Thursday, January 9, 2014
Review of Terengganu chess with comments.
Good luck Terengganu. It does sound like healthy competition in action. Healthy competition builds while the other type tears down.
It is also my hope that when Terengganu does produce a National level player capable of winning his/her place on the National squad, that the situation in Malaysian chess would be one where the better player wins their place through clean and fair selection and the back doors will be a thing of the past.
Many States are also pulling out the stops and moving their chess ahead. This is good for Malaysia so long as progress is about chess and not deal making. This is simply because there are really not enough places for the deals and also because with the deals we will be sending out a weak Team. Real chess players and real deal makers. And sometimes only deal makers.
ps: I am tied up with administrative work for the time being and so Part 2 of what is chess designed to teach us, will have to come out later.