Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Asian Chess News

Vishy Anand is reported to have agreed to play in the upcoming Olympiad in Turin. Anand's ex-second, Elizbar Ubilava, may coach the Indian team. Joining Vishy are Sasikiran and Harikrishna. The remaining 3 spots will be decided in the National 'A' tournament scheduled for March.

Meanwhile, in Jakarta - the Indonesians are preparing their chess arsenal for the 15th Asian Games due to be held in December this year. Like the Philippines, Indonesia failed to win a single gold medal at the recent SEA Games last year. This time they are determined to score better. Percasi, the Indonesian Chess Fed, have have been training 4 players in Bogor, West Java since January.

More from the Jakarta Post.

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