NATIONAL junior champion John Marvin Miciano is making waves in the 9th Penang Heritage City
International Chess Open at the Red Rock Hotel in Penang, Malaysia.
Miciano, the 17-year old high school student of Far Eastern University, has four points in
five rounds to stay in contention in the nine-round competition which attracted 134 players from 16
The Davao City-born Miciano, who is hoping to earn an IM norm, is currently tied for seventh
Miciano won over compatriot IM Haridas Pascua in the second round
He drew his games in the third and fourth round against higher-rated opponents from India and
Indonesia before downing FM Deni Sonjaya of Indonesia in the fifth round.
Miciano’s participation in Penang is being supported by National Chess Federation of the
Philippines (NCFP) president Cong. Prospero Pichay Jr., Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)
Chairman William Ramirez and FEU.