Lovi Poe to visit the biggest chess festival in Dubai

by Carissa Garcia

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Chess fanatics are expected to join the inaugural Bench Chess Festival with Filipina actress Lovi Poe.

Lovi Poe will also attend the grand opening of Bench’s new outlets in Al Wahda Street, Sharjah.

The 5-day chess festival highlights tournaments and exhibitions and is open to everyone from November 8 to 12 at Burjuman Center’s Main Atrium in Dubai. It is also headed by, Augusto Marcial, Fide International Arbiter and Founding President of Expat Chess Club UAE.

In partnership with Bench UAE, the event is way of Direct Clicks Marketing Management LLC of promoting corporate responsibility.

Gwen Viernes, Managing Director of Direct Clicks Marketing said, “We at Direct Clicks Marketing would like to organize a free-to-attend event wherein everyone can join. This is just the first of many.”

Mr. Imthiyas Palliveedu, CEO & Chairman of Shades Global Trading LLC (Bench) added, “We at Bench want to help local chess players gain global recognition through an event that is going to bring the world’s best of the best chess players in the UAE. This is going to be an epic event.”

Top chess players from the region are expected to compete in the event.