Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Right now, despite the month of fasting, I am in the process of doing the chess buletins for the MSSM 2012 Under 12 Boys and Under 12 Girls. The speed of producing these bulletins is however quite slow as we (as muslims) should give other ibadah such as recitation the Quran, Sadaqah, Tarawih priority over our normal worldly jobs.

I shall announce the price of the buletins when they are available and ready for sale very soon (after Raya).

Below is one of the most decisice games between 2 Penang boys which took place on board 1 at Round 3

[Event "MSSM Boys U12 (Ind)"]
[Site "Kuala Terengganu"]
[Date "2012.??.??"]
[Round "3.1"]
[White "Teh De Juan PNG"]
[Black "Wong Yinn Long PNG"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C11"]
[PlyCount "60"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventCountry "MAS"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 cxd4 8. Nxd4

Bc5 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O a6 11. h4 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5 13. Rh3 b4 14. Ne2 a5 15.

Bxc5 Nxc5 16. Qe3 Qc7 17. Nd4 a4 18. Kb1 a3 19. Nb5 Qc6 20. Nd4 Qd7 21. Bb5 Qc7

22. b3 Ne4 23. Ne2 Ba6 24. Bxa6 Rxa6 25. Rf3 Rc8 26. Qd3 Rc6 27. Rc1 Qe7 28. g3

Rc3 29. Nxc3 Rxc3 30. Qe2 Rxf3 0-1


Last Saturday I took part in the annual event held by Putrajaya Komuniti. It was my 3rd consercutive participation since I had been transfered to the Customs Department Headquarters at Putrajaya. This year's respond, however, had turned out to be very poor. I do not wish to speculate the reason, but naturally, as a chess player, among the factors which are among my considerations are:

1. The champion's prize:
(This year only RM300, whereby the  price was RM500 in 2011 and 2010 (the year I became the champion for the first time in this event) 
2. The number of prices: if I am not mistaken, in 2011 8 placing were offered whereby in this year's event it had been reduced to 4 placing only.
3. Chances to win:
In the absence of many Putrajaya's 'chess masters' leads by Ahmad Maliki, Hairul Abd Hamid (Hairulov), Zulkifli Zaidan and only Hasidin, Sulkifli, Firdaus, Roslan Abd Aziz, Rizal Jusah (among the 24 -only!!- participants, my chance would be very great.
4. The cost
Cost include, the petrol, tol, fee, time of travel etc. As Putrajaya is about 30 minutes from my house, I feel that I had been travelling to my my office with extra one day for this special occassion.

I discovered that only 24(including myself) took part compared to last years' 48, in the above 16 category (actually it should be call open ). I managed to win 5 games and drew one with Cikgui Rizal Jusah (The 1st seeded in this tournament based on last year's result). However, I was declared as the champion based on higher tie break.

Result in above 16

1st - Rizal Ahmad Kamal
2nd - Muhammad Rizal Jusah
3rd - Hasidin Abdul Rashid
4th - Mohd Sulkifly