Filipino chess players Sander Severino and Jasper Rome remain at the top of their game in the fourth online World Chess Championship for People with Disabilities after trumping their respective foes in the third round of the competition. 

With this win, Severino and Rome remain unbeaten, placing at the helm of the tourney for the third consecutive time. 

The Pinoy chess masters won both of their games using the black chess pieces – Severino pushed back Moroccan Jamal Messala in 45 moves and Rome triumphed against American foe Griffin McConnell in 60 moves.

Meanwhile, another Filipino top player, Rodolfo Sarmiento, was knocked down a peg after losing to Argentinian Leonel Amato in 41 moves through a Queen’s Pawn London System. He fell to a big group at 39th place with two points.

Sarmiento joins two other Philippine bets, namely Henry Lopez and Darry Bernardo.

Bernardo made a comeback after a second-round defeat by dismantling Malaysian Ardian Syah Muming in 27 moves while Lopez split the point with Polish Szymon Kasperczyk in 36 moves of a Slav Defense.

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