Saturday, December 14, 2013

27th SEA Games chess blitz is over

The international chess blitz has concluded with Vietnamese GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son taking the gold. This is not a surprise as he is a very good blitz player as proven in the World Blitz earlier this year where he was fourth. Compatriot Nguyen Van Huy and Filipino GM Rogelio Antonio who showed he still a force to be reckoned with , took the silver and bronze respectively.

Malaysians Ronnie Lim and Ng Tze Han did not do so well here.

I found the women's section more interesting as far as our girls were concerned. Both Nur Nabila and Puteri Rifqah did very well for themselves with 9 and 8 points respectively.

It is worth noting Rifqah's results. In round 13 she beat Indonesian Medina Warda Aulia. I would have loved to be able to witness that game because the Indonesian is a very talented youngster who has just become a Women Grandmaster. In the final round Rifqah also beat Vietnamese Pham Bich Ngoc. These two wins possibly affected the final medal winners.


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