Anyway, we know that he is already based in the US but know nothing about his progress in chess, and so it is great to know that he has already claims 8th US title by far. Thanks for the update coming from NM Marlon Bernardino through emails, it is now possible to stalk our players who are based abroad.
FILIPINO International Master (IM) Ricardo “Ricky” de Guzman continued his winning ways in the US shore as he emerged over-all champion in the 1st Central California Open Chess Championships last August 23 in Fresno, California.
The Cainta, Rizal pride De Guzman, who is best to remember for winning the 1981 Asian Junior Chess Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh who was awarded an outright IM title, had a better tie break over USCF master (United States Chess Federation) Garush Manukyan enroute the coveted Central California Open Chess title. De Guzman and Manukyan, both tallied 4.5 points in five outings in the 36 player’s field event.
Among de Guzman wins over Hayk Manvelyan, Dann Krystall, Christian Tanaka and Joseph Ebenezer, respectively. Armenian IM Andranik Matikozyan salvaged a draw with de Guzman in the second round.
Other de Guzman’s chess title in the United States that includes Pafnutieff 09 at the Mechanics Institute Chess Club in San Francisco, California last August 8, Bagby 09 at the Mechanics Institute Chess Club last July 18, Addison 09 last June 20 at the Mechanics Institute Chess Club, Stamer Memorial Chess at the Mechanics Institute Chess Club last June 14, Wilkerson 09 at the Mechanics Institute Chess Club last March 8, 2009 Hans Ponschmann Memorial at the New Fremont Chess Club in Fremont, California and Henry Gross 2009 at the Mechanics Institute Chess Club last February 7. MARLON BERNARDINO.