Wednesday 22 May 2013

Chess with a punch

The 2013 Asian Continental Chess Championship is currently being held in Manila, The Philippines. This years event has quite a large prize pool, courtesy of celebrity sponsor, Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao is the first boxer to win titles in 8 separate divisions, as well as being a member of The Philippines House of Representatives.
Fourteen countries are represented in the Open Championship, in a field of 77 players. The largest entry comes from the host country, and while Australia/NZ/PNG are not represented, tiny Guam is being represented for the first time by Efren Manuel.
If you want to follow the action then the best link is probably here, as I have not been able to find a tournament website. There is also links to results, pictures and videos from this page.

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