Friday, April 03, 2009

Others Kuantan Player in National Rating List Apr 2009

Firstly - my apology if your name is not included, but these are few names that are regular Kuantan Player, but if you are in the National Rating List too, kindly let me know, I will be happy to post your name too.

The players are :
1. NM Kamal Arifin - 1816
2. Mohd Khair - 1743
3. Abd Khalid Musa - 1663
4. Hamidi Taib - 1653
5. NWM Nurul Huda - 1622
6. Kamal Azmi - 1617
7. Fadzilah - 1615
8. Sulaiman Johari - 1582
9. NWM Khairunnisa' - 1560

Kuantan Juniors In April 2009 National Rating List

In the last Jan 2009 national rating list, there were not many Kuantan Juniors in the list, but after the MSSM 2009, they have their own National Rating list, which give an impact of the measurement of their strength in the national level!

Congratulations to all Kuantan Junior players that make it to the National Rating List :
Name and National Rating
1. Alif Hidayatullah Md Kail - 1230
2. Nurul Shuhada Roslan - 1231
3. Nurhasya Mohd Fakri - 1078
4. Mohd Ameersyah Adhwa - 1185
5. Anis Nasuha Mohd Fekry - 1180
6. Mohd Sobirin Md Subadi - 1161
7. Muhd Syahirul Anuar Razali - 1234

One girl from the Kuantan MSSM Team who had a National Rating before is :
Umairah Natasya Mohd Omeershffudin, with 1205 in Jan 2009, but suffered a drop of 78 points from the MSSM results which makes her now in April 2009 list at 1127 ratings.

Another Kuantan Junior that played in CAS Event last year, with no National Rated tourney this year (yet) maintain his rating at 1292 (from jan 2009 and april 2009 list), is Sharif Mohd Zaki.

A kudos to two players that participate in Kuantan tourney this year and last for their first National Ratings :
1. Nur Saffa Syamimi Semaon - 1310
2. Nur Hakim Sakari - 1179


Thursday, April 02, 2009

National Age Group 2009

As far as I know there will be two players representing Kuantan for the coming National Age Group event 2009 which will start this coming saturday and sunday at Level 2, Pearl Point Shopping Complex, Jalan Kelang Lama.

Nur Sabrina Aliya Asman will play in U-10 Girls event, while her brother, Muhammad Firdaus Afiq Asman will play in U-12 Boys events. Both players are the children of En Asman Amin. He is one of Kelab's AJK, and was once an active chess players years back. Like any other parent, I bet one shall be a happy parent if the children pick up the sports that was once played by the parent.

The children pick up chess back in 2007 when we had our first tournament here in Kuantan. Now they play better than before. And I hope in this National Age Group event, they will learn and experience as much as they can from the "seniors" there! and be the best later on!

All the best!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

17.White To Play And Mate In Three Moves

Try solve it on your own without using any chess program.It keep us in the right track to improve our game..good luck.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

16.White To Play And Mate In Four Moves

Try solve it on your own without using any chess program.It keep us in the right track to improve our game..good luck.

1st DATCC KL commercial & Recreational Chess League

We are looking for Ladies player at whatever age to fill in two spot in the Ladies team for the coming 1st DATCC Kuala Lumpur Commercial & Recreational Chess League that will be held at DATCC kompleks Wilayah in Kuala Lumpur every wednesday beginning 8th April 2008 - 12th August for 19 consecutive weeks!

The League which will have maximum of 10 players but only 4 will be eligible to play each week, will start at 6pm every wednesday with a break in between maghrib prayer. This is a FIDE rated event, with time control of 90 min + 30 sec increment.

This is the first ever league held, with goal to have as much as FIDE rated event as possible in Malaysia. For us ladies, this is the platform to show your best as our Persatuan Catur Wanita will be formed soon to give many benefits to all Ladies out there!

The requirement for Ladies,
1. must be available to play at dates given.
2. commit to the ongoing League (willing to travel)
3. commit to play better chess and contribute to the team

Those interested kindly call :
Team Captain - Pn Roslina Marmono (013-3945690)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

15.White To Play And Win

In the position above how can white gain an advantage and lead to victory?
Try solve it on your own without using any chess program.It keep us in the right track to improve our game..good luck.

Pictures taken during Simul in KL

Pic on left : Qhaider and Sharif with the Ismail Ahmad
Pic on right : the players battling it all out

Pic left :Sharif taking his reward for winning the simul game
Pic right : Ismail Ahmad is working out a victory here

Pic left : Qhaider and his trainer En Nordin (he is also the trainer for Sharif) with the green shirt
Pic right : Sharif smiles away for the time of his life

Pic left : as you can see in the pic, Fariz Shafruddin is giving support for the simul by taking part too
Pic right : the scene of 10 hours grueling battle of the history in the making!

(**pictures courtesy of En Nordin Mat Yamin.. Thanks Sir!)