Monday, 21 November 2016

Announcement - Migrating to

After browsing through for an hour, I realised that the interface is so much more user friendly as compared to Blogger and as such, I would be posting more regularly here

My first article can be found here. Please share or leave a comment if you like it!

I will be posting the non-technical stuff here and one of the things I will discuss soon is the ongoing investigation by the SCF's ethics committee in regard to the Baku Olympiad selection. Given that the outcome has not been decided, I am not at liberty to disclose too much information but I can say that at least 2 other parties have come forward and shared testimonies that are very similar to my experience. The committee has promised us a response soon and once that happens, the truth will surface and everyone can then move forward. 

Going back to the technical stuff, I will also be re-hashing some of my old articles here, and Singapore Chess News but I will of course re-check and update the analysis where necessary. My next article would be a review on the latest chess-site in town, and it would be a really detailed one so, don't mind the cliche, but watch this space!

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Shout out to the internet warriors!

I have recently spoke to some friends (one of whom has known me since I was in primary school) who appear to have been grossly, and perhaps intentionally misinformed over the unfortunate debacle, that is, the selection process of the Singapore team for the Baku Olympiad. There was a laughable amount of rumors that are still floating around in the chess scene and the most ridiculous thing about this is that these rumors are likely spread by random fellows who have no clue what they are saying.

What I am puzzled is that even people who I've known for decades had not even bothered to do basic fact checking with the protagonist but have instead chosen to listen to stories that are unsurprisingly one-sided. It is of course no wonder that not 1 person has looked at me in the face and confronted me about the amazing and terrible things that I've supposedly said and done!

And to the various armchair warriors, you know what?

It is exceptionally cheap & disgraceful to abuse someone while hiding in the shadows. You must lead a sorry life indeed, and I encourage you to continue sitting on your moral high horse as that must be one of your very few simple pleasures in life. 

Thankfully, I've come to learn that life is tough, and often very unfair and I would be a very miserable person indeed if I am affected by every unfair comment that is thrown in my direction!

The initial selection was utterly shambolic and a lot of credit has to be given to the Exco for the rectification. This happened not because of 1 blog article, but because common sense and logic were exercised after all the facts were put across.

As a legendary wiseman once said, Engage Your Brain before Typing on Keyboard!