MAJOR CHESS UPSET IN A NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS
16-year-old Melwyn Kenneth Baltazar of Colegio de San Juan de Letran authored three of the biggest upset in a National Chess Championship in year 2013. Baltazar, unrated in the FIDE rating list upset IM Rolando Nolte (2447 FIDE rating) in the 1st round of the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission National Games Blitz Chess Competition held May 27,2013 at the PSC National Athlete Dining Hall. In the 2nd round the biggest upset took place when he defeated GM Darwin Laylo (2500 FIDE rating). And before the year end Melwyn Kenneth Baltazar score another major upset when he won against GM Roland Salvador (2462 FIDE rating) in the 1st round of the National Open Blitz Chess Championships held at the PSC National Athletes Dining Hall, PSC Building RMSC,Manila.
|GM Darwin Laylo (2500 FIDE rating) vs Kenneth Baltazar|
|Olympian IM Rolando Nolte (2447 FIDE rating) vs Kenneth Baltazar|
|GM Roland Salvador (2462 FIDE rating) vs Kenneth Baltazar|