Monday, April 30, 2012

Historical Melaka International Chess Championship Final Results

Grandmaster Attila Czebe convincingly won the first Historical Melaka International. Going into the final round he had a 1.5 point margin over his closest challenger meaning that even a loss could not prevent him from lifting the champion's trophy.

He easily drew the final game against Indian GM Deepan Chakkravarthy.  As it turned out there were a massive number of draws on the top boards. GM Laxman against  IM Karthikeyan, GM Bitoon Richard against GM Romero Holmes Alfonso and GM Arun Prasad against  GM Fominyh Alexander were all drawn.

Young Yeoh Li Tian turned in a polished performance against SEA Games bronze winner, Indonesian FM Rudin Hamdani. This leaves the lad in a tie for second position with the previous mentioned GM and IM. An even greater success than the previous Brunei Campomanes Open. Unfortunately he missed an IM norm by 0.5 point. So this is the second time Li Tian has missed a norm but the future is bright for this boy.



The second best Malaysian is IM Mas who easily defeated Ismail Ahmad. The latter gave a piece for a non-existent attack. Other best Malaysians are Zaidan Zuklipli and Nayan Ahmad Fadzil who all scored five points.

In the Challengers section, Malaysian Fong Choong Ee defeated the leader to reach 6/9 and a share of the 3rd-5th prize.

18 comments:

Jimmy Ng said...

Congrats to Li Tian.
Hope he made an IM norm !

Best Regards
Jimmy Ng

Jimmy Liew said...

If the opponent was rated 2450 then the 6 point would be enough. He missed the norm by 0.5 point.

Captain Planet said...

Happy Yet Sad!

John Wong said...

A good sign of better things to come. What is important now is to maintain the momentum, prepare for the Malaysian Open well to score a GM norm :-)

Anonymous said...

I dont know if this works but I recall that there is a provision that allows a player to discard a win against a lower rated player in order to raise the rating ceiling. If that was done, would it not suffice?

Ronnie said...

Amazing.. Tying for second place! This little man IS strong.. Playing at roughly 2300-2400 level at 13 years old! I'm beginning to think that he's more talented than Mas or Nicholas.. Wat a waste he didn't make the IM norm..

Jimmy Liew said...

Minimum number of rounds for IM norm is 9. So the possiblity of dropping won games do not arise.

IM Kevin Goh said...

Li Tian and Chin Seng, Congrats!

Anonymous said...

FGM or SPM? Parents will have difficult choice. Join the main-stream or set a Malaysian first? There is not much time to make decision.

What do Malaysian chess players think, ... maybe start a poll. We have never had such a talent before and with time on his side too.

Ilham said...

Li Tian,
If you continue progressing like this, you will be a GM before you are 16! Congratulations and all the best!
Uncle Ilham

Yeoh said...

Hi dear chess friends,
1. thank you!
2. tian is very lucky to have so many pakciks & uncles who always willing to give advice, encouragement, opportunities, exposure, supports,...etc.
3. thank you again, will make sure he continue to work harder.

rgds
seng

henry machin kungkong said...

it was mention this is a rated tournament.why is my fide rating not affected at all?i'm curious beyond measure.This has been happenig to me so many time for the past 20 years.

Jimmy Liew said...

Can you send me your FIDE ID to forward to the Arbiter for further clarifications?

Anonymous said...

if you go to http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_list.phtml?moder=ev_code&country=MAS&rating_period=2012-07-01

it is clear that only the Open category is FIDE rated; Challengers are not. why is it so ? a good question to ask the organiser; Mind you there are some players from abroad playing in the Challengers too ( hoping to get their games rated ? )

Anonymous said...

wah...shame on you melaka organiser please don't cheat laa to make profit huhuuuu

firestonemaster said...

firestonemaster cuma terima aduan peserta yang menang 'biasiswa' yang ditawarkan oleh insofar tapi xdapat, dan firestonemaster xterima aduan tentang melaka event so no komen tentang melaka event. hehehe

Anonymous said...

firestonemaster,
about the scholarship i don't care i get or not...i like to play chess. especially in Insofar Chess tourney bcoz in chess industry mr zaki never hurt anybody feeling and never talk negative about the people in chess industry

firestonemaster said...

masalahnya kes insofar dah terlalu banyak aduan.yang terbaru ialah ada pihak yang buat aduan duit yang diberikan kepada zaki lebih rm16 ribu untuk chess tidak dipulangkan kembali.saya sedang siasat adakah syarikat insofar ini masih wujud dan akan semak di Register of business (ROB) juga.

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