Thursday, February 25, 2010

Article on chess

A reader left this link. It's a great article. Read it here.

Thank you reader.


  1. You are welcome =). Besides the link I left, I was reading this splendid article on about a how a boy-rebellious and disruptive by nature completely transformed into the pinnacle of success.

    The universe knows how chess develops your intellect,expand your creativity,etc. How about looking at chess from a varying perspective. How about viewing chess as a decisive and enourmously powerful tool to encourage and instil national unity in our vibrant multi racial community-a sense of unification among all races so that we may wear the same clothes,drink the same water and hold high our national flag with pride. What wonderful domino effect will it incur? Peace? Economy stability? Chess does not just develops individuals of high calibre but a harmony nation irregardless of skin color,race,language,kampung,jalan,etc and lastly building a sense of mutual understanding. Pls read the article below.He has a point.


    ramone mikgail kok

  2. Continuing from where I left off,the utmost important,paramount issue in nature is to have national support for chess,particularly from the government. Take a look at Russia.They were dominating world chess since world war 2 until bobby fisher unseated Boris Spassky.They have karpov and other fantastic pool of talents.Chess were their political propaganda for 20 years(Im not saying that Najib should follow in their footsteps) Why?
    Because the players get all the support they could ever ask for.We need to have immensely powerful support from the gov to nationalise chess,using it as a tool in a child's education.Our grand flaw now is that the gov dont give 2 hoods and ignores the relevance of chess to prepare my generation in the ever dynamic global competitiveness.

    As I have said,the first thing that the MCF has to do is to gain proper recognition from the gov as the nations top chess body and our edu minister should take note on how other foreign gov use chess to flousrish their young bloods. No wonder they have ppl with the title GM and where is our GM??????!!!!! You can answer it.

    After accumulating and strengthening the backbone of gov support,next up on our recipe of success is establishing a national chess academy(preffably one in every state) to recognize and absorb fresh pool of talents-we need young bloods to carry our jalur gemilang. No doubts that IM Mas,IM Mok,Im Lim,etc have contributed alot but we should not depend too much on them.

    Thirdly, after pulling in fresh talents,exposure should be the only word you are looking at in this paragraph. Throw them overseas.Play FIDE rated events.You know why I am saying this so I need not provide further elaborations.

    Chess in SPM? Why not? After all I memorise my bio,sejarah,moral,chem and vomit it out during exams. I dont even understand what I am learning.My teacher says application is important. WHAT??!! Really? All I did was memorise.Oh yea..i did "apply" a few concepts in my bio but I MEMORISED the application that was from the book.Great. That is the problem with our education system. Its busted.Its all about how much you can memorise. Imagine chess is in SPM.They throw in a Ruy Lopex mainline then suddenly the games deviates out of textbook theory. Oh Oh Im in trouble..since I have been memorising openings, I cant answer the SPM question on why that out-of-the-text-book move was played. In the end I get D and cry behind my mums skirt cuz I din bother understanding it and most importantly, APPLYING IT. This is one important virtue in life.


    Ramone Mikgail Kok