Saturday, May 30, 2009


Thanks for the mention in your blog. The final number of games played was 151. I won 116 games, drew 34 and lost 1. My playing performance was 88%. The match lasted 9 hours 50 mins. The actual number of players was 137. Thanks again.

This is the results for Colin Madhavan's record breaking simul. As mentioned by him personally above, he lost only once from 151 games. Even though I did not fully understand what he said, but we should salute this guy who has a very strong stamina. I myself did simuls when I was at the university (my best there was 15 in a go, beating all of them, university teammates) and in central trainings for the Gua Musang MSSM team (36 students, lost 1), I knew that it was a very demanding task, testing your body to the limit, especially your legs.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Here is the full results for ASAT Gua Musang 2009. Complete with tie-breaker taken from ASAT Kebangsaan. Congratulations to the winners! Khairul Anwar and Halimatu, please do your best at ASAT Negeri in Bachok.




I think it's about time I teach them how to use Swiss Perfect. As for now, I am the only one in Gua Musang who knows how to use this pairing programme. Even though I am sick, I do the pairing from my home, and send the result and the pairing using SMS. However, this will not stop PPD Gua Musang from having a successful ASAT Chess. Hopefully next time when I am not available, somebody will step up as the arbiter.

Venue: SK Limau Kasturi 1
Time: 9.00 - 12.00pm
Format: Swiss 3 Rounds

ASAT boys

Ahmad Wafi (SMK Paloh)
Md Faizzuddin (SMK Tengku Bendahara)
Md Zul Husni (SMK Tengku Indra Petra 2)
Che Md Sallehuddin (SMK Chiku 2)
Md Khairul Anwar (SMK Tengku Indra Petra 2)
Md Zaidi (SMK Tengku Indra Petra 1)
Afik Affendi (SMK Sungai Asap)
Tn Md Shafiqie (SMK Bandar Chiku)

ASAT girls

Norhayati (SMK Paloh)
Safinah (SMK Sungai Asap)
Norlaila (SMK Tengku Bendahara)
Halimatu (SMK Sungai Asap)
Nurhayati (SMK Chiku 2)
Syazana (SMK Tengku Indra Petra 2)
Nor Syafini (SMK Tengku Indra Petra 1)
Siti Nurain (SMK Bandar Chiku)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Colin in his previous simul


Candidate Master Colin Madhavan (FIDE 2220) will play against 123 players in a simultaneous chess event which will be held at Setia Alam, Shah Alam at the end of this month. The event is organized by SP Setia Berhad. The details of the programme:

Date: 24th May 2009
Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Venue: Setia Alam Welcome Centre, No. 2 Jalan Setia Indah AD U13/AD, Setia Alam Seksyen U13, 40170 Shah Alam.

Those who are interested please contact 03-3343 2255 or download the form here.

Friday, May 15, 2009


I just received a news that Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Al-Sultan Ismail Petra ibni Almarhum Al-Sultan Yahya Petra has just been admitted to HUSM because of illness. However, by the time of writing, the cause of his illness has yet to be revealed. Bernama said it was because of asthma attack, but it remains to be determined by the doctors. A HUSM assistant director, Dr. Rosdi Abdul Rahman, said that the Sultan is in stabil condition but refused to revealed the cause of illness when asked. Let's us pray for our beloved Sultan's health.

Monday, May 11, 2009


... still at the IIUM Matriculation Centre, I entered many rapid tournaments in order to gain some experience. One of the tournament I went to was the UKM Convocation Open Chess in 1998. I registered early through my friend who happened to be the tournament committee member, but I was late on the tournament day. I lost the first game by default, but I quickly recovered and won the other 5 games and drew one to get 7th placing.

Here is a game between me and my fellow blogger, Nassero, whom I stumbled upon in the last round. He practically begged me to post this game, maybe because there was no score sheet at the time, and I was crazy enough to return home and record the game afterwards. The game was marred with inaccuracies because I was still new at chess, and, of course, I was, and still, not a chess master.

White: Yours Truly
Black: Nassero
UKM 26th Convo Open (Round 7)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.d4 Be6 7.Nxe6 fxe6 8.0-0 Qd7 9.Nc3 0-0-0 10.Re1 exd4 11.Nxd5 exd5 12.Bb5 Bc5 13.Bf4 Rhf8 14.Bg3 a6 15.Bd3 g6 16.a3 Bd6 17.b4 Bxg3 18.hxg3 Ne7 19.a4 c6 20.Qd2 Nf5 21.b5 Kb8 22.bxa6 b6 23.Rab1 Ka7 24.a5 b5 25.Bxf5 Rxf5 26.Qxd4+ Ka8 27.Re3 Qa7 28.Qb6 Qd7 29.Rbe1 Rb8 30.Re8 Rf8 31.Qxb8# 1-0

Friday, May 08, 2009

After 25... Nxd4!


After a long fight, White cracks. However, it is perplexed as how White made the move 25.Rd2? which I saw it as a blunder. It is supposed to be a blunderless game, a correspondence game, but we are human after all. Sometimes, the first move we already ruled out, is the one we played on the board. There are games where I was trapped like this, and I regretted it afterwards.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Move aside from the couch, football fans! Here come the chessmasters! Malaysia's Olympic Council is currently developing a sports channel for chess at our beloved private cable operator, .

Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) secretary Sieh Kok Chi said,
"Many games like the Selangor (state) league football matches and less popular sports like chess matches don't get any airtime as TV stations normally ask us to pay for the crew or get sponsors to pay for the costs"

Read the AFP article here.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Kindly be informed that Kilang Gula Felda Perlis will be organising Gula Perlis Open Chess Challenge 2009 on 16th May 2009 at Dewan Sek Men Teknik Kangar, Perlis. This is a national rated event and it's open to all chess players nationwide. Time control for each player is 30 minutes. The tournament is offering total cash prizes of RM4,240 for up to 57 winners including 10 lucky draws. Closing date for registration is 11th May 2009.

It is hoped that the tournament will draw as many entry as possible as this is the first time Kilang Gula Felda Perlis is sponsoring such a big chess tournament. With huge entries, the management will be happy to establish this tournament as a yearly event.

Feel free to contact Syaiful at 013-3939838 should you have any queries.

Registration Form

Map to SM Teknik, Kangar

Saturday, May 02, 2009


This is the latest position of our correspondence chess.

White just moved 24.Qd3


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