International Master (IM) Daniel Maravilla Quizon completed his conquest of champions by downing Grandmaster (GM) Darwin Rosales Laylo, 3.5-2.5, to rule the 1st All-Dasmarinas Online Blitz Chess Tournament at the famous chess website: “www.lichess.org.”
The 15-year-old Quizon, the top player of Dasmariñas Chess Academy of Rep. Elpidio “Pidi” Barzaga and national coach International Master (IM) Roel Abelgas, defeated reigning Eastern Asian Champion International Master (IM) Michael “Jako” Concio Jr. and Asian Age group champion Daren Dela Cruz to arrange the championship showdown against Laylo.
Last month, Quizon beat Pinoy Thailand based Fide Master (FM) Deniel Causo in the last round to win the the third leg of the online Rising Phoenix International Chess Championship 2020 hosted by Rising Phoenix Chess Academy Owner/Managing Director International Master (IM) Joel “Cholo” Banawa.
Earlier, FIDE Master (FM) Sander Severino topped the second leg of the online Cesar Orbe Memorial Cup recently.
Meanwhile, Dentist Alfredo “Fred” Paez wants to win more Arena online games rated tournaments of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). This after earning his Arena International Master (AIM) title.
The former top player of UAAP chess champion National University (NU) chess team needed to break the 2000 barrier to achieve online Arena Grandmaster (AGM) title and follow the footsteps of newly installed AGM Dandel Fernandez.
“The benefit of staying at home. In addition to have an ample time for family bonding, there is also plenty of time to play rated chess games in the FIDE Online Arena (more than 400 games of bullet, blitz and rapid chess online for the past 10 days).” said Dr. Paez, the pride of Cabuyao City, Laguna under the leadership of mayor Atty. Rommel A. Gecolea.