At the age of 17, Quizen chases gold and GM ideals

At the age of 14, International Master Daniel Quizen almost took to the stage at the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

After nearly three years away from that precious exposure, Quizen will now lead the Philippine chess team’s drive to the upcoming Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.

During the Philippine Sports Commission’s online show on Thursday, Quizen said, “I was not familiar with the opening and miscalculated some of the steps.

The 17-year-old Quiz, nominated for the Junior Athlete of the Year at the recent Inquirer Sports Awards, will not only fly to Vietnam to chase the gold medal at the 31st SEA Games, but also his second GM (Grandmaster) role model.

According to GM Jason Gonzalez, executive director of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines, the men’s standard event at the SEA Games also gives Quizen the opportunity to secure a GM standard.

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