CANDIDATE Master (CM) Calvin Prasad has set his sights on claiming his fifth title of the year.
The Fiji Chess Federation will host the 33rd Fiji Bitter Chess Open on Sunday in Suva's Tappoo City conference room, and Prasad is quietly confident but wary of the opposition.
CM Manoj Kumar is the defending champion and Prasad will be his strongest challenger.
The two are considered Fiji's best players at the moment and a match between them in any tournament is always the highlight.
Prasad said he achieved some good results against Kumar this year and hoped it would be favourable for him come Sunday afternoon.
"Since we have played against each other so many times, we know what to expect from each other," he said.
"But it is important for me to concentrate on my own game and to focus on getting the basics right."
Prasad said other players in the tournament could cause upsets.
"Apart from Manoj, there are players such as Ronald Terubea and Goru Arvind who have made significant improvements over the years.
"I have to be careful of these two and others who will compete in the tournament.
"I have won four titles this year and I hope to win the fifth this weekend."
Federation president Dr Virgilio de Asa also expects a record turnout from primary, secondary and tertiary students at the tournament which begins at 9.30am on Sunday.