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Davao’s Miciano finishes 5th in Asian Juniors Chess Championship

July 11, 2019 - Thursday 8:07 AM by Romeo Braceros

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Davaoeño International Master (IM) John Marvin Miciano brought honors to the city and the Philippines after he secured fifth place in the Asian Juniors Chess Championship in Solo, Indonesia on July 8.

Miciano, the highest ranked chess player in Davao City and current seventh overall in the country, finished the tournament with six points to finish fifth among the top young chess players in Asia.

He is the second highest placed Filipino in the tournament after IM Daniel Quizon who landed on the fourth spot.

Aside from his 5th place finish in standard chess, Miciano, 18 also landed on the 12th spot in the tournament’s rapid chess event.

The latest win of Miciano is a huge boost to his promising chess career since it further enhances his chances of earning the title of Grandmaster.

Miciano also was also named most valuable player in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) season 81 chess tournament.

His strong performance in the UAAP led Far Eastern University (FEU) to a three-peat in the chess tournament.

The varsity player from FEU plans to participate in more overseas chess tournaments against higher-ranked chess players to earn the title of Grandmaster.

“We all know how difficult it is to become a GM. But with the support of my family and sponsors such as Go For Gold, it will help me reach my dream,” said Miciano.

The 2019 National Junior Chess Championship was earlier participated in by some of the top young chess players in the Philippines.

Miciano was given the slot to play in the tournament after getting an invitation from the organizers because of his recent wins in various international chess competitions.