Only the fittest

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - LEISURE - QUAH SENG SUN star2@thes­tar.com.my

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

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