Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sumant Wins UTP Open

Fresh from winning the under-17 MBSSKL Invitational last week, Sumant (6.5 points)won the UTP Chess Open ahead of Ian Udani(6 points), Tan Khai Boon(6 points), Evan Timothy Capel(5.5 points), Ahmad Fadzil Nayan(5 points).

Here are some pictures of the venue.

Outside the tounament hall.

Beside the hall is the Main Library. Players had the chance to visit the Library between rounds

A closer look at it.

Inside the tournament hall. It was the coldest hall i have ever been to. The players who had brought their jackets and coats along had the advantage.

Before the round San jeevwa (right)and Tan Khai Boon (both from penang) playing friendly matches. It was a great achievement for Sanjeevwa (18 years) who managed to find his way to UTP.

Pictures from Round 1

Nigerian player? Well, he is! Actually from UTP

Round 3

Ian Udani vs Mark Siew 1-0

Sanjeevwa vs Evan 0-1
Lucky for me , I have a jacket.
This game was a terrible game. We kept giving free pieces to one another.
Sajeevwa's time dropped and I won. However Sanjeevwa played very well get got 10th place.

Tan Khai boon won his game too.

Round 4 . The Fun begins.

Sumant Subramaniam vs Kamaluddin Yusof 1-0

1st board Tan Khai Boon vs Ian Udani 0-1
2nd board Evan Capel vs Fadzil Nayan 1-0

Mark siew(white) beat Agos Baharuddin

Round 5

Ian Udani vs Evan 0.5 - 0.5
I made an illegal move!! Ian claimed 2mins extra

Round 6

Evan Capel vs Sumant 0-1
I made another illegal move!!
After this game Sumant was leading with 0.5 to the nearest rival

Ian Udani won on 2nd board while tan khai boon beat Kamaluddin Yusof

ROund 7

Ian Udani vs SUmant 0.5 - 0.5

Ahmad Muzzafar vs Tan khai boon 0-1

The last game to end Kamaluddin vs Fadzil 1.5 - 1.5

Fadzil had 3 pawns + B while Kamaluddin had 1 pawn + B

Sanjeevwa overjoyed as he got 10th place (RM 50)

I went back with a terrible Fever.

Friday, July 17, 2009

UTP and Syuen ( PERAK)

Evan will be playing in UTP.. and I will be playing in Syuen.. n both of us.. may play both also.. but at least one of us will be present there.. to caver the event. Stay tune for more stories. Meanwhile Felda Lasah results still pending from Mr Abu Bakar Martin. Will post once I get it..

By: Anthony.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Con : Felda Rasah Open

Rnd 4
I (Evan) lost to the eventual Champion , Loo Swee Leong..

Evan Timothy Capel - Loo Swee Leong 0-1
He played very well in the opening and eventually won the game.

Rnd 5
The leaders all drew their games . sumant - Abdullah drew. Loo Swee Leong and Tan Khai Boon drew also. Many of us were half a point behind. So ,basically a catch up round for those who lost earlier.

Rnd 6
This is the critical round. Tan Khai Boon beat Abdullah Che Hassan. Loo Swee Leong beat Sumant. So after 6 rounds , Tan and Loo leading wif 5.5 points. Following closely behind were Evan, Wong Hao, Ismail Ahmad-- all 5 points. Evan and Ismail Ahmad was expected to be there but Wong Hao beating me CONVNCINGLY, ... Good for Penang.. watch put for this player. He has beaten Tan Khai Boon twice, and now me . :(

Wong Teik Choy ( Wong Hao's supportive dad) and Wong Hao

Anthony Liong depressed after losing to one of Penang's most Promising junior Wong Hao

Tan Khai Boon beat National Closed Finalist Abdullah Che Hassan

Loo Swee Leong - Sumant Subramaniam 1-0

Rnd 7 -- Final round

Here are the top 4 boards which determine the top prizes. Others just play and pray to be in top 10.

Tan Khai Boon.. winning... but perpectual check saved the day for world police champion, Ismail Ahmad.. therefore, Tan finished 2nd with 6pts. Ismail 5.5 pts - fifth.

Loo Swee Leong playing Wong Hao.. the last game to finish.. and Loo won it in a mad time scarmble. So Loo won RM1000.. but credit to wong Hao.. who came so close to finish 2nd if he can win.. So Wong Hao finished the tourney 8th..

Table 3: Draw.. it was a ding dong battle... Abdullah up a pawn.. but R+P vs Rook in the ending..
Abdullah less time , offered a draw.. So Evan finished 3rd, Abdullah 9th..

Table 4: Sumant- Elgin.. after the early setback.. Elgin is back... he will finish top 5 if can win..
but the game was a tame draw.. So sumant finished 6th. Elgin unluckily finished 14th. due to lower tiebreak.

So u see 7/8 players of top 10 comes from table 1-4, 3 more players that finished top 10 were Azwan bin Zaabah (4th), Ahmad Fadzil Nayan ( 7th) , and of course myself ( 10th) , AS USUAL ... LOL , always winning the last round and get a prize ... wakakakakkakakaka...

Closing Ceremony

Loo Swee Leong

Tan Khai Boon

NM Evan Timothy Capel

The SPONSOR for this event is of course FELDA. This is the third Perak event tat offer RM1000 for the winner . Thx.. En. Zamri, -- Pengerusi FELDA.

Form left: En Roslan - Timbalan Pengerusi, En. Zamri - Pengerusi, En. Mohamad Zaid ,Mahmud-Arbiter, En. Abu Bakar - Arbiter, En Anuar bin Ismail - Pembantu Khas

The Arbiters

Handling the Open Section

En Abu Bakar Martin --- too shy to look at me, when I want to snap picture.. LOL..

En. Abd. Malik - U12 category.. job well done...

U-12 Section.

Wong Yinn Long won 1st in this event . Congratulations. More n more young guns from Penang.

Some other pictures.

Mr . Lee Ewe Ghee -- our beloved PCA President.. who contributed a lot to Penang Chess.
Thx.. Mr Lee.

Our playing venue..

Mr Lee's 2nd son , William playing against Johan Jamil, rnd 2. Result : 1-0

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Felda Rasah Open

I just came back from the Felda Rasah Open organized by Felda. Penang actually send some players there.
1.Mr. Lee , whole family,
2. Mr Khor bringing Free School Boys.
3. Loo Swee Leong bringing Sanjeewa ( San Zee Vwa -- New China GM ) LOL... , Ren Chi and of course Tan Khai Boon.. ( Sweel Leong long time fren)
4. Mr Wong - bringing his son Wong Hao and Keok Kai En. ( Chung Ling rep )
OK.. let me start with my journey. All of them use the Kuala Kangsar road which means they come form north. I on the other hand travel from Ipoh- Lintang- Felda. Huh..... in fact even harder to find.. almost sesat . :)) . Anyway manage to reach there at 9:20 am. Among the Penangites , I reach the latest. wakakakakak.. so I asked Mr Khor to pay for me first.. ok. cut short of all this story.

Here we go round 1.
All of us have an easy round. That includes players form Selangor , Abdullah Che Hassan, Ismail Ahmad, Sumant ( Pahang), Johan (Perak )-- top seed, Fadzil Nayan (Perak) -- 2nd seed.
However Penang suffered the setback in this round. Elgin was beaten by Zubri from Perak( basically an unknown). Mr Khow was beaten by Perak veteran ,muzaffar ( Mr Khor was better throughout the game, but blundered.( As usual ) . LOL..

Mr Khor just blundered. ..

Elgin in losing position... :(

Rnd 2
Everybody seems to have an easy rnd again. I manage to take revenge for elgin.. :), checkmated my opponent.

Rnd 3
Here is the interesting round. I beat Johan Jamil. Fadzil Nayan also lost to Evan. Others all got their 3 pts as expected.

Johan Jamil

PFS player Sanjeevwa Sritharan. .A player who goes to tournaments endlessly . Nat Rating 1566

Fadzil Nayan . 2nd seed

Rnd 4

Wat a critical round..... This round i lost to Abdullah Che Hassan. Loo Swee Leong, Tan Khai Boon, all won. So after 4 rnds , oni 4 players with 4 points. Loo, Tan Khai Boon, Abdullah and Sumant. Evan lost to Loo Swee Leong.

Sumant Subramaniam

Abdulah -- Evan , 0.5-0.5

I take a rest first , to be continued tomorrow.. :))