Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Asian Games Doha 2006

Hi guys, today I read about chess in Asian Games Doha at www.fide.com and guess all of top Asian chessplayers will took part in the event to represent their country! and 22 countries have confirmed their participation in the event! Awesome!!! ;-)

Isn't it great! unfortunately, Malaysia is not one of the team, due to poor performance in SEA games last year, it's a no-no to chess for Malaysia.. (we got to do something about this, we got to prove to MOM that Malaysian chess is as good as the rest ASEAN country.... someday, someday..)

The possibilities for players like Bu Xiangxi from China, Rustam Kasimdhanov from Uzbekistan, Al-Modiahki from Qatar and wife Zhu Chen, also top GMs fom Indonesia, Phillippines, Vietnam, and India will turn up to play. I just hope, top rapid player like Visvanathan Anand will play, it is going to be exciting event that can't be missed!! I just hope chess mag out there could give the latest update, or else I'll be wondering like crazy who'll be the first to be crown the best in Asia!

So, to all chess fans out there give full support to chess in Asian Games Doha 2006, hope to see chess soon in the olimpics!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kramnik Analysing

Can't seem to have enough of Kramnik, so here are next video of him analysing a game during Corus 2005 game. He does look gorgeos in every moves he made... Isn't he!

Kramnik The World Champ!

Watch the moment My Hero beat Topalov to become the Unified World Champ!

Friday, October 13, 2006

World chess championship

Hi guys,

The world chess championship final match match starts today.. For those who are Kramnik's fan please give the full support to my Hero, hoping that he will win the final match. the game you can watch live at ICC or at the offical website. Go to www.fide.com or www.chessbase.com or at www.chessclub.com (I think so?)
If you are not going to tarawikh tonight, the game starts at 7pm Malaysia time, (but never mind, you can watch it later after tarawikh, coz I bet it is going to be an interesting games).
Go Go Kramnik!! Jia You! Jia You!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

How Is My Training

How is my training life right now?
I have my chess training schedule, having a job to manage, learning mandarin by myself, and etc.. So tiring! Fortunately I have only my parents to take care of and a nephew to look after for during weekends, other than that I am free to do just about anything!

In my next post I will share with you about one of the chess books that I have been reading!

Till next time!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Notice on the left, he is Mark Paragua!

Notice on 4th board is stonemaster Fadli..

GM Susanto vs IM Mas Hafizul...1-0

GM Dao Thien Hai vs GM Rogelio Antonio

On the right Malay Master Team!

My brother's team - Knight Revolt

Sharul (CIDB) looked puzzle vs Zamri (DBKL)

CIDB Team, one of them is a friend - Sharul

Astro B team

Astro A Team

GM Mark Paragua's Team

2nd from Right, Haq with team from Indonesia

One of Malaysian Team receiving prizes

Best state team - Penang

Second from left, GM Susanto Megaranto

Another Phillippine's Team

Team from Vietnam - with GM Dao Thien Hai

Again, another Phillipine's Team

And here comes the champion - Tagatay City with Nelson Mariano 3rd from left!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Merdeka Chess 2006

Hi guys, I played in the recent ASTRO Merdeka Team Championship (Rapid) 2006. I played for team "Puteri PCMM". And my team result was... hmmm... quite bad, but I think the worst performance was me! me and only me! (I think?!).. in games that I shouldn't lost, I lost merely on time! why oh why? Did I fall asleep or what? So I kind of upset with three of my games, in which I lost on time, Round 6 lost to Manila - Ali Atienza team, Round 7 lost to Bumiputra Sarawak, and Round 9 lost to Multimedia University.

(I sounded like I won the rest of the games, ;-)), no lah.. I did lost to Tagatay City in Round 2, and to Johor Team in round 3.. but I don't think I played bad, I did try few experiments with new opening line (Looking for a novelty, but, who am I, not a GM yet la... but never give up!!).

Because of the recent result (Puteri PCMM in 53rd place, with my score below than 50%), after the games, I started my everyday chess, even if I am too busy, or only have few minutes to study, but I can never stop.. Want to know why...

It is because of Nelson Mariano II (from Philippines - Tagatay city team).. I knew that guy, we've met in Asian Junior 1994, and we used to be closed at that time, we chat whenever we have the chance to do so during those games. But in Merdeka this year, he seems like he doesn't know me at all. And somehow that upsets me a lot. Because, it shows that, if I am nobody, then nobody there for me, no one whom I can call friend!. Okay, if that is the way it goes, then I am in! You'll see me again Nelson Mariano next year! And next time....

Thanks to PCMM for sponsoring the team, thanks so much to our team member, Roslina Marmono, Haslindah Ruslan, and adik Nur Nabila Azman. We give our best shot, didn't we!? Till the next Merdeka.

There are 64 teams taking part, mostly Malaysians, the rest are Philippines, Vietnamese, Indonesians, Chinese and one team from Myanmar. The competition is hot when those GMs competing for their teams to be in top place... Wow, I feel the tension throughout the games... ;-)
My brothers are also taking part, Kamal Arifin played for DBKL, they won best government team, my elder brother Kamal Azmi, and my youngest dearest brother, Mohd Khair played for the same team, Knight Revolt, their team scored 18.5 points and placed 28th overall, Khair played quite well (6 points from 9 games) considering he always played in the first board. Kudos to you!

Top ten results:
1. Tagatay city (philippines)
2. Cantilan (philippines)
3. Vietnam A
4. Surigao Del Sur (philippines)
6. INA Bangkit (Indonesia)
8. Tarakan CC (Indonesia)
9. Penang State Senior Team
10. University Malaya A - Pelajar

Best Malaysian
3. University Malaya A - Pelajar

Best State
1. Selangor
2. Sarawak
3. Johor Team B

Best Government

Best Family
1. Family Chess University

Board Prize winners
Board 1. GM Yu Shaoteng (2542) - GilaChess Masters (93.8%) - 7.5 points from 8 games
Board 2. GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (2535) - Vietnam B (100%) - 6 points from 6 games
Board 3. Kamaludin Yusof (2196) - Malay Masters (88.9%) - 8 points from 9 games
Board 4. FM Sebastian Simanjuntak (2260) - INA Bangkit (92.9%) - 6.5 points from 7 games
Board 5. Colin Chong (1703) - Wandering Pieces (81.3%) - 6.5 points from 8 games
Board 6. Ishak Abu Bakar (1448) - PLUS Expressway (75%) - 6 points from 8 games

And here some pictures taken during the games..enjoy!!!

Puteri PCMM vs Tagatay City (philippines)
Round 2 : Puteri PCMM vs Tagatay City
My dearest Khair playing on the first board

Sunday, August 27, 2006

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Last Report on Turin, Olimpiad

Sorry for late updates!

Ok, after gruelling hours of battle, Malaysia men finally say goodbye at Turin at placed 80th with 25.5 points. After the lost of 0-4 to Italy A. Bad ending to our men, but praised should be given to them since they do caused several upsets in the olimpiad. Mean while our men lost, our women were impressively perform well in the final round beating Iraq 3-0, kudos to them!

In the general section, witness, Armenia securing gold medal when they drew with Hungary in the final round, while China capturing silver (what a stunning performance) and USA (unexpectedly) were placed third!

In the Women section, Ukraine won the gold medal, Russia with silver medal and China with Bronze medal.

Although my hero (kramnik) team didn't brought back any medal at all, brought at least he himself did get rewarded for best performance rating awards. Congratulations!

News to read more on this go to www.petak64.com , www.gilachess.com , www.chessbase.com

Friday, June 02, 2006

Chess Olimpiad Turin 2006

Hi, once again I am late with the report. Too busy! Sometimes I just wish that I am rich so that I don't have to work anymore, and concentrate on what I like most, CHESS!

Ok, let me start with my report on Chess Olimpiad, as usual, how Malaysia doing so far.

After 10 rounds, Malaysia Men (IM Mas Hafizulhelmi, FM Mok Tze Meng, FM Lim Yee Weng, NM Jonathan Chuah, and FM Anas Nazreen Bakri), is now currently standings in 59th spot. Impressively, despite all the critics on our Mas Hafizul, he has showed that anything is possible once you put your mind on it! What a performance when He actually beaten GM Pascal (Canada) in round 6 and GM Korchnoi (from Switzerland - A veteran in chess arena whom I respect) in round 9. In round 4, Malaysia beat Uganda, 4-0, Round 5 beat Italy A, 3-0, Round 6 beat Canada 3.5-0.5, Round 7 lost to Germany 0-4, won against Morroco in round 8 by 3.5-0.5, beat Switzerland by 2.5-1.5, and lost to neighbouring country Philippines in round 10 by 0.5-3.5

And, Malaysia Ladies (WFM Siti Zulaika Foudzi, Wan Khye Theng, WCM Nursyazwani Zulkafli, and Roslina Marmono), is now currently standings in 51st spot. Siti is finally earned her WIM title, because her ratings are now reaching 2200. In round 4 Malaysia beat Switzerland by 2.5-0.5, Lost to France in round 5, 0-3 (with all mysteries on why Siti was left out in the round, since France fielded their strongest players against us), round 6 won against Guatemala 2-1, round 7 lost to sweden by 1-2, round 8 won with South Africa 2.5-0.5, in round 9 lost to Columbia by 0-3, and in round 10, we bounced back to defeat Sri Lanka by 2.5-0.5.

With the remaining 3 rounds to go (starting tonight at 9 pm Malaysia time), we can only pray hoping that the result will be much better, because in this Olimpiad we have fielded the most experienced and promising players ever produced by Malaysia.

What come to my surprise is that Malaysians are actually watching all Malaysian games, at the event live, every night, most of them are kibitzing at www.petak64.com (including me!). This can only mean that we give support to the players despite any disputes on how the players were selected (as when the game started, words of encouragement spreads amongst the kibitzers)

kudos to all Malaysian Chess Fan out there!
For latest updates, visit www.petak64.com and www.gilachess.com for more chess pictures visit www.chessvista.com/

So, if anyone of you guys are watching the game live, come and join Kibitzing with us at www.petak64.com

Report on the Olimpiad Men.
Surprisingly tournament favourite, Russia are currently in third place with 26.5 points after a surprise defeat to France (No, my hero Kramnik did not lose his game, it was the fourth board). Now in the lead is Armenia with 29 points, followed with China with 27 points.

I will write the reports soonest possible!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ever since chess olimpiad started, I have been keeping myself struggling to be awake just to watch the match live on the net.. Lately I got to work 30 minutes late! But that never stops me to keep writing about chess! Hey, I am after all crazy about chess..

Ok, about the news. In Round 4, Malaysia men manage to won all 4 games against uganda, And surprisingly Malaysian women won 2.5-0.5! Siti Won, Syazwani drew and Roslina won. What a performance! Impressive.

But let me get you the report on round 3 :

Round 3 was played on Thuesday 23 May at 03.00 p.m. Russia (Kramnik, Morozevich, Bareev, Rublevsky) defeated Germany (Naiditsch, Yusupov, Lutz, Graf) with 2,5-1,5. Fight of the Day was Kramnik-Naiditsch. It was Kramnik’s first game in in the chess arena after an absence of about half a year. Kramnik won. In the Men’s section Russia, China and Uzbekistan lead with 10,5 points, followd by Ukraine, Netherlands and Greece with 10 points. A group of 6 countries is on 9,5 points.

In the Women’s section Lithuania (Cmilyte, Ciuksyte, Daulyte, Batyte) leads with the maximum score 9 points, followed by Russia and China who dropped half a point.

The Fight of the Day Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) – Arkadij Naiditsch (GER)

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. g3 d5 4. d4 cxd4 5. Bg2 e6 6. O-O dxc4 7. Nxd4 Nd5 8. Qa4+ Nd7 9. Qxc4 N7b6 10. Qb3 Bd7 11. Nc3 Bc5 12. Nxd5 Nxd5 13. Nf5 O-O 14. Nxg7 Nf6 15. Bh6 Qe7 16. Qf3 Bc6 17. Qf4 Kh8 18. Bxc6 bxc6 19. Rac1 Bd6 20. Qh4 Ng8 21. Qxe7 Bxe7 22. Nxe6 Nxh6 23. Nxf8 Bxf8 24. Rxc6 Rd8 25. Rfc1 Kg7 26. R1c2 Nf5 27. e3 a5 28. Ra6 Rd5 29. e4 Rd1+ 30. Kg2 Nd4 31. Rc7 Nb5 32. Rb7 Nd6 33. Rd7 1-0

Watch out guys, he is now back in business!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Chess Olimpiad Turin 2006 - Result Rd 3

To all chess fans out there,
If you are waiting for Good news today for Malaysia Team, then, sorry guys...

In Round one,
Men's Team lost 4-0 to Spain
Women's Team lost 3-0 to China

In Round two,
Yea..!! We won 4-0 and 3-0 in both section, against Honduras (M), and Costa Rica(W)

In Round three,
Men's lost 4-0 to Slovenia
Women's drew 1.5-1.5 with Moldova

and I watched the games live through Internet

More news, up next!!

Chess Olimpiad Turin 2006 - Result Rd 3

Monday, May 22, 2006

Chess Olimpiad Turin 2006

Hi all Chess Fans out there..

Sorry, no chess news for these past few days, I've been busy with my work. But.....
On Friday night, I still have time to play chess... ;-))

So, if you guys out there, want to play chess with me, meet me this saturday, at KWSP kuantan!

I will keep you guys update with the latest news on Malaysian team at chess Olimpiad in Turin.

First round, both men and women team lost their game. Men lost 4-0 to spain, Women lost 3-0 to China, games and latest result will update later.


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Kuantan Vs Temerloh friendly match 2006

Hi all,
I bet all Kuantan chess fans are waiting to read the results of a recent friendly match, Kuantan Vs Temerloh. The match held in a restaurant near KWSP Building in Jalan Besar, Kuantan on sunday 14th May 2006.

There are 11 players on both sides, competing in a 2 round match (same like Malaysia vs Singapore match). First round of the match witness victory for Kuantan, when they gunned down Temerloh with the score of 8.5 - 2.5. Second round also saw a winning triumph for Kuantan, when again they crashed down Temerloh with the same result!!... What a match!

Congratulations to Kuantan players, led by the captain of the match En. Kamal Azmi Bin Wahidduddin.

With all the hearts and warmful thanks to Temerloh Players for coming all the way from Temerloh to make this a successfull event! Thanks to Temerloh Captain En Fadhli Zulkarnain and the players.

Here are the full result;

Round 1
Kuantan Temerloh
Hamidi Taib 1-0 Abdul Shukor Mustapha
Khalid Musa 0.5-0.5 Norazri Malek
Sulaiman (Jono) 1-0 Anuar Taha
Suwardi Aris 0-1 Karnaini
Kamal Azmi Wahiduddin 1-0 Zulfadzli
Khairunnisa Wahidduddin 1-0 Ahmad Dollah
Nurul Huda Wahiduddin 1-0 Mohd Salman
Zainal Omar 1-0 Fadhli Dzulkarnain
Ali Akhbar 1-0 Hj Salim
Kamarul 1-0 Bahari Muhamad
Syed Abdullah 0-1 Abd Majid

Round 2
Kuantan Temerloh
Hamidi 1-0 Norazri
Khalid 1-0 Abd Shukor
Sulaiman (Jono) 0-1 Karnaini
Suwardi Aris 1-0 Anuar
Kamal Azmi Wahiduddin 1-0 Ahmad Dollah
Khairunnisa Wahidduddin 0-1 Zulfadzli
Nurul Huda Wahiduddin 0.5-0.5 Fadli
Zainal Omar 1-0 Mohd Salman
Ali Akhbar 1-0 Bahari
Kamarul 1-0 Abdul Majid
Syed Abdullah 1-0 Hj Salim

Total Score
Kuantan (17) - Temerloh (5)


Friday, May 12, 2006


Hi all,

I hope I can make my blog interesting... Happy viewing!!

My first news will be...
On Sunday (14th May 2006) there will be an event at Lancang Kuning, Kuantan (near KWSP Building at Jalan Besar). Kuantan vs Temerloh friendly match.. I'll give you the update soon!