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Iriga Oragons reinforced by US National Master Justus Williams
by Rick Olivares - May 12, 2021 - 2:26pm
Williams, who hails from the Bronx in New York is the youngest African-American to win the title of National Master at the age of 12. Furthermore, he made news as a 14-year-old when he defeated Magnus Carlsen although...
Iranian Grandmaster beefs up Toledo PCAP team
by Rick Olivares - May 12, 2021 - 1:39pm
Bagheri is the second Iranian to attain the GM title and competed for his country’s national team in the Chess Olympiads of 1998, 2000, and 2008. 
Armenian GM reinforces Iloilo Kisela Knights
by Rick Olivares - May 11, 2021 - 1:38pm
The Iloilo Kisela Knights have added Armenian Grandmaster Hovhannes Gabuzyan to their already stellar lineup and with hopes of getting over the hump and bagging the upcoming Wesley So Cup.
Olympic karateka hopeful Junna Tsukii wraps up Serbia training
by Rick Olivares - May 10, 2021 - 12:19pm
Filipina-Japanese karateka Junna Tsukii is heading to the Karate Olympic Qualifiers at the Stade Pierre de Coubertain in Paris, France set June 11-13 flush with confidence and belief.
Zamboanga Sultans add Brazilian GM
by Rick Olivares - May 10, 2021 - 11:49am
Talented Brazilian Grandmaster Alexandr Fier is joining the Zamboanga Sultans for the Wesley So Cup of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines when it fires off on May 15.
Kiefer Ravena raves about joining Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson with Jordan brand
by Rick Olivares - May 7, 2021 - 10:59am
Ravena made the news last Tuesday, May 4, when he was named to be the first Filipino signed to the Jordan brand.
Hungarian Fide Master reinforces Mindoro Tamaraws
by Rick Olivares - May 7, 2021 - 10:51am
The Tamaraws signed the talented and stunning Hungarian Woman Fide Master Fruzsina Szente-Varga to beef up their squad for the Wesley So Cup.
San Juan Predators tap Spanish GM
by Rick Olivares - May 6, 2021 - 3:15pm
The arms race in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines is officially on.
French WGM Rachel Sebag joins Camarines Soaring Eagles
by Rick Olivares - May 5, 2021 - 1:57pm
French Woman Grandmaster Rachel Sebag will be reinforcing the squad of Engineer Jojo Buenaventura in the Wesley So Cup on May 15.
North wins 1st PCAP All-Star Game via Armageddon
by Rick Olivares - May 3, 2021 - 1:22pm
The Northern All-Stars squeaked past the South All-Stars, 3-2, in Armageddon and in the very last match that came down to one-fifth of a second.
Barcenilla, Garcia bag PCAP 1st conference top awards
by Rick Olivares - May 3, 2021 - 1:12pm
Chess Grandmaster Rogelio Barcenilla Jr. was named the All-Filipino Cup Jessie Villasin Finals Most Valuable Player of the recently concluded All-Filipino Cup Finals of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines...
From local to global: The 7s to make cross-continental debut
by Rick Olivares - April 23, 2021 - 1:29pm
Today the 7s — as the league is called — will be launched in Brunei, and in the Bay Area and the San Mateo area of California this July.
Torre, Laylo, Paragua top fan voting for PCAP All-Star Game
by Rick Olivares - April 22, 2021 - 10:51am
Joining Philippine chess’ Living Legend Eugene Torre in the fan vote are other Grandmasters Darwin Laylo of Pasig, Joey Antonio of Iloilo and Mark Paragua of Camarines.
R.B. Potot Sr. Memorial Chess Tournament set April 24 in Cebu
by Rick Olivares - April 20, 2021 - 1:20pm
RiChessmasters (RCM) and Professional Chess Association of the Philippines teams Lapu Lapu City Naki Warriors and the Cordova Dagami Warriors have organized the 1st R.B. Potot Sr. Memorial Chess Tournament, which...
Is the breakaway Super Euro League really bad for football?
by Rick Olivares - April 19, 2021 - 12:50pm
The alleged European Super League has the world of sports abuzz. If this happens, it will be the first time since the 2000s where the modern-day football [pyramid was aligned. 
Philippine futsal history: Mini football in 1981
by Rick Olivares - April 16, 2021 - 5:34pm
We take a look back at the history of the game and to where it is today and where it is poised to go.
40 Years of futsal in the Philippines
by Rick Olivares - April 13, 2021 - 4:56pm
One of the sports poised to go to the next level in the succeeding years — pandemic or no pandemic — is futsal.
Wesley So Cup to kick off May 15
by Rick Olivares - April 12, 2021 - 11:45am
The Wesley So Cup, as the reinforced conference of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines will be called, will fire off on May 15.
PCAP bares All-Star Game rules
by Rick Olivares - April 9, 2021 - 3:12pm
The league announced the rules for its star-studded match on May 2 following a board meeting last Wednesday.
BaliPure Purest Water Defenders: Progress and motivation
by Rick Olivares - April 8, 2021 - 1:11pm
The Purest Water Defenders aren’t star-studded and loaded like in the past. But their desire to compete remains.
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