The Phuket Thai Chess Association, led by Anurak Tansirirote, will hold the 2nd Phuket On On Open Thai Chess Competition on February 26th-27th 2011 at On On Hotel, Phang Nga Road, Phuket. The competition consists of 2 levels: under 15 year old players and general players. The prizes are trophies from Tri Akaradecha, the Governor of Phuket, and other VIPs in Phuket, and 50,000 baht cash.
Anurak estimated that there would be more chess players from other provinces joining the competition compared to the number of the competitors, 30, last year. He said Thai Chess is a sport suitable for people of all ages and also requires thinking and analysis of the play itself and its competitors. It helps with brain development and critical thinking. It is also a leisure activity that benefits in other ways.
The On On hotel is one of Phuket’s first hotels, and in recent years was used as a location for famous movies like ‘The Beach’ with Leonardo DiCaprio, so it is expected to have a good group of enthusiasts joining the chess competition.
To apply for the competition please contact On On Hotel or call Khun Somyot Pangsap at 087 890 4361, or Khun Sakchai Netchompoo at 086 742 9922. The competition schedule will be officially announced on February 17th at 6.30 p.m. at On On Hotel.