Chess aficionados will have a chance to display their chess skills when the 1st Red Cedar National Online Blitz chess championships gets going on August 20, Thursday at 12:30 pm at lichess.org.
Tournament organizer and Till I Met You (TIMY) group founder International Master Angelo Abundo Young said the one day free registration event is sponsored by Captain Elmer Cruz, CE Ben Piramide, 4/0 Richard Belarmino, Angel Nikko Nieves ,US master Florentino Inumerable, AGM Anji Camer, Falco Family, Mr. Rajacatur, Mr.Johnny Teves, Dr. Fred Paez and Atty. Cliburn Anthony Orbe.
Cash prizes await the winners with the champion receiving P1,000 while the next two placers will take home P500 and P300, respectively. Category prizes for the top PECA executive, senior, lady, frontliner and juniors are up for grabs.
" We (TIMY) will do more online chess tournaments," said 8-time and 2011 Illinois state chess champion Young,who organized the event alongside multi-titled Philippine executive champion Dr. Jenny Mayor.