Monday, October 18, 2010


I was being contacted by the Melaka Paralimpic squad a few months ago, requesting me to fulfil the task as the coach of the Malacca's paralimpic squad. However, since then, no news had been heard. No contact, no sms and no letter. In fact, it was me who tried to make some calls and sent some sms but to this point, I had received no reply.

Meanwhile, the KL team had been contacting me very recently. At first, I asked the KL manager, Rosham to liase with the Malacca's team first as regards to my position. After 2 weeks, where there is no progress and as time is already crucial (the Malaysian paralimpic games shall start on the 21st of November), I had agreed to coach the KL players. To my surprise, most of the KL palyers (the visual impaired) are already known to me, Mat Idris, Ramalik, Mahadzir, Mah Hassan, Amir and Sariah are among the players in the squad.

I had the feeling that, KL may have very good chances to clinch many gold medals, as long as somebody must stop Nur Feiqha at the board. Naaturally, I would have to make some special antidote for the female KL team to face her.

The training session is conducted at the cafeteria of the Malaysian Association for the Blind at Brickfield. The training sessions is scheduled on every Saturday 2.00pm - 5.30 pm and Sunday 9.00 am - 12.30pm

Thursday, October 14, 2010


My writing today may be a little bit deviation from 'chess line'. (picture taken from the web -wikipedia)

In 2005, when I accompanied the Malaysian paralimpic chess players, I had the opportunity to be in the home of someone known as the hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal. Indeed the stadium of the opening ceremony was named after him.

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His most famous book is Noli Me Tangere (Don't touch me). Well, it reminds me the touch move rule in chess.

Thursday, October 07, 2010


I had not been writing at my blog for about 1 month, simply not because I was too lazy to write, instead I was too busy with my normal life (non-chess matters: working, fasting of Syawal, visiting my relatives and my wife relatives in conjunction with the Syawal Eid Fitri) Syawal is approaching to its end, and so was the Chess Olympiad which had closed its curtain recently. I enjoyed my bloggers colleagues' chess covevarage, all sorts of news and Mas' Nokia Gambit incident.

Meanwhile, I had almost finished the recent SUKAN KEWANGAN 2010 buletin, (with only a few games to be keyed in) and I expect it to be ready in the market in about 2 weeks time. As regards to the MAKSAK, due to my extreme time constrain, I had just finished up to round 3 (There are 8 more rounds to go).

For chess enthusiasts especially from the government sectors which involved in chess (MAKSAK and SUKAN KEWANGAN) may call / sms to me for further information.