"Where the Pin is mightier than the sword" - Fred Reinfeld
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wesley So a no show in press conference in Dresden
Filipino chess correspondence in Dresden reported that GM Wesley So was scheduled to appear in press conference yesterday hosted by Susan Polgar, but So failed to show up. This may be somewhat unacceptable but for me it's quite understandable. I guess Wesley has yet to come up with the facts that he's beginning to captured the attention of chess afficionados in the European soil. He still feel insecure after all and remains a camera shy as ever. I remember last March at the Battle of Grandmasters here in Manila, Wesley, then fourteen, would literally run away from TV reporters (ABS-CBN) toward his father as if seeking protection! Also Wesley shouldn't be concerned about the language barrier. With the exception of perhaps Magnus Carlsen, most chess prodigies these days are horrible in English. Hou Yifan, Karjakin, Nguyen Ngoc truong son, Bacrot and Radjabov are just some of the examples :) We will all love to see Wesley introduced himself in the big stage!