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PHOTO: PACQUIAO ASIAN CHESS AWARDING

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The $100,000 Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Chess Championship ended last Sunday night at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.

The nine-round Swiss System event offering $100,000 in prizes was organized by the GM Eugene Torre Chess Foundation and was sponsored by eight-division world boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, Cafe Puro, Alaxan, Oriental and Motolite Corp. is held under the auspices of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines headed by it's Chairman/President Prospero "Butch" Pichay Jr., Secretary-General newly-elected Cavite 7th district Rep. Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino Jr., Asian Chess Federation and FIDE (World Chess Federation).


L-R: NCFP Executive Director GM Jayson Gonzales, NCFP Deputy-Secretary-General Red Dumuk, NCFP director Atty. Rommel Tacorda, NCFP Chairman for youth and LGU's DepEd ASEC Tonisito Umali Jr, Chief Arbiter IA Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh, NCFP Grassroots Development and Promotions Chairman Bayan Muna Party-List Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares, hidden GM Baskaran Adhiban of India (6th place), GM Mark Paragua (3rd place), GM Li Chao of China (champion, Open division), WGM Huang Qian of China (champion, women's division), GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam (4th place), GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India (6th place), Eric Pineda (Rep.Manny Pacquiao's business manager), Asia's First GM Eugene Torre, Pastor Galileo Moralizon, Alex Marquez (director, Eugene Torre Chess Foundation).




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