Tuesday, February 24, 2009
MSS Selangor Chess Championship - First Day
PP has a very strong player for L18 category. Its champion, Joshua Panir Selvam, won all his games so far. PP has very good chance to win this category. Bukhari could not continue his winning streak in the first two games in Round 3 and 4. So, he has four points so far. Azwan Ansori also just managed to win two games. He lost to Geeneish a/l Sivalingam, the other favorite player, from Kelang in Round 2. Going to Round 4, the last team member of L18 for PP, Eng Pi Zern, won a game and lost the other two.
There is no one player familiar to GiLoCatur in P18 category. If not mistaken, Rabiatul Adawiyah Wahid was a dominant player in last year's tournament. Petaling Perdana seems not so strong in this category. By the way, hopefully they manage to get good results tomorrow. The players for PP team are Musfirah Ghafarullahhuddin, Atiya Najiyah Ahmad Kamal, Choong Sy Ying and Hazirah Mohd Zailani.
Both Mohd Nabil and Mohd Syakir are dominating the L15 category. Two Kelang players are the other two players who have perfect 3 scores going to Round 4. PP's champion Low Jun Jian is following not far. He drew with his younger brother, Low Jun Keat in Round 3. GiLoCatur's son, Fikri, succumbed to a defeat to a Sabak Bernam player in the first round. He managed to win all the next three rounds. So he has 3 points thus far. Muhd Iskandar, the other PP's player, could not manage to win his fourth round. He lost to a Petaling Utama's player. He has two pints so far.
Winnie Hong is smooth crusing to victories. She will face her tough challenger Amira Syahmina tomorrow morning. Her sister, Vickie Hong, was upset by Gombak player, Nur Madhiatul Husna in the first round. Their other teammates, Nur Fariha Jamri and Nurul Adlina scores 2 and 1 1/2 points each going to Round 4. GiLocatur does not have the results for the fourth round.
Yeoh Li Tian from Petaling Utama is dominating L12 category. His two other teammates, his elder brother Li Yuan and Roshan, are the other players who won all games until Round 3. Roshan won againts Mohd Irfan Haqqim from Kuala Langat, who is another perfect scorer going to Round 3.
While for Petaling Perdana players the results are not so bad. Irfan Rendrawan and Affan Amrish managed to win three games each. Irfan lost to Li Tian whereas Affan lost to Irfan Haqqim in Round 2. Both Aminur Nirza and Ihsan Syahiran lost their Round 4. They both have two points going to Round 5 tomorrow morning.
Going to Round 4, both Azman daughters, Nabila and Najiha, are among the four P12 players who score perfect games. The other two are Fatin Afiqah from Sepang and Ee Sun Xin from Petaling Utama. Puteri Rifqah drew with her younger sister in Round 3.
As for Petaling Perdana, Anis is still leading her team with 3 points. She succumbed to a defeat to PU player in the first round. Nur Faqihah lost to Puteri Munajjah in Round 4 on board 4. She has two points. Nurul Hana won her Round 4 game to score 2 and 1/2 points. While Reshara managed to win Round 4 game. In Round 2, she had to face her team mate Nurul Hana.
HOPEFULLY, PETALING PERDANA SQUAD WILL WIN MORE GAMES TOMORROW IN THE SECOND DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT. IN THE THIRD DAY, TEAM EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE. PETALING PERDANA HAS BRIGHT CHANCE TO WIN THE TOP THREE IN MOST OF THE CATEGORIES.