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Saturday, 4 December 2010


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."
It is very true that God gives certain abilities to some people that he does not give to others. Sadly many of them seem to squander the gifts God has given to them.

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.

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.

Acts 11:25-27
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
27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto

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."

Alexandra Kosteniuk

This young lady is the present world champion, she is Russian of course. The problem with being Russian at the moment is if you win anything, no one is going to believe it was genuine! Wikileaks will lead everyone to suspect everything the Russians are invloved with is fixed!

This is the best advice for all young people, after all you don`t stay young forever.
Ecclesiastes 12
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,

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