Storm, heavy rains, flooding, heavy traffic, brown-out (!), fear of AH1N1, you name it, but all these did not stop the staging of the simul exhibition match of USCF Senior chess master and stepson of former US Open co-champ, IM Enrico Sevillano at Meralco last Friday evening in Ortigas, Pasig City. The number of participants were far less than expected. Only six were able to join, again this maybe accounted for bad weather.
USCF SENIOR CHESS MASTER SWEEPS SIMUL CHESS
BY: MARLON BERNARDINO
UNITED STATES CHESS FEDERATION (USCF) Senior Chess Master John Daniel Bryant (2449) sweeps all his matches in the rare six board simultaneous exhibition on Friday at the Meralco Head Office in Ortigas.
The 17 year old Bakersfield, California resident Bryant, step son of Cebuano IM Enrico “Ikong” Sevillano defeated four players from RP Paralympics chess team (Rudy C, Rudy S, Melchor and Abe) and two players from Meralco Chess Club (Jonas & Rolly) in the one-day event hosted by Meralco Chess Club headed by its president Rolly Sol Cruz in close cooperation with Filipino Missionary Pastor John Michael “Jojo” Culaniban, founding pastor of Heritage Christian Church in Bakersfield, California.