said Laylo, playing under the banner of multi-titled Philippine Army chess team.
National Master (NM) Leon Marohom edged International Master (IM) Petronio Roca and Woman Fide Master (WFM) Allaney Jia Doroy in the last two round to score 11 points on account of 11 wins and four loses and take home the runner-up prize.
International Master (IM) Michael Concio Jr., and National Master (NM) Noel dela Cruz tallied identical 10.5 points apiece to share the third and fourth place.
In solo fifth is reigning IPCA World Champion Fide Master (FM) Sander Severino who tote 10 points.
Rounding up to the top 10 were National Master (NM) Rolando Andador (6th), National Master (NM) Rolzon Roullo (7th), International Master (IM) Petronio Roca (8th), Arena Grandmaster (AGM) Dandel Fernandez (9th) and International Master (IM) Ronald Dableo.