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Miciano hangs tough in Barcelona chess tourney

FAR Eastern University standout IM John Marvin Miciano agreed to a draw with No. 26 seed Saha Neelash of India in the seventh round to keep his hopes alive in the XX Obert Internacional Sant Marti 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Miciano, who is hoping to get the most out of….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJul 20th, 2018

Gonzales hangs tough in Spain

VETERAN GM Jayson Gonzales and WGM Janelle Mae Frayna drew their assignments, while GM Eugene Torre and IM John Marvin Miciano lost their matches on an unfavorable day for the Philippines in the sixth round of the 41 Open International Barbera del Valles 2018 chess championships in Spain. Gonzales, looking….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Miciano hangs tough

CHIANG Mai, Thailand -- National junior champion FM John Marvin Miciano settled for a draw with CM Le Minh Hoang of Vietnam but kept his hold on the lead in the boys 18 years old and under division in the Asian Youth Chess Championships 2018 at the Lotus Pang Suan….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn't so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss. Federer and Williams were making their first appearance at the tournament since they each won the title in 2015. Williams opened with a straight-set victory against Daria Gavrilova. After a first-round bye, Federer extended his Cincinnati winning streak to 11 matches since losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2013 quarterfinals. "It doesn't feel like I have been away for so long here from Cincinnati," Federer said. "I guess the wheel keeps turning. It's not like I missed two years of tennis. It was a great pleasure to be back." The second-seeded Federer, refreshed from a month off after losing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, became the tournament favorite when Nadal withdrew on Sunday night. Williams also was knocked out in her last tournament at San Jose two weeks ago after reaching the Wimbledon final. Cincinnati was her fifth tournament since she had a baby last September. She has dealt with blood clots and recently said she has been struggling with postpartum emotions. "You know, this is a long comeback," she said. "I just began. I just started — definitely at the very, very beginning. I'm getting there, and I'm going to just continue to work hard, and hopefully, I'll start winning more matches." Karolina Pliskova and Nick Kyrgios also advanced Tuesday in early tournament action. Pliskova moved into the second round by snapping a seven-match losing streak against Agnieszka Radwanska with a 6-3, 6-3 win. "It means a lot because it was against her, and, like, you know, I never beat her," Pliskova said. "We played so many times. I think I always played her at her best level the matches before, so it was always tough." Kyrgios, a finalist last year in Cincinnati, overcame physical problems to fight off qualifier Denis Kudla for a 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (9) victory. "This year has been tough," Kyrgios said. "I started the year very well. Then, obviously, I hurt my elbow. Then I had an ongoing hip injury. We have been definitely thinking about the options with my hip. You know, there is only so much you can do before you have to, you know, I guess, get surgery or something like that. You know, right now I'm just managing it." No. 11 seed David Goffin advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Leonardo Mayer became the first player to reach the third round on the men's side with a 7-6 (7), 6-4 victory over 16th-seeded Lucas Pouille. Denis Shapovalov also reached the third round with an upset, knocking off 14th-seeded Kyle Edmund, 6-4, 7-5. Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung won the last five games to beat Jack Sock 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. Sock has lost eight straight matches since winning in Rome on May 13. Two-time Cincinnati semifinalist Milos Raonic advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over qualifier Dusan Lajovic. Robin Haase also made it to the second round, defeating Filip Krajinovic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina was tested by wild card Svetlana Kuznetsova before reaching the third round with a gritty 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 win. Sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia also reached the third round with a 6-4, 6-5 win over wild card Victoria Azarenka, but 12th-seeded Daria Kasatkina suffered a first-round upset at the hands of qualifier Petra Martic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Elise Mertens scored a 6-4, 6-2 first-round win over Magdalena Rybarikova. Ashleigh Barty stopped wild card Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 7-5. Maria Sakkari upset Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka 6-3, 7-6 (8). Ekaterina Makarova cruised past qualifier Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-2......»»

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Fighting finish

SIX wins, one draw and two losses. That’s the record of IM John Marvin Miciano at the close of the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Championship in Vlissingen, Netherlands. Not bad, after all. Miciano, ever so eager to make his mark in the world chess stage, battled to a fighting draw….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Vengeful win by MIciano

DAVAO pride IM John Marvin Miciano struggled long and hard before beating WFM Sonja Maria Bluhm of Germany in marathon 95 moves in the eighth and penultimate round in the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Championship in Vlissingen, Netherlands. Stung by back-to-back losses in the sixth and seventh round, Miciano played….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Miciano back in top 10

International Master John Marvin Miciano trounced Woman FIDE Master Sonja Maria Bluhm of Germany to reclaim a place inside the top 10 after the eighth and penultimate round of the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland chess tournament in Vlissingen, the Netherlands Friday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Frayna wins, Miciano loses

WITH IM John Marvin Miciano losing for the second time in as many days, WGM Janelle Mae Frayna and GM Jayson Gonzales took up the cudgels for the Philippines in the seventh round of the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Championship in Vlissingen, Netherlands. Miciano, who opened with five straight victories,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Miciano suffers first setback

DAVAO pride IM John Marvin Miciano did his best but still lost to top seed GM Sandro Mareco of Argentina in an all-important sixth round duel in the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Championship in Vlissingen, Netherlands. Miciano, who swept his first five assignments in a smashing performance that drew praise….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Miciano stays unbeaten in Vlissingen chess

FIVE out of five for International Master John Marvin Miciano. Miciano played superbly to eke out an inspiring victory over GM Vyacheslav Ikonnikov of Russia in their crucial fifth round showdown to assume the solo lead in the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Championship in Vlissingen, Netherlands. Miciano, widely considered as….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Miciano keeps perfect record

ASIAN Youth 18-under champion IM John Marvin Miciano made it four wins in a row in the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Championship in the Netherlands. Miciano, ever so eager to make his mark in international chess, outduelled GM Chongsheng Zeng of China in 39 moves of the Caro-Kann Defense to… Source link link: Miciano keeps perfect record.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Miciano keeps perfect record

ASIAN Youth 18-under champion IM John Marvin Miciano made it four wins in a row in the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Championship in the Netherlands. Miciano, ever so eager to make his mark in international chess, outduelled GM Chongsheng Zeng of China in 39 moves of the Caro-Kann Defense to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

John Miciano shares Dutch chess lead; Janelle Mae Frayna draws

International Master John Miciano downed Dutch Sven Stange to remain at the helm even as Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna drew with GM Oleg Romanishin of Ukraine and stood half-a-point off the pace after three rounds of the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland chess tournament in Vlissingen, the Netherlands Sunday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

IM Miciano, WGM Frayna half a point off the pace in The Netherlands chessfest

INTERNATIONAL Master (IM) John Marvin Miciano downed Dutch Sven Stange to remain at the helm even as Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Janelle Mae Frayna drew with GM Oleg Romanishin of Ukraine to stay half a point off the pace after three rounds of the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland Chess tournament 2018 in Vlissingen, The Netherlands Sunday night......»»

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Gonzales, Miciano sweep first 2 games, share chess lead

Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales and International Master John Marvin Miciano downed Ramon Montano of Spain and Woman GM Carla Serrano of Ecuador, respectively, to seize a share of the lead after two rounds of the 44th Vila De Sitges 2018 in Spain yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Miciano, Gonzales in big wins; Frayna loses

ASIAN Youth champion IM John Marvin Miciano and GM Jayson Gonzales pulled off morale-boosting victories in the sixth round to stay in contention in the XX Obert Internacional Sant Marti 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Miciano, who is hoping to redeem himself from last week’s so-so performance in Barbera del Valles,… Source link link: Miciano, Gonzales in big wins; Frayna loses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Miciano, Gonzales in big wins; Frayna loses

ASIAN Youth champion IM John Marvin Miciano and GM Jayson Gonzales pulled off morale-boosting victories in the sixth round to stay in contention in the XX Obert Internacional Sant Marti 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Miciano, who is hoping to redeem himself from last week’s so-so performance in Barbera del Valles,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

John Marvin Miciano stays in hunt but Janelle Mae Frayna falls

International Master John Marvin Miciano split the point with FIDE Master Bernat Serarols Mabras to move to joint seventh but Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna fell to Atul Dahale of India in the third round of the XX Obert Internacional Sant Marti 2018 in Barcelona, Spain Sunday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Gonzales, Miciano keep Pinoy pride alive

TWO-TIME Olympiad veteran GM Jayson Gonzales outclassed Kartavya Anadkat of India and Asian Youth 18-under champion IM John Marvin Miciano dumped Jaime Ros Alonso of Spain in a pair morale-boosting victories for the Philippines in the fifth round of the 41 Open International Barbera del Valles 2018 chess championships at….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Frayna, Torre bounce back in Spain tourney

Woman GM Janelle Mae Frayna rebounded from a third round setback by holding No. 6 Venkataraman Karthik of India to a 31-move draw of an English duel even as GM Eugene Torre charged back into contention in the fourth round of the 41st Open International Barbera del Valles 2018 Chess Championship in Barbera de Valles, Spain Saturday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Miciano strikes back

ASIAN Youth 18-under chanpion IM John Marvin Miciano provided the lone bright spot for the Philippines in the third round of the 41 Open International Barbera del Valles 2018 chess championships at Barbera del Valles, Spain. Stung by a heart-breaking setback in the second round, Miciano vented his ire on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018