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UAAP 86 WCH: Sara Olendo deals Mhage Sebastian first loss as La Salle shocks FEU

De La Salle University played the role of spoilers for Far Eastern University as it handed the latter its first loss with a 2.5-1.5 victory in Round 11 of the UAAP Season 86 Women’s Chess Championship at the FEU Tech Gym on Sunday.

With this win, DLSU solidified its bid for a podium finish, increasing its match points total to nine. FEU, who had eight wins and a draw before Round 11, remained atop the standings with 17 match points and is already assured of at least a second-place finish.

Woman National Master Sara Olendo [5.5/9] executed a massive queen sacrifice to launch an unstoppable mating attack, forcing FEU’s previously undefeated Woman National Master Mhage Sebastian [8/10] on Board 3 into checkmate.

Woman National Master Rinoa Sadey [5/9] then outplayed Woman National Master Bea Mendoza [2.5/6] in the endgame after 59 moves of a Robatsch Defense on Board 4. On Board 2, Woman National Master Francois Magpily [4.5/9] settled for a draw with Woman National Master Mary Joy Tan [7.5/10] after 74 moves of a rook endgame to complete DLSU’s triumph.

Woman National Master Vic Glysen Derotas [7/10] secured the lone win for FEU as she outplayed Checy Telesforo [3/9] on the top board.

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University of the Philippines also scored a massive upset in Round 11 by dominating the defending champion National University, 3-1.

Jerlyn San Diego [4/8] and Geraldine Guyo [3.5/8] each earned a point against Woman FIDE Master Allaney Doroy [7/9] and Natasja Balabbo [5.5/9] on Board 1 and 4, respectively.

Precious Ferrer [5/9] and Jallen Agra [3/8] then split the points with Princess Ballete [3.5/7] and Jesca Docena [4.5/9] on Board 2 and 3, respectively, to complete the win.

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It was NU’s second loss, with its only other loss coming at the hands of the league-leading FEU.

Meanwhile, Ateneo de Manila University remained in third place, thanks to a 4-0 sweep of Adamson University.

Jiessel Marino [7/9], Ma. Elayza Villa [5/9], Alphecca Gonzales [4/7], and Glesit Tatoy [1.5/2] all prevailed over Zheilleen Jain [0/2], Robell De Jesus [3.5/10], Phoebie Arellano [2/9], and Jashua Patria [2/10] on Boards 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively, for the shutout victory.

Round 12 is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15.

Written By

A Bacolodnon who loves basketball, chess, and esports.

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