Monday, August 31, 2009
Merdeka Team Rapid 2009 - Updates until round 7
You dont have so much time to update a blog once you are a player. I am playing at the Merdeka Rapid Team. Fuh! what a tiring game it was for me... by the meaning of tired, is that sitting next to WIM Nafisa is a real stress, coz she has been doing well with 5.5 out of 7 games, but I am merely with 2.5 from 6 games :-(( But the luxury of being a player is the one that I enjoyed the most... :-)) and by watching her played, I learned a lot too...
Ok la enough about me and my team, you guys must be crazy craving about the updates, ok here are the summary.
Click this link for full crosstable result http://gilachess.com/ext/merdeka09-r8-crosstable.html
Pairings round 8 http://malaysianopen.blogspot.com/2009/08/merdeka-rapids-round-8-pairing.html
So far, after round 7 ended INA-RTCC is leading with 23 points. The team comprises of IM Tirto (2407), FM Awam wahono (2399), Sofyan Jafar (unrated), Hasan Panggabian (2226), and FM Sebastian Simanjuntak (2254). They beat many team with a huge amount of 4-o or 3-1, and drew 2 times with SMS Gold MO and Caviaga Lubricant.
Second place currently is, Bhayangkara Police also from Indonesia. The team comprises of GM Susanto Megaranto (2435), Sutarji (unrated), IM Irwanto Sadikin (2429), Farid Firmansyah (2207), and Eco Pujianto (unrated). They are with 20 points currently. They wont most of the games but only lost to INA-RTCC and drew with SMS Gold MO.
Third place is SMS Gold MO, the team comprises of Malaysians - IM Mok Tze Meng (2343), FM Ooi Chern Ee (2325), Lim Zhuo Ren (2045), Soon Wai Cheong (2068), and Ismail Ahmad (2089). Currently with 19.5 points.
Top ten for Merdeka Team Open are :
1. INA RTCC - 23 points
2. Bhayangkara Police - 20 points
3. SMS Gold MO - 19.5 points
4. Tagatay City - 19.5 points
5. Caviaga Lubricants - 19 points
6. Jakarta Chess Club - 18.5 points
7. IRI-MAS - 18 points
8. Ipoh Limau Bali - 18 points
9. Perak Junior - 17.5 points
10. SMS Gold KLMN - 17.5 points
Top 5 Best Malaysian Team :
1. SMS Gold MO - 19.5 points
2. Ipoh Limau Bali - 18 points
3. Perak Junior - 17.5 points
4. SMS Gold KLMN - 17.5 points
5. Penang - 17.5 points
Contender for best Ladies, Best U-16, Best U-12, Best School, Best IPT and Best States :
1. Perak Junior - 17.5 points (contending for States and Best U-16)
2. Penang - 17.5 points (contending for States)
3. Sarawak - 17 points (contending for States)
4. Indonesian Dream Girls - 16.5 points (Contending for Ladies and U-16)
5. UM 1 - 15 points (contending for best IPT)
6. The four Seasons (U-16) - 15 points (best U-16)
7. UTM Alpha - 15 points (best IPT)
8. Astro -14 Points (Best Ladies)
9. Selangor Gen 10 (U-12) - 13.5 points (best Ladies and U-12)
10. PCA Junior - 12 points (best U-12)
I have trying to upload photos of merdeka team, but it seems taking me too long to wait... I'll upload photos later