Sunday, August 24, 2008

3rd AmBank Group Malaysia Chess Challenge 2008 (17th Aug to 24th Aug 2008) - Final

The prize winners' list ^

^ (En Mohamad Azmi Mahmood - MD, Retail Banking of AmBank (M) Berhad gave away the prizes)

The Filipinos were unrated but never under rated. This year is no different with another 'unknown' Filipino Carlos Leonardo winning the Challenge trophy, conceding two draws with fellow Filipinos and in the final Round 11 when he was already comfortably ahead

On the Malaysian side Kamaluddin Yusof was top. His memorable win would be against Panopio Jr Rodolfo. But Kamalarifin ( right pic) showed flashes of brilliance when he could stop second placed Retanal Elwin and a draw against Chowdhury Sohel. Of special mention would be Selangor Junior Yeoh Li Tian when he could challenge the more experienced players like Mallick Masudur Rahman, Abdullah Che Hassan and Nor Ilhamuddin

The final ranking and FIDE rating statistics are as follows