Monday, November 22, 2010

Reevaluating ChessHeroes blog

Promotion from work means more obligation not to mention that we're currently conducting an intensive research work on something that will take years to finish. Fact is, our multi tasking skills has failed us to the degree that we literally forgot to update this blog for over two weeks, which is quite unforgivable for those who are following CH regularly. As Garry Kasparov once said in his well received book about business strategy, How Life Imitates Chess, the sport should be a means of transport and not a final destination to better and improve our life other than playing or writing about chess. No wonder why he retires early from playing serious chess to devote his time and effort on other things he believes is necessary for his self improvement and in people in general by entering politics. For now all we can say is we apologize for the inconvenience and we will "rehydrate" CH as soon as everything goes back to normal.

So far, there's not much to talk about Philippine chess, except of course, about controversies. It was as if the sport also came into unexpected hiatus. At the ongoing 16th Asian Games, the Wesley So led team still yet to bag a medal for chess and is not doing fine in the Men's team either. Ex world champ Rustam Kasimzhanov of Uzbekistan won the Men's individual gold while Vietnam has already won a silver medal in chess courtesy of GM Le Quam Liem also in the Men's Individual. GM Hou Yifan took the gold in Women's Individual.

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