Saturday, January 19, 2008

ASEAN Para Games at Korat Thailand

Malaysian Chess Team will be taking part in the ASEAN para Games which will start tomorrow on 20/1/2008! Best of Luck for the Team! MALAYSIA BOLEH!!

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IM Mas drew with Gm Wesley So in round 10

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The Chess Legend Bobby Fisher Dies

The chess legend, the essentric Robert James Fisher or better known as Bobby Fisher dies at the age of 64 in Iceland. (He was granted Icelandic citizenship in 2005 as a way to avoid being deported to the US. The reclusive player - who had renounced his US citizenship - had lived undetected in Japan for a number of years before moving to Iceland.)

His was reported ill for quite sometimes until later on thursday he pass away. His cause of death was, a suspected kidney failure.

The US-born player, who became famous for beating Cold War Soviet rival Boris Spassky in 1972. Then in 1975 he refused to play with Anatoly Karpov for the world title, which resulted the world champion title goes to Karpov. The eccentric US genius then simply disappeared, declining all lucrative sponsorship deals. But he surfaced later on to play in a re-match with Boris Spassky in 1992 in Yugoslavia in defiance of international sanctions. Then, he vanished again, and was heard living a number of years in Japan. Until a couple of years back he was reported to be in detention in Japan, and going to be extradite to US. (It was in Japan he was reported to fall in love with Japanese player... Miyoko Watai, she was once play against Nurul Huda W in the Zonal event in Genting)

To me though how many comments that he made, or what kind of life he has gone thru, let us all remember him as the man who won the world champ in the year where most of us will think it is impossible to break the ice of Russia. The match has made chess well known world wide, and automaticaly change the perspective of what the people think about chess! (now let us think about that..)

Friday, January 18, 2008

IM Mas's Game Round 9 at Tarakan 2008

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Mas lost again, and this time to the energetic IM Tirto (who claimed that he is going to do a hatric by beating all his 3 remaining opponent). All of us were hoping for at least a draw from this game, but fate decide it otherwise for IM Mas Hafizul....

Thursday, January 17, 2008

To All Ladies In The East Coast!!!

To all ladies in Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. There will be a course for arbitering on Saturday 22nd March 2008, and in the next day there will be a chess tournament (23/3/2008), jointly organise by WSFFM and MCF. Those interested can give me your name for pre-registration purposes.

Full details will be announced soon!

IM Mas Hafizul's Game at Tarakan 2008

IM Mas lost to GM Susanto in the 8th round of ASEAN Masters Circuit.. He still has the chance in his 3 remaining rounds to bounce back!

To view his games

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

IM Mas won against Legendary Torre!!

Yes! I guess that is what all fans been shouting.. IM Mas won against the first Asian GM, the legendary Torre. Check out his game:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

IM Mas at Tarakan 2008

I noticed that more and more chess fans out there are actually supporting for IM Mas in his plight for GM title! This is good news!

If you want to view his games you can also go to:




and don't forget to leave your message to IM Mas at

Go Go Mas!!

Below is his game in Round 6, though he didn't manage to survive this game, but there are still other rounds for him to bounce back. Cross our fingers for his games next against GM Torre, GM So, and GM Susanto...

Monday, January 14, 2008

IM Mas Hafizul's Games at Tarakan 2008