Thursday, January 22, 2009

Commonwealth Chess Championship 2009 will be held in Kuala Lumpur !?

According to Peter Long, unofficialy the 2009 Commonwealth Chess Championship will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 19-27 July 2009. This will certainly be a good development for Malaysian chess. For the past years, the Commonwealth Chess Championship has been held in India and it must have been an interesting attraction for the international players to play in other country such as Malaysia for this year.

This also will be a good opportunity for Malaysian to play against international GM's and IM's. I hope we will not miss this golden opportunity to organised such a strong international tournament.
This tournaments usually include strong GM's such as the always controversial personality...ex-Vice World Champion and ex-President of the Commonwealth Chess Champion - GM Nigel Short. How interesting it would be ...Peter Long organised the event and Nigel Short as the player.

The names of former champions is like GM Ian Rogers, GM Kevin Sparagett, GM Murray Chandler, GM Alexander Baburin, IM Gary Lane, and others well known players.


muhammad arshad said...

for the record in 1991 malaysia hosted the event played at Bangi.
If mt memory serve me right

Rizal Ahmad Kamal said...

I actually keep 8 out of 9 buletins of the Commonwealth Championship which was held from 22nd May- 2nd June 1992. The championship was held (according to the buletin) at multi-purpose hall Petrons Sports complex. I had rekeyed in all the games according to the arrangement of the board number and rounds, and improved some errors, and shall be ready for sale at any time. The price shall be around RM20 with about 320 games