Monthly Archives: January 2010

Beyond envy

The cost of being on the Fide rating list. HEY, Greg,” I asked the Malaysian Chess Federation’s secretary when I bumped into him in Kuala Lumpur recently, “what’s become of our standing with the World Chess Federation (Fide)?” In case … Continue reading

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No quick solution

What does it take to nudge chess to the next level? IT WAS like déjà vu. Way back in 1974, I was part of a group of chess enthusiasts who came to Kuala Lumpur to attend the first official meeting … Continue reading

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Preparing yourself for the job market

Don’t think you can solve problems that arise in the job search all by yourself. The price to pay for ignorance or passive attitude is too high to bear. You may end up not getting any job offer after attending … Continue reading

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Frozen assets

When assets get frozen, who suffers? The beneficiaries are the ultimate sufferers but along the way. the executors may also find themselves in a bind. Here’s an old but interesting story from an online newspaper: KEITH WEBB found he had … Continue reading

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Budget cut

Budget slash a setback for development of chess in schools. SO it happens yet again. The rumour that I have been hearing for the past few months has been confirmed. Chess is out from this year’s national schools’ sports programme, … Continue reading

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All in a family

Members of a family helping in the business may inherit it when the family head dies but, without an agreement, there may be no legal rights to ownership. IT IS not uncommon in a small family business for other members … Continue reading

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Masters of the game

Kudos to Malaysia’s two new international masters. NEW Year’s Day brought some mixed news for the Malaysian chess scene. I don’t like to use well-worn clichés but anyway, the good news should come first and it is that two new … Continue reading

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Time to rev up your career in 2010

Hi. So how have your Christmas holidays been like? There’s nothing like taking off at the end of the year for some seasonal revelry, enjoying the company of your loved ones and charging your batteries in the process before looking … Continue reading

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On top of the world

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has risen to the top of the World Chess Federation rating list for the new year. WELL, a happy new year to you! By tradition at the start of every new year, the World Chess Federation (Fide) … Continue reading

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