GM candidate Dimakiling to lead Davao City vs Team CDO-MisOr

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Grandmaster candidate IM Oliver Dimakiling will try to put Davao team again in the winning track against Cagayan de Oro-MisOr, last year’s winner of the Goodwill Chess Match. (Contributed photo)

THE 5th Goodwill Chess Match between Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental (CDO-MisOr) and Davao City will highlight the cash-rich 2nd Robert Tan Memorial Cup on June 28 at the Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City.

Winning the annually-held match last year behind the reinforcement of the “FEU Tamaraw Boys”, International master (IM) Richelieu Salcedo III, Lennon Hart Salgados, Alfredo Rapanot, Antonio Chavez Jr., and Christian Arroyo, Team CDO-MisOr will have a hard time this time around to dominate the Davawenyos anew.

“Yes, mas kusog ang linya sa Davao karon pero kombati kaayo ‘ni nga engkwentro sa ahedres it’s anybody’s game,” said Cagayan de Oro team skipper Fr. Vic Arellano, as he relayed that Grandmaster (GM) candidate Oliver Dimakiling will spearhead the visiting Davawenyos alongside fellow newcomer in youthful Carl Zirex Sato.

Arellano told SunStar Cagayan de Oro the host team will still enjoy the all-out support of the now Manila-based Cagayan de Oro pawnpushers in the much-awaited 16-board match-up.

“Modula gihapon ang mga Manila boys nato and that’s what adds more excitement sa atong yearly nga goodwill match against Davao team,” Arellano said.

All participants, Arellano said, will also see action in the Memorial Cup on June 29 to 30 with the lion’s share of P100,000 cash awaiting the “tatluhan” team champion.

Here’s the official lineup for Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental Team: The Regulars are 1. IM Richelieu III Salcedo – 2300, 2. NM Rustum Tolentino - 2324, 3. NM Levi Mercado – 2244, 4. Lennon Hart Salgados – 2264, 5. Allan Cantonjos – 2260, 6. Johnnel Balquin – 2231, 7. Christian Arroyo – 2169, 8. Alfredo Rapanot – 2149, 9. Nazario Ubanan – 2144, 10. Antonio Chavez, Jr. – 2168.

Oro’s Executives: 11. Jaime Joshua Frias – 2079, 12. Cleto Vasquez – 2028, 13. Mario Arroyo - 2023, 14. Resurreccion Gunayan, Jr. - 1884, 15. Domingo Oga, Jr. – unrated, 16. Fr. Vic E. Arellano – unrated. Team Captain: Fr. Vic E. Arellano.

Comprising Davao Region Team Regulars: 1. IM Oliver Dimakiling 2396, 2. FM Austin Jacob Literatus 2356, 3. NM Macacuna Macala 2213, 4. NM Alex Lupian 2122, 5. AGM Henry López 2259, 6. Jayson Salubre 2298, 7. Aglipay Oberio 2253, 8. Jimmy Dano 2225, 9. Carl Zirex Sato 2140, 10. John Ray Batucan 2104. With their Executives: 11. James Infiesto 2189, 12. Rhynan Arce 2038, 13. Allan Diez 1997, 14. Darwin Bermudez 1952, 15. Jose Dionisio Guevarra 1935, 16. Alfredo III De Veyra 1913. Team Captain is Engr. Allan Diez.


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