Battle of GMs sulong sa Makati

Dedepensahan ni many-time national champion Grandmaster Joey Antonio ang titulo sa Battle of the Grandmasters umpisa ngayon sa City Club Alphaland Makati Place.

May Fide rating si Antonio na 2438, makikipagtuos siya kina fellow GMs John Paul Gomez (2463), Rogelio Barcenilla (2457) at Darwin Laylo (2433).

Hindi susulong ng piyesa sa torneo sina Women’s champion Janelle Mae Frayna, Asia’s first GM Eugene Torre, GMs Julio Sadorra at Jayson Gonzales.

Naglalaro si Sadorra sa World Cup Knockout 2017 sa Tbilisi, Georgia kasama si Super Grandmaster Wesley So.

Kasali sina International Masters Haridas Pascua at Paulo Bersamina, IMs Chito Garma at Ronald Bancod at reigning juniors champion National Master John Marvin Miciano.

Sina Women IMs Marie Antoinette San Diego, Jan Jodilyn Fronda, Catherine Secopito, Bernadette Galas, Mikee Charlene Suede at Beverly Mendoza ang magkakaldagan sa event na inisponsoran ng Philippine Sports Commission at Alphaland Corporation.