Friday, August 31, 2007

Meeting Old Friend-Richard Conrod Kimbin

Richard Conrod Kimbin

During the AMBank Chess Challange 2007, i had a pleasant surprised when i meet my old friend Richard Conrod Kimbin . It have been quiet a long time since we meet each other. As usual when old friends meet, we chat about the past . Back in 1992 and about 3o kilo's ago, we are in the same boarding school Maktab Rendah Sains MARA (MRSM), Jasin, Melaka and played together for MRSM in several tournament and inter MRSM. Richard was then playing 1st board and i played for the 4th board.

Richard was our strongest player at that time and his main rival was Irman Ibrahim who is playing 1st board for MRSM Muar, Johor. Irman was among Malaysia top player back then-having beaten Chuah Heng Meng (Penang) in one local tournament and his game were publish in local news paper.

In the Inter MRSM 1992 tournament, Richard as white have to meet Irman who if I'm not mistaken played 1.e4 Nf6 - Alekhine Defense-his pet opening! The game ended in a draw.

Interestingly, both now are no more active chess player and have been employ with local giant oil company PETRONAS (Irman) and K&M (Richard)-not sure really the full name of his company (. Richard now have a decent job with local oil company based in Rome, Italy.

1 comment:

Ching said...

Hey Richard did played in an Italian event:-
http://midaschess.blogspot.com/2007/07/chess-tiger-from-borneo.html

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