by Marlon Bernardino
Israel Landicho of Cavite Spartans will face archrival Genghis Imperial of Manila Indios Bravos in a head-to-head duel in Lichess arena on Friday, April 7, 2021 coincide the celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan.
“It will be a very interesting match against Genghis Imperial,” said the Bacoor City, Cavite native Landicho, overall eight place in the recent Luzon Leg of the Philippine Sports Commission-National Chess Federation of the Philippines selection tournament.
“I will do my very best,” said the Sta. Mesa, Manila resident Imperial.
The Bayanihan Chess Club Match Up Series Chess For a Cause is being held in cooperation with Bethesda, Maryland, US based frontliner Dr. Joe Balinas, engr. Antonio "Uncle Paps" Balinas, Sir Theo Panga, JC Marikina, Retired Capt. Jun Isaac, Mr. Kim Zafra, USN Retired Manong Roj, Caloocan City chess team Owner Atty. Arnel Batungbakal , Caloocan City chess team Owner, Quezon City chess team Owner Sir Danilo Ponay, MCF Woodpushers, Mr. Jimmy Reyes , Sir Teddy Cu , Mrs. CJT, Little Scouts Chess Club, Pastor Joel Jacinto, Mr. Gerry Bustamante of Barberong Broker, Doc Bien Santos of BVP Santos Optical, Engr. Lito Lapuz, Mr. Wilson Kwan, Sir Juancho Caunte, Sir Dodoy Kriz Villareal, Sir Bert Cunan of Chess Online Tournament Studio , Sir Avelino, Carredo, International Master Petronio Roca and Mam Elvira Roca.-Marlon Bernardino-