Malaysians at the World Youth Chess Championships in Greece
Once again we are being represented by many of the usual suspects - a large number almost travelling as "a gang" now - and some have even brought their trainers along.
So many have played in the many other world, continental and regional youth events held earlier this year (don't they need to go to school?) and were almost all participating too in the recently concluded Malaysian Chess Festival while at least one I know of from Penang has played in a couple of International Opens.
Based on initial ranking and earlier results not too much can be expected but then again given the large number of pay your own way participants typical of this event, the field will greatly vary in strength.
As always, we will have a chance to create some upsets at the lower age group categories and who knows what the last round pairings could throw up?