Monday, October 11, 2010
Nearly hundred chess players had participated in the 1st UTP National Rapid Chess Championship (NRCC) held at University Teknologi Petronas or simply known as UTP on 9th and 10th October. The open category includes U18 age group and several other age group players. The championship is a national-rated event.
the Open category final ranking page 1
Sumant Subramaniam (right in below picture) lived up to its top seed status. He scored 7/8 points from 6 wins and 2 draws. He drew with Elgin Lee Kah Meng and Nor Ilhamuddin Shaikh Ali of http://2010chessodyssey.blogspot.com/ in the sixth and eighth round respectively. As the champion he had pocketed RM1000 money prize.
Playing on the top board, Sumant's games could be watched via the DGT screen
Ahmad Fadzil Nayan, an UIA student and a Perakian, (right in above picture) managed to be on the second spot after winning 7 games and losing one to Elgin (left in above picture) who emerged third in the final ranking 6.5/8 points.
Go to http://malaysianchesspairings.blogspot.com/ to view the pairings round by round of the UTP NRCC.
Syabas and tahniah to all the winners. Don't give up and keep practising and learning to the others.