Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 10th 2015 Contents of a career in law and his pre-eminence in
the sport of chess. Without the champion s
participation, however, the national contest
loses much of its unique raison detre and
becomes almost like any another chess tour-
Vishnu s withdrawal has subsequently sad-
dled the T&TCA with the task of selecting
a player to make up the required number of
finalists. To achieve this unprecedented task,
the Association now has to adjudicate the
claims of runners-up of the four qualifying
tournaments and to decide the replacement
via the tournament route.
Prominent veteran Cecil Lee who secured
fourth place in two preliminaries is the first
candidate. Another is Fidel James who fin-
ished third in the Tobago qualifier. Rising
youngster Simon Ramdath, fourth in the
South preliminary, is the third. These three
players are due to contest a round robin tour-
nament of three rounds to decide who will
be the 12th qualifier following the champion s
DR and the national chess community can
only hope that Vishnu s decision to withdraw
from the national finals is not a prelude to
his departure from the sport. T&T s first IM
still has a world of opportunity to achieve
greater acclaim for himself and his country.
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August 20, 2015
Here is a shocker for
the chess community.
T&T s champion, 20-
year-old Vishnu Singh,
will not be defending his
title in the national finals
due sometime in Septem-
ber. In a terse note to the
T&T Chess Association
(T&TCA) two weeks ago,
Vishnu conveyed his decision to withdraw from the
contest. Apart from its astonishment, this abrupt
decision of the young champion creates something
of a mystery as he has given no reason whatever for
it.Attempts by DR to solve this puzzle have run into
a brick wall. Vishnu s father, Naroutam Singh, has
declined to explain it and T&TCA president David
Martin also remains mum on the subject.
Now, where does that leave us? As DR sees it, the
national chess finals without the defending champion
must set a very bad precedent, detracting as it does
from the regard and respect due to the country s chess
"king" and to the supreme contest in which he is
required to defend his crown. In this regard, DR would
like to ask how would Vishnu feel about the contest
if he were just one of the qualifiers seeking to win his
laurels in this tournament without the participation
of the champion?
DR could hardly imagine what reason would cause
the young champion, the country s first International
Master, a player with many worlds still to conquer,
to abruptly abandon his sporting responsibility to
defend his national title. It could hardly be the pressure
of his scholarship studies as DR remembers the new
champion saying he could easily handle both his pursuit
Leader Dumoulin seals
Vuelta stage 17 time trial
BURGOS---Tom Dumoulin of Netherlands won the
individual time-trial in the Spanish Vuelta yesterday
to reclaim the race leader s red jersey on the 17th
The tall, 24-year-old Giant-Alpecin rider clocked
46 minutes, one second, over the 38.7 kilometre (24-
mile) course in and around the northern city of Burgos.
He beat Maciej Bodnar of Poland by one minute, 4
seconds, while Spain s Alejandro Valverde was third
fastest, trailing by 1:08.
"I am very happy with how well this time trial
went," Dumoulin said. "I am now a contender for
the Vuelta, but the race in not over."
With four days of racing remaining, the overall
standings are very close as Fabio Aru is just three
seconds behind Dumoulin, while overnight leader
Joaquin Rodriguez is now third overall and 1:15 off
Although the skies were overcast and some light
rain coated parts of the road surface, making it poten-
tially dangerous, Dumoulin was able to outpace all
the other sprint specialists.
Dumoulin said he expected the hardest day to
come would be Saturday s stage 20, a 175.8 kilometre
(109.2 mile) mountainous ride from San Lorenzo de
El Escorial to Cercedilla that includes four category
Today s stage is a 204 kilometre (126.8 mile) moun-
tainous ride from Roa to Riaza including the category
1 ascent up Puerto de la Quesera.
The 21-stage Vuelta ends with a ride into downtown
Madrid on Sunday. (AP)
No defence from national champion
IM Vishnu Singh
Vishnu's withdrawal has subsequently saddled
the T&TCA with the task of selecting a player
to make up the required number of finalists.
To achieve this unprecedented task, the
Association now has to adjudicate the claims
of runners-up of the four qualifying
tournaments and to decide the replacement
via the tournament route.
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