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Checkmate Manila: pawns, paws and a grand chess game in the Philippine capital

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon in Manila’s Rizal Park and 62-year-old Johnny Siong is crooning his heart out to Whitney Houston’s Saving All My Love For You.He’s doing it partly for amusement and partly to psyche me out – we’re three games in to our four-game, winner-take-all chess tournament and what began as a quiet mano a mano match has attracted an eager crowd of spectators.Young and old, big and small, they are all craning their necks to see if the local legend can defeat the fast-moving…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Checkmate Manila: pawns, paws and a grand chess game in the Philippine capital, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Checkmate Manila: pawns, paws and a grand chess game in the Philippine capital

 

 

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Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Sunday, 21 April

 

 

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