Gary Kasparov at the Rizal Park Chess Plaza June 1992
World champion Gary Kasparov was the guest of honor at the Rizal Park Blitz Tournament. Kasparov together with Philippine's National arbiter Ernie Baltazar, the Chief Arbiter of the tournament, watched the final of the blitz tournament between Rodel Infante and Rodolfo Panopio Jr ; " White is winning ,then after the next move Black is winning , suddenly White is winning again, then Black is winning again ", the world champ told the Chief Arbiter on analyzing the final match. "Maybe its more of an Insurance or maybe its a Voyage " he was told. Insurance is when two players just split their prizes no matter who won the game while Voyage is the English term for "biyahe"for deliberately losing the game.
When asked who will be his likely rival in the world championship match between Jan Timman of the Netherlands or Nigel Short of England, Kasparov said: "It will be Short and the match will be short"
The Rizal Park chess plaza (Asia's first chess plaza)was inaugurated on October 18, 1979
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