In this episode, Direk Rene chats with newly minted Asian Seniors Chess Champion Jose Efren Bagamasbad from the Philippines.
Bagamasbad competed in New Zealand for the 2022 edition of the Asian Seniors tournament and was declared champion in the Over 65 category.
The 66-year-old Bagamasbad flew to Auckland to play in the tourney from October 14-22 and finished with an outstanding performance of 7.5/9 from 6 wins, 3 draws, 0 loss, to earn a gold medal, an International Master title, one Grandmaster norm, and USD350.
Bagamasbad is a Senior player in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines championship team of Laguna Heroes.
Watch the video chat at the end of this article to experience the PSTV5+ multicultural focus of the network with a Filipino flavor.
CHECK OUT MORE of Direk Rene’s chats with Filipino-Kiwi newsmakers here:
Celebrating Filipino culture with migrants in Palmerston North | PSTV5+
Meet the Filipino-Canadian chess family who is winning tournaments | PSTV5+
Direk Rene’s Pinoy Tok with NZ-born Rachel Empig who worked in PH | PSTV5+
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