Monday, August 22, 2011


In 1989 film Field of Dream, starring Kevin Coastner, there is this dialogue between John Kinsella and Ray Kinsella...

John Kinsella: Is this heaven?
Ray Kinsella: It's Iowa.
John Kinsella: Iowa? I could have sworn this was heaven.
[John starts to walk away]
Ray Kinsella: Is there a heaven?
John Kinsella: Oh yeah. It's the place where dreams come true.
[Ray looks around, seeing his wife playing with their daughter on the porch]
Ray Kinsella: Maybe this is heaven...

DATMO 2011 Edition
Well, for me this year DATMO is simply a heaven. It got something for everyone.

For politician (and we are all politician in our own little way), possible to see Nelson M and Suharto discussing their strategy to defeat their opponent...under the watchful eye of Najib of course.

And since we are all definitely a chess player,at DATMO 2011 this is the only place, one place in this universe, where Nakamura could play a game of chess with Fischer to decide who is a better player among them...

Or how about seeing Darwin discussing about evolution theory of this mating game...

For businessman, there are many GMs here (though maybe they are not interested in your novel business idea...they are only interested in your chess novelty-should you have one because GM here is not General Manager...:) )

Don’t believe? Just go to 2011 DATMO! You could see above and maybe more...

Again, a quote taken from Field of Dreams.

The Voice: If you build it, he will come.

DATMO is our ‘field’ and if we continue to built it...they (interesting chess player, our brother and sister all) will come.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ilham

    Nice piece... Thanks for that interesting "notes" on this year's event. We just have to keep building it... for them to continue coming in to play.