The National Book Store is putting together a series of chess tournaments aimed at kiddies (two categories: 15-under and 11-under) to be held at the Robinsons Galleria Activity Center starting in March. National Book Store wants to use chess as a marketing tool for itself (makes sense, chess and books have an intellectual bent) by sponsoring a series of large (200 participants) tournaments every six months, then between those tournaments a smaller tournament every month (about 40 participants). The idea is to attract and encourage our younger players and give them a venue to learn chess and to develop their skills.Read more.
When I entitled my post "Darwin Ducks Out", I had no idea that the guy was going to take it so literally. He is reported to have withdrawn from Aeroflot going into the eight round. Compatriot Wesley, on the other hand, performed creditably and finished with 5 points.