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CH: Now that you know the lineup for the event and have seen the schedule, what should we expect from you in this event?
BO: Expect me to put up a good performance and showcase myself better in my style of play on the chess board.
CH: How do you rate your chances of winning the event?
BO: Like every other competitor,i rate myself to be a strong contender.
CH: Apart from you, who do you think is the favorite to win the event?
BO: I rate all the titled players participating in the event to be formidable opponents and can equally win the event, I also see the untitled ones coming up with surprises and upset and can never be ruled out in this kind of field but i still see the titled ones as favorites.
CH: Why should the public follow this event?
BO: Public participation in this event should be very high, considering the fact that the field of participants/players is a mixture of established players and upcoming talents with lot of expectation, upsets and exciting chess.
CH: If you were not participating in this event, why would you follow it?
BO: If I was not participating, I would have still followed the event because I have players from my state participating and will like to monitor their progress and also for the second reason that it will be an exciting tournament with the reasons I’ve stated above.
CH: What do you think is the public perception of your chess?
BO: would not know for now, have not been an active social media person but guess that i have people that believes in my chess and some that will never agree with my style but that is all about life!
CH: What do you plan to show in this event for the public?
BO: To improve on my play and always put up good behavior on and off board and demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship, more so for the young ones to emulate.
CH: Can you describe what you like to do on the chess board?
BO: Playing my best!
CH: What is your future ambition in chess?
BO: Hopefully to get the enviable Grandmaster title if time and age permits!
CH: What would you like to say to the world as your final words?
BO: Never give up on your dream, nurture it and watch it grow and when you get to the top, never look down on others!