It had been in the works for quite some time and many of his close friends never thought it would happen but yes, my very good friend International Master Alex Wohl has now got his chess academy up and running!
I am really happy that Alex finally decided to do it and walked the talk and I know it is not easy to get such a venture up practically by yourself (friends can only do so much)!
The former Australian Champion and many times (and current!) Munich Open Champion has also been selected to the Australian team for the World Chess Olympiad so it has been a good last month for him.
More importantly, the word is out, students are showing up and the Gold Coast is already benefiting from the quality chess training long missing from those parts.
Polgar Chess Asia is also honoured to become a sister academy with Doubleroo Chess Academy and I am looking forward to exciting and mutually beneficial student and trainer exchanges in the years to come!