Monday, August 9, 2010


MAKSAK Chess Tournament just ended yesterday, Sunday 8th August. MAKSAK is the acronym for Majlis Kebajikan & Sukan Anggota-anggota Kerajaan or the council of government servants' welfare and sports. The tournament was held from Thursday, 6th August, until Sunday, 8th August. Fifteen teams were participating in this year edition that was divided into three groups - Group A, Group B and Group C.

In the group stage, each team plays all the other four teams in respective group. The best eight teams from the top two/three of each group would then play in the winners pool to decide the champion while the others would play in the losers pool. Roslan Sulaiman, a fellow chess friend of GiLoCatur, played for the Selangor team. He told GiLoCatur that his team managed to be among the eight teams in the winners pool but placed last or eighth place. As a consolation with 5 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat (if not mistaken), Roslan was awarded the Best Board for the fifth board.

Kuala Lumpur team emerged as the champion for this year edition in front of Terengganu (2nd place) and Sarawak (3rd place), the defending champion. The fourth place was won by Pahang. Check out Muhammad Arshad's chess blog for further results.

Roslan Sulaiman (right) while playing against Anthony Liong during the recent Perak Chess GP - Teluk Intan leg.

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