Only the fittest
World chess cup 2011 was a test of endurance for the contestants.
THE recent World Chess Cup tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, easily qualified as one of the longest chess tournaments this year.
When the schedule was announced earlier this year, I felt a bit dizzy just thinking about a tournament that would span 24 days, from Aug 28 to Sept 20.
Do not think that chess is a game of ease and leisure, that all a player does is to sit down at the chessboard and exercise his