by Marlon Bernardino
THE Philippines' chess wizard Bonjoure Fille Suyamin will head to Pattaya, Thailand with hopes of improving her chess ranking aside from bringing more honor for the country.
Accompanied by her PH coach Ederwin Estavillo and her mother Elizabeth Suyamin, fondly called Bonj in chess world will see action at the Pattaya Chess Club Open 2019 slated from October 19 to 24 in Pattaya, Thailand.
" love you anak proud of you always kami ni papa sayo," said Elizabeth Suyamin, mother of Bonj.
The nine-years-old Bonj, a grade 4 pupil of Del Rosario Christian Institute in General Trias City under the guidance of Del Rosario Christian Institute Foundation Inc. Chairman/ President Arnel Beltran Del Rosario won coveted gold medal in the Thailand Chess Festival 2019 at the Le Bali Resort and Spa in Pattaya, Thailand last July.
She also won three (3) silver medal during the 20th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship in Myanmar last June.
Bonj is fresh from winning the gold medal in the 2019 General Trias City chess meet last September 24 to advance in the provincial meet.
As part of her training in the upcoming Pattaya, Thailand chess meet, she will compete in the Estavillo Cup NCFP rated kiddies Under 14 chess tournament on October 6 at the Robinsons Townville Buhay Na Tubig Branch, Imus, Cavite.
Bonj is best to remember winning the Thailand Pattaya Youth Chess Championship 2018 held at the Bay Beach Resort Pattaya, Banglamung, Chin Buried in Pattaya, Thailand last October. Bonj brought home gold medal in the girls under 10 division.-Marlon Bernardino-