Saturday, June 19, 2010

NCC 2010 - Round 7 photos

Friday, June 18, 2010

NCC 2010 - Photos

NCC 2010 - Round 5 updates

Alia lost! Fong Mi Yen got her revenge this time around. Will there be a new champ this year? more NWM will be produce perhaps?

Nabil and Loo drew their game, same as Fadzil Nayan, Edward Lee also drew their game. This lead to Nabil being a sole leader with half point lead. Kamal Ariffin drew his game today with Izz while Khair did it again! losing a game that he is not supposed to! he lost to Tariq Amru.

NCC 2010 - Round 5

the official site

Above is the official site, in case if the readers wants to read more, photos, games and news all are there.

Its going to be an intense battle in the women section as Fong Mi Yen vs NWM Alia. I think the winner of this round shall be the NCC champ (shall I say that?). Based on the current strength I think Alia is much better, but surely Mi Yen wants the revenge for her defeat in Semi-Final of Malaysian Women Master earlier this year.

In the Open section - Surprise Nabil is the only sole leader with 4 points so far. But 8 players followed closely behind with 3.5 points. Among them are Edward Lee, Fadzil Nayan, Li Tian, Saprin, Khair, Tariq Amru, and Tan Jun Fen.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sad News at NCC 2010

Found out this morning, Cikgu Fuad, father of Muhd Sirajuddin and Fairuz Hamizah the young chess prodigy from Kulim Kedah, was under stroke attack last night. Fairuz was crying during her morning game, coz they both stay in hostel separately, therefore she only found out this morning.

The last time I heard he is in a critical condition and admitted at Hospital Serdang. I juz hope he is ok... Lets all pray everything is ok.

NCC 2010

Announcement made by En Ibrahim Bakar - VP MCF, top 4 from each event at NCC will be selected to be at Malaysian Masters Elite Top 16 event (same format knock out round like the World Championship knock-out).

The Champ in OPEN event will be automatically selected to play for Malaysia in the coming Chess Olimpiad at Khantuy-Mansyik in Oct 2010.

National Chess Championship 2010 - Round 3

Today is the second day of NCC 2010. As up to round 2 yesterday, all favourites went thru. Below are the pairings of round 3 :




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Khair is playing on board 1 currently, against the top seed from Penang, Loo Swee Leong. Both with 2 points each. Hopefully he won this.

Board 1 is using the newly introduce in Malaysia - DGT board. I dont have to go next to him to see his game live. I can juz watch it from the arbiters' table.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Congrats to Amier Hamzah And Zainoor Ikmal Maisarah!

What can we all say... But dozens of congrats for our juniors that repeat the same victory like WFM Najiha and WCM Nabila last year. Congrats to Amier Hamzah for the Candidate Master (CM) title, and congrats to Zainoor Ikmal Maisarah Mohd Noor for being the silver medallist in the rapid event.

Congrats to the contingent! (congrats to Haslindah too for being the manager twice that brought the medal back home!)

Kuantan Open 2010 - Updates

National Chess Championship 2010

National Chess Championship or previously known as National Closed, will be held at UKM this year. I dont play this year (as much as I wanted to - coz I do plan on taking part), but I got better offer instead. I will be there at UKM as the arbiter of the event, if I have the time to write I will keep the readers updated.

But in any case if you wish to view the list of players taking part and the updates of the event, click the official website created by Tournament Director - Abd Haq, chess bloggers - Andrew Ooi and hairulov (good job guys, nice!)

the official site