Friday, May 21, 2010


UKM is a very active chess venue nowadays, thanks to Abdul Haq who is still taking postgraduate studies there. The latest installment of the National Closed, now renamed the National Chess Championship, will be held at the prestigious DECTAR from 16th - 20th June 2010. The male contestants will fight for the Tun Hussein Onn trophy while their female counterparts will battle for Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik trophy. While it is not known that a female player's likelihood to play in the men's event, but it is still a possibility. We have yet to see a female player dominates Malaysian chess scene, but we will still pray for a Judith Polgar to arise. Who is your best bet though? NWM Alia Anin? Or WIM Siti Zulaikha?

Kelantan will bank on its champions Syed Azizi, Nik Ahmad Farouqi and Nasrul Humaimi while in the female category, Siti Nur Afiqah and Najihah Mohd Saufi will bear Kelantan's flag.

The official entry form can be downloaded here.

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