PH woodpushers see action in Myanmar chessfest

Woman Fide Master Allaney Jia Doroy, Vic Glysen Derotas, and Chester Neil Reyes will be seeing action in the 20th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship to be held on June 9 to 19 in Mandalay City, Myanmar.

Doroy, Derotas, and Reyes playing under the banner of National University chess team under the watchful eye of team manager Samson Go and coach United States chess master Jose “Jojo” Aquino Jr.

Allaney Jia Doroy
Allaney Jia Doroy

“It’s one of the most challenging tournaments for us because all of the best ASEAN age groupers are expected to be there. We’ll just play one game at a time. Every round is important,” said Doroy who is fresh from winning the inaugural Open Kitchen rapid chess tournament held recently at the Open Kitchen 34-36 P. Tuazon Boulevard, Brgy. Kaunlaran, Cubao, Quezon City.

“We’ll be up against strong and more seasoned players in this tournament and I hope my luck continues there. Right now, I’m in deep preparation, doing more practice games with my fellow chess masters,” added Doroy who play in sparring games against United States chess master Florentino Inumerable Jr., a four-times Chicago Industrial Chess League Champion and Philippine Engineer and Scientist Organization (PESO) Champion.