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PIA Press Release
2009/10/07

Chess bigwigs to see action in Pangasinan chess tourney

Lingayen, Pangasinan (7 October) -- The 1st Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. Cup Open Rapid Chess Championship has attracted top woodpushers in the country to include Grandmaster Mark Paragua.

Pangasinan Chess Association head Meinard Pulido, FIDE (Federation Internationale Des Echecs) arbiter, in a letter to the governor said that chess bigwigs Paragua and Grandmasters Joey Antonio, Bong Villamayor, Darwin Laylo and US Master Marlon Bernardino signified their interest to join the prestigious tournament.

Pulido said the event will gather the best chess players in the country that will surely bring honor to Pangasinan as host province. The chess tournament will be held on October 10-11 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center.

Paragua, 25, became the first Super Grandmaster. He reached the 2600 mark in Philippine history, surpassing the record of Eugene Torre, the elite grandmaster in the 80s with current FIDE rating of 2560.

Paragua recorded a peak rating of 2618 in January 2006.

Other top board champions who will participate in the two-day tournament include GM-elect Ronald Dableo, IMs Rolando Nolte and Chito Garma, WIM Cristine Rose Mariano, NMs Edmundo Gatus, Reggie Olay, Pangasinanís pride Haridas Pascua, Deniel Causo, Allan Macala, Dennis Guttierez, Efren Bagamasbad, Ric Portagalera, Edgardo Garma, WFM Cherry-Ann Mejia and rising chess stars Richard dela Cruz, Stephen Rome Pangilinan, Rainier Labay, Ritchie Evangelista, Rolando Andador and the youngest star from Rosales town, Samantha Glo Revita.

Meanwhile, Sports Coordinator Modesto Operana encouraged other chess enthusiasts in the province to grab the chance to see their idols in full action during the tournament.

The chess tournament offers top cash prize of P10,000 plus trophy. (PIO/PIA Pangasinan.dos) [top]

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