Jan Jodilyn Fronda

San Juan fanned its winning streak to 13 games to keep its slate immaculate in the third conference of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) online tournament Wednesday.

The San Juan Predators first demolished the Pampanga Checkers, 18.5-2.5, then squeaked past the Laguna Heroes, 11-10, to tighten their grip of the top spot in the Northern Division.

Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa, International Master Rolando Nolte and Woman International Master Jan Jodilyn Fronda spearheaded San Juan’s assault on the top three boards as the Predators crushed the Checkers in blitz, 6.5-0.5, and then the rapid event, 12-2.

While they hardly flexed their muscles against the Checkers, the Predators had to dig deep in surviving the Heroes.

They actually banked on a 5-2 blitz victory after losing in the rapid event, 8-6.

Trailing San Juan were Caloocan (12-1), Pasig (12-1), Laguna (11-2), Manila (11-2), Isabela (7-6), Rizal (4-9), Davao (4-9), Bangkok (4-9), Olongapo (3-10), Pampanga (3-10) and Pengcheng (0-13).

Meanwhile, guest team Paralympics remained at the Southern Division helm with an 11-2 win-loss records after trouncing Negros, 12.5-8.5, and Lapu-Lapu, 14.5-6.5.

IM Daniel Quizon, FM Sander Severino and National Master Henry Lopez provided twin victories apiece or the Paralympics squad as they downed Negros in blitz, 4.5-2.5, and rapid, 8-6.

They also won 5.5-1.5 in blitz and 9-5 in rapid against Lapu-Lapu.

Iloilo and Penang trailed behind Team Paralympics with 9-4 cards, followed by Singapore (8-5), Camarines (7-6), Toledo (7-6), Lapu-Lapu (7-6), Negros (6-7), Palawan (3-10), Surigao (2-11), Mindoro (2-11) and Sunrays (1-11).

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/10/28/san-juan-remains-undefeated-in-pcap-online-tilt/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=san-juan-remains-undefeated-in-pcap-online-tilt)