Fil-American Engineer Gamaro to play in 50th annual World Open chess championship
By Marlon Bernardino
Thu, 23 Jun 2022
MANILA---Filipino American Donato Gamaro, an engineer and a golfer from Queens, New York, will head to Philadelphia with hopes of improving his world ranking aside from bringing more honor for the country.
Fondly called Gerry in the chess world, he will see action at the 50th annual World Open chess championship Under 2000 category slated from June 29 to July 4, 2022 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
"I hope to do well in the 50th annual World Open chess championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA," said Gamaro who hails from Calauan, Laguna.
It shall be recalled that Gamaro stamped his class in the 14th annual Foxwoods Open International Chess Championship last April 17, at the Foxwoods Resort Casino and Hotel in Connecticut, USA.
He reigned supreme in the Under 1600 division with a 6.5 points after beating Karim Naba in the final round of the 7-round Swiss System Tournament. With his feat in the regular game 60 minutes plus 10 seconds delay time control format he received US$2,325 for his efforts. Gamaro also won the Blitz side event for US$100 richer.
Gamaro is currently in a rigid training under the guidance to his coach/trainer US based National Master and Engineer Mario Lawsin Rebano.-Marlon Bernardino-
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