INTERNATIONAL master Eric Labog Jr. topped the Councilor Doray Delarmente birthday celebration online chess tournament last Aug. 28.
Labog, the top player of the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta under the watchful eyes of national coach IM Roel Abelgas, finished with 84 points in 22 games for a win rate of 100 percent and performance rating of 2707.
He captured the overall title in the online-only event organized by Manresa De Ajedres Chess Club and sponsored by Alpert Murillo of Lakbay Lakay Travel and Tours in honor of Delarmente.
NM John Ranel Morazo of Paniqui, Tarlac took the second spot with 58 points on 20 games and a win rate of 85 percent for a performance rating of 2581.
In third place is Johann Cedrick Gaddi of Rizal Province who had 56 points on 24 games and a win rate of 71 percent for a performance rating of 2401.
Rounding up the top 10 finishers were Emmanuel Barbosa, (4th) Marlon Montoya (5th), Paul Sanchez (6th), Jan Clifford Labog (7th), IM Chito Garma (8th), Marlowe Cagulada (9th) and WIM Kylen Joy Mordido (10th).
Adjudged category winners were Larex Tagalog (Top Manresa), Froilan Reyes (Top Senior) and WIM Kylene Joy Mordido (Top Lady).