MANILA, Philippines – Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So has already confirmed his participation in the Pichay-Davis Cup chess, which begins on March 28 in Pasay City.
This will be So’s first tournament since winning the junior plum in the recent Aeroflot Open Chess Championships in Moscow, Russia.
So was supposed to compete in the Battle of the Grandmasters on Tuesday but the tournament was cancelled because the venue remained unavailable.
The Pichay-Davis Cup, organized and sponsored by Davis de Leon and National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) President Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr., offers a total pot prize of P100,000 in the 4-category event.
Joining So are GMs Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr., Mark Paragua, Jayson Gonzales, Darwin Laylo and Buenaventura “Bong” Villamayor.
– by Marlon Bernardino
as of 03/23/2010 10:16 PM