12.08.2007 – The Majlis Kebajikan dan Sukan Anggota-Anggota Kerajaan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu (MAKSAK) Chess, Dart and Carom tournaments finished after three days of battle at The Glory Beach Resort, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan from 10-12 August 2007. This annual event is organised this year by Jabatan PENJARA as a team event of six-round Swiss, with time controls of 1 hours to finish the game. 15 state and three government agencies compete in this annual event hosted by PENJARA .
Several top Malaysian players played at the events such as NM Kamal Ariffin, Ahmad Maliki (highest rated player) , Ismail Ahmad, Hashim Jusoh, Abang Mohd Reduan from Sarawak and seasoned and experienced players such as Kor Ben Hwa (Penang), Lim Kian Hwa (Sarawak), Rizal Ahmad Kamal and others to name a few. I played with the KL team this year with NM Kamal Arifin, Ahmad Maliki, Rizal Ahmad Kamal, Mohd Zambri, Azman Hisham (reserve) and yours truly Hairul Abdul Hamid (reserve).
(Terengganu in action vs Johor)
Terengganu emerged as the well deserved winner after they grind down each team they played except in the last round after safely secured the 1st place in the previous round, they play with their reserved and lost to Perlis 1.5-2.5. Kuala Lumpur the defending champion were gasping for breath to catch the leaders and in the 5th round it was already clear that others team have to fight for the second place. Well done Terengganu!
I’ll will bring you results, selected games and a photo’s of the tournament part by part. And for the start, how about yours truly position in the 1st round against PDRM :)
Below are the position after move 20 : (white to play and win)
21.Rxg7! and black resign 1-0 . Last chance for black is 21...Qe3 but after 22.f6 Be6 23.Rh7+ Kg8 24.Rxh6 there is no more play.