Saturday, October 15, 2011

5th APSSO Update (Part 2)

In the standard category of the 5th APSSO, Malaysia won TWO gold medals and ONE silver medal. Li Tian anchored the Malaysian boys to win the gold medals in both the boys individual and team categories. While Puteri Rifqah Fahada won the silver medal in the Girls Individual Standard event.

Puteri Rifqah
Puteri Rifqah, the only girl in the four-players Malaysian chess team, excelled in the rapid category after winning the gold medal. She just drew once in the six rounds event meaning she scored 5.5/6 points. If GiLoCatur is not mistaken, it is the first gold medal ever won in the girls category in the APSSO. Syabas to Puteri Rifqah when she contributed ONE gold and ONE silver.

Li Tian

Meanwhile, Li Tian's golden victory in the standard event did not continue in the rapid category. Indonesian player, Novendra Priasmoro, defeated Li Tian in the fourth round to deny Li Tian's effort to win gold in such category. In consolation, the 12-year-old Malaysian player won silver and bronze in Boys Individual and Team categories respectively. 

In short, the medal tally for the Malaysian chess team in this year APSSO are 3 Golds, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze. Congratulation!  

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