Gempero rules open chessfest

REYNALDO Gempero Jr. emerged champion in the 15th Acas Palero Moulic (APM) Open Standard Chess Tournament Sunday evening, May 14, at the Damosa Market Basket in Lanang, Davao City.

Gempero earned a total of 5.5 points in the six-round Swiss System Format chessfest, besting Gino Angelo Asuncion (5.0), Jimmy Dano (5.0), National Master (NM) Winstin Joseph Silva (4.5) and Jimzon Trangia (4.0) who grabbed the next four spots.

Gempero received P2,500 from Jubrealle88 Fashion Bags while the next four placers took home P1,500, P1,000, P500 and P400, respectively.

Earl Rhay Mantilla, meanwhile, made four points to go home with the top junior award while Janes Hitfield Caingles (4.0) was named top female player.

David Patrick Belisario, for his part, copped the top kiddie award.