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GM Mark Paragua wins the PSC Cup in Manila, Philippines

The Philippine Sports Commission Cup International Chess Championship was held at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila, Philippines, on January 14–20, 2013.

70 players from six countries, including eight Grandmasters, competed in the 9-round Swiss open.

Local star GM Mark Paragua emerged sole winner of the tournament after drawing GM Rogelio Jr Antonio in the final round to conclude the race with 7,5/9 points.

Mark Paragua

GM Mark Paragua

The 20-years old FM Haridas Pascua had a fantastic run to be even with Paragua after the penultimate round, but the late defeat against GM John Paul Gomez left him on the shared second place.

The prize fund was US$30,000 with the top prizes being US$ 6,000, US$ 4,000, US$ 3,000, US$ 2,000 and US$ 1,500.

Final standings:

1 GM PARAGUA Mark PHI 2519 – 7.5
2 FM PASCUA Haridas PHI 2386 – 7
3 GM GOMEZ John Paul PHI 2520 – 7
4 IM NOLTE Rolando PHI 2460 – 6.5
5 GM RAKHMANOV Aleksandr RUS 2612 – 6.5
6 GM ANTONIO Rogelio Jr PHI 2541 – 6.5
7 FM MUNKHGAL Gombosuren MGL 2372 – 6
8 ABELGAS Roel PHI 2170 – 6
9 GM LAYLO Darwin PHI 2491 – 6
10 GM BITOON Richard PHI 2411 – 6
11 FM SEGARRA Randy PHI 2311 – 5.5
12 IM GUNDAVAA Bayarsaikhan MGL 2522 – 5.5
13 NOURI Hamed PHI 2350 – 5.5
14 ELORTA David PHI 2343 – 5.5
15 GM BARBOSA Oliver PHI 2574 – 5.5
16 IM NADERA Barlo A. PHI 2392 – 5.5
17 ABASOLO Silverio PHI 0 – 5.5
18 TOLENTINO Rustum PHI 2364 – 5.5
19 IM SENADOR Emmanuel PHI 2329 – 5.5
20 IM GARMA Chito PHI 2326 – 5.5
21 IM DIMAKILING Oliver PHI 2427 – 5.5
22 FM BERSAMINA Paulo PHI 2206 – 5
23 MARIANO Nelson Iii PHI 2251 – 5
24 BAGAMASBAD Efren PHI 2140 – 5
25 VILLANUEVA Nelson PHI 2268 – 5
26 FM DE RAMOS Julius PHI 2350 – 5
27 LEGASPI Rhobel PHI 2257 – 5
28 FM BILGUUN Sumiya MGL 2213 – 4.5
29 MONTOYA Edsel PHI 2096 – 4.5
30 MIRANO Kevin PHI 2037 – 4.5
31 IM PIMENTEL Joel PHI 2174 – 4.5
32 WIM PERENA Catherine PHI 2153 – 4.5
33 DOCENA Jerad PHI 2021 – 4.5
34 SARIP Roger PHI 2284 – 4.5
35 CAMPOSANO Agrifino PHI 0 – 4.5
36 IM BANCOD Ronald PHI 2310 – 4.5
37 CADIZ Arnolito PHI 0 – 4.5
38 DELA CRUZ Noel PHI 2371 – 4.5
39 AMGALANBAATAR Ravdanlkhumbuu MGL 2097 – 4.5
40 WFM SAN DIEGO Marie Antoinette PHI 1923 – 4.5
41 RICANA Leodegario PHI 2062 – 4.5
42 FM CASTELLANO Christopher PHI 2258 – 4.5
43 FM TURQUEZA Mari Joseph PHI 2256 – 4.5
44 MEJIA Giovanni PHI 2131 – 4.5
45 DUNGCA Ryan PHI 2132 – 4
46 GM TORRE Eugenio PHI 2485 – 4
47 CALVELO Jelvis PHI 2059 – 4
48 FRONDA Jan Jodilyn PHI 2026 – 4
49 BITOON Jimson PHI 2293 – 4
50 ALIDANI Leonardo PHI 1969 – 4
51 SARANGANI Usman PHI 0 – 4
52 FM HABLA Jony PHI 2279 – 3.5
53 GONZALES Julius PHI 1717 – 3.5
54 LIM Kian Hwa MAS 1825 – 3.5
55 GANZON Rommel PHI 2403 – 3.5
56 FM YEE Soon Wei BRU 2243 – 3.5
57 HJ Azahari Siti Nur Fatimah BRU 2041 – 3.5
58 MAESTRADO Joseph Jr. PHI 0 – 3
59 LIWAT Lowell PHI 0 – 3
60 OLAY Edgar Reggie PHI 2353 – 3
61 PAGENTE Adelardo PHI 0 – 3
62 POLAO Ben PHI 2091 – 3
63 CM NAZARIO Marc Christian PHI 2087 – 3
64 HJ Azahari Md Aliuddin BRU 2099 – 3
65 ALCANTARA Michael Solomon PHI 0 – 3
66 WFM JOSE Rulp Ylem PHI 2026 – 2.5
67 RELOJ Stephen PHI 0 – 2.5
68 LABARDA Amando Jr. PHI 0 – 2
69 CM GOUNDAR Sanmogam FIJ 1942 – 2
70 NOURI Alekhine PHI 0 – 1

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