FM Nouri tops Iloilo mixed masters chess tourney

NEGRENSE Fide Master Hamed Nouri of Escalante City emerged champion in the recently concluded 5th DWP Mixed Masters Invitational Rapid Chess Knockout Tournament held at the Residence Hotel in Iloilo City.

Nouri, a former varsitarian of West Negros University and who was the lone Filipino placer during the 2006 PGMA International Chess Championship in Manila, pocketed P12,000 plus a trophy in the annual event which was started in 2005 by tournament organizer Nonoy Briones and a group of Filipino and American employees of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in California.

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