“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic.” – Anonymous
Each child who learns chess, learns something new. Talent for the game could either be developed, or set aside. Thousands of children learn chess each year but only the ones who play competitively, and advance in rank via the FIDE Elo points system, attract attention. The world of international chess is competitive.
Guyana has equal opportunities similar to the benefits enjoyed by the developed nations to forge ahead in chess selectively. But first we have to practice at home with sagaciousness before we can compete with élan overseas. We should not wait for, neither should we depend only on the biennial chess Olympiad for recognition. If we do, our chess would be stagnated…..