Sunday, June 28, 2009


Watch the video/picture clip of the Great Bobby Fischer when he visited the Philippines in 1973. The then World Chess Champion was treated like a royalty by no less than Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos and his First Lady Imelda Marcos.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


( Caissa's Father vs. Chris Yap of One Network Bank in action during the 1st Cong. Ungab Cup Toril Team Championships.

As usual, I blundered my way..)

The lyrics to this song was provided by Sugardom, the acknowledged Supremo of the Barangay Wesley So page at Every time you play a friendly chess game and losing, just sing this song to mitigate your misery.

( To the tune of My Way, by Frank Sinatra, Lyrics by Sugardom of BWS )

I Blundered (My Way)

And now, the end is near;
And so I face my last opponent
My friend, Ill say it clear,
Ill lose my game, of which Im certain.

Ive played a game thats full.
Ive blundered each and evry give-away;
And more, much more than this,
I blundered my way.

Regrets, Ive had so much;
But then again, too much to mention.
I did what I had to do
And blundered through without exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful move along the hallway,
But more, much more than this,
I blundered my way.

Yes, there were times, Im sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate a rook and spit it out.
I faced them all and I stood tall;
And blundered my way.

Ive played, Ive laughed and cried.
Ive had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
No, oh no not me,
I blundered my way.

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To play the moves he truly feels;
And not the moves of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows -
And blundered my way!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


John Ray Belleza Batucan was a member of the Philippine team that saw action in the 2008 World Age Group Chess Championships held in Vung Tau, Vietnam from October 13- 31, 2008.

John Ray is only 12 years old. He is the youngest son of Neptali C. Batucan Jr. and Marilyn B. Batucan and the younger brother of Shell Active Davao leg Junior champ Neptali Batucan. J.R as he is fondly called, was born on June 26, 1996 and is presently residing at Rovical Village, Daliao, Toril, Davao City. He loves to play chess and believes in the motto “ Make the right move , play chess” ….

Some of his achievements are as follows:

Year 2005

1. 1st RUNNER UP - “ Sanguniang Kabataan Day” - Matina 74-A
( Kiddies under 16 ) December 16-17, 2005

2. CHAMPION - “ Youth Day “- Barangay Daliao, Toril, D. C.
( Youth Under 18 ) December 18, 2005

Year 2006

3. CHAMPION - “Araw ng Barangay Daliao” Toril, Davao City
( Junior Under 18 ) February - 14, 2006

4. CHAMPION - “ San Vicente Fiesta Celebration”, Toril, D.C.
( Kiddies Under 14 ) April 6-7,2006

5. CHAMPION - “1st leg BKCC-NCFP Kiddies Chess Tournament”
( Kiddies Under 14 ) April 8, 2006

6. 2nd RUNNER UP - “ Araw ng Barangay Bago Gallera”
( Class B Open ) Talomo, Davao City
April 22-23, 2006

7. 2nd RUNNER UP - “ BKCC- PRO Kiddies Chess Tournament”
(Kiddies Under 14 ) May 1, 2006

8. 3rd RUNNER UP - Age- Group Under 10- “NCFP- 2006 National Age- Group”
St. Francis Square, Mandaluyong,
Metro Manila May 21-25, 2006

9. CHAMPION - “RRD Kadayawan Age-Group Under 10
( Under 10 ) Chess Tournament”
August 12-13, 2006

10. 1st RUNNER UP -“First Descallar Chess Tournament”
( Kiddies Under 14 ) Holy Cross Davao College, Sta. Ana Avenue
October 7-8, 2006

11. CHAMPION - Elementary Level - “Davao City Atlethic Association” (DCAA)
(Board 2 ) Davao City Nat’l High School
November 21 - 24 , 2006

12. CHAMPION - “Tagum City Parochial Fiesta”
( Kiddies Under 14 ) November 25, 2006

13. Co- CHAMPION - “Chadric Builders Christmas Open & Kiddies
(Kiddies Under 10 ) Chess Tournament” NCCC Mall,Matina,D.C.
December 21-23 , 2006

14. 2nd RUNNER UP - “ Pahalipay Sa Pasko ni Mayor R. Duterte”
( Age Group U- 10) December 24 & 26 , 2006

15. CHAMPION - “SK Chess Tournament “ Bry.Matina 74-A
(Age Group U-14) December 26-27, 2006

Year 2007

16. 2nd RUNNER UP - “Kiddies Chess Tournament”
(Kiddies Under 14) Blue Knight Chess Club
January 20, 2007

17. 2nd RUNNER UP - “ Araw Ng Daliao” Chess Tournament
(Kiddies Under 14 February 14, 2007

18. CHAMPION - “Engr. Allan Diez Chess Tournament”
(Kiddies Under 14 ) Gaisano Mall - Davao City
February 27,2007

19. CHAMPION - Elementary Level - Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA)
( Board 2 ) Pantukan National High School COMVAL Province
March 21- 23 ,2007

20. PALARONG PAMBANSA Qualifier - Koronadal, South Cotabato
April 22-28, 2007

21. 9th PLACER - “NCFP 2007 National Age Group Chess Tournament”
Age Group Under 12 Market Place, Calintong Mandaluyong City
May 1-5 , 2007

22. CHAMPION - “ Kiddies Chess Tournament”
(Kiddies Under 14) Blue Knight Chess Club
May 26, 2007

23. CHAMPION - “ Kabasan Festival 2007”
(Kiddies Under 14 ) Babak District, IGACOS
May 28, 2007

24. CHAMPION - “ 2007 Kiddies Chess Championship”
( Battle of Chess Achievers) Holy Cross of Davao College
June 9, 2007
25. CHAMPION - “Davao Open Age Group Chess Championship”
(Kiddies Under 12 ) NCC Mall, Matina , Davao City
June 17, 2007

26. 1st RUNNER UP - “BKCC Chess Tournament”
(Kiddies Under 12 ) Victoria Plaza, Davao City
August 4, 2007

27. 3rd PLACER - “BKCC Chess Tournament”
( Under 16 ) Lanang, Davao City
August 25, 2007

28. CHAMPION - “RR Duterte, Kadayawan ‘ 07 Chess Tournament”
Elementary Gaisano mall , Davao City
Sept. 1-2 , 2007

29. CHAMPION - “BKCC Chess Tournament”
( Under 16 ) Market Basket. Lanang, Davao City
October 20, 2007

30. CHAMPION - Davao City Athletic Association (DCAA)
Elementary Level Davao City High School
October 22 - 26, 2007

31. CHAMPION - “1st Leo Avila Chess Tournament”
( Under 16 ) Osmena Park, Davao City
October 27, 2007

32. CHAMPION - “ 2nd Leo Avila Chess Tournament”
( Under 16 ) Osmena Park , Davao City
November 03, 2007

33. CHAMPION - “ Pamaskong Handog Mayor R.R. Duterte
( Under 14 ) Chess Tournament.”
Market Basket, Lanang, Davao City
December 15, 2007

Year 2008

34. CHAMPION - Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA)
(Elementary Level) Mati City
February 10- 15, 2008

35. PALARONG PAMBANSA Qualifier - Puerto Princesa , Palawan
April 20-29, 2008

36. CHAMPION - “Futures Chess Tournaments”
Sponsored by Primovit Multivitaments and Minerals
March 8 - 9 , 2008

37. CHAMPION - National Age Group under 12 boys , Mandaluyong
Kaban ng Hiyas, Mandaluyong City
April 1 to 6, 2008

38. CHAMPION - 9TH ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship
DANANG, VIETNAM 9TH to 18th June 2008

39. CHAMPION Under 14 -“Futures Chess Tournaments”
Sponsored by Primovit Multivitamins and Minerals
June 27 to 28, 2008

40. Country’s Representative - World Age Group Championship
Rank 24 Vung Tau, Vietnam
October 19-31 , 2008

Next time we will feature some of his games in the World Age Group.
To be continued............

Sunday, June 21, 2009


This video is about the blitz game between GM Victor Korchnoi and
GM Sofia Polgar where the Great Korchnoi had once again showed his
notorious tantrums after losing the game. Just like a friend of mine
who is a notorious hard losser. he.he

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Henry Lopez showing his medals together with the other members of the Phil. Chess team to the ASEAN Paralympic games held recently in Thailand. Others in photo are team coach GM Joey Antonio and NCFP Head Prospero Pichay.

Henry Lopez receiving his medals together with some sports oficials and other players during the awarding ceremony held in Thailand.

This is Part II of my feature about Davao's pride Henry Lopez. As promised, Part II contains his brilliant wins aganist the likes of GM Mark Paragua and other noted chess players. Relax and hope you enjoy while replaying his games.

Paragua, Mark (2523) - Lopez, Henry Roger (2181) [D17]
5th Prospero Pichay Sr. Memorial HENRY (2), 12.08.2008

Queens Pawn Opening - Slav Defense

With graphical notes provided by Henry Lopez

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7
8.g3 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Bf4 Nfd7 11.Bg2 g5 12.Ne3 gxf4 13.Nxf5 0–0–0
14.0–0 fxg3 15.hxg3 Kb8 16.Qc2

[16.Rc1 Nc5 17.Qc2 a5 18.Rfd1 Rxd1+ 19.Rxd1 Ne6 20.Ne4 Bb4 
21.Nf6 Rd8 22.f4 Rxd1+ 23.Qxd1 Nc4 24.Qc2 Qd8 25.Ng4 Nd4 
26.Qxc4 Nxf5 27.Qxf7 Nxg328.Bf3 Qh4 29.Qe8+ Kc7 30.Qe5+ 
Kb6 Shirov,A (2713)-Morozevich,A (2741)
/Monte Carlo 2005/CBM 105 ext/½–½ (52)]

16...h5 17.Rfd1

[17.Rac1 h4 18.Nd5 Qc8 19.Qe4 Ng6 20.Nde7 Bxe7 21.Nxe7 Nxe7 
22.Qxe7 hxg3 23.Qd6+ Qc7 24.Qxc7+ Kxc7 25.fxg3 Ne5 26.b4 Rhg8 
27.Rc5 Rg5 28.Rc3 Rd4 29.Rb1 Rgg4 30.Rcb3 Nc4 31.Rf1 Nd6 
Berkes,F (2645)-Stellwagen,D (2616)
/Paks 2008/CBM 126/½–½ (82)]


[17...Ng6 18.Rac1 h4 19.Nb5 Qb6 20.Nbd4 Bb4 (20...hxg3 21.a5 gxf2+
22.Kf1 Qc7 23.Qb3 Qh2 24.Nf3 Qf4 25.a6 Bb4 26.N5d4 c5 27.Qd5 Qc7
28.Qxf7 Nge5 29.Nxe5 Qxe5 30.Qf3 Qc7 31.Ne6 Ne5 32.Rxd8+ Rxd8 33.Qe4
1–0 Ernst,S (2474)-Smeets,J (2505)/Wijk aan Zee 2004/CBM 099/
[Huebner,R] (33)) 21.Qb3 ½–½ Romanov,E (2515)-Gubajdullin,A (2475)
/St Petersburg 2007/CBM 121 Extra; 17...Ng6 18.a5=]

18.a5 [18.Ne4 Qa5²]


[18...Ng4 19.Ne4 Qe5 20.Rxd7 Bxf2+ 21.Nxf2 Rxd7 22.Nxg4 hxg4 23.a6²]

19.Ne4² Ba7 20.b4 [20.e3 Ng4²]

20...Ng4 [20...Ng6 21.Ned6 Nde5 22.Qe4²]

21.e3² Rhg8 [21...h4 22.Qe2 Nde5 23.Rxd8+ Qxd8 24.gxh4²]

22.b5 [22.Qb3!?±]

22...cxb5= 23.Qxc7+ Kxc7 24.Nfd6 [24.Rac1+!? Kb8 25.Ned6=]

24...Nde5= 25.Rdc1+ [25.Rac1+ Nc4 26.Nxc4 Rxd1+ 27.Rxd1 bxc4³]

25...Kb8³ 26.Rc3 f5 27.Nxf5 Nc4 28.Bf1 [28.Rac1 Rgf8 29.Ng7 Rd5³]

28...Nge5 [28...Nd2 29.Nxd2 Rxd2 30.Ne7³]

29.Be2 Rgf8 30.Nh4 Nd2 31.Ng5 Rg8 [31...b4 32.Rc2 b3 33.Rb2³]

32.Ne6 [32.Nhf3 Nexf3+ 33.Nxf3 Ne4=]

32...Rd6 [32...Ne4 33.Rc2 Rc8 34.Raa2³]

33.Nf4 b4 34.Rc2 b3 35.Rb2 Rc8 36.Ra3 [36.Kg2!?=]

36...Rc3µ 37.Nf5 Rd7 38.Kg2? [¹38.Ne6µ]

38...Bc5–+ 39.Ra1 Nec4 40.Bxc4 Nxc4

[‹40...Rxc4 41.Rd1 Bb4 42.Rxb3 Bxa5 43.Rb2²]

41.Rbb1?? [¹41.Ne2 Rcd3 42.Rbb1–+]

41...b2 42.Ra2 Rd2 [42...Rd2 43.Nxh5 Rcc2–+]


Below is his win against veteran Indonesian International Master
Salor Sitanggang

Sitanggang, Salor (2409) - Lopez, Henry [D17]
This game was played last year Round 3 at Subic Bay, Olongapo City. My opponent is a veteran
 IM from Indonesia Salor Sitanggang.

 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7

8.g3 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Bf4 Nfd7 11.Qc1 Be6 12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.Bg2 f6

 14.0–0 Rd8 15.Qe3 a6 16.Rfd1 [16.Ne4 Bb4=] 16...Rxd1+

[16...Bd6 17.Ne4 0–0 18.Rd4²] 17.Rxd1² Be7 18.Ne4 0–0 [18...Qa5 19.Bxe5 fxe5 20.Qa7±]

19.Ng5 fxg5 20.Bxe5 [‹20.Qxe5 Qxe5 21.Bxe5 Rd8 22.Rxd8+ Bxd8=] 20...Qc8 21.a5

[21.Be4 Qe8²] 21...Rd8 22.Re1 [22.Rd4 Rxd4 23.Bxd4 Qd7=] 22...Qd7= 23.Bc3 Bf6

24.Kf1 [24.Be4 Bxc3 25.bxc3 Qd2 26.Qxd2 Rxd2=] 24...Kf7 [24...Re8 25.Qc5=]

25.Qc5 [25.Qb6 Rc8=] 25...Qd6 26.Qb6 [26.Qe3 Bxc3 27.bxc3 Qd2=] 26...Rd7 27.h3?

 [¹27.Qe3!?=] 27...Bd4µ 28.Bxd4 Qxd4 29.Qxd4 [29.b4 Kf6µ] 29...Rxd4 30.Rc1

[30.Rb1 Bf5 31.e3 Ra4µ (31...Bxb1?! 32.exd4 Ba2 33.Ke2=) ] 30...Rd2

[30...Ra4 31.e3–+] 31.g4 [31.Rb1 Ba2 32.Ke1 Rxe2+ (‹32...Bxb1 33.Kxd2 Bf5 34.e4±)

 33.Kxe2 Bxb1µ] 31...Rxb2–+ 32.Be4 h6 33.Bd3 [33.f3 Rb5 34.Ra1 Kf6–+]

33...Ke7 34.Kg2 [34.Ra1 Kd6–+] 34...Ra2 35.Rb1 Bc8 36.Bf5 [36.Rb4 Rxa5

37.Re4+ Kd7–+] 36...Kd8 37.Rd1+ [37.Kg3 Rxa5 38.e4 b5–+]

37...Kc7 38.Bxc8 Kxc8 39.Rd6 [39.Kf3 Rxa5 40.e3 Kc7–+] 39...Rxe2 40.Rg6

[40.Rd3 Kc7–+] 40...Re7 [40...Re7 41.Kg3 c5–+] 0–1

Below is an exciting game that ends in a draw against future Philippine
champion and Grandmaster John Paul Gomez.

3rd Prospero Pichay Sr. Memorial Open Tournament
Round 8, August 2006

Henry Lopez(2176) IM John Paul Gomez (2338)
Slav Defense

1. d4 d5
2. Nf3 Nf6
3. c4 c6
4. Nc3 dc4
5. a4 Bf5
6. e3 e6
7. Bxc4 Bb4
8. O-O O-O
9. h3
More aggressive is 9. Nh4 Bg4 10. f3 Bh5 11. g4 Bg6 12. e4 Nbd7 13. g5 Ne8 14. Ng6 hg6 15. Be3 Nc7 16. Qd2 c5 17. Rad1 with slight advantage to White in Yusopov - Torre, Leningrad 1987. This is to remind everybody, that our GM Torre was regarded as an authority on Slav Defense. In the 1980's, this was his favorite defense and instrumental in his qualification and tie for champion with the Hungarian Lajos Portisch in the Toluca, Interzonal.

9....... h6
10. Bd3 Bd3
11. Qd3 c5
12. Rd1 Nc6
13. Bd2 cd4
14. ed4 Qe7
15. Rac1 Rfd8
16. Bf4 Rac8
17. Qe2 Na5
18. Be5 Bc3
19. Bf6 !
Bad is 19, bxc3, when 19,,,, Nd5, centralizes the knight and attacks White pawn in c3.

19........ Qf6
20. Rc3 Rc3
21. bc3 Rc8
22. Qb5 b6
23. Ne5 Qe7
24. Rd3 Qe8
25. Qb1 Nc6
26. Ng4 Ne7
27. Rf3 Ng6
28. Qb3 Qc6
29.Qd1 Qd6
30. Qd3 h5
31. Nd2 Qd5
32. Nf1 Qb3
33. Ng3 Qa4
34. Nh5 Qc4
35. Qe4 Qd5
Black wants the exchange of the Queen. The outside past pawn in the "a" file is very strong. However, White sticks to strategic plan, not to exchange Queen for drawing chances,
36. Qg4 a5
37. h4 a4
38, Ng7
The move to shift to tactical play.
38,,,,,,,,, Kg7
39. h5 Qb5
40. hg6 Qb1
41,Kh2 Qg6
42. Qf4 Rh8+
43. Rh3 Rh3
44. gh3 a3
45, Qd2 Qf3
46. c4 Qa5
47.Qf4 a2
48. d5 a1= a-champion sa a1= Queen\
49.Qg5 Kh7
50. Qh4! Kg6
51. Qg4+ Kf6
52. Qf4_ Kev 1985
53, Qc7 Kf6
A Queen sacrifice 55. Qg4 Kh7
54. Qf4+ Kg6
55.Qg4+ Kh7
56. Qh4! Kg8
1/2 = 1/2

( This game was originally posted at Mindanao Chess website .)


[Site "BW"]
[Date "2009.06.07"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Barangay L-Z"]
[Black "Wesley So A-K"]
[Result "1-0"]

Annotations by Caissa's Father

1. d4

Our team played the white side and I voted for 1.e4 but was out-voted.

2..c5 3.d4 d6 3.c4 Nf6 4. Qc2!?

A rarely played move. 4.Nc3 is quite common.

4...g6 5. Nc3 Bg7

The game has now evolved into a kind of a Benoni defense set-up.

6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 Nbd7 8. Nf3 a6 9. a4 Nb6?!

A loss of tempo. Black was hoping that White would play 10.b3 Bf5! with advantage as there is a threat to white's a1 rook.
10. Nd2! e6

Black should have played this move earlier.

11. a5! Nbd7 12. O-O e5 13.e4 Nh5

The game is now transformed into a King's Indian type set-up with white already ahead of his queenside play.


White is planning to exploit the hole in e6 if Black follows his planned f5 break. Now 14...f5 15.Ng5 Ndf6 16.Ne6 Bxe6 17.dxe6 Qe7 (17...fxe4 Nxe4 should favor White. Black will not be able to get rid of the e6 pawn.) 18.exf5 gxf5 19.Qxf5 with advantage for White.


Having been deterred on his f5-break Black seeks counterplay on the other wing. But 14...h6 preparing f5 is worthy of attention. Then 15.g4 Nf4 16.Bxf4 exf4 17.Ne2 with a complicated position.

15. Qa4! Rb8 16. Bg5 f6 17. Bd2 f5?

This is a hara-kiri move..

18. Ng5! (of course!)18...Qe7 19. Ne6

Here comes the Tarrash knight.


Black tries to create counter-play in the queenside. Better is 19...Ndf6 intending to capture the offending Knight on e6 with a decent, complex play.

20. cxb5 axb5 21. Nxb5 Ba6 22. Nbc7

White can afford to give up one of his Rooks for Black's light-squared Bishop. His passed a-pawns and rampaging Knights are more than enough compensation.

22...Bxf1 23. Bxf1 Rfc8 24. a6!

Black is now helpless against the queenning a pawn.

24...Nb6 25. Qc6 Na8 26. a7 Rb6 27. Qxa8

It is such an exhilerating feeling to win a game with a queen sacrifice. Thanks to his dominating Knights, White's position really plays itself out.

27...Rxa8 28. Nxa8 Rb7 29. Nac7 Rxa7 30. Rxa7 1-0

Sweet revenge!! he.he.




With brief annotations by Caissa's Father

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5

The Sicilian Defense Pelikan variation. I voted for the Sicilian dragon set-up but was out-voted. I am more comfortable playing the white side of this line.

6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. Qxd5?!

This capture is bad as it losses a tempo. The game was played among GM Wesley So's fans all over the world and the first move voted twice becomes the official move.It shows the disparity among the chess strenght of the players as sometimes strong moves are discarded in favor of an inferior move voted first.

Be6 9. Qd3 a6 10. Nc3 Nb4!?

I voted for this move. This move is a good one if followed-up properly.

11. Qd1 d5!

It is a basic principle in the Sicilan Defense that Black should strive for the freeing move ..d5. If Black can do it as in the game without compromising his position, then he achieves equality.

12. a3 d4! 13. Ne2

If 13.axb4 Bxb4 with agood game for black.


Premature. Nc6 is much better.

14. axb4 dxe2 15. Bxe2 Bxb4+ 16. c3 Qxd1+ 17. Bxd1 Bc5

18. Ba4+ Ke7 19. b4 Ba7 20. Ba3 b5 21. Bd1 Bc4 22. Be2 Rhc8

23. Rc1 Rc7?!

Up to this point black holds the advantage. The move is just a loss of tempo. Clearly better is 23...Bxe2 24. Kxe2 Rc4 25. f3 Rac8 maintaining the pressure along the c file.

24. Bb2 Rac8 25. g4 g6?! 26. g5! Bb6 27. h4 Rf8

From there on Black losses the thread of the game which could have been an easy draw being a rook ending.

28. Ra1 Ra8 29. h5 a5 30. hxg6 hxg6 31. bxa5 Bc5 32. Bxc4 bxc4

33. Ra4 Rb7 34. Bc1 Rb1 35. O-O Rb3 36. Bd2 Rb2 37. Bc1 Rb3

38. Rxc4 Rxa5 39. Be3 Bxe3 40. fxe3 Ra7 41. Rc5 Kf8 42. Rf2 Kg7

43. Kg2 Rab7 44. Kg3 R3b5 45. Rd5
Rb3 46. Rc2 R7b5 47. Kf3 Kf8

48. c4 Rxd5 49. exd5 1-0

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


This past week the Wesley So page at was agog with chess activity and excitement with the staging of the consultation games among the Barangay Wesley So members all over the world. The staging of the games was the idea of the Barangay's Supremo Sugardom in order to fastrack the kibitzing in the said page at the time when GM So had no tournament games with the ultimate goal of surpassing the GM Magnus Carlsen page as the most number of page kibitz. So far two exciting games had already been played in a span of five days and the score is tied between the A-K team and the L-Z team.



1 1813 = Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
2 321ycnay = Bartlett, Illinois, USA
3 abbyspop = Cebu City, Philippines
4 alcausin = Project 4, Quezon City, Philippines
5 alexdakila82 = Ilocos Sur, Philippines
6 AliMatok = Boracay, Philippines
7 Allan D = Binan, Laguna, Philippines
8 ambongtumbong = Vancouver, Canada
9 anakbuwan = Kansas City, Missouri, USA
10 andropov = Binan, Laguna, Philippines
11 angelofdeath = Pasay City, Philippines
12 antiquechess = Antique, Philippines
13 arman07 = Trece Martires, Cavite, Philippines
14 art00 = Cebu City, Philippines
15 ashalpha = Lemoore, California, USA
16 ATM Machine = Mandaluyong City, Philippines
17 bakit = Proj. 6, QC / San Antonio, Texas, USA
18 balagapich = Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines 19 balweg214 = Manila City, Philippines 20 barben = San Diego, USA 21 bartolome = Taguig City, Philippines
22 batangriyad = Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
23 batilski = Taguig City, Philippines
24 batongol = San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
25 batugan69 = Hillsborough, California, USA
26 BETASIGMA = London, England, UK
27 BigBangDistantEcho = San Diego, USA
28 Binone54 = Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
29 bishopB5 = Cavite, Philippines
30 blacksocks = Paranaque, Philippines
31 bluenile = San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
32 boy lopez = Manila City, Philippines
33 Bradah = Rainbow State, Hawaii, USA
34 Butonichavit = Batac, Ilocos, Philippines
35 c bayzald = Butuan City, Philippines
36 carlton = Antipolo City, Philippines
37 cdgam = Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines
38 ceedee = Manila City, Philippines
39 ChessEscudero = Marikina City, Philippines
40 chesspatsy = Mariveles, Bataan, Philippines
41 chessph = Manila, Philippines
42 chesswish = Cebu / Caloocan City, Philippines
43 cirrus.xix = Malabon, Quezon City, Phlippines
44 CRISMELDRE = Toboso, Negros Occ. / Doha, Qatar
45 d cube = Davao, Philippines
46 dadsespinosa = Chiangrai, Thailand
47 daricastro = Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
48 Dindo = Houston, Texas, USA
49 DrM = Panama City, Florida, USA
50 dunkenchess = Dipolog, Zambo Norte, Philippines
51 e4e5 = Manila City, Philippines
52 = Montalban, Rizal, Philippines
53 Enter the Oragon = Singapore
54 epistle = Mandaluyong City, Philippines
55 erapqatar2005 = Raslaffan, Qatar
56 evansgambit28 = Valenzuela City, Philippines
57 evlozare = Sampaloc, Manila City, Philippines
58 fab11mt = Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines
59 frdalupang = Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines
60 frkind = Bago Bantay, Quezon City, Philippines
61 gambit79 = Quezon City, Philippines
62 Gandalf76 = Quezon City, Philippines
63 genex = California, USA
64 geniokov = Vienna, Austria
65 Glenn Bordonada = Quezon City, Philippines
66 gmchoy = San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
67 gmjoey = Quezon City, Philippines
68 gmlet = Pasay City, Philippines
69 gopi11 = San Diego, USA
70 granyid = Kuwait
71 icpLlim.BbwTra = Toronto, Canada
72 ilocovancouverite = Vancouver, Canada
73 intuizzion = Zamboanga City, Philippines
74 jameskobe = Quezon City, Philippines
75 Jammer = Kuwait
76 jerry crus = Cavite, Philippines
77 jimmy77 = Doha, Qatar
78 jivepar = San Jose, California, USA
79 jocurds = Pasig City, Philippines
80 Joegamo = USA
81 jongmelen = Cebu City, Philippines
82 JoseMacuteJr = Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines
83 jpcsacristan = Montalban, Rizal, Philippines
84 jun.esq96 = Iloilo City, Philippines
85 kapmigz = Paranaque, Philippines
86 kapusomaster = Marikina City, Philippines
87 Karpov2985 = San Gabriel, California, USA
88 kazza83 = Palawan / Iloilo City, Philippines
89 kidlat1994 = Manila City, Philippines
90 kidsgambit2 = Dubai, UAE
91 kingknightflo = Mandaluyong City, Philippines
92 Knyt4k = Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines
93 koyodenzo = Abu Dhabi, UAE
94 kulangot = Bicol / Carson, California, USA
95 kurtrichards = Quezon City, Philippine

( L-Z TEAM )

96 LaFreak = Tabaco City, Albay, Philippines
97 lechonpaksiw = Bay Area, California, USA
98 Lemon69 = Eastwood, Quezon City, Philippines
99 lenyso = Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines
100 Libispusher = Libis, Quezon City, Philippines
101 mac.phogi = Saudi Arabia
102 maelith = Las Pinas, Philippines
103 mafe = Isabela, Philippines
104 magsasaka = Pangasinan, Philippines
105 mang lorentz = Sydney, Australia
106 Manuel G. Vergara = Baguio City, Philippines
107 markus32 = Iligan, Philippines
108 marlon74 = Pampanga, Philippines
109 MartinII = Iloilo/Abu Dhabi, UAE
110 Mc maya = Toronto, Canada
111 MEng = Saudi Arabia
112 metrolirot = Davao City, Philippines (a.k.a Caissa's Father)
113 micrab = Taytay, Rizal, Philippines
114 mielyglory = San Carlos, Pangasinan, Philippines 115 mightypawn21 = Saudi Arabia 116 mini cooper s = San Francisco, USA 117 mysql = Cebu City, Philippines
118 Naja = Manila City, Philippines
119 nanobrain = Quezon City, Philippines
120 nardz = Caloocan City, Philippines
121 narenillo = Makati City, Philippines
122 nicepeople = Dubai, UAE
123 NOKRO = Obando, Bulacan, Philippines
124 noslenzurc = Taytay, Rizal, Philippines
125 obientag = Kuwait
126 pasonanca = British Columbia, Canada
127 patsybenz = San Ildefonso, Bulacan, Philippines
128 paulman = Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines
129 piatos blue = Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines
130 PinoyFromDubai = Dubai, UAE
131 pinoymaster77 = Binan, Laguna, Philipines
132 pinoyofqatar = Qatar
133 pipoy = Doha, Qatar
134 prensdepens = Lipa, Batangas, Philippines
135 protossmaster12 = Mandaluyong City, Philippines
136 pulsar = Sorsogon, Philippines
137 puyotz = UAE
138 r7788 = Manila City, Philippines
139 radicalcation = Los Angeles, California, USA
140 rainbowxpress = Antipolo City, Philippines
141 rajah = Baliwag, Bulacan, Philippines
142 rakkusu = Singapore
143 Regge = Quezon City, Philippines
144 reginjanice = Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
145 renecon = San Jose, California, USA
146 rexb = Olongapo / San Diego, California, USA
147 Richelle02 = Iloilo, Philippines
148 rjsolcruz = Rizal, Philippines
149 rollybee = Pulilan, Bulacan / Doha, Qatar
150 rookdens = Binan, Laguna, Philippines
151 roy sam de leon = Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines
152 rusticbull = Pasay City, Philippines
153 ruylopez214 = Quezon City, Philippines
154 RuyLupit = East Coast, USA
155 sabungero = Cleveland, Ohio, USA
156 SantongKabayo = Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
157 schlechter2006 = Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines 158 scout118 = Tokyo / New York, USA 159 searchforbobby1 = MD, USA 160 shintaro go = Las Pinas City, Philippines
161 Simplifier08 = California, USA
162 sparky29 = Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines
163 spawn2 = Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines
164 ssevael = Victoria, Canada
165 SugarDom = Dasmarinas/Imus, Cavite, Philippines
166 SuperPeon = Quezon City, Philippines
167 TANGLED WEB = Belleville, New Jersey, USA
168 tantaritasboy = Gen. Trias, Cavite, Philippines
169 TheClosetGM = Sydney, Australia
170 timhortons = Vancouver, Canada
171 TiVo532 = Union City, California, USA
172 Tresmaster = Pasig City, Philippines
173 TugasKamagong = Mandaue, Cebu, Philippines
174 vishaya = British Columbia, Canada
175 whitehorse = Sydney, Australia
176 willso = Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines
177 Winter = Meycauayan City, Bulacan, Philippines
178 wmarcelino = Vancouver, Canada
179 wordfunph = San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines
180 wowowee = Quezon City, Philippines
181 Xmen2008 = Singapore
182 ymonching = Quezon City, Philippines
183 zanshin = Tallahassee, Florida, USA
184 zk2 = Bacolod, Negros Occ., Philippine


Sec 1 - How to vote:
1.1 Just type for example (24th move): 24.Bd6 whether white or 24 ... Kg1 if black.

1.2 Be free to kibitz or make suggestions to each other. But if you want to vote just follow the rules above.

1. 3 Two votes of the same move are enough to make it official. The moderator will then update the chess diagram and indicate the time.

1.4 TP (or AM, Agreed Move). If there is no majority vote, team members are given a chance to reach compromise before the 10 minute rule. A player may change his vote for this purpose.

Sec 2 - Time Controls
2.1 There is no limit on the speed, but time limit is set at 10 minutes if players from both sides are around.

2.2 If there is no majority vote in 10 minutes, the first vote is accepted as the official move. This is called the 10-minute rule.

Sec. 3 - Use of Computers
3.1 It is strictly prohibited to use computers programs such as Fritz and Rybka. We expect you to be honest and trustworthy members of BW. The posting of computer analysis is also prohibited. All players are asked to recite the Chess Player's oath (oath of Kabarangay Wesley on Non-Use of Computers).

Sec. 4 - Official Language: English

Sec. 5 - Ignore of the Trolls
5.1 Everyone is requested to put on ignore list any person who is trying to disrupt the game.

Sec. 6 - Continuance of the game.
6.1 The game is designed to be played continuously over 24 hours. 2 players, 1 each from opposing side, with 1 acting as the moderator constitute a quorum and can legally continue the game. 6.2 Reserved Game - opposing teams can move to “reserve” the game for a latter date. The resumption time/date must be agreed on by both parties.


Panumpaan ng Ka-barangay Wesley sa Di-paggamit ng Computer

Ang pangalan ko ay (Metrolirot)
Ako ay matapat na Kabarangay Wesley
Inilalagay ko ang aking kamay sa dibdib at
Sumusumpa na hindi gagamit ng programang computer habang nakikipagpaligsahan sa larong ito.

Ang pangalan ko ay (Metrolirot)
Ako ay mapagtotoo na Kabaranggay Wesley
Ipinapatong ko ang aking kamay sa banal na kasulatan at Sumusumpa na hindi ako mandadaya sa paligsahang ito. Lapitan nawa ako ng masamang kapalaran kung ako ay susuway sa sumpa na ito.




To be continued...