International master Alex Wohl is currently playing in the 3rd International Chess Festival “President’s Cup” in Baku. For those keenly watching the composition of the Australian men's team for this year's Olympiad, Alex's performance there will be crucial. After a poor outing in Bad Woerishofen (Germany) earlier this year where he scored 5/7 and dropping his last 2 games, it seems that even Alex's enthusiasm suffered a setback.
Says he, "Bad Woerishofen was such a downer that for a while I was considering giving up altogether".
If he plays well enough in Baku, he may apply for a berth on the Olympiad side. "May" because there are evidently a number of factors that the likable Australian is considering and not the least of these is, I'm sure, his new found role as a family man. Anyway, he also tells me: "will keep reading your blog even if I retire". That is good to know!