Saturday, July 14, 2012

GiLoCatur Is At Downtown KL

GiLoCatur is, at this point of time, at Cititel Express Hotel. The hotel is located on TAR Street in the KL downtown. Why GiLoCatur is at the hotel?

The answer is KaSUGI Chess Championship.

Yes, the Malaysian biggest team chess tournament is being held this weekend. Nearly four hundred chess players are gathering at the hotel's Mezzanine Floor particioating in either the open or the junior category.

All the three children of GiLoCatur are also taking part. All of them are competing in the junior category. BUT they are not in the same team.

Fikri, the eldest, plays second board for his Undefined FC team with three other his MSSMKL team mates - Faizal Roslan, Aziz Farhan and his elder brother Daniel Iskandar. Mean while, his younger sister Anis Fariha plays for her Kusess school team. Anis plays the third board. Her team mates include Irfan Haqqim Azhar, the reigning Malaysian woman national master Nur Najiha Azman and Noor Azam Mohd Noor. Fahim, GiLoCatur's youngest child plays with his SKBJ school team. Playing also third board like her elder sister, Fahim is joined by Faqih and Nur Faqihah Aminuddin. His other team mate is Raja Bazil Bot who is also a Year 4 pupil like him.

In the on-going third round, Fikri's team has moved to the top table after winning the first and second rounds with full 4 points. In the second round, Undefined FC thrashed Fahim's team of SKBJ. Mean while, Anis' team had lost their top ranking after just drawing their second round. 

How about the Open section?

Getting to the third round, four teams left with 8 full game points. On the top board, Nameless which includes NM Zhou Ren is playing against the 14th seed, STMIK-STIE Mikroskil. Selangor B which consists of AM Fadzil Nayan, Syakir Shazmeer, Nabil and Syazwan is paired against a Filipino team at  Table 2. How both the all-Malaysian young men teams fare in the third round? Let's wait their results. 

Round 3 pairings

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