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8-year-old from Bulacan snags 3 Silvers in ASEAN Chess Championship

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Daniela Bianca Cruz started playing chess at the age of two. Credits to Reden Cruz via GMA News.

An 8-year-old chess player from Bulacan, Daniela Bianca Cruz, bagged three silver medals at the 20th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship in Mandalay City, Myanmar.

The chess player from Malolos won medals in three different categories at the ASEAN chess competition on June 16.

Cruz’ father shared in a GMA News interview that his daughter started playing chess at the age two. The young Bulakenya chess player started joining competitions when she was five years old.

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The promising young Filipina chess player vowed to enhance her skills for future competitions.

“Mas gagalingan ko po maglaro (ng) chess,” Daniela Bianca Cruz said on the GMA News report.

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SEND congratulations in the comments below for our young chess player from Bulacan, competing for the Philippines in world chess tourneys!

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Atom L. Pornel
Atom L. Pornel
Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.

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