Reserved chess mate turns out prime gamer

Racking up more silver triumph, Kirk Aia Naveo Cuizon, 20, had the native piece hung around his neck.

Sending all 13 chess opponents to defeat, Cuizon admitted he never expected it as he was only reserved by Coach Felix Costan.

A BSIT (RAC) student, Cuizon spent time practicing with a computer a couple of days before the competition. Though not enough, it paid off.

Focus on the game and giving one’s best are core principles he upholds in life.

In the overall standing, Region VII ranked 4th (women division) and 8th (men division).

National masters (NMs) also competed   in the chess tournament. (UPO)