Saturday, August 11, 2012

Battle Chess Selangorku - The Open Section

WOW! That's what GiLoCatur can say about the participants list of the Open category in the "Battle Chess Selangorku" tournament. 

An amazing 175 chess players including several Pinoy chess masters are taking part. It will be a tough chess tournament especially to GiLoCatur, the 91st seed. One aim for GiLoCatur to play in this tournament is to improve the national rating. GiLoCatur has the national rating of 1443. Will GiLoCatur succeed in such endeavour?  

Looking at the first round pairing here, GiLoCatur really has a tough first round opponent. 

The Open section - Round 1 Top 10 Board Pairings
As per above pairings, GiLoCatur is paired against the 4th seed and a Pinoy chess master, Efren Bagamasbad. It will be an amazing experience to play with such opponent. It will be interesting to find out later "How long GiLoCatur will be able to hold him" ... ha ha ha. 

If you notice, three out of the the top four seeds are Filipino chess players. IM Rolando Nolte who won this year edition of the Selangor Open in last May is topping the list. Will he cruise all the way to the end thrashing all his opponents? Or can Malaysian-based Filipino Ian Udani, ranked second, OR FM Dr Ronnie, the highest-rank Malaysian OR GiLocatur's first-round opponent, Efren Bagamasbad stop the sole International Master in the tournament? 

OR would it be Kamaluddin Yusof aka Abang Bro with his mamak tricks to emerge as the champion? 

Let's wait for six hours for the chess fight to begin! GOOD LUCK to all the participants who will fight in the  much awaited BATTLE CHESS SELANGORKU! SEE YOU THERE!

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