Friday, June 11, 2010


I received the sms from Mr Zul of RTM , "Catur MAKSWIP 10-11.7". Looks like I am going to play 2 tournaments in a row (after that Catur Sukan Kewangan 14-16 July) with my fellows from JKDM (Customs Department). Well, actually 3 in a row because Catur MAKSAK must be very nearby.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Last Saturday and Sunday, the Society Blind of Malaysia organised the National Blind Chess Championship 2010. I had been appointed as the arbiter of the tournament. The result are as follows:-

B1 Category (Total blind)

1. Mat Idris Saman - 3.5 pts out of 4 games (winning by 2-0 blitz 5 minutes play off)
2. Isak Ngau - 3.5 pts
3. Amir Samsudin - 3 pts
4. Raimah Mat Lazim -3 pts

B2/B3 category (Partial blind)

1. Shaharudin Mappa 4 pts
2. Hj Shahrudin Sidek 3 pts
3. Mahadzir Derani 3 pts
4. Untham a/k Kuah 2 pts

Special thank to Puan Razmah Mansor (MSN), Mr Rosham Sidek (SBM) and Abdul Latiff Mohamad (Sifu) for asissting and support.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


Insya-Allah, I shall conduct 3 sessions of chess simuls (with 1 hour time control using the chess clock) against 10 for each session in Neo Manhattan Chess Center TTDI. In this case, all the 10 participants shall be required to record all the moves.

Right after the simul, I shall conduct an open topic (question and answer) for chess clinic, not confining to the game played in the simul. Anyway, the clinic shall be not more than 2 hours.

For details:

1st session
Date: 12 June 2010
Time : 2.00 pm till finish

2nd session
Date: 12 June 2010
Time : 8.30 pm till finish

3rd session
Date: 13 June 2010
Time: 9.00 am till finish

This event is open to only 30 players (with FIDE rating 1899 and below or unrated- Otherwise it will be less sensible as my current rating is only 2000)
The fee for participation is RM 30 per player. I shall give a token - chess book in cd format- (below is a sample of the cd- picture taken from the web for illustrative purpose)
only to the first winner / or the first player who manage to draw with me for each and every session. If none of the players do not win... may be next time in future I shall conduct the similar event.

All fee must be paid before the start of the clock simul to my maybank 564100005575 (Rizal bin Ahmad Kamal) Places are limited to only 30 players. Please call / sms 0192421346 before making the payment as I am supposed to not receive more than 30 participation.

See you there


I was contacted by Rosham, the co-ordinator for this event to conduct this tournament as the arbiter. Well, the visual handicap people is no stranger to me as I had involved in coaching them since Manila 2005 Para Games, along with Mr Abdul Latif a.k.a Sifu.

Naturally, I asked, normally, Mr Abdul Latif will be the arbiter in charge. Rosham told me that, he (Latif) could not make it for some other reason. Eventually last night, Mr Latif rang me and explained that, he had, planned with his family to arrange the bethrothal ceremony of one of his daughters.

Therefore, all the visual handicaps, please make yourself available in this coming 5th and 6th of June 2010 at the Dewan Komanwel, MSN, Bukit Jalil. The event shall consist of 6 rounds starting at 8.00 am on the Saturday morning. They will be devided into B1 category, B2/B3 category and female category.

For more details contact Rosham at 0133322737

Below are some notable name of visual handicap chess players in action:

[Event "Paralimpiad Blind"]
[Site "UPM, Malaysia"]
[Date "2008.??.??"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "Mahadzir Derani"]
[Black "Mah Hassan Omar"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A41"]
[PlyCount "54"]
[EventDate "2008.??.??"]

1. d4 d6 2. e3 e5 3. dxe5 dxe5 4. Qxd8+ Kxd8 5. Bc4 f6 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. c3 Nd7 8.
O-O c6 9. Nh4 Bg6 10. b4 Kc7 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. f4 exf4 13. exf4 Nh6 14. Bd3 f5
15. Re1 Ng4 16. h3 Ngf6 17. Na3 Nb6 18. Bc2 Nbd5 19. Bd2 Rd8 20. Rad1 Bd6 21.
g3 Rxh3 22. Kg2 Rh6 23. Nc4 Ng4 24. Rh1 b5 25. Nxd6 Rxd6 26. Kg1 Rxh1+ 27. Kxh1
{#} Nf2+ 0-1

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2008.01.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Trieu, Thu Thuy, VIE."]
[Black "Mohamed Halil, N, MAS."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B01"]
[PlyCount "58"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 c6 5. Bc4 Bf5 6. a3 e6 7. b4 Bxb4 8. Bb2
Bxc3+ 9. Bxc3 Qxc3+ 10. Qd2 Qxa1+ 11. Qd1 Qc3+ 12. Kf1 Qxc4+ 13. Ne2 Bxc2 14.
Qd2 Nf6 15. h4 Ne4 16. Qe3 Nc3 17. Qxc3 Qxc3 18. Nxc3 Nd7 19. Rh3 O-O-O 20. Rf3
Nf6 21. Ne2 e5 22. Rg3 exd4 23. Rxg7 d3 24. Nc3 d2 25. Rxf7 Ne4 26. Re7 Nxc3
27. g4 d1=Q+ 28. Re1 Qxe1+ 29. Kxe1 Rd1# 0-1

[Event "WOMEN(VI) R3"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2008.01.22"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Mohamed Halil, N."]
[Black "Nguyen, H."]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[EventDate "2008.??.??"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 b6 7. Qf3 Bb4 8. a3
Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Nbd7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. c4 c6 13. Bd3 O-O 14. h3 Ba6
15. Rc1 Qe7 16. Ne2 Qxa3 17. Rc3 Qb4 18. O-O Rad8 19. Rb1 Qd6 20. c5 bxc5 21.
dxc5 Qe7 22. Bxa6 Rd7 23. Ng3 g6 24. Rb7 Rxb7 25. Bxb7 Rb8 26. Bxc6 Kg7 27.
Bxd5 Qe5 28. e4 Rd8 29. Bb3 Rd4 30. c6 Qc7 31. h4 a5 32. h5 a4 33. Bxf7 Kxf7
34. hxg6+ Kg7 35. Nf5+ Kxg6 36. Nxd4 Kf7 37. e5 Qxe5 38. c7 Qe1+ 39. Kh2 Qe5+
40. g3 1-0

Do not underestimate the blind chess player. In Para games Manila 2005, I had the chance to play Eddy Suriyanto who at that time had just clinched his first gold medal. I just wanted to see, how strong was he. The battle turned up to be a victory for me but, of course this was only unofficial and I had the advantage of able to see. 3 years later he participated in the 1st KL Open, arriving late (missing 2 rounds) he managed to catch the 2nd place in the end beating all the normal players paired against him. In KL09 Para games, he also won a gold medal in one of the categories.

Here is my unofficial game with Pak Eddy

[Event "unofficial"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.12.16"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Rizal A Kamal"]
[Black "Eddy Suriyanto"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C13"]
[PlyCount "65"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4 Bxg5 7. hxg5 Qxg5 8.
Qd3 h6 9. Nf3 Qe7 10. O-O-O a6 11. g4 Rg8 12. Ne2 c5 13. Nf4 c4 14. Qd2 b5 15.
Nh5 Nc6 16. g5 hxg5 17. Nxg5 Nxd4 18. f4 Nc6 19. Bh3 Nc5 20. Nh7 Ne4 21. Qg2 c3
22. Nxg7+ Kd8 23. Qxe4 cxb2+ 24. Kb1 Rxg7 25. Nf6 Kc7 26. Rxd5 Nb4 27. Rd6 a5
28. Rhd1 Kb8 29. Nd7+ Bxd7 30. Rxd7 Qxd7 31. Rxd7 Ra7 32. Rxa7 Kxa7 33. Kxb2