Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

AdU

Runaway UE train slows down with draw, but stays on top


The University of the East’s runaway train slowed down with a 2-2 standoff with the National University, but remained unperturbed on top after six rounds of the UAAP Season 82 Boys’ Chess tournament at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion, Sunday.

Lee Roi Palma continued his giant-slaying ways on top board. He stunned ASEAN Youth campaigner Chester Neil Reyes in 55 moves using the Two Knights set up. Meanwhile, black Francis Roi Parro delivered the other win—a 60-move result over Joseph Lawrence Rivera of a Budapest Gambit—on third board.

It was another resounding win for Palma, who has destroyed everyone in his path, including ASEAN Age Group champion FIDE Master Alekhine Nouri of defending champion Far Eastern University a few rounds back.

But the Bullpups, third placers a season ago, denied the Junior Warriors their sixth straight win. Mark Gerald Reyes and Dennis Gutierrez, Jr. downed Noel Geronimo and John Kenneth Gelva on second and fourth boards, respectively, to escape with a draw.

It didn’t bother the UE juggernaut one bit, as they continue to lead the way with 18.5 points, a full five-point edge ahead of NU with 13.5 points.

In other results, University of Santo Tomas edged Adamson, 2.5-1.5.; meanwhile, a Nouri-paced FEU battled La Salle-Zobel to a 2-2 draw.

#ReadMore  Tin Tiamzon dedicates Beach Volleyball silver to ailing mom
Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Chess

University of the East has made the tough decision to disband five of its sporting programs due to budget cuts caused by the ongoing...

ADMU

The 82nd season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines may have not received a proper send-off due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Baseball

Besides giving a home to volleyball players, the Premiere Volleyball League and the Spikers’ Turf are turning pro because in five years’ time, University...

3x3 Basketball

CALAMBA, LAGUNA — James Laput is not soft. From his match-ups with Ange Kouame and Bright Akhuetie in the UAAP, to his clashes with...

Fencing

For leading University of the East to its eighth straight championships in the UAAP Men’s Fencing Championships, Sam Tranquilan was hailed as the school’s...

Basketball

An influx of one-and-done recruits took the UAAP by storm in Season 82, and one who definitely turned heads was two-time CESAFI Most Valuable...

ADMU

Deanna Wong had a magical run during UAAP Season 81, steering Ateneo’s return to the top of collegiate women’s volleyball.  But as remarkable as...

Basketball

Gerry Abadiano, Carl Tamayo, and Kevin Quiambao all had heavy hearts when they decided to leave National University for college. The biggest factor was...

Advertisement