Friday, November 02, 2007

Men's & Women's Individual Classical Chess MAIGOC 2007

Zhu Chen

Ni Hua

(Pictures taken from MAIGOC website)

Ni Hua of China and Zhu Chen of Qatar won the individual championship for men and women, in classical chess at the Asian Indoor Games in Macau. Ni Hua scored 1.5-0.5 against Murtas Kazhgaleyev of Kazakhstan who won silver while Zhu Chen beat Hou Yifan of China with the same score who won silver. Winning the bronze medals were Harika Dronavali and Siti Zulaikha of Malaysia in the women`s. Mas Hafizulhelmi of Malaysia and Gundavaa Bayarsaihan of Mongolia won the bronze medals for men.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Individual Clasical Men's & Women's 2007

Both Mas and Siti lost to their opponent 2-0. Mas lost to Ni Hua, while Siti lost to Hou Yifan.

Today 1/11/07, Zhu Chen will play against Hou Yifan, and Ni Hua vs Kazhgaleyev.

So, it means that before the Blitz game start in the next day, Malaysian will have a full rest day today.

Rest well people.. May tomorrow you guys fought the hardest!! Have fun sight seeing in Hong Kong!

Mas's Game at MAIGOC 2007

More news on the team classical

Team Classical Malaysian Team at MAIGOC 2007

IM Mas Hafizulhilmi and WIM Siti Zulaika made it to the semi finals of the team classical! What a joy for Malaysia.. This is the result that we have been waiting for! The least that we could do, isn't it? Bronze Medal is confirmed!

There are four players made it to the men's classical, which are Batchuluun Cagmed (MGL), Kazhgaleyev Murtaz (KAZ), Mas Hafizul and Ni Hua (CHN). Mas Hafizul is playing against Ni Hua.

For the women's semi final, Harika Dronavalli (IND), Zhu Chen (QAT), Hou Yifan (CHN) and Siti. However, siti will be playing against Hou Yifan.

Our Team Classical made to the 4th place! not bad man! We got 16 points out of 6 games.. (check out my previous info for the results). Only half a points separate us from the bronze medallist! (If.. and if.... well, if won't work in real life)

Gold was won by China - 18.5 points, Silver - India 16.5 points, and Bronze - Vietnam 16.5 points.

Team Classical Result

Monday, October 29, 2007

Team Classical Chess

Lim Yee Weng has finally arrived in Macau for the Team Classical match.

Other countries has fielded their strongest players for the event. Ni Hua, Xu Yuhua (women's world champion), are expected to play. Wesley so, is expected to play for philippines. And also other players from Kazakhtans, and etc...

In round 1, Malaysia vs Chinese Taipei. We won 4-0. Lim Yee Weng played for board 2 of the team, meaning that Anas is taking a rest for the event.

In round 2, Kazakhstan vs Malaysia. We lost 1.5 - 2.5. Lim Yee Weng won against Anuar Ismagambetov, while Siti drew with Maria Sergeyeva. Not bad guys!

In round 3, Malaysia will play against Japan. Hope we can win this one! Good Luck!

Team Classical Chess

Women's Individual Rapid Chess

The result can be found out at

Men's Individual Rapid Chess

The result can be found out at

Malaysia's Team Performance at Asian Indoor Games

in Round 3, Malaysia lost to Philippines 0-4. That is not what I predicted!

I know deep in my heart that Malaysia will lost to Philipinos.. But not without total lost! Something must be going wrong somewhere?

In Round 4, Malaysia was paired against Nepal, and as we all assume, we won 4-0, that is a result that made us bounce back on track...

In Round 5, Malaysia vs Mongolia. We lost to 1-3. One point was secured by Siti Zulaika where she won against Yanjiv Batzaya. And there she comes to rescue the day!

In Round 6, Pakistan vs Malaysia. We won 2.5-1.5. Mas drew with Gillani Tanveer, Anas lost to veteran Mahmood Lodhi, while the ladies both won their games.

The total score for Malaysia, 6 points from 6 rounds of play and finished 12th placed from 20 teams.

What do you guys think of their performance?

In the meantime, Gold was won by India, Silver by Vietnam, and bronze by Republic of Iran. Where is China? China with 8 points was place fifth.

Result's of Team Rapid Chess

The results can be found out at