|Under 12 category - source here|
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The much awaited "Battle Chess Selangorku" has already coming. The chess battle will start at 9.00am this morning (Saturday, 11th August 2012).
The first round pairings had already been published in the stonemaster.info website. Let's check out the Under 12 category first. GiLoCatur's youngest son, Fahim Al-Faqeh, will take part in this category. He has not taken part in a chess tournament for almost a month.
With the national ratings of 1398, Fahim is ranked or seeded 9th out of 54 total participants in the U12 category. As per below Round 1 pairings, Fahim will play white against Ahmad Aiman Sahadi. Fahim should not take for granted his lower-rated opponent. Because Ahmad Aiman is of the Sahadi chess family.
Based on the players listing, the hot favourites to win this category are the Puteri sisters - Rifqah and Munajjah. The challengers, as GiLoCatur sees it, would be the Saprin brothers - Amir Ghaazi and Amir Muqqri, fourth and seventh rank respectively, the Halim sisters - Izzah and Farhana, MSS Selangor U12 players - Zainoor Ikmal Maisarah, Faqih Aminuddin and Yee Jian Yang.
It has been more than a year when the Bongsu Trios participated together in one chess tournament. Do you know who they are? :)- Find it out here. GiLoCatur is very eager to wait their final performances and results. Will they run around and make havoc during the tournament? GiLoCatur hopes the Bongsu Trios will focus on their games and be on the podium receiving their winning prizes.