Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Originally, I planned to participate in this coming Selangor Open. I had even sms my name to Mr Lim Tse Pin for registration. However, until this point, I have a problem getting the leave particularly on the Friday. The job's constraint is much more felt when I had been transfered to the headquarters of the Customs Department in Putrajaya. Maybe I will miss the Selangor Open 2010. The next tournament perhaps is the National Closed (or is it now national open?) scheduled to be held in the forthcoming June 2010. I think, I may not be able to participate too as my wife is expected to deliver my 4th son (according to what the doctor had scanned). Hopefully, all the readers will pray for her to deliver the baby safely... amin.

Therefore, all my chess activity is now limited to
i) Keying in the GACC 2005 games (Now the round 2 is in progress)
ii) Playing for the NUSA MAHKOTA in the DATCC league.. so, far I played badly, losing last week's game (poor attacking technique, poor opening) and lost by default 2 weeks ago.

May be I will come in one of the days of Selangor Open 2010, meeting chess friends, selling some books, e-books, buletin, chess demo (only 3 left).. etc

last year I participated, and the most crucial lost was on the final round when I blundered horribly against Faris Shafruddin. I may produced some or all the important moment from my last campaign in Selangor Open 2009 later.

What do occurs to me is, I won after blundering against Azman Hisham, I drew against Yeap Eng Chiam after a wonderful (in my opinion) endgame technique. I won against Muhd Syazwan also with very good endgame. I won against Mark Siew (by luck) after totally outplayed in the opening. The rest I need to lok back at my database at home (I am typing this before leaving the office- after the office hour)

And.. I did not realise, that, I have a number of fans reading my blog here... thank you very much. I shall continue sharing my knowldege with all of you via this blog.

Friday, April 16, 2010

GACC 2005

Currently, I am doing the keying in games from the old scoresheets of GACC2005. Some notable local chess player involved are Ng Siew Cheok, Lee Boon Why, Gerald Soh and Effahrin Mohd Farid, all from UM.

I think, it shall take about a month to finish all the games (about 480). This is because, I am only able to do this job very early in the morning (about 5 am until the Subuh prayer time..about 6 o'clock) or sometimes during the midnight, about 12 am to 2 am.

Sukan Kewangan 2010

The latest update from Lau Kah Heng of Bank Negara (BNM) was that, all the Department under the Ministry of Finance shall have 8 players (6 playing and 2 reserve per round) and the gender is not an issue as all the team can field any number of male or female in every round.