Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Filipine Team wins Merdeka Team Rapid

Chesskidz Men's Team from the Philippines won the 2010 Merdeka Team Rapid comfortably. They had two grandmasters on the first two boards, GM Nelson Mariano and GM Bong Villamayor.

First seed SMS Gold did not live up to their seeding. Nevertheless they won the best Malaysian team prize as all the local teams were unable to match the foreign teams. Maybe next year....

Yeoh Chin Seng managed to outshine his young son this time. He led a surprising CLOBA-80 team to  take  the second Malaysian prize. The team comprises all Chung Ling High School members - my guess is CLOBA stands for Chung Ling Old Boys Association.

The winning team

Full results here
The premier event, the Malaysian Open begins tomorrow.


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