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Pacquiao Chess Amigos, Philippine chess team rule Malaysia tourney


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Final Team Standings: (Eight Round Swiss System, match points format)
15---PCA (Philippines)
13---Jumpking, The Big Lift, H3N, Hamara

MANILA, Philippines ? International Masters Emmanuel Senador and Hamed Nouri and Fide Masters Ian Cris Udani and Alekhine Nouri spearheaded the Philippine chess team to the championship in the Wah Seong Penang Chess League 2017 that was held last December 9 and 10, 2017 at the Red Rock Hotel in Penang, Malaysia.

The Philippine chess team dubbed as Pacquiao Chess Amigos, sponsored by senator Manny Pacquiao and National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Vice-President Atty. Cliburn Anthony A. Orbe defeated H3N Vietnam chess team, 2.5-1.5, in the eight and final round to receive the top prize worth 2,500 Malaysian Ringgit and finished with 15.0 match points en route the coveted crown.

Senador halved the point with guest/import player GM elect Haridas Pascua, a Filipino, in their top board encounter, Hamed defeated Thanh Ninh Vo on Board 2 while Udani dismantled Chan Hung Lu on Board 3 to secure the victory.

The Vietnam squad's only full point was courtesy of Minh Hieu Pham, winner over Alekhine on Board 4.

Senador won gold medal in Board 1 who was undefeated in eight games of play with seven wins and a draw for a total 7.5 points. Hamed, on the other hand, settled for individual bronze in Board 2 with six wins, one loss and one draw with a total output of 6.5 points.

Udani notched 7.0 points on six wins and two draws while Alekhine tallied 5.0 points on account of four wins, two loses and two draws.

Earlier, the Philippine chess team dubbed as Pacquiao Chess Amigos subdued Lol Again, 3.5-.5, in Round 1, CLOBA Teacher & Students, 4-0, in Round 2, Kings of the hill, 3.5-.5, in Round 3, split the point with Phoviet, 2-2, in Round 4, then crushed Kinabalu Kings, 3.5-.5, in Round 5, Snoopy & Co., 3.5-.5, in Round 6, Team Secret, 3.5-.5, in Round 7 before edging H3N Vietnam chess team, 2.5-1.5, in the eight and final round.


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