Sunday, January 9, 2011

Abdullah Declared 17ChessClub Open Champ!

Abdullah Che Hassan, Open Champion9 January 2011, Kuala Lumpur – At the DATCC today, the 17 ChessClub Open 2011, a one-day, 7 Swiss rounds of rapid play was held. 54 players participated in the event.

Abdullah Che Hassan finally nailed the 17 ChessClub Open 2011 by winning the tournament with a 6.0/7 points and superior tie-break points. He beat Muhd Taufik Azman, Razali Hamzah, Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli, Norizzudin Afendi Norazman, Ahmad Fadzil Nayan, Nor Ilhamuddin Shaik Ali and Mohd Saprin Sabri on his way to the winning rostrum. Hopefully winning this open would compensate for his earlier disappointment at IIUM Invitational Open just a week ago in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. In that tournament he finished in 11th placing.


In second place was won by Ian Udani, also with 6.0 points. Ian lost to Mohd Saprin Sabri in the 5th round. For chess enthusiasts, Ian Udani is the IIUM Invitational Chess Open champion held  last week. In third place, also with 6.0 points is Ahmad Fadzil Nayan of UIAM. Fadzil lost to Ian Udani in the final 7th round today.

 Ian Udani, second  Ahmad Fadzil Nayan, third
Kamaluddin Yusof, 4th Mohd Saprin Sabri, 5th

The full ranking of the top 38 players:

Saleh Abdul Latif, best U-1500

Tuan Haji Saleh b Abdul Latif created the sensation of the day by winning the 2nd best Under 1500 rating. The best under 1500 rating went to Rohizan Mohd Ali. Saleh's performance of the day was 1413 as compared to his national rating of 1233. Well done Saleh!

Congratulations to all winners of the 17 ChessClub Open 2011, participating players, arbiters, and to the organisers of the tournament!! It was a well organised tournament with a bottle of mineral water and some snacks for all participating chess players of the tournament! Hope to join this tournament again next year.

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