I saw a little clip of video on the internet where George Best`s father related some advice he gave to George when he was starting of his career. He told him, "You were born with a gift, just remember that."
This interview appeared earlier in the week.
One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilised people – men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach. There are very few unpleasant people in chess, which cannot be said of all professional sports.
CARLOS " THE JACKAL" FRAMPTON.
Carl does not have to worry about coming into contact with "intelligent civilised people," everybody where he lives is intelligent and civilised.
Antioch is a famous place, it is mentioned in the Bible.
25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
At the moment an important chess tournament is being held at Antioch Turkey. Their internet site makes pretty big claims about it.
Someone has claimed; "Most intelligent women of the world will meet in Antakya to clarify who is the new Queen of the world chess. Savas told that the city, is ready, and all people is impatient to have this important event in Hatay."
This is the best advice for all young people, after all you don`t stay young forever.
1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,