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9-year old chess champion na si Bince Operiano, pangarap maging isang sundalo at isang chess grandmaster

Mr. Ben Operiano shared in an interview that his son, Bince Rafael Operiano who won the 6th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship held in Thailand, wanted to become a chess grandmaster.

Aside from being a chess grandmaster, he also wanted to become a soldier and become a pilot.

“Pangarap niya talagang maging isang chess grandmaster at gusto niyang magpalipad ng eroplano at maging sundalo,” Mr. Operiano said.

According to International Chess Federation, to become a chess grandmaster, a player should get an Elo rating of at least 2500, two favorable results from a total of at least 27 games in tournaments.

One can also become a grandmaster if they won the Women’s World Championship, the World Junior Championship, or the World Senior Championship, given that the player’s peak FIDE rating is at least 2300.

The Philippines has produced ten chess grandmasters including Eugene Torre, Rogelio Antonio, Wesley So, Darwin Laylo, Jayson Gonzales, Bong Villamayor, Joseph Sanchez, Mark Paragua, and Nelson Mariano II.

DSWD honors the chess prodigy

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) gave an award to the 9-year-old world chess champion after winning the tournament.

According to Philippine Information Agency, DSWD Region V awarded Operiano because he’s one of the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

“Layunin ng DSWD Region V na maparangalan ang mga 4Ps beneficiaries sa lalawigan na natulungang makapagtapos ng kanilang pag-aaral, gayundin na maitampok ang kanilang tagumpay bilang inspirasyon lalo na sa mga kapwa mahihirap,” according to PNA.

During the awarding ceremony, Mr. Operiano praised DSWD for helping them via 4Ps.

He also gave a message to the public, saying that people should not give up to achieve their dreams despite being poor.

“Dapat hindi maging hadlang ang kahirapan upang maabot natin ang tagumpay, bagkus ang kahirapan ay dapat na maging panlaban nating mga mahihirap upang maging matagumpay tayo sa buhay,” said Operiano.

Public officials and politicians couldn’t stop themselves from having a photo with the young chess prodigy who slept at the airport for three days before the tournament because of a lack of funds.

OAS, Albay officials are proud of Bince

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During his return to his hometown in Oas, Albay, Bince Operiano met with public officials and received P20,000.

They vowed to support Bince in his future games.

“It’s an honor for us that we have a champion in the name of Bince Rafael. With his achievement, Oas town was put on the map, particularly in the field of chess. We are happy for him and will give our full support in his future competition.” Oas Mayor Domingo Escoto Jr. said.



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