Friday, June 12, 2009

Young Filipino chess prodigy Stephen Rome Pangilinan issue a challenge to Manny Pacquiao! (Really?)

Six years old Stephen Rome Pangilinan, now fast becoming one of the most popular chess prodigy after Wesley So is now getting the attention of local media these days. Sadly, this interview with Stephen appears to throw a cheap shot at Pinoy boxing hero, Manny Pacquiao who probably never heard who Pacquiao is. In the interview (Tagalog) Stephen briefly talks about the Las Vegas chess festival where he emerges champion in Susan Polgar boys under 8, finishing the tournament with perfect score of 5 out of 5. Stephen even added (so the video claims, though we heard nothing. Where's the challenge then? Could be another ABS-CBN hype against Pacquiao) that he wants to face Manny Pacquiao , no not in the ring but in a friendly chess match in the near future. It is a well known fact that chess is one of Pacquiao's favorite past time and not a good friend of ABS-CBN.

Also in the video was a short interview with IM Enrico Sevillano.

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