The 37th Selangor Open Tournament kicked off this afternoon with 71 players. Leading the charge this year is last year's winner FM Nicholas Chan. Contenders include Malaysia's first IM Jimmy Liew and last year's runner-up Ian Udani.
In the picture to the left is the Chief Arbiter IA Hamid Majid addressing the players before start of the Tournament. The 9-round FIDE rated Tournament will be played over 4 days with two rounds due to be completed today and the subsequent rounds over the next 3 days. Chess enthusiasts can watch the players in action at the DAT Chess Centre , Kompleks Wilayah