Sunday, December 21, 2008
Champion - Open Category
Champion - Challengers Category
The KLCA Chess Open had just ended yesterday. 9 rounds had been played from Monday, 15th December 2008 until Saturday, 21st December 2008. Around 140 players not only from Malaysia but also from several other countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Pakistan and Uzbekistan participated in the tournament. There are two categories - Open for players with FIDE ratings 2000 or above and Challengers for the opposite.
The champion for the Open section is GM Filippov Anton from Uzbekistan. He who seeded 1st accumulated 7 points out of 9 rounds. Wheareas the talented local girl, Nur Nabila Azman, won the Challengers category with 7 1/2 points. Other Malaysian chess prodigy, Yeoh Li Tian, won the 2nd runner up. These two Malaysian youngsters have very bright future. BRAVO to their dedicated parents for supporting and coaching them to be future Malaysian chess stars. Hopefully, their efforts will continue and in future put Malaysia in the world chess map.