Tom is in doubt because of his poor performance. Seeing that his friend is not doing well, Motoki invites him to his house, in Hiroshima. Tom tells him about Caissa, who disturbs him and even seems to block him when he plays.
They go to Motoki's club where they meet the American Champion Simon Bull, nicknamed "Mad Dog", who ends up, after some negotiations, revealing him the V-ZON technique.
Tom immediately puts Simon's recommendations into practice, and they pay off.
The qualifications for the Monaco Chess Grand Prix begin. All our friends have registered.
The first results come in… Against all expectations Motoki, who had decided to take the qualifications via internet, is put in difficulty by an unexpected opponent.
Who among the ISS team members will manage to qualify for the prestigious Monaco Chess Grand Prix?