Sunday, May 2, 2010

37th Selangor Open Tournament 2010 - Final day

( Photograph of the winners together with CAS and MCF officials after the Prize Giving Ceremony - In the closing speech the CAS President En Shafruddin inter-alia thanked the participants who included players from Penang, Johore , Perak and Trengganu as well as the home base Selangor and the Klang Valley contributing to the success of this open Tournament. In addition the many juniors who participated in such full time control event thus enabling them to benchmark against the core of seasoned local players augurs well for chess in the country)

FM Nicholas Chan retained his title this year when his eighth round opponent Ian Udani could only manage a draw while the final round draw was academic securing him with a 1/2 point lead. Ian Udani later faced another setback in Round 9 when he lost his end game to a determined Kamalarifin Wahiduddin relegating him to 8th placing.

Final Standing and Cross Table of the 37th Selangor Open Chess Tournament: