Friday, January 20, 2017

SELAMAT TAHUN BARU 2017!


Rasanya masuh belum terlambat untuk GiLoCatur mengucapkan SELAMAT TAHUN BARU 2017.

fAmIlY TrIp Dec 2016
GUA TEMPURONG, PERAK

Tahun 2016 bakal meninggalkan kita. Tahun 2017 bakal mendatang. Di kala usiaku sekarang, pertukaran tahun bakal kusambut dengan cara yang berbeza tidak seperti di kala usiaku dua dekad yang lalu. Kenapa? Kerana dek usiaku semakin banyak, aku semaking matang dan dewasa. Apa yg aku tak faham dahulu, kini aku sudah mengerti. Apa yg aku tidak pasti dahulu, kini aku sudah yakin. Apa yg sering aku lupa dahulu, kini aku sering ingat.
Selamat tinggal 2016. Banyak kenangan yg kau berikan. Banyak pengalaman yg ku tempuh. Banyak peristiwa yg ku lalui. Banyak kejayaan sudah ku cipta. Banyak kegagalan juga dirasa. Banyak kisah yg telah berlaku.
Selamat datang 2017. Semoga banyak kenangan indah. Semoga banyak kejayaan tercipta. Semoga banyak peristiwa manis. Semoga bertambah kematangan. Semoga bertambah keimanan dan amal ibadah. Semoga lebih berbahagia. Semoga impian jadi kenyataan.
SELAMAT TAHUN BARU 2017 dariku SALEH sekeluarga kepada kaum keluarga, sanak saudara, rakan taulan dan kenalan alam maya.

21st GACC - Day 1


Hari Pertama kejohanan catur GACC kali ke 21 baru sahaja selesai semalam, Khamis 19/1/2017. Seramai seratus peserta menyertai kejohanan ini yang akan berlansung selama lima hari. Para peserta akan bertarung sebanyak 9 pusingan SWISS dengan kawalan masa 90 minit + tambahan 30 saat.

GACC 2017

Berdasarkan senarai pemain yang menyertai kejohanan Edisi 2017 ini, pemain-pemain catur dari universiti tempatan bakal bersaing dengan pemain-pemain catur dari universiti negara India yang mendominasi Senarai 10 Pilihan Teratas. 

Anak sulung GiLoCatur iaitu Fikri merupakan salah seorang peserta. Edisi 2017 merupakan kali ketiga penyertaan Fikri. Bagi GiLoCatur, GACC tahun ini lebih bermakna kerana seorang lagi anak turut serta mengambil bahagian. Anis Fariha, satu-satunya anak perempuan GiLoCatur terpaksa mengorbankan beberapa hari kuliah untuk membantu pasukan UiTM di kejohanan GACC ini. 

Anis membuat penampilan sulung di Kejohanan Catur GACC
Pusingan Kedua
Foto dari koleksi album FB SHIN AZWAN

GiLoCatur mengucapkan GOOD LUCK dan ALL THE BEST kepada semua peserta GACC terutamanya kepada pasukan catur UiTM yang diwakili oleh dua orang anak GiLoCatur.

Edisi GACC kali ini boleh diikuti secara live kerana AI CHESS yang diterajui oleh SHIN AZWAN ada membuat liputan. AI CHESS telah menyediakan sebanyak enam papan DGT.

(The 21st Edition GACC can be followed live because AI CHESS is broadcasting six DGT boards. Download AI Chess application from Google Play)

Enam Papan DGT untuk live broadcast

SHIN AZWAN dan AI CHESS, merupakan salah seorang pelopor LIVE Chess Broadcast di Malaysia


Pusingan Pertama GACC boleh ditonton di capaian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk-ylM6RMYg

Keputusan penuh kejohanan boleh diakses di capaian http://chess-results.com/tnr258895.aspx?lan=1

Foto 1
Dari Album FB Shin Azwan

Foto 2 
Dari Album FB Shin Azwan


Monday, December 19, 2016

UM-KPT Chess Championship Champions (Unofficial)


The three-day UM-KPT Chess Championship has just concluded today. All the participants both Male and Female play in one category but the prizes are separate. 

Below are the Top 3 winners for the championship. GiLoCatur considers it unofficial because GiLoCatur does not have the Final Ranking hard copy and it is not available yet at chess-results.com.

Below is the Top 10 Final ranking as per in chess-results.com. The full final ranking can be viewed at http://chess-results.com/tnr253610.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&wi=821 (added on 14/1/2017)

Final Top 10 Ranking
source : chess-results.com

In the Women's  Section, Nur Nabila Azman Hisham emerges as the champion after collecting 7/9 points while Alia Anin Azwa Bakri is the First Runner Up with 6/9 points. Meanwhile, the Second Runner Up goes to Fairuz Hamizah Ahmad Fuad (as GiLoCatur remembers).

Women's Section Champion - Nur Nabila 

Women's Section 1st Runner Up - Alia Anin Azwa

Women's Section 2nd Runner Up - Fairuz Hamizah

In the Men's  Section, Muhd Ali Chor emerges as the champion after collecting 7.5/9 points while Mohd Nabil Azman Hisham is the First Runner Up with 7/9 points. Meanwhile, the Second Runner Up goes to Fikri Saleh.

Men's Section Champion - Ali Chor

Men's Section 1st Runner Up - Nabil

Men's Section 2nd Runner Up - Fikri

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sabak Bernam Chess Closed


GiLoCatur was born in Sabak Bernam district which is located in the northern part of Selangor 48 years ago. GiLoCatur's father named Abdul Latif built a house on Jalan Sultan in the village called Sungai Tengar in 1951. GiLoCatur had the elementary school at SKST or Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Tengar from 1975 until 1980.

Why GiLoCatur told about this? 

Actually, today a chess tournament was held at the Sabak Bernam's district library located in Sungai Besar just for Sabak Bernam born chess players as well as those who are currently staying, working and studying in the district. Further detail regarding this tournament can be viewed at http://catur-psis.blogspot.my/2016/11/peraturan-kejohanan-catur-rapid.html

Unfortunately, GiLoCatur could not take part in the Closed chess tournament. But GiLoCatur followed the tournament from Shah Alam. It is long due that more and more chess tournaments are held and organized in Sabak Bernam district. 

GiLoCatur dreams that Sabak Bernam can have many strong chess players. GiLoCatur dreams that more and more chess players from the district to represent Selangor in the MSSM chess championship. GiLoCatur strongly hopes that the newly elected MCF President and committees can help all chess clubs all over the country like Sabak Bernam Chess Club in the chess development and events.

GiLoCatur shares several photos taken during the Sabak Bernam Chess Closed held today.

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Tuan Haji Roslan Sulaiman (right) emerged as the champion

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Bravo and Kudos to all the people involved in making the Sabak Bernam Chess Closed event successful.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cikgu Taulani Won Johor Challenger 2016


Both 3rd Johor International Chess Open and Johor International Chess Challenger have just ended today. The chess championships which kicked off six days ago completed their final 9th round today's afternoon. 

There were 65 and 118 participants took part in the championships respectively in the Open and the Challenger categories. 

In the Challenger category, Cikgu Taulani Tukiran (below picture) emerged as the champion. He scores impressively by winning all nine rounds. He denies the championship going to Indonesia when the First Runner Up,Cecilia Natalie Liuviann, just managed scoring 7.5/9 points, trailing by 1.5 point.

Cikgu Taulani
photo credit to shin azwan

Below is the Top 10 Final Ranking for the 3rd Johor International Chess Championship in the Challenger category. Go to http://chess-results.com/tnr253589.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&wi=821  for the full results.

Top 10 Final Ranking - Johor Challenger

Meanwhile, GM Pouya Idani, the Top seed, from the republic of Iran has emerged as the champion in the Open section. He has denied Uzbek International Master Temur Kuybokarov, the Fourth seed, from winning back-to-back The Penang Open and The Johor Open.

Below is the Top 10 Final Ranking for the 3rd Johor International Chess Championship in the Open category. Go to http://chess-results.com/tnr253587.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&wi=821   for the full results.


Top 10 Final Ranking - Johor Open

Congratulation to Cikgu Taulani and all the winners in the Johor International Chess Championships.

Friday, December 16, 2016

UM-KPT 2016 Chess Championship


Today, Friday 16/12/2016, the 2nd Edition of UM-IPT or UM-KPT Chess Championship began its first three rounds. Unlike the first Edition where there were seven rounds, this year Edition there are nine rounds. 

UM-KPT Chess Championship 2016

Fikri is taking part for the second time in this tournament. Last year the tournament was held from 13th until 15th November where Fikri was celebrating his 19th birthday on the first day of the tournament. Meanwhile, this year the tournament is held in mid December from 16th until 18th.

Follow the results of this chess tournament at http://chess-results.com/tnr253610.aspx?lan=1

If you want to know the results for the first edition, go to http://www.chess-results.com/tnr194782.aspx?lan=1

GiLoCatur has yet been at the tournament venue. Therefore, no pictures to share in this blog for the moment. GiLoCatur would like to share several pictures during last year edition. All the pictures are from MUICC UiTM facebook

Photo 1 - wan azmie (left) vs ali chor (right)

Photo 2 - Fikri and Nur Nabila (Top Seed this year)

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Last year Chan Sheng Yip emerged Top scoring 6.5/7 points. In this year edition, he is not taking part. Who will emerge Top in the second edition this year? Let's wait and see. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Congratulation to Aziz Farhan for Winning Penang Challenger 2016


Syabas and Tahniah to Aziz Farhan (picture below) who has emerged as the champion for the 8th Penang Heritage City International Open 2016 in the Challenger category. Seeded third out of total 223 participants, Aziz who just completed his SPM exam scored 8.5/9 points from eight wins and one draw in Round 8.

Aziz Farhan
photo from PCA fb

Aziz on the winning podium
source : Penang Open 2016 Prize Winner Album in PCA fb 


8.5 points from 8 wins, 1 draw
source : chess-results

Top 10 Final Ranking Penang Challenger 2016
Full list click here

For full results and pairings, please go to http://chess-results.com/tnr250931.aspx?lan=1

AGM MCF


AGM MCF sedang berlansung di OCM. Jawatan Presiden MCF sudah diketahui siapa pemenangnya pada kira-kira jam 12:30 PM tadi. Dato' Zahidi telah menewaskan Datuk Nazif dengan undian 32 - 23.

Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin
sumber : google image

GiLoCatur kurang mengenali Presiden baru MCF. Carian google memberikan info berikut tentang beliau. Datuk Zahidi yang dilahirkan pada tahun 1961 merupakan Ahli Parlimen P001 iaitu Padang Besar. Antara jawatan yang disandang oleh beliau adalah Pengerusi IKIAM.

Sebagai pendokong catur di Malaysia, GiLoCatur mengharapkan Presiden baru MCF akan bersemangat (seperti dalam gambar di atas) dalam menerajui komuniti catur Malaysia, memaju, memacu dan mempopularkan sukan catur terutamanya di Malaysia. 

Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah (paling kanan)
sumber - laman sesawang Garry Kasparov


Sementara pengiraan undian untuk jawatan Timbalan Presiden juga sudah selesai. Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah telah menang dengan undian sebanyak 31 - 24.

Mengikut sumber dari rakan blogger di AGM MCF, Berikut adalah senarai AJK MCF yang baru setelah menang dalam pengundian.


Presiden : Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin (Perlis)
Timbalan Presiden : Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah Raja Hussin (Kelantan)
Naib Presiden :
                           1. Dr Zaidan Zulkifli (Kuala Lumpur)
                           2. Lim Tse Pin (Selangor)
                           3. Muammar Julkarnain (Sabah)

EXCO :
                           1. Zuraiha Mohd Wazir (Negeri Sembilan)
                           2. Muhammad Firdaus Ismail (Putrajaya)
                           3. Nik Ahmad Farouqi (Kelantan)
                           4. Yeap Joo Hock (Pulau Pinang)
                           5. Cheong Kok Love (Johor)

Syabas kepada yang menang! GiLoCatur amat amat mengharapkan CATUR akn lebih maju, progresif dan banyak program-progran pembangungan di bawah AJK MCF yang baru.

Pasukan Catur Olimpiad Wanita 2016 telah diberi penghargaan dalam AGM MCF ini. Mereka telah bermain sangat cemerlang di Catur Olimpiad 2016 yang diadakan di Baku, Azerbaijan dengan memenangi Kategori C.

Pasukan Catur Olimpiad 2016 Wanita Malaysia
- (dari kiri) Nur Najiha, Puteri Rifqah Fahada, Nass Siro, AGM Nik, Alia Anin Azwa dan Nur Nabila
(nota : Li Ting tiada dalam gambar)
foto kredit : fb Nass Siro


Monday, December 5, 2016

8th Penang International Chess Open 2016 Has Just Begun


The first round of the 8th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open 2016 has just begun minutes ago. There are two categories - The Open and The Challenger for chess players with below 2000 Elo ratings. All the participants will play nine SWISS 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment format rounds. 

GiLoCatur's youngest child, Fahim, is taking part in the tournament in the Challenger category with his other five school mates. Fahim is ranked 23rd out of 231 total participants in the Challenger  category with Elo ratings of 1633. In the first round, he plays white on Board 23 against Muhd Zarif Aiman (the son of KedaiCatur's Muhammad Arshad GiLoCatur believes).

Masrin (left) and Fahim (right)
photo from Mohd Khairil Iqwan fb

Challenger - Round 1 pairings
Full pairings here

Meanwhile, one of GiLoCatur's chess buddies, Masrin, also takes part in the international chess tournament. In the first round, playing in the Open category he has an uphill battle against the sixth-ranked player with 2432 Elo ratings, GM Vahidov Tahir. For info, there are 112 participants in this category. 

The Open category Round 1 pairings 

To follow the results and pairing for the tournament, please go to following URLs.

The Open category, the URL is http://chess-results.com/tnr250930.aspx?lan=1

The Challenger category, the URL is http://chess-results.com/tnr250931.aspx?lan=1

There are three live broadcasts of the Top 3 boards of the tournament which can be followed.
The URL is http://broadcast.kedaicatur.com/

Round 1 Live Broadcast


ALL THE BEST to both Fahim and Masrin as well as to all the participants in the tournament.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Local Chess Tournaments - 2017


The year 2017 will come in less than one month. How the time flies so quickly these days. There are so many local chess tournaments this year where GiLoCatur can not keep up. A very positive sign for the Malaysian chess community. GiLoCatur believes no one can provide the complete list of the local chess tournaments this year.

Therefore, for the year of 2017, GiLoCatur will try to compile a complete list of local chess tournaments. 

  1. 19th to 24th Jan - 21ST GACC INTERNATIONAL INTER-VARSITY CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (FIDE-Rated) (FB link)
  2. 15th Jan - GACC OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 (National-Rated)
  3. 15th Jan - GACC OPEN AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 (National-Rated)
  4. 22nd Jan - GACC OPEN-TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 (National-Rated)
  5. 5th Feb - 1st KIMMA Chess Tournament (URL)