BANKRUPT NCFP. During the Tromso Olympiad, Butch Pichay bluntly told Wesley So that the PSC will withhold its funding if Wesley will be released to the USCF. Richie Garcia has vehemently denied this and there was supposed to be a confrontation between him and Pichay. What happened?
The NCFP is apparently disorganized and bankrupt. There are no more tournaments and players’ prizes are not given. I was informed by a reliable source that the players are now planning to sue Pichay and executive director Jayson Gonzales for estafa. Our GMs and IMs have been leaving for abroad for some time now as “Wala na chess dito.”