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"My stepson, John Bryant. Mostly we don’t study together: he’s very industrious and studies on his own, although sometimes I look at his games with him. I don’t study too much myself" - Enrico Sevillano
Father and son/stepson face off in an open tournament in any sport are rarely seen. In a rare encounter, 2008 US open co-champ, Filipino based IM Enrico Sevillano (2556) defeated his step son, John Daniel Bryant (2449) who held a title of US senior chess master in the final round the 49th annual Pacific Southwest Open last July 6 in Los Angeles, California to win the title. Incidentally, John Daniel Bryant is scheduled to perform a simultaneous exhibition matches this coming Friday 6 p.m. at the Meralco head office in Ortigas against some of the members of Meralco Chess Club, RP PARA-Lympics Chess Team, NM Erwin Carag’s La Salle Greenhills Chess Team and Ramon Magsaysay Cubao High School of Raul Cruz. John Daniel Bryant finished the tourney at 8th place. In the meantime, below is the detail of Sevillano's recent success in the US and the coming simultaneous exhibition games by his stepson, John Daniel Bryant.
CEBUANO IM SEVILLANO TOPS PACIFIC SOUTHWEST OPEN
BY: MARLON BERNARDINO
CEBUANO International Master Enrico “Ikong” Sevillano halved the point with Armenian GM Melikset Khachiyan in the fifth and penultimate round then toppled step son US Senior Chess Master John Daniel Bryant in the sixth and final round to emerge over-all champion in the 49th annual Pacific Southwest Open last July 6 in Los Angeles, California.
Sevillano, protégée of sportsman/ NM Matias “Bombi” Barcenilla Aznar, finished undefeated with a total of 5.5 points on five wins and draw in six outings.
Armenian GM Khachiyan and Filipino Fide Master Joel Banawa hurdle their respective rivals in the final round to settle for 2nd to 3rd placers with 5.0 points each.
Armenian GM Khachiyan crushed US Master Eric Chapa while Filipino FM Banawa outplayed Japanese Takashi Kurosaki.
Another Filipino entry Remegio Pampliega scored 2.5 points and joints 40th placers along with 11 others.MARLON BERNARDINO
US SENIOR MASTER TO PLAY IN MERALCO CHESS CLUB
BY: MARLON BERNARDINO
US Senior Chess Master John Daniel Bryant will hold a simultaneous exhibition on Friday, 6 p.m. at the Meralco head office in Ortigas.
Bryant, step son of Cebuano IM Enrico “Ikong” Sevillano, will be pitted against some of member of Meralco Chess Club, the GM Joey Antonio-coached RP PARA-Lympics Chess Team, NM Erwin Carag’s La Salle Greenhills Chess Team and Ramon Magsaysay Cubao High School of Raul Cruz.
Bryant, who hold United States Chess Federation (USCF) 2449 rating, whose mother Rose is from Cebu City.
The one-day event is organized 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.MARLON BERNARDINO.