25 Jan 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The 17 Chess Club FIDE Rated Tournament 2012 held from 20-24 January 2012 at DATCC ended later yesterday afternoon with Nik Ahmad Farouqi declared the champion with 7.5 points from 9 rounds of single round robin format of Group A.
Abdul Haq Mohamed was second with 6.5 points and third was Mohd Saprin Sabri (pix above) with 6.0 points. To Saprin’s credit, he is the only non-losing player in the tournament but suffered due to six draws too many. All other players had at least one loss.
Meanwhile in the B group, Faiezul Zainal (pix above, Photo by Ng6 blogger) won convincingly with 8 points from 9 rounds of play from a similar single round robin format. Second, Foo Chee Kin with 6.5 points and surprisingly, Saprin’s protege son, Amir Qayyim Mohd Saprin is in third place with 6.0 points.