Continuing his relentless rise in Philippines chess, Oliver Dimakiling has just won the 1st Ozamiz City National Open Chess Tournament. Our Pinoy readers will recall that this man from Davao also secured his IM title requirements in the Turin Olympiad.
Dimakiling scored 8.5 points to win Ozamiz. My fellow Cebuano IM Barlo Nadera took the second spot overall with 8 points.
Mark Paragua settled for just 6.5 points over this nine-round event.