Monday, June 8, 2009

Young Pinoy tops Susan Polgar Boys Under-8

Six-year old rising star Stephen Rome Pangilinan brought honor to the Philippines by ruling the Susan Polgar Boys Under-8 tournament in the recently concluded Las Vegas International Chess Festival.

Remarkably, Pangilinan finished the tournament with a perfect score of 5/5, lording over a 37-player battlefield. See HERE how he stood the tallest of them all.

The inspiring feat of this young Pinoy chess gem got a spotlight in GM Susan Polgar’s blog HERE.

He represented the Philippines in this prestigious chess event with two other Filipino players namely, 14-year old Carmela Galve and 12-year old Gino Divino Cabual.

Cabual also made the country proud by finishing tied from 3rd to 4th place in the Open Unrated Section. Peek at Cabual’s achievement HERE.


The playing venue. Stephen is in green jacket with a hood.


Susan Polgar said...

I added his picture at

Best wishes,
Susan Polgar

rusticbull said...

Thank you, GM Susan Polgar. It's an honor to have you here. More power to you!!