"Where the Pin is mightier than the sword" - Fred Reinfeld
Friday, April 3, 2009
2009 Philippine Inter-Cities Chess Team Championship
One week from today in Tarlac City, 100 kms Northwest of Manila, the National Inter-cities and Municipalities chess team championship will take place. Most players who participated at the recently concluded Battle of GMs are expected to join their respective teams in Luisita, Tarlac City from April 11-15. Although there are reports in local media that Wesley So is also expected to join the tourney, it is the one thing that remains to be seen since Wesley is in deep preparation for the Asian Continental/Individual Championship slated to begin on May 12-24 at Subic, Olongapo City. In fact Wesley opt not to defend the 2009 Dubai Chess Open championship he won last year just to make sure he is ready for AIC where the top ten finishers will qualify for the World Cup Tournament. There's about fifty to sixty percent chances that Wesley will see action. If ever Wesley will be joining the tournament, he could be a last minute replacement for a certain team in this five days tourney.