"Where the Pin is mightier than the sword" - Fred Reinfeld
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wesley So - Eugene Torre match up is off
It was the talk of the town. Everyone is excited about the "Dream Match" between two of the most influential and revered chess heroes of the Philippines. Asia's first ever Grandmaster vs. history's seventh youngest Grandmaster. The past and the future of Philippine chess. Couldn't there be any better? Nothing. But the proposed one million pesos So-Torre showdown that is scheduled to take place this month in various major cities in the country is not going to happen. But first thing first, you can read my previous post regarding the So-Torre match up over HERE. And the link to the full article from the inquirer.net can be read HERE. As everyone must be well aware by now, Wesley So is set to compete in 2009 Aeroflot which begins February 16 in Moscow, Russia so there will be a conflict in schedule. What we do not know as of now is whether the proposed match up will be move to a latter date or it will not take place at all, at least this year considering Wesley's hectic tournament schedules. I deem it wise not to comment any further at this moment, let's just wait for any development in the coming weeks. More later...