Friday, August 19, 2016

(1247) KAREN LEE TO ISTANBUL (TBN-June 27, 2011)

CYRIL AND TITO -- No. 3 and No. 4
     Cyril Tomas Montel, Jr., right, and Tito Cabunagan will finish the 2011 Rapid Chess tilt at Palau Royal Resort at 3rd and 4th place respectively after the non-played games will all be declared as draws. They trailed Menandro Manuel and Roberto Hernandez with 7 points and 6 points respectively. The dinner/lunch for 2 coupons for them will be given by Palau Royal Resort GM (General Manager) Isao Takahashi together with the winner of another Rapid Chess tilt for PRR employees only.     (Photo by Roberto Hernandez)


AFTER Palau top woman chess player Angie Parrado committed to come to 2012 Istanbul World Chess Olympiad, another 3 neophyte women chess players have shown interest to join the bandwagon.

                A week prior to the start of 2011 Palau National Chess Championship (June 26), Karen Lee, Ann Acebron and Jenalyn Ortiz were guests at the Breeze Bar of Palau Royal Resort where Roberto Hernandez is playing keyboard music from 9-11pm.
                The lady trio is treating a former Filipino worker in Palau who is now working in New York. He likes singing live sing along with Roberto. When they got tired of singing, Roberto asked the 3 ladies if they play chess. Upon knowing that they know the fundamentals of chess, Roberto offered them slots for the forming of Palau Women’s Team to 2012 World Chess Olympiad to be held in Istanbul, Turkey.
                Roberto saw a glow in their eyes about the offer. But when he mentioned to them that they need to prepare some amount of money for airfare, they are now hesitant. They became interested again when the guy offered some assistance for their airfare.
                Roberto suggested that they participate in the ongoing Palau National Chess Championship in June 26-Sept. 25 so that they will earn international ratings and that their names will be listed in where it can be viewed all around the world.
                The venues of the event – Beken’s Store, Palau Royal Resort and Bethlehem Park seem to be okay for them. They need a ride if it would be held at PRR. They reside near Angie’s place so they can have a ride with Angie in going to PRR.
                The confirmed participants are Roberto Hernandez, Menandro Manuel, Cyril Montel, Jr., Paquito Suringa, Jr., Angie Parrado, Mohammad Manik Hossain, Jeff Balbalosa, Rudel Roxas, Bernard Garcia, Dennis Gonzales, Gonzalo Escapatoria, Jr., Edwin Acuyan, Tito Cabunagan and more latecomers and inactive like Manuel ‘Jun’ Mahor, Jr. and Jimboy de Jesus.
                If the 3 ladies are not yet familiar with chess notations, Roberto will teach them before they start their very first games. If they are late in registering, they need to play as many games as they can to catch up. The tournament will be a single round-robin event limited to 9, 12, 15 or 18 players on a first come, first serve basis.
                The number of participants will depend on how many FIDE rated players are joining. If Cyril Montel, Jr., Menandro Manuel, Roberto Hernandez, Manuel Mahor, Jr. and Bernard Garcia will join, a maximum of 15 players can join. One third of the players must be FIDE rated. If Suringa, Jr. will make it, maximum of 18 players can participate.
                The time control is the same time control of Chess Olympiads, to familiarize the players about it—90 minutes to make 40 moves and 30 minutes more to finish the game with 30 seconds increment starting from move 1.

                 Solution to last week's puzzle:

                 This week's puzzle: White to move and mates in 3
                                                          (Solution next issue)

Sources: Chess Mate by Roberto Hernandez
                   Tia Belau Newspaper
                   Pages 12 & 13
                   Volume 20
                   Issue 26
                   June 27, 2011

                  Chess and Music (Perfect Combination)
                  The Beginning of Chess in Palau
                  By Roberto Hernandez
                  To be published as a book in the future
                  The History of Chess in Palau
                   By Roberto Hernandez
                   June 09, 2002 --June 27, 2011

No comments:

Post a Comment