Top PH U18 chess bet disqualified

Top PH U18 chess bet disqualified
Paul Matthew Llanillo has been disqualified for violating the fair play policy

Paul Matthew Llanillo, the Philippines’ top bet in the under-18 division of the FIDE Online World Cadets and Online tournament which starts on December 11, was disqualified for violating the fair play provision on Saturday, December 5.

Llanillo was part of the group of 5 Philippine players joining the Azerbaijan International Online Blitz Tournament when he reported that his account was taken down for violating the fair play provision.

A source in the National Chess Federation of the Philippines told Rappler that Llanillo can still play in the FIDE because the competition is being played in Tornelo, another chess portal.

“Llanillo called in the middle of the tournament when his account was closed,” the source said. 

(UPDATE: Top PH chess under-18 bet appeals, eyes World Cadets)

Llanillo made waves in the eliminations when he upset top seed Daniel Quizon, who will still compete in the world cadets after securing a wildcard berth.

Another player, who is in the lower age group, saw his lichess account taken down in a junior tournament a week ago. But he will also still play in the cadets, the NCFP source said.

The fate of Llanillo and the other suspended player for having their accounts taken will be known after the cadets tournament ends. –