Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Grinding out the win...by Junior Tay

Looking at Weiliang's games from the Kickoff Rapid 2013, one would realise that he does not have the  chessplayer's opening theory equivalent of the big  booming tennis serve like say...IM Goh Wei Ming (athough these days, Wei Ming seems happy to play less cut-throat lines). His games are lots of grindouts and late middlegame/endgame tussling types.

For that matter, Weiliang often gets next to nothing from the opening and often has to work his way back into the game. Here's a good example from the Kickoff event.


  1. IMO, Tan Weiliang needs more experiences with tournaments overseas to become Singapore's newest Candidate Master or FIDE Master.

  2. Hope Wei Liang can also make it into the National Chess Squad this year and perform his true potential in 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.

  3. I am pretty sure that so long as he keeps up his hard work and study his openings well, Weiliang will make it bigger than a CM or an FM :)