Monday, January 03, 2005
Chess players from China
Xie Jun, Xu Yuhua (center) and Zhao Xue
Xu Yuhua - the Chinese player I played against in a simul in August and almost drew. She is one of China's strongest players.
Belown is a picture of her in action on August 28 2004 when she was in Malaysia.
I'm hidden behind the other 2 players wearing caps. FYI, she beat everybody (about 20 boards). I was the last one playing against her. I resigned and she asked me "Why?" and proceeded to show me how I could hold a draw. Man it was embarassing ... just shows that you should never give up even if things look bad...
I've learnt from that experience and never gave up even in a losing position and have resulted in many narrow wins in my favour :)