Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Pinoy ties for 1st in Philadelphia chess"

A Touch Move Chess Club member and frequent player at the Evanston Chess Club gets notice in the international press.  Fom the Phillipine Daily Inquirer:
FILIPINO Rene Ancheta defeated American Raynard Simmons in the ninth and final round to finish tied for first place in the 39th Annual World Open Chess Championships last July 4 at the Sheraton Philadelphia in Race Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

The Makati City pride Ancheta, who is currently based in Chicago, tallied 7.5 points, the same output of Aaron Jing, Arnold Fuchs, Aakaash Meduri and Robby Hecht in the [Under 2000] Division.  All of them received $5,521.60.
And we're proud of him here in Chicago, too!

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