Manlimbana, Gulle wipe out Team Balquin, 2-0
THE pair of Jeriel Manlimbana and Paciano Gulle for Team E2M Worldwide Company on Thursday, Jan. 10 wiped out the tandem of Johnnel Balquin and Yasser Macadatar, 2-0 to take the solo lead in the ongoing 6th Kuyamis Dalawahan Chess Festival at the Capitol Chess Park in Cagayan de Oro.
Manlimbana and Gulle earned 7 match points with still one round left in the elimination round for the big four.
The Malaybalay City pride Manlimbana outwitted Balquin in a two Bishops against a couple of Knights mid-game squabble.
“Kulbaan sab ko kay idol baya nako si Balkimir, though i know nga theoritically molamang gyod ang duha ka hait nga Bishops,” Manlimbana told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.
MD Chess, powered by Rodney Opada and Gomobar Balabagan Jr., and Avila Chess bannered by Bobby Salomon and Silverio Abasolo, prevailed against Ikaw na Bahala of the Arroyo brothers (Mario and Oscar) and San Miguel Light (Jokorn Maestrado and Jake Gonzales), respectively, to post a similar 6 points each.
“Kon modaug `mi sa fifth round makasulod pa `mi sa top 4 semifinals mao grabe amo paningkamot kontra nila Jokorn,” said Salomon whose tandem with Clyde Saraus for Team
Revenge emerged victorious in the recently-
ON THE LEAD. The Kuyamis chess pair of Jeriel Manlimbana and Paciano Gulle strikes a pose after a crushing win against Team Balquin. (Lynde Salgados)