Paragua predicts that the Philippines will dominate the 23rd South East Asian Games. But the RP team will not have his services. During the qualification rounds, Paragua was actually eliminated by countryman, Fernie Donguines.
In this Tempo report, we also gain a little insight into Paragua's state of mind while waiting for his GM title and why he performed so well in the recent Zonals.
The 21-year old has now set his sights on breaking into the world's top 100 ranked players. His next events are: Asian Individual Championship on Oct. 5-16 in India, the Calvia Open on Oct. 21-28 in Spain and the Bastia Rapid on Oct. 30-Nov. 5