Chess: Karl Ochoa wins Chestropolis online tourney

Published April 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Kristel Satumbaga

Former World Youth Championship campaigner Karl Victor Ochoa swept all his 15 games to reign supreme in the Chestropolis Arena done online Monday night.

Karl Victor Ochoa
Karl Victor Ochoa

Ochoa, 29, was a cut above the rest as he raked in a total of 56 points, 20 points ahead of eventual second placer Johnny Balquin of Cagayan de Oro, who finished with 36 points, to rule the event organized by Chesstropolis IQ Chess Club headed by National Master coach Roland Joseph Perez.

It was the third triumph for Ochoa in the last two days after also having won 2nd Golden Mind Arena the same day and another Chesstropolis Arena leg the day before.

In the Golden Mind tilt, Ochoa wound up with 51 points ahead of Letran standout Mark Daluz, who ended up with 50 while finishing with 37 in the Chesstropolis event over younger brother Kyle with 32.

In between, Ochoa was fifth in the Rising Pheonix Qualifier 4 that was topped by Asian Para Games gold medalist FIDE Master Sander Severino.

Ochoa, however, is training his sights on ruling an NCFP Bullet Championship leg after he only placed 10th in the third leg won by International Master Joel Pimentel.