The Igorot Garden is where you go if you want to bet on something more cerebral. Unlike card games which rely largely on luck and bluffing skills, chess, and to a lesser extent checkers, are very difficult games with all pieces exposed to both parties.
Just so games don't last longer than a commercial break in GMA-7's Pacquiao coverage, serious punters play blitz. I saw only one youngster on the boards, none in the gallery. Mostly, it was old men. It wasn't as I remembered. Maybe kids prefer the less mentally challenging RPGs and online games. Sad.