Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Filipino Defence

There's a new system doing the rounds of blitz games in Sydney. It's called the "Filipino Defence", so named because its main exponent is, of course, a Pinoy ("Johny from Manila"). The big idea is apparently to win games on time, especially when the position is hopelessly lost.

Anyway, one group of Pinoys who might have made use of this new system is the RP team in the Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam. Spearheaded by GM Antonio, the boys and girls have so far failed to win a single medal in the chess events. Very disappointing, indeed.

1 comment:

Greek Gift said...

That could be called "an universal defense", as well :-)