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Hong Kong – Macao Interport Chess Pearl Delta Cup 2013 Players Line-up

February 22nd, 2013

Preparations are in full progress at Caissa for the traditional Interport Chess match between Hong Kong and Macao on Saturday 2 March; a tradition that dates back several decades.

By courtesy of Mr. Prosper Kan, who as a youth player on the Macao side participated with his 11-years old brother Christopher Kan (drawing his game) in the 1961 event, we can see a glimpse of that time through the below South China Morning Post article (thanks Jose Silveirinha, head of the Macao delegation visiting us next week, for sharing).

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The Interport Chess Match between Macao and Hong Kong goes decades back.

Whereas participating youth players in those times were an exception, in our time the event has transformed into a youth match. We will have four age categories and two teams of two players in each. Different from the recent successfully organized tournament with Guangzhou East Lake Chess Club, players will not play against their city team mates. The city that accumulates most points gets to keep the Pearl Delta Cup for a year.

The players have almost all been confirmed and the Hong Kong team has lined up a lot of players who have earned their reputation in the most recent tournaments as well as some upcoming talents.

Players in the Hon Kong -Macao Interport Chess Pearl Delta Cup 2013

Players in the Hong Kong – Macao Interport Chess Pearl Delta Cup 2013

Good luck boys and girls!

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