According to GM Yasser Seirawan “Play the opening like a book, the middle game like a magician and the end game like a machine”. This shows how precisely and carefully we need to engage the end game. I will liken the above quote to the situation of deals in Nigeria chess, are we in the end game of deals in Nigeria chess? I believe so with the infamous Bomo vs Adu episode at the last N.B.L. As we enter a new year I hope we engage the end of deals with the precision of a machine because if there is a little slip up, we will go back to our old ways. To my chess family and friends please can you guys give suggestions on how to engage the end game of chess deals in Nigeria? Please consider local tourneys, school games, open events and all NCF organized events. I wish you all a prosperous chess year ahead!