THE España Chess Club Manila-Philippine chess team (350 points) edged the competition for a runaway victory in the Online Santranc 4YL Ligi Team Battle dubbed as Online Chess 4Y League Team Battle yesterday at lichess.org.

As expected National Master Julius Sinangote (68 pts.), International Master Angelo Young (64 pts.) and National Master Elwin Retanal (62 pts.) are the top scorer for España Chess Club Manila-Philippine chess team.

“Congratulations to España Chess Club Manila PH chess team for winning the latest Online Santranc 4YL Ligi Team Battle dubbed as Online Chess 4Y League Team Battle,” said Ernie Fetisan Faeldonia, founder of  España Chess Club Manila-PH chess team.

With the win, the  España Chess Club Manila-PH chess team was promoted to higher league 3YL of this Turkey’s Chess Super League participated by Chess Teams from Europe, Turkey, India and the Philippines among others. The top 3 teams will advance to higher league.

Other members of the España Chess Club Manila-Philippine chess team (according to their rankings) were Michael Metrio, Israel Landicho, Gresalje Saldo, Abdulkalip Daggung, engr. Ernie Fetisan Faeldonia, Jay Villalobos Castillo, Jerick Concepcion Faeldonia, Ederwin Estavillo, AGM Almario Marlon Bernardino Jr., Bernard Tenorio, J. Rendora, Joey Lapurga, Luzelle Dacayo, Jiggy Miguel Vicente, Noel Jay Estacio, NM Homer Cunanan, Jasper Faeldonia, among others.

The Rochade Europa Schachzeitung of Germany headed by Douglas Karde from Sweden, meantime, placed second while the Alleppey Team of Kerala India led by AG Summit from Qatar settled for 3rd. — Marlon Bernardino