Friday, October 30, 2009

3rd Asian Indoor Games (AIG)

What is AIG or Asian Indoor Games?

AIG is an indoor sporting event held every two years exclusively for Asian countries. The sports contested are mostly the kinds that have yet joined or included in continental or world sport events. Chess will be one of the sport disciplines contested.

How many Asian countries participated?

45 Asian countries including Malaysia.

Where the event will be held and when?

For the third AIG, it will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam from 30th October until 8 November 2009.

Will Malaysia participate in the chess event?

GiLoCatur is not sure and still looking and "googling" for the answer.

When is the playing schedule for Chess?

According to 3rd AIG official website, chess will be played from 31st October to 7th November.

If Malaysia participate, who will play for our country?

Also GiLoCatur still do not have the answer. During this weekend, IM Mas and FM Mok will play in the Malaysian Masters semi finals. It seems that they are not going to Hanoi.

But who will represent Philippine in chess, GiLoCatur can give the answer. It has been published in Susan Polgar's blog. RP will be represented by GM Mark Paragua and GM Rogelio "Joey" Antonio, Jr for men's and WFM Catherine Perena and Sherily Cua for women's.

For further details and facts about the 3rd AIG, please visit this link and 3rd AIG official website.

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