Garma sweeps 16 matches

National Master Edgardo Garma swept his 16-game simultaneous-clock exhibitions matches against Milo Checkmate students held over the weekend at Starmall Edsa Shaw in Mandaluyong City.

The event concluded the first offering of the Milo Checkmate face-to-face Saturday-only chess classes after the pandemic.

Following the exhibition matches, the students took part in rapid matches.

The winners were Megan Gadil, Princess Manuel and Mateo Vasquez (Prep 1); Kyler Camonias, Richande Arcenal and Bryan Duran (Prep 2); Jian Siy, Marcus Dizon and Alfred III Buencamino (Prep 3); Franze Gabriel Vidal and Drake De Leon (Intermediate 3).

Duran, a 16-year-old talent from Quezon City, received the Sportsmanship Award.

Medals, courtesy of the sponsoring Milo, were awarded to the winners by the organizing Metropolitan Chess Center, led by Mila Emperado.

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