23 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur – At the Cochrane Sports Center of Excellence, Liew Ken Yew beat 31 others to win the 2nd November Rating tournament. He achieved 5 points from 7 rounds of classical chess time control and a better tiebreak points. In fact four other players achieved the same 5 points. The other four players include Zakaria Mohd Firdaus, Jayamurthey, Haslindah Ruslan and Yat Guo Jie.
Liew Ken Yew wins 2nd November Rating Tournament in Kuala Lumpur. But it was close as 4 players tied for 1st place. But on tie-break, Ken Yew emerged Champion, followed by Fadrus Zakaria (Stone Master's brother), Pavitranayagi and 'birthday girl' Haslindah Ruslan.
Separate prizes were awarded for the different rating categories. The list of prize winners are as follows:
Elo 1751 to 1950:
1st Liew Ken Yew
2nd Yat Guo Jie
3rd Subramanian Sivanesan
4th Olivia Madhavan
Elo 1551 to 1750:
1st Pavitranayagi Jayamurthey
2nd Haslindah Ruslan
3rd Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan
4th Yap Wan Lin
Unrated & Elo below 1551:
1st Mohd Fadrus Zakaria
2nd Adrian Choo Cheng Yong
3rd Dinesh Siddharthan M.
Pictures of the winners of the Pictures of the 2nd November Rating are shown left, right, top and bottom. Since yesterday was Haslindah’s birthday, the chess organisers sportingly provided the participants with a birthday cake to celebrate Haslindah’s joyous birthday in a friendly atmosphere after the end of the tournament.
The birthday girl, Haslindah, in a happy and joyful mood with her piece of birthday chocolate cake. It looks real yummy! :))
The final rankings of the 2nd November Rating chess tournament held from 20-24th November 2010 are shown below:-
(results and pictures courtesy of Collin Madhavan, Cheras Chess Academy@ kids4chess.com blogger)