CEBU CITY, Philippines – Women’s FIDE Master (WFM) Samantha Glo Revita dominated the open category of the recent IA / NM Wilfredo Neri Memorial Cup online chess tournament on September 28.
Revita, 22, a former woodcutter from De La Salle University (DLSU), scored 7.0 points after nine rounds of online chess competition hosted by the RiChessMasters in Cebu.
She also placed fourth in women with 4.5 points.
Revita, who placed 24th on the start list, outscored 49 other wood pushers in the open division.
She won a total of six games against Wilfredo Villas Jr., Women’s FIDE Master (WFM) Allanney Jia Doroy, National Master (NM) Karlycris Clarito, Arena Grand Master (AGM) Emmanuel Asi, Kevin Codiñera and AGM Henry Lopez.
She had two draws against Daniel John Lemi and AGM Nezil Arj Merilles. Revita suffered just one loss at the hands of Arena Grandmaster (AGM) Irwin Aton in the fourth round.
AGM Lopez was behind her in second place with 6.5 points, while the third to seventh placers were NM Joey Albert Florendo, Anadkat Kartyava, NM Gian Karlo Arca, AGM Merilles and NM Cyril Felrod Telesforo. They too scored 6.5 points each but were ranked based on their tiebreaker point total.
Meanwhile, National Women’s Master (WNM) Mary Joy Tan topped the women’s category with 6.0 points.
She beat second setter WFM Doroy who also scored 6.0 points but had fewer tie-breaking points. WNM François Magpily completed the top three in the division.
On the other hand, NM Michael Joseph Pagaran dominated the referee category with 6.0 points, while FIDE Master (FM) Rustum Tolentino settled for second place with the same score, while NM Joey Albert Florendo took third place with 5.5 points.
NM Pagaran was crowned champion for having more tie-breaking points against Tolentino.
The other tournament winners were Kartavya (young people under 20), Khent Darylle Delig (young people under 16), Arena Candidate Master (ACM), Joemel Narzabal (young people under 14) and NM Oshrie Jhames Reyes (young people under 14). ten). / rcg
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