Monday, May 4, 2015

42nd Selangor Open Chess Tournament 2015 - Prize Winners

Champion - IM Rolando Nolte
2nd Placing - FM Yeoh Li Tian
3rd Placing - IM Mas Hafizulhelmi
Group photo of all Prize Winners with Tournament Organisers

42nd Selangor Open: Final round

IM Rolando has take a full point lead into the final round when his nearest rival IM Mas lost to Efren of Philippines.

Now, Efren will try to stop IM Rolando. It is a very interesting finish if Efren can create another spectacular upset. Efren could be the new Champion based on 1st tie break direct encounter, that is provided FM Yeoh didnt win the final round against Johor Tan Kok Liang. Else, all three will have same points. Rolando has a slim edge of half point lead over Yeoh in 2nd tie break.
Tan vs Yeoh

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42nd Selangor Open: Last Day

After a gruelling 7 rounds battle, defending champion IM Nolte, Rolando has taken a half point lead over his nearest rival IM Mas. Bearing upset, Rolando may seal the title if he beats his compatriot Senador in this round. He had played IM Mas and FM Yeoh already.

Meanwhile, IM Jimmy from Selangor ( a 8-time winner who won his first back in 1980) has staged a remarkable comeback after dropping 1.5pts in his first 3 games and currently playing on Board 4 against the most impressive junior player in this edition. A win in this round may see him playing Rolando in the next and final round. If it happens, this mouth watering clash will be the highlight of the tournament. Only he can stop Rolando from winning the title for the 3rd time in 4 years.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

42nd Selangor Open: Mid way stage

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42nd Selangor Open Chess Tournament 2015 - picture grab with the event main sponsor, Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific on the Opening Day 30thApril 2015

CAS officials with IA Hamid Majid seated far left and Director of Kasparov Chess Foundation as well as President of ASEAN Chess Confederation IA Ignatius Leong seated far right
Ignatius Leong watching over the moves of our newly crowned FM, Ismail Ahmad
Earlier on CAS President Ahmad Shafruddin delivering his Opening Speech, with IA Ignatius Leong  (seated on his right) and IA Hamid Majid (standing far left) 

Friday, May 1, 2015

42nd Selangor Open: Round 3 pairing @ 3pm (1/5)

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In Round 2, there is a few upsets on top boards. IM Jimmy secures a draw against up-and-coming Muhd Aziz Farhan in a pawn down position. Efren too drop half a point against Yee Jian Yang. While, NM Yeoh Chin Seng lost his game against Amir Ghaazi.

Pictures from Round 3
Top boards in action

Ahmad Nazmi (on the right) vs Emir Rusyaidi (MSSS Selangor U15 Champion)

42nd Selangor Open: Round 2 @ 9am (1/5)

The pairing for Round 2, click here