FRIENDLY LITO MARCOS IS COMING TO PALAU
Look at the charisma of this man! --Joselito Marcos of Papua New Guniea. He'll bring his friendliness to Palau when he comes for the 2011 3rd Palau Invitational International Chess Championship together with his wife and daughter. He befriend a young Russian girl here during the excursion (rest day of 2010 World Chess Olympiad in Russia)
(Photo by Joselito Marcos)
TITO SWEPT ROBERTO;
RUDEL, ELI LEAD PRR RAPID CHESS
IN THE resumption of 2011 Rapid Chess tournament at Palau Royal Resort Dormitory 1, Olympiad co-members Tito Cabunagan and Roberto Hernandez played their 2 games on Sunday, March 20 with Tito sweeping Roberto in both fashion to lead the tournament with 4-2-1 win-loss-draw record.
Earlier in the afternoon, Mohammad Manik Hossain did better when he lost the first game to Tito but won the second game.
Gonzalo 'Jojo' Escapatoria will be having a vacation during the tournament and he had withdrawn.
But the good thing is Tito came with a newly arrived mechanical engineer who will be working with him also at Palau Public Utilities Corporation.
He is Jose Celiz and he will replace Jojo. He practiced first with some players around before playing his first official game vs. Menandro 'Boy' Manuel, which turned out to be a refreshing news as he beats Palau number one player (2005- 2010).
They played their 2nd game with Menandro ahead this time when it's Jose who committed a blunder.
Palau's current number one Cyril Tomas Montel, Jr. played his first game of the event against Tito.
In the other tourney where only employees of PRR are allowed to play, Rudel Roxas is still leading with 9.5 points followed by Elizalde Madrinan with 8.5 pts.
Ronel Gutierrez played his first game against Miguel Gancayco and lost even though he won Mig's queen early in the game.
Erick Ventinilla also played his first 4 games this week, winning 3 and losing one to Randy 'Buhawi' Sioson, who scored his first point in 8 games.
Eric dealt Dan Roldan his 8th straight loss after winning his first one over Sioson. Jeffrey Negrillo and Migs have an identical number of points (7) while Ferdinand Gutierrez, brother of Ronel, has 4.5 points in 8 games.
Jomar Alerta has 4 points in 6 games. The only 2 players who haven't played a single game yet are Joel Gabris and Ferdie Altea, who is on vacation. He will play as many games as possible when he comes back on March 29.
THERE IS A SUGGESTION FROM MANUEL AND HERNANDEZ TO MOVE THE 2011 3RD PALAU INVITATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP TO ACCOMODATE JOSELITO MARCOS, WHO IS PLANNING TO COME TO PALAU FOR VACATION WITH HIS WIFE OR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER.
This is a welcome idea for Jamie Kenmure, Palau's Team Captain in the 2010 World Chess Olympiad in Russia.
He is also one of the invited participants and will stay longer in Palau after the event to promote chess in Palau, form a woman's chess team and have fundraising for Palau Chess Team to the 2012 World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey.
Source: Chessmate by Roberto Hernandez
Tia Belau Newspaper
Pages 12 & 15
March 21, 2011