|Top 25 Final Ranking|
Thursday, February 5, 2015
The 19th GACC or Grand Asian Chess Challenge had ended several days ago. Who emerged champion? The top seed, IM Vitalijs Samolins of the Nanyang Technological University was declared as the champion after scoring 8.5/9 points.
As clearly shown by below Top 25 Final Ranking, only one Malaysian player who are in the Top 10 list. His name is Ng Shi Hao. He is unrated and is placed 6th. Shi Hao represents Nanyang Technological University (NAN).
The best Malaysian player who represents Malaysian university is Chan Sheng Yip. He is ranked 12th the same as his seeding.Sheng Yip is currently studying at Sunway University. Muhd Syazwan from University Malaya is 15th place with 6/9 points.
Fikri, GiLoCatur's eldest child, was playing his debut in the tournament scoring 5.5/9 points. Entering his second semester at UiTM Segamat, Fikri is one of eleven players representing UiTM.
GiLoCatur hopes more Malaysian players will be among the Top 10 in future GACC. Do not give up, practice harder and smarter to compete against foreign opponents.