Wednesday, October 24, 2012


A TOTAL of 10 chess players are seeing action in the 3rd Palau Invitational International Chess Championship held at the conference room of the Palau Royal Resort.

The event organized by the Palau Chess Federation will have FIDE rated players namely Joselito Marcos of Papua New Guinea, Cyril Tomas Montel Jr., Menandro Manuel, Roberto Hernandez, Tito Cabunagan, Paquito Suringa, Jr., Bernardo Garcia, Dennis Gonzales, Jeffrey Balbalosa and 11-year old George Anzawa.

The tournament which will run until December 19 will follow the following rules and regulations: scoring system is one point for a win, one-half point for a draw and 0 point for a loss; tie break system that will be used are direct encounter or winner over the other, Sonneborn-Berger and Median; time control is 90 minutes for each player to make 40 moves, another 30 minutes to finish the game with an increment of 30 seconds beginning from move one; and FIDE rules will be applied in the duration of the tournament.
Champion for the event will get $300 and a Palau storyboard while the 2nd and 3rd placers will each get a gift certificate of dinner for two at Waves Restaurant of PRR. The 4th and 5th placers will get gift certificates of lunch for two at the Palau Pacific Resort.

Reporter – Peter Erick L. Magbanua

Source: Island Times
            Volume 7
            No. 13
           December 16, 2011

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