Sunday, August 29, 2010

Round 3 Results, Merdeka Team Rapid

29 August 2010, Kuala Lumpur – On the second day of the chess festival, the Merdeka Team Rapid Open Chess Championship starts it’s first three rounds today. A surprising result of the day is that Petronas with Malaysia’s no. 1 player, IM Mas Hafizulhelmi got a beating from the team called Crusher. I’ve been informed that they have two GMs on the team and that explains the emphatic score line of 0-4!
SMS Gold went into defence mode when SMS Gold ended with a 2-2 draw with the Philippines’ Marfori Fighters chess team. FM Nicholas Chan saved the team with a major win on board two for SMS Gold preventing the SMS Gold from losing more precious match points.
Fireyrook’s scratch team of Young and Adult Union crashed 3.5 – 0.5 to the Bengal Tigers, where our fourth board saved us the duck with a major draw score.
Magic, the team comprising of the Kazakhstan’s three chess players and Abdullah Che Hassan drew 2-2 with the Mamak, The Sequel chess team, who had Nik Ahmad Farouqi, Sabri Sapirin, Fairin Zakaria and Kamaluddin Yusof.
Perak State Team comprising of Ahmad Fadzil Nayan, won 2.5 – 1.5 over Jakarta B chess team. Meanwhile ASTRO Ladies team overwhelmed PCA Juniors U12, 4-0!
The Young & Danger chess team that won the recent Perlis Team Open 2010, won 4-0 over PFS Chess Club Senior.
Klang Valley Koalas team comprising of mainly European-looking chess players beat the Penang chess team, 3.5 – 0.5.
Rorschach, the chess team that made an impact at the University Malaya’s Team Open Tun Syed Zahiruddin by winning the team open tournament in 2009, lost 1-3 to Sabah chess team during the round 3 play in the afternoon today.

Please visit the playing venue of the Malaysian Chess Festival 2010 and watch more chess action tomorrow held at the 5th Floor, CitiTel Mid Valley Hotel, Mid Valley Mega Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

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