The country’s youngest Woman Fide Master (WFM) Antonella Berthe “Tonelle” Murillo Racasa rebounded from back-back loses to whip Aji Susanmaria of Ireland in the World Cadets Chess Championships on Thursday (PH time) in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
The 11-years-old Racasa, the top player of Mandaluyong City who holds an Elo rating of 1342 won after 32 moves of London System Opening.
Racasa was beaten by Abigail Riis Weersing (1649) of England in the first round and Magdalena Schiopu-Oana (1526) of Romania in the second round.
“Antonella Berthe regains her composure and subdued her Irish opponent in just 32 moves of London System Opening. Hopefully magtuloy tuloy na yung panalo nya. Praise God.” said Roberto Racasa, father/coach of Antonella Berthe.
Antonella Berthe will face Woman Candidate Master (WCM) Patricia Anastas Abdala Cancino (1551) of Chile in the fourth round. (Marlon Bernardino)