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Monday, December 24, 2012

Of Crowning New Junior Masters - Yit Sang and Li Ting

For the Girls section, it was a close and shut issue - Tan Li Ting was way ahead of the others and her last round game against Mok Shu Zing completed rather quickly to seal her the Girls title. It was also a rather straightforward results for the runner up and third place with WFM Nur Najiha and Nithyalakshmi winning against their respective opponents on Table 2 and Table 3. Najiha outplayed Sarika on Table 2 whilst Nithya had to overcome a strong resistant from Ho Chen Ee, one of the few pair that went almost the distant to complete the game

For the Boys section, Fong Yit San were victorious early when Ahmad Afiq Afyfy made a blunder in the opening but, Yit San had to wait for Jun Feng's game to conclude before he can celebrate. A win by Jun Feng will equal the score for both players and a play off beckons in order to determine the champion. Both Tan Jun Feng and Fong Yit San had met in the earlier round which resulted in a drawn game. 

Jun Feng was not in the better position against Chuin Kai early in the game. Although he had managed to equalize the position, Jun Feng decided to play it safe and offered Chuin Kai a draw which the latter accepted. And with the drawn game, Jun Feng handed the title to Fong Yit San as the National Junior Master 2012

Jun Feng ended in 2nd spot with Aron Teh coming in 3rd. Each Champion from the Girls and Boys section earned RM600 for their effort, 2nd place were RM400 richer and the 3rd place winners pocketed RM200.

Prizes were given away by Puan Haslindah Ruslan who is also the VP of the Malaysian Chess Federation.

There was also a Blitz event organized after the prize giving ceremony which was won by Sumant Subramaniam followed by Wong Jianwen and Zaidan Zulkipli.

Final standings and tables for the event can be found at Chess-Results website by clicking the following LINK 

Photo collection can be viewed at Chess-Malaysia FACEBOOK page at the following LINK
The newly crowned champions Yit San and Li Ting flanked by MCF VP Puan Haslindah (left) and Arbiter Nik Ahmad Farouqi (right)
IM Jimmy Liew came to visit and played a few games of Chess with Dato Tan, who also dropped by to witness the event
IM Jimmy Liew glancing over the game between Nithya and Ho Chen Ee, one of the few games that went almost the distance

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