Friday, December 26, 2008

Young Chess Grandmasters!!

As I surf the net looking and reading chess-related news and info, I found the following article. It is about a 15 year-old UAE boy named Salem A.R. Saleh, (mind you my name is in it he he he), who is the youngest Arabian GM. He was rewarded a DH 100,000 for that feat. Wow!! I hope that our young Malaysian chess talents like Yeoh Li Tian, Nur Nabila, Nur Najiha, Irfan Haqqim, Puteri Rifqah, Puteri Munajjah, Ee Sun-Xin, Nur Faqihah, Amier Hamzah and Mohd Faqih can follow such feat. MALAYSIA BOLEH!

UAE’s Salem Youngest Arab Grand Master
Correspondent 26 December 2008

SHARJAH - Salem A.R. Saleh rewrote history by becoming the youngest grand master in Arabia.

The 15-year-old Salem completed his third grand master norm and has gained sufficient elo points to gain the prestigious Arab Chess Championship title. Dr Suliaman Al Fahim, president of UAE Chess Federation, awarded Dh100,000 to Salem for winning the title and said, “We are hoping to achieve greater heights and today it is a grand success for the UAE.”

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