Sunday, February 20, 2011
A couple of hours ago, GiLoCatur and family was at the Shah Alam Uptown. We participated in the 2nd Shah Alam Uptown Open. The tournament scheduled to start at 9.00pm had to delay about 30 minutes due a technical problem.
About 60 players participated including Jasur Madjidov from Uzbekistan. All the participants had to play seven rounds of 15 minute time control . The tournament is unique because it is played in the night time. Players played their games under a canopy.
So, was the top player who is rated (FIDE) at 2214, the champion? Interestingly, the answer is NO. Then, who is the champion? The champion is a familiar teenager in local chess circuits. His name is Muhd Nabil. Nabil came home RM 350 richer.
Syabas and Tahniah Nabil.
The above chess player (left, white t-shirt) is a giant killer. Entering the fifth round, he had a perfect 4/4 score. He led five 3 1/2 pointers by halfpoint. His MCF rating is just 1398. But he managed to defeat NM Kamalarifin Wahiduddin, Kamaluddin Yusof and Muhd Nabil. WHAT A SUPERB PERFORMANCE BY HIM!