Engineer Rocky Rocamora will showcase his talent in the 2nd RB Potot Memorial Team Tatluhan and Individual Chess Tournament to be held on April 23 to 24 at Atrium Limketkai, Lapasan in Cagayan de Oro City.
The team tatluhan tournament will be seven rounds Swiss played in 15 minutes and 5 second increments with the winning team getting the lion share of P30,000 plus trophy while the individual rapid champion will receive P6,000 plus medal.
Bannering the masters challenge are Fide Master Victor Bruce Lluch of Iligan City, National Master Zulfikar Sali of Zamboanga City, Johnnel Balquin of Cagayan de Oro City and Allan Cantonjos of Gingoog City.
“I hope to do well in this event (2nd RB Potot Memorial Team Tatluhan and Individual Chess Tournament)," said Rocamora, one of the leading players of Tanjay, Negros Oriental.
Rocamora scores a career breakthrough when he beat Grandmaster Mark Paragua in a rare simultaneous exhibition in Dipolog City in 2000.
He also beat National Master Ernesto Absin and National Master Levi Mercado in an Open chess tournament in Ozamis City in the same year.
He gave a good fight against 13-time National Open Champion Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. in another rare simultaneous exhibition held at the Lamberto Macias Sport Complex in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental last April 16, a side event of the Negros Open Chess Championship dubbed as 2022 GM Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. Tournament.
"It's an honor to play with GM (Rogelio) Joey Antonio," added Rocamora, who tallied 4.5 points in eight outings in the Negros Open Chess Championship dubbed as 2022 GM Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. Tournament last April 17.