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.
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