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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Of Selangor Open - Day 3 Round 4

There was no rain, the sky was clear, everything seems to be perfect but.... traffic was at almost stand still. Considering that most of the players were in the playing hall yesterday despite the rain, half of the playing hall was still empty when the players clocked off at 7:00pm earlier today. At 7:30pm, there are still a few tables missing of players notably Zaidan Zulkipli - playing on Table 2 against Saprin, Lum Zhun Hoong and Varien Thien.

It will be interesting to see how the two players will fare on Table 1 between countrymen Ian Udani and IM Rolando Nolte. Unless Zaidan can make it to the hall before the 1 hour waiting time runs out, it will be a free point for Saprin and at time of print, Zaidan has less than 30 minutes to press his clock to stamp his presence in the hall. 

On Table 3, former National Champion Kamalariffin Wahiduddin will play against long time friend Abdul Aziz Shukor whilst on Table 4, Juniors Sumant up against Yit San. On Table 5, Kamaluddin Yusoff will be playing Malaysia's bronze medalist in the U-16 World Team event Roshan Ajeet Singh.

Other notable pairings are two bloggers going up against each other on Table 9, Razali Hamzah a.k.a Ng6 and Eddy Fong a.k.a Chess X-Pose.

Reigning National Woman Champion WCM Nur Nabila up against the sole Iranian player Ashkan Jahadi on Table 14 whilst Insofar founder Mat Zaki Yeop playing against Khairunnisa Izzati Othman.

The half empty hall at the start of Round 4. Despite clear sky and no rain, the traffic around Kompleks Wilayah was almost at a stand still
WCM Nur Nabila up against Iranian Ashkan Jahadi
MCF VP and CAS Committee Member Haslindah Ruslan playing against promising youngster Bausch Koh


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