Wednesday, August 18, 2010
DOWN UNDER Chess
Not only the Malaysian chess team does not get the support in terms of fund from the government for the coming 2010 Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Even a developed country of Australia which is also known as the Down Under also does not provide the fund for its chess team.
So, what the Australian chess community especially its chess governing body, ACF, does to raise the fund? It makes appeal for donation. Check out its website here.
The important point here is a big effort needs to be taken in order to participate in a big and important chess event like chess olympiad, world junior or world youth chess championships. That's what many chess communities in other countries do for their chess.
GiLoCatur also found a chess blog that is specifically dedicated for the young or children chess players. Check out the blog here. Shouldn't we, the Malaysian chess community, have one also? What are our efforts to develop, encourage and promote chess among our youths? Should we depend only on parents?
Besides the above Aussie chess blogs, our chess community should also browse the following chess website - http://www.chessintranslation.com/. Lots of chess-related ideas, info, news, and chess annotations from chess masters and experts that can be learnt and gained from the website. To be successful in chess, we need to put lots of efforts and make sacrifice especially in time. The important thing is - IT IS FREE!