Nephew of GM Mark Paragua wins in New York
By Marlon Bernardino
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
Dominic Nathan Paragua, nephew of Grandmaster Mark Paragua, dominated the 2019 Columbus Day Chess Championship held in New York, USA.
Dominic Nathan collected perfect 4.0 points on four wins in four outings.
He scored victories over Gabriel Balmaceda (first round), Roberto Hernandez (second round), Miles Soichet-Mason (third round) and Chenran Zhao (fourth round).
He was in a five-way tie on top with Kirby Lin, Andrew-Yesung Kim, James Bondarchuk and Rafael Robinovich.
But the 10-year old 5th grade Bathan pupil took the top honors by virtue of superior tiebreak points.
Lin finished second followed by Kim (3rd), Bondarchuk (4th) and Robinovich (5th) with four points.
A 100 total participants from 40 different schools, mostly grade 3 to grade 5 participants according to Jan Vincent Paragua, younger brother of GM Mark, who is also the father of Dominic Nathan.-Marlon Bernardino-
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