13 September 2010, Kuala Lumpur – In Malaysia, we had Dato’ Tan Chin Nam for chess. In the Netherlands, they have Joop van Oostrom, a business tycoon who made his millions in telephone software development. Harris Condis and Patrick Wolff writes about the development of chess and the support given by Joop van Oostrom in sponsoring chess events such as the NH Chess tournament and the “Rising Stars vs Experience” Tournament. Joop van Oostrom also supports the prestigious Monaco Melody Amber chess tournament held in plush surroundings.
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