Commissioner tells pro chessers: ‘Make history but be responsible’

Rick Olivares ( – January 17, 2021 – 3:06pm MANILA, Philippines — Attorney Paul Elauria, the Commissioner of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines, enjoined the 250 players who comprise the country’s first pro chess league to conduct themselves with an air of professionalism and responsibility during simple online opening rites on Opening Day, January 16. “Being a professional is not a right,” stressed Elauria. “It is merely a privilege. The Republic of the Philippines, through the Games and Amusements Board has determined that based on your skills and talents, you…

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HEDGE accordingly