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The Dark Horse

By: Mario M. Laganao, Jr.

Jaryl Josh B. Asaytono, a grade 7 chess player from Balanga City ICT National High School, showed incredible determination and resilience during the elimination round of the Balanga City Meet Chess Competition. Despite suffering two losses against BNHS-SHS chess players Austin L. Laban and Marnelo Q. Villaruel, Asaytono managed to clinch to the last spot.

Asaytono’s path to the finals was not an easy one. He faced tough competition from Laban and Villaruel, two highly skilled chess players from BNHS-SHS. However, Asaytono refused to give up and continued to fight until the very end.

In the finals, Asaytono faced off against Villaruel once again. This time, however, Asaytono was determined to come out on top. He played with great focus and strategy, making it difficult for Villaruel to gain the upper hand. In the end, Asaytono emerged as the surprising victor, winning an upsetting victory over his opponent.

Laban, on the other hand, won the gold medal with four wins and one draw against Asaytono. His performance was nothing short of impressive, demonstrating his superior chess skills and strategic thinking.

Asaytono’s final tally for the competition was three wins, one draw, and one loss against a player from Balanga City Science High School, placing him second and earning him the silver medal. Although he faced some setbacks early in the competition, Asaytono’s hard work and determination paid off in the end.

Asaytono’s performance in the Balanga City City Meet Chess Competition serves as an inspiration to aspiring chess players. His resilience and never-give-up attitude are qualities that can be applied not just in the game of chess, but also in other areas of life.

In conclusion, Jaryl Josh B. Asaytono, a chess player from BCICTNHS, overcame early losses to clinch a spot in the finals of the Balanga City Interschool Chess Competition. Despite facing tough competition from BNHS-SHS chess players, Asaytono persevered and eventually won an upsetting victory over his opponents in the finals. His performance is a testament to the power of determination and hard work and serves as an inspiration to all aspiring chess players.

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