Misamis Oriental native Richelieu Salcedo III escaped with two draws and a win in the last three rounds then edged Lennon Salgados of Cagayan de Oro in the tiebreak to capture the junior division title in the Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship Southern Luzon Leg at SM City Naga’s Event Center in Naga City last Sunday.

Salcedo, the third seeded bet from Rizal Technological Univ., halved the point with Salgados in the sixth round, downed Daniel Collantes in the seventh then wisely went for another draw with Daniel Pesimo in the final round to clinch the crown in the 20-and-under category with a seven-point total.

Salgados also wound up with seven points but settled for runner-up finish and joined Salcedo and third placer Kritz Albelar in the grand finals of the annual event long considered as the spawning ground of chess talents in the country.

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