It's amazing to watch our chess revival unveiling before our eyes. Here.
It all started with a small email on NAG 2010 selection, getting a sponsor to support training for Asean 2010, a Malaysian win over Singapore for the first time in 10 years. And then there was that fateful conversation on a train ride that was supported by our top bloggers. And of course a courageous move by MCF against heavy resistance.
And now we have selection for SEA games. Wow!!
Many of our top players will be at Maverick to warm up for the big events of NAG and National Close. Many of the people who helped start this revival will also be there. So will get to meet old and new friends in the flesh again. Emails, sms'es, phone calls, chats and even the amazing facebook can never replace face to face meetings. And who knows what Sunday's conversations will bring forth. :)
I'm leaving for KL tomorrow morning to play bridge and then Maverick on Sunday. So there wont be any new posts till I am back. So I want to wish all of you a good weekend. I also want to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you that have contributed to our chess rennaisance by supporting selection. Thank you all, thank you MCF. Maverick's success is because of all your work.
To be honest, there were a few moments when I wondered if we will see this day.