Saturday, May 30, 2009

Malaysian Chess Championship 2009 - Day 1

National Championship 2009

55 players registered for the National Closed today. Leading the challenge is Mohd Saprin Sabri while last year's Champion NM Edward Lee Kim Han (below left) is also be present to defend his title. A surprise entry is veteran and former MCF official who have been seeking his fortune overseas but gunning for the NM title namely Chan Kwai Keong aka KK Chan (right). All three are on track with maximum 2 points 

Cross table up to Round 2

Pairing for Round 3

National Women Championship 2009

NWM Alia Anin Azwa Bakri who won the title last year would attempt to repeat the feat this year.  She was however held to a draw in Round 1 to Negeri Sembilan player Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan. With a small field of 22 players and 9 Rounds to contend with the final outcome is still open

Cross table and pairing for Round 3 at 09:00 hr tomorrow