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Winners of the concluded BPI individual chess tournament held in BPI Intramuros, from left NM Nick Nisperos, 2nd place; Master Caliber Jovert Valenzuela, Champion and Ziegfred Borja, 3rd place

BPI Chess Club conducted its annual Individual Chess Tournament last Saturday, May 23, 2015 held at the BPI Intramuros branch. The tournament  served as the selection for the  5-man qualifying team who will compete for the upcoming Inter-bank Team Tournament which will be held on August 2015 coinciding with the BPI 164th year anniversary as part of BPI Interest Clubs activities.  

Jovert Valenzuela of GASS sweeps all his 6 board matches to become the Champion of the tournament.  NM Nick Nisperos of CCRU came short and fall at the hands of Jovert Valenzuela via English Opening, his only lost of the game to become the second placer on 5 outings out of possible six. Meanwhile, Ziegfred Borja of ISG did not sustain the momentum of three consecutive wins as he bows to eventual champion Valenzuela on 4th round and to titled player Nisperos in penultimate 5th round via French defense encounter. Meanwhile, he trounced Aljohn Diaz of COG in the final round to emerge as 3rd placer on 4 wins and 2 losses.

Completing the team to represent BPI Chess Club on the upcoming Inter-bank tournament are Jovert Valenzuela, NM Nick Nisperos, Ziegfred Borja, Roland Roselada of ISG-PMO and Mike Enriquez of CBG.

The tournament implemented the 6-round Swiss system pairing format to finished the games.

Final standings after 6 rounds

1. Jovert M. Valenzuela ……… GASS ………Champion
2. NM Nick S. Nisperos ………. CCRU ……… 2nd place
3. Ziegfred C. Borja ………………. ISG ……….. 3rd place
4. Rolando H. Roselada ………. ISG
5. Michael Q. Enriquez …………. CBG
6. Raymund John D. Diaz ……. CCRU
7. Joseph D. Padlan …………….. SQM
8 Christian Ian P. Lim ………….. CCRU
9. Aljohn S. Diaz ……………………. COG
10. Krista Keits M. Ramirez …. BFB-CBG
11. Charmaine I Cura …………….. ISG

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