Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Chess futures

The long-promised and eagerly-anticipated Christmas posts on Turkey are about to burst forth. As far as current affairs go, this blog is more of a (b)lag, I fear...

First up is a superbly encouraging interview with the President of the Turkish Chess Federation, Ali Nihat Yazici. He is enthusiastic, he has a proven track record, he has great ambitions and he knows how to apologise when he makes a mistake. What a guy! I wish Turkish chess all the best, and wish there were more organisers like him around the place to promote and plan chess.

The fact that the Women's Super-Tournament is named after Ataturk barely raised a chuckle, so impressed was I with the TCF!