THE Masters Class Chess School Fide-Rated Invitational Chess Tournament will unfurl on April 17 to 21 at the Masters Class Chess School, 3rd floor, ATC Bldg, Velez & Luna Street in Cagayan de Oro City. Country's newest Fide arbiter (FA) Margie Cobrado Narcilla bared this yesterday.
According to FA Narcilla, the chief arbiter in the said chessfest assisted by national arbiters Lorenzo Cuison Jr. and Ronald Truno Solon that National Master (NM) Levi Mercado will be pitted against Fide Master (FM) Victor Lluch, Jhonnel Balquin, Lyndon Lumancas and other six invited players in Group A. They will play in the single round robin format with a time control of 90 minutes and 30 second increment.
“I’m excited to play against tough players in Mindanao again. I’m ready for the challenge,” said NM Mercado.
Invited players in Group B were Jeff Russel Rivera, Charles Kent Gabing, Mary Joy Tan and Lorebina Carrasco in the event supported by Ronald Rufin and Rolly Tan.
“This field is very competitive.” said tournament director National Master (NM) Rustom Tolentino.-Marlon Bernardino-
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