5th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Chess Connections has just updated the registered participants for the upcoming major tournaments in conjunction with the Malaysian Chess Festival 2013 from 9-19th August 2013.
As reported by Chess Connections - Appended below are the tentative list of players that have registered for the 10th IGB Malaysia Open, AMBANK Amateur Chess Challenges, and KLK Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Seniors Open which will start from 9th August (with players meeting at 9:00pm) and Round 1 to clock off at 9:00am the next day, Saturday, 10th August 2013. The final Round 9 to be played on Friday, 16th August 2013 with Blitz to follow after Friday prayers starting at 3:00pm and prize giving ceremony for the main categories a bit later in the evening.
Take note that these are tentative listings and you can expect the numbers to increase/decrease as the event day approaches. So far, there are 115 players for the Malaysia Open (the highest we had was 133 in 2010 or was it 2011?), 85 players for Amateur (the highest number of players in the Festival 10 year history) and 20 players for the Seniors.
10th IGB Malaysian Open 2013:
AMBANK Amateur Chess Challenge:
KLK Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Seniors Open: