Matinian gets 2nd place in India’s International Online Chess Tournament

Matinian gets 2nd place in India’s International Online Chess Tournament
Promising Matinian lady chesser Jan Rachel Nikka Manlupig. (Photo from Osho International Online Chess Club Facebook page)

DAVAO CITY – A promising lady chesser from Mati City, Davao Oriental made region 11 and the entire Philippines proud after she finished second place in one of the divisions of the Osho International Online chess tournament hosted by India last February 23.

Jan Rachel Nikka Manlupig, who is also a member of the Far Eastern University college varsity women chess team got second place in the girl’s division of the tough international chess tournament participated in by some of the top young chessers in the world.

The division was ruled by Vidhi Angelina of India.The top three in the division won certificates and cash prizes.

The promising chesser, a winner of many local and national chess tournaments is very happy to win her latest international accolade.

Last October 22, 2020, Manlupig also won third place in one of the divisions of the 318 LAHS Gwalior International Online Queens Gambit Open Blitz Chess Championship hosted by India.

Manlupig won third place in the girl’s division of the tough international chess tournament participated in by some of the top young chessers in the world.

The division was ruled by another Filipino Angel Mae Abusman Orijuela of Polytechnic University.

The top three in the division won certificates and cash prizes.

Aside from host India, the other Asian countries which joined the tournament are Indonesia and Vietnam.