I love tournaments, preparing for Selangor Open. Need to keep reminding myself why I'm in chess. :) I love seeing our players fighting it out with their minds, in a healthy environment and in a gentlemanly fashion.
I like to think that some of them will move on to become Grand Masters or a global player in business or some other notable achievement. I like to think that they will use the skills learned in chess to have a better life.
A thought. Is there something to being peaceful and playing chess, like the story below seem to suggest?
Have you ever seen an Aikido expert fight? From a deep place of connection to their centre. A fierce fighting spirit from a place of calm.