Elmer Dumlao Sangalang

Elmer Dumlao Sangalang studied engineering, taught mathematics and engineering courses in the undergraduate level, then joined the corporate world. He ended up in the actuarial profession, a discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in the insurance and finance industries (actuaries are professionals who are qualified in this field through education and experience).

Now in his retirement years he does consulting work in actuarial and applied mathematics. Elmer is a contributor to and consultant of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) on the Elo Rating System, since 1984.

He is the editor of the second edition of The Rating of Chessplayers, Past and Present by Prof. Arpad E. Elo, 1986. He has written articles or commentaries on chess for periodicals of international circulation (Chess Asia, US Chess Life, New In Chess, Manila 1992 Chess Olympiad Bulletins). He is the most ardent fan of Nana Alexandria whose books he is showing off.

Elmer Dumlao with Nana Alexandria during the 1992 Manila Olympiad

Interviewing the two-time challenger for the Women's World Championship (in 1975 and 1981)

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