Monday, January 19, 2015

Ahmad Fadzil Nayan - May Allah Bless His Soul



Yesterday I received a sad news. Ahmad Fadzil Nayan , national chess player has died at 9.08 pm in Hospital KPJ Ipoh . The cause of death as informed to me was a heart problem .



I do not know Ahmad Fadzil Nayan personally . But as a chess player , I always follow his progress . What I can say is Fadzil is a very  potential  player that have a bright future in chess .



Last year , he represented the country and excels at the Tromso Olympiad in Norway . He continued his stellar performance in the Malaysian Open , where he managed to  draw in Round 1 against the eventual champion - GM Zhang Zhong .



However, when his performance is making a huge progress, he was feeling unwell during the Malaysian Open and was taken to the hospital . He then withdrew from the tournament because of his critical condition.



After several weeks in the hospital , he was allowed to leave. Many of his friends who visit him in the hospital and friends who see his photos realize that it will be  difficult for Fadzil  to return to play in competitive chess .



Four months after he was diagnosed to have heart-related problems, Ahmad Fadzil Nayan passed away on January 18, 2015 at around 9:08 pm.



As a person, Ahmad Fadzil Nayan  never  lack with his  smile. Win, lose or draw he will always smile . My personal record with him is 2-1 . He won two and I won one. My single victory was a win on time  when I had a totally losing position. At the end of the game I apologize to Fadzil  for not winning  it "properly" but Ahmad Fadzil Nayan with his typical sincere smile said - no problem. 

Always smiling and cheerful either win, lose , draw , well and unwell . Ahmad Fadzil Nayan that I known .
May God forgive him, have mercy on him, ease this calamity on him and place him in paradise.

Ahmad Fadzil Nayan - semoga roh mu dicucuri rahmat

Semalam saya menerima berita yang menyedihkan dari laman sosial. Ahmad Fadzil Nayan, pemain catur kebangsaan telah meninggal dunia pada jam 9.08 malam di Hospital KPJ , Ipoh. Punca kematian seperti  yang dimaklumkan ialah masalah jantung.

Secara peribadi, saya tidaklah mengenali Ahmad Fadzil Nayan secara dekat. Tetapi sebagai pemain catur, saya sentiasa mengikuti perkembangan beliau. Apa yang saya boleh katakan ialah Fadzil antara  pemain yang sangat berpotensi untuk pergi lebih jauh lagi.

Pada tahun lepas, beliau telah mewakili negara dan beraksi cemerlang di kejohanan Olympiad di Tromso. Prestasi cemerlang beliau diteruskan di Malaysian Open dimana beliau berjaya seri di Round 1 dengan juara kejohanan - GM Zhang Zhong.

Walaubagaimanapun, tanpa disangka-sangka, disaat prestasi Ahmad Fadzil Nayan sedang memuncak pada masa itu, beliau mengadu tidak sihat dan telah dibawa ke hospital . Beliau kemudian menarik diri dari kejohanan kerana keadaan beliau yang agak kritikal.

Setelah beberapa minggu berada di hospital, beliau telah dibenarkan untuk keluar dari hospital. Ramai yang melawat dan melihat gambar beliau sedar bahawa agak sukar untuk Ahmad Fadzil Nayan untuk kembali bermain chess secara serius seperti sebelum ini.

Hari berganti hari, minggu berganti minggu dan kira-kira 4 bulan setelah beliau dikesan mempunyai masalah berkaitan jantung, Ahmad Fadzil Nayan telah kembali ke rahmatullah pada tanggal 18 Januari 2015 kira-kira jam 9.08 malam.

Sebagai kenalan catur, Ahmad Fadzil Nayan  ialah seorang yang tidak lokek dengan senyuman. Menang, kalah, seri beliau sentiasa tersenyum. Rekod permainan saya dengan beliau ialah 2-1. Beliau menang dua dan saya menang satu. Kemenangan tunggal saya itu ialah kerana menang masa disaat saya dalam posisi kalah. Diakhir permainan saya mohon maaf kerana menang secara tidak "proper" tapi Ahmad Fadzil Nayan dengan senyuman ikhlas kata tak apa.

Sentiasa tersenyum dan ceria samada menang, kalah, seri, sihat dan tidak sihat. Ahmad Fadzil Nayan yang ku kenali.

 Semoga Rohnya Dicucuri Rahmat-Nya Dan Ditempatkan Dikalangan Orang-Orang Yang Beriman Dan Soleh. Al-Fatihah

Saturday, January 10, 2015

TATA Steel 2015 start tonight!

The first major chess event this year will start tonight  ( 8.30 PM Malaysia time). It is the annual and 77th edition of the Wijk Aan Zee chess tournament, or now called the Tata Steel. This year Master section will see two world top players - World Champ and World no. 1- Magnus Carlsen as the first seed and World no.2 - Fabiano Caruana as the second seed.

 http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/files/news/2015/events/wijk/banner02.jpg
The remaining players who will compete in this section is :-

Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Teimour Radjabov, Ding Liren, Baadur Jobava, Vassily Ivanchuk, Women World Champ- Hou Yifan, Loek Van Wely and Ivan Saric. 

In the past, chess fan have witness a great rivalry between the 2K's  ( Kasparov-Karpov) and (Kasparov-Kramnik), but now  the match between the 2C's - Carlsen and Caruana has attract the most intention.

Magnus has a +1 encounter against Caruana ( +5 -4 =7 ) but Caruana won the recent encounter at Sinquinfield cup last year.

I also like to see how the new top ten player - Wesley So will fare in this tournament. As we already know, he has recently turn to pro and  announcing his next goal of 2800! He has already quit his study in US and change federation from Philippines to US.

What a way to start a new year. Couldn't wait to watch this super elite tournament to start!

You can watch the live game and get more info at the official site  here

5th Giant Tampoi Juniors Chess Tournament


Source: Narayanan Krishnan 

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Friday, January 02, 2015

Hikaru Nakamura and FIDE




Chess.Com : If you ran FIDE, name a change that you would make ?

Hikaru Nakamura : “I don't think I would ever want such a thankless job like running FIDE.”

excerpt  from chess.com

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Puncak Alam Junior Chess Championship 2015

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source: syazrin

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Friday, December 26, 2014

TESCO Setia Alam Open 2014



TESCO Setia Alam  will be held as details below:-

Sponsor : TESCO SETIA ALAM, KEDAI BUKU SINAR BESTARI, KUMPULAN MEDIA   KARANGKRAF, SINAR HARIAN

Venue         :  TESCO Setia Alam

Date :  28th December 2014 ( Sunday)

For More Information, kindly contact : Syazrin Abd Rahman
Email:  syazrinabdrahman@gmail.com

Tel : 0126091898

source: syazrin.com

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Monday, December 15, 2014

From Penang with love....and Char Keuy Teow, Nasi Kandar, Pasembur +++





 

Here is one of my game at the recently concluded  - Penang International Chess Tournament. 

Linges  Chandran  - Hairulov
Round 4, Penang Challenger, 10.12.2014

Black to move


Thanks to my rooks and d4 pawn, i had a total control over the position. However, white's knight on c4 is threatening my rook on e3 and if i move the rook then the  d4 pawn will lost, so i had to make a crucial decision here.... 25...Rxf3! 26. Qxd4 Of course 26. gxf3?? will lost the lady after  26...Nh3+ .


 Now i have lost my strong d4 pawn so i must find something big  to compensate the loss. I got around 20 minutes left at this point. I sense that there is a tactical combination here . I calculated a variation starting with 26...Nh3+ but unfortunately some where along the line, i did not find a mate, so i choose a wise desicion of maintaining the initiative. 

26... Rxf1+ After the game, Mr. Fritz shows that the spectacular...26... Nh3+ !! will work nicely after 27. gxh3 Rg3+!  28. hxg3 (28. Kf2 this is actually   the reason why i reject 26...Nh3+ but again Mr.Fritz shows that after  28...Rg6! black have to give back material to avoid being mate for e.g. 29. Nd6 Qc6! threatening 30.Qg2+ or 30.Qf3+) 28... Qxg3+ 29. Kh1 Bf3+ 30. Rxf3 Re1+ 31. Rf1 Rxf1+ 32. Qg1 Rxg1# checkmate.

 27. Kxf1 Qe7 Fortunately i'm still retaining the winning advantage here  

28. Qf2 Qg5 29. Ne3 Qe5 29... Nh3! again this idea work here  

30. gxh3 Rxe3 31. h4 Qe5 Threatening 32...Rf3 and 32...Qxa1  

30. Nc4?? a blunder in a difficult position . If 30. Nc2 then i can choose between  30...Re6 or
30... Bg6 maintaining the pressure.  

30... Qxa1 31. Qxf4 Be2+ 32. Kg1 

If 32. Kf2 the king will be force to walk into a deadly trip... 32..Bxc4 33. Qxc4 Qf6+ 34. Kg3 Re3+ and mate is near... 35. Kg4 h5+ 36. Kxh5 g6+ 37. Kh6 Re5 38. Qxf7+ Qxf7 39. Nd3 Rh5#

32... Bxc4 33. Qxc4 Re1+ White resign 0-1

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