Sunday, May 04, 2008

IM Mashafizul Will Play At The Philipines Open 2008!: Update 6.5.2008



Today I was told that IM Mashafizul (right) will played at The 2nd Philippine Open International Tournament is scheduled 6 May (arrival) to 15 May at the La Legenda Hotel in Subic Bay Freeport. After that, there’s another tournament followed immediately which is The 3rd Philippine Open from 15 to 24 May in nearby Pampanga. IM Mas would probably played in both event. Both tournaments shall be 11-round Swiss system events, The events are organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines headed its Chairman / President Prospero Pichay, Jr. and Secretary General Abraham N. Tolentino.


Olongapo City

The City of Olongapo is an urbanized city located in the province of Zambales, Philippines.
Olongapo City administers itself autonomously from Zambales province. Adjacent to the city is the Subic Bay Freeport Zone which until 1992 was a United States naval base.



Pampanga

Pampanga is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is San Fernando City, Pampanga.

Among the participants that will participate in this tournament are GM Zhang Zhong of Singapore, GM Li Chao of China, GM Ghaem Maghami and IM Mahjoob Morteza of Iran, GMs Dao Thien Hai, Nguyen Anh Dung and Le Quang Liem of Vietnam, and IM Zaw Win Lay of Myanmarand the host players leading by the new Pinoy hot shot GM weskey So and fellow GMs Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., Eugene Torre, Buenaventura "Bong" Villamayor, and Jayson Gonzales, GM candidates John Paul Gomez, Julio Catalino Sadorra, Richard Bitoon, Rolando Nolte, Fernie Donguinez, Chito Garma, Emmanuel Senador, and Roderick Nava.
FIDE delegate Casto "Toti" Abundo will be the chief arbiter while NCFP director Wilfredo "Willie" Abalos will be the tournament manager.

Source : Wikipedia

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