Chess is a game of skill and patience – that is something I teach the children and young people in my groups and an important lesson that Vietnam’s Le Quang Liem probably wished he had stuck to because he host nearly 20 points after failing to defend his championship at Aeroflot 2012 and UK Open Chess Tournament (Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival)

In his eagerness to earn more Elo he booked for both games, playing first in the UK and then after 10 days of intense pressure flying to Moscow to take part in Aeroflot – all in one month – You can read the full story here

It is always wonderful to see a young person full of passion for the game of chess and it is important to remember not to let passion become haste.

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