- Filipina FIDE master Antonelle Berthe Racasa won the Girls’ Under 12 tilt in the 2019 Pattaya Chess Club Open
- She scored 6.5 points in nine rounds of action
- She rose to the top after defeating her fellow Filipino chess wizards and players from Singapore, Korea, and Myanmar
The Philippines’ youngest female FIDE master has dominated a chess tournament held in Pattaya, Thailand recently.
Filipina FIDE master Antonelle Berthe Racasa ruled the Girls’ Under 12 tilt in the 2019 Pattaya Chess Club Open that ran from October 19 to 23.
According to a report, Antonelle won the title after scoring 6.5 points in nine rounds of action. The young FIDE master rose to the top after defeating her fellow Filipino chess wizards, as well as players from Singapore, Korea, and Myanmar.
Roberto Racasa, Antonelle’s father, shared on Facebook shortly after the victory that Antonelle actually competed while nursing a fever.
“What a brave s0ul! Despite playing with f
ev er due to t0nsili tis, Antonella hurdles her way to become the Under 12 Girls Champion in the Pattaya Thailand International Chess Championship. Thank You Lord!” he expressed.
In an earlier post, the older Racasa bared that the goal is to make Antonelle, a Grade 6 pupil, the youngest woman grand master in the world and shared that even the road to that goal is not easy, but there are people who continuously support them to keep going.
“Competing in international tournament is perplexingly challenging. You need airplane tickets, board and lodging, registration fees, training materials hiring coaches, miscellaneous expenses, etc. Good thing there are people touched by our great God who continuously support our campaign. Our ultimate objective is to make Antonella the youngest Womn Grandmaster in the World is not an easy task,” Racasa said as he went on to thank all the people behind his daughter’s successful feats.
Antonella, according to PhilBoxing, is gearing up for the Eastern Asia Juniors and Girls Chess Championships that will be held on December 9 to 16 in Batangas. She is also expected to compete in the 36th Singapore National Age Group Chess Championships slated on December 27 to 30 in Singapore.