Friday, May 30, 2008

National Closed 2008 Start Tommorow!

"unofficial site" ( which i think is more official then the official site) because his chess news is always update then anyone else! Credit to him :)
The 2008 National Closed will start tommorow - 31st May till 4th June at Chess Network Wilayah Kompleks, Kuala Lumpur. Andrew Ooi will make an intesive covarege for this tournament . Visit his

According to Andrew, 60+ players have confirm their participation but the names is not announced yet. My new friend Zaidan Zulkifli (photo left) told me that
Usually the top player from this tournament will receove the National Master (NM) title and represent Malaysia for the next Olympiad - 2008 Dresden Olympiad

he will play in this tournament. Zaidan is the runner up of the 10th CAS 2nd Quarter Chess Allegro 2008 and the Champion of the Negeri Sembilan 2006 Merdeka selection. Selangor Chess Association (CAS) also mentioned that Singapore 2007Chess Challenger Champion- Justin Ong (photo right) and ex Police World Champion - Ismail Ahmad (photo right below) will also played for Selangor.

Justin Ong photo from

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