Sunday, October 21, 2012

(323) 2012 PNCC (2ND WEEK) PHOTOS

9-year-old Angelil Sisior, left, lost to 9-year-old Ksau Anthony Whipps in 28 moves of Bishop Opening. Possible teammates to 2014 World Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway?
(Photo by Jeff Balbalosa)

6-year-old Destiny Sisior, left, won over 9-year-old Zachary Techall Whipps in undetermined
number of moves as they didn't wrote down their moves.
(Photo by Jeff Balbalosa)

Angie Parrado, left, the mother of Angelil and Destiny Sisior, suffered her first loss to Dennis Gonzales in 62 moves of King's Pawn Opening. (Photo by Jeff Balbalosa)

First game (a win) of Candidate Master Bernardo Garcia, left, against rusty Gonzalo Escapatoria. A weekday match is being arranged so that Bernard can catch up.

Menandro Manuel, left, thought that the time control is still the same as Istanbul Olympiad and lost by time forfeit to Tito Cabunagan.

Roberto Hernandez (FIDE 1858) successfully used the same Danish Gambit opening against Palau's top player Cyril Tomas Montel, Jr. (1943) and gets the same result as his first game vs. 2nd seed Menandro Manuel (1883). Cyril blundered a piece on the 12th move and down by a whole rook when he resigned on the 48th move. (Photo by Jeff Balbalosa)

Surangel and Sons chess players have their own t-shirt uniform while playing in the 2012 PNCC. The black t-shirt has a line at the back that says "You Live and Die with the Pawn".

Photo by Jeff Balbalosa
Photo by Jeff Balbalosa
Photo by Jeff Balbalosa
Photo by Roberto Hernandez
First game of Dan Roldan on Saturday, Oct. 20 vs. Freddie Gloria. 0-1
Photo by Roberto Hernandez
James, the Jack of all trade, vs. Jeff Balbalosa.
Photo by Roberto Hernandez
Freddie Gloria vs. Angie and her youngest daughter.
Photo by Roberto Hernandez
First game of Palau's first titled player CM Bernardo Garcia vs. Gonzalo Escapatoria. 1-0

Nilo de Jesus, right, has been inactive in chess since he left Palau in 2005. Now he's back and would like to participate in the Class B. A withdrawal from Scott Hess will make him the official replacement to the very busy American lawyer. He's practicing with a friend here.
Destiny Sisior practices with her youngest sister.
Nilo de Jesus, left, vs. Dennis Gonzales 1-0
Destiny Sisior vs. Zachary Techall Whipps. 1-0

Angelil Sisior, left, vs. Ksau Anthony Whipps. 0-1
Angie Parrado vs. Dennis Gonzales 0-1
Ksau Anthony Whipps vs. Destiny Sisior 1-0
Zachary Techall Whipps vs. Angelil Sisior 0-1
Menandro Manuel, left, and Jeff Balbalosa have to go back to their staff house to get their own chess sets because of too many players. A total of 6 chess sets were used and 12 players played at the same time, the busiest day so far. Menandro lost to Tito Cabunagan, right, by time forfeit. They already made 62 moves when Menandro's time expired. He thought that the time control is the same as Istanbul Olympiad. The 2012 PNCC time control is 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment for Class A and 75 minutes + 30 seconds increment for Class B.
(Photo by Roberto Hernandez)
Roberto Hernandez, left, vs. Cyril Tomas Montel, Jr. 1-0
Jeff Balbalosa vs. Luciano 'Bong' Sibayan 1-0
Photo by Roberto Hernandez
Gonzalo Escapatoria vs. Paquito 'Pax' Suringa, Jr. 0-1
First victory for Pax against 2 losses to Menandro Manuel and Cyril Montel.
Photo by Roberto Hernandez
In the last 3 Palau National Chess Championship, this match is always the highlight of the event with Cyril Tomas Montel, Jr. prevailing in 2009 and 2011 and Manuel bagging the PNCC crown and $80.00 cash prize in 2010. Manuel won this time in just 22 moves of Giocco Piano when Cyril badly blunders in this double round-robin Class A (1651 rating and above).
Photo by Roberto Hernandez
Last game of the 2nd week. Paquito 'Pax' Suringa, Jr. lost to Cyril Tomas Montel, Jr. when Pax knight was impotent at the edge of the board while Cyril's active knight dominated the other side of the board. Their game lasted till 8:30 pm.
Photo by Roberto Hernandez
Elpidio Manaligod, right, found a way to play 2 games from 7:00 pm onwards. He lost his first game to James dela Cruz but won over Luciano Sibayan, left, in this photo.
Photo by Roberto Hernandez
Luciano Sibayan, left, dealt James dela Cruz his first loss in 6 games. Sibayan has an equal 2-2 win-loss record while James has 3 wins, 2 draws and this loss.
Photo by Roberto Hernandez

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