Friday, September 01, 2017

Lost passport, credit cards and ELO points

Posted by GilaChess
Psychologically the worst thing I can imagine happening to any chess player in a tournament. This happened to WGM Irene Sukhandar Kharisma recently.

Also, please no hate comment  chess player that refused the draw suggestion from the arbiters. It's perfectly his or her right to refuse. However, personally I think most people (including me) will be sympathetic and reduce Irene's worry and burden by giving her the draw.

The lesson ? Be more vigilant of your belongings. Maybe find a hotel safe or leave your valuables with a trusted friend or arbiter during the tournament.

Incidentally, Irene is a "regular" to the Malaysian Chess Festival in the early years.
Here's a picture from 2012.