PH chess wizard Antonella Berthe “Tonelle” Murillo Racasa, the country's youngest Woman Fide Master, suffered a stinging defeat in Thursday’s second round to drop out the lead in the World Cadet Chess Championships being held at the Yujing Hotel in Weifang, Shandong, China.
The 12-year-old student of Home School Global yielded to 2019 World School Chess Champion Khishigbaatar Bayasgalan of Mongolia.
"Antonella Berthe lost in round two against the highly rated and the 2019 World School Chess Champion Khishigbaatar Bayasgalan of Mongolia." said father/coach Roberto Racasa, also an International Memory champion, dubbed as the founder and father of Memory Sports in the Philippines.
Racasa’s China trip is sponsored by Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) chair and CEO Andrea Domingo, D. Edgard Cabangon of ALC Group of companies, Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos and Councilor Charisse Abalos.
She was also supported by Mr. Rogelio Lim of Boni Tower and Makati Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Rose Montenegro as she takes on Rachel Ruoxan Chen of Canada in the third round.-Marlon Bernardino-