San Diego, Bersamin perform well at Iran’s Asian Youth Chess tilt

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Monday, June 24, 2013


MANILA -- The Philippines’ Girls 8 and-under lead bet, Jerlyn Mae San Diego now shares the lead with three points in the company of an Indian girl after three rounds in the ongoing Asian Youth Chess Championship during the weekend in Sari, Iran.

On the other hand, the world's youngest FIDE Master, seven-year-old Alekhine Nouri of Taguig City defeated Shabani Amin of Iran in the third round but fell victim to Gao Yuheng of China in the fourth round.

Nouri, an incoming grade one pupil of FEU Fern College in Quezon City has posted 2.0 points in four outings in the Open 8 and- under category.

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In the Open 18 and-under, top Adamson University player IM Jan Emmanuel Garcia of Manila drew with Vietnam’s Le Tuan Minh while FM Paolo Bersamina of Pasay City halved the point with Koushik Girish Arun of India in the third round and Asgarizadeh Ahmad of Iran in the fourth for 3.0 points output.

Woman Fide Master (WFM) Marie Antoinette San Diego of Dasmarinas, Cavite outclassed Atabayeva Gozel of Turkmenistan to raise her total 2.0 points in three outings in the Girls 18 and- under class.

After suffering first two loses, Ella Grace Moulic of Davao City bounced back in contention after crushing Sydykova Akylai of Kyrgyzstan in the third round and Narzikulova Gulkhayo of Uzbekistan in the fourth round in the Girls 16 and- under division.

Other Filipino results had Daryl Unix Samantila of Tonsuya, Malabon drew with Atabayev Saparmurat of Turkmenistan in the third round then beat Yakubboev Nodirbek of Uzbekistan in the fourth round for his 2.5 points in four outings in the Open 14 and –under.

Istraelito Rilloraza of Las Piñas City toppled Do Duc Viet of Vietnam in the third round then bowed to Saydaliev Saidakbar of Uzbekistan in the fourth round. Rilloraza remains at 1.5 points in four outings in the Open 12 and- under class.

Deniel Quizon of Taytay, Rizal nipped Batjargal Irmuuntulga of Mongolia in the third round but yielded to Abdrashev Arlen of Kazakhstan in the fourth round. Quizon was stuck at 2.0 points in the Open 10 and- under.

Samantha Glo Revita of Rosales, Pangasinan, meantime bowed to Suresh Ananya of India in the third round then routed Jayasundara HJM Rashmi Maheshika of Sri Lanka in the fourth round for 2.5 points in four outings in the in the Girls 14 and- under.

Bea Mendoza of Baguio City drew with Abdulzahra Sali of Iraq in the third round then smashed Agrawal Archi of India in the fourth round for 2.5 points in four outings in the the Girls 12 and -under .

Mary Joy Tan of Misamis Oriental crushed Nabaa Sami Abbas of Iraq in the third round then but fell short to Pham Tran Gia Tru of Vietnam in the fourth round. She remains at 2.5 points in the Girls 10 and -under. (PNA)

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