Sunday, March 29, 2009

Rorschach Win UM Open 2009 !

29th March 2009 - Team Rorschach create an upset by winning the 2009 Universiti Malaya Open held at Tun Syed Zahiruddin Residential College ( 9th College) today. Rorschach (photo right) is a fictional comic book vigilante and the main protagonist featured in the acclaimed 1986 DC Comics mini series Watchmen.

Runners up goes to favourite team - CITY MAP with strong players like FM Mok Tze Meng, Ian Udani, ex-World Police Champion - Ismail Ahmad and blitz expert - Shukeri Alang Shukor. 3rd placing goes to team NAMELESS with players like Lim Zhou Ren,Kaushal Khandahar and others.

The tournament is a team event with 6 rounds and rapid 30 minutes time control. The arbiter is Mr. Abdul Hamid Majid from Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF).

I play with team Bloggers United . Our players is Marcus Yeoh, Shamsul Bahrin, Lee Kwan Pin and me. Only Kwan Pin didn't have his own blog and i joke to him that he should have one to play in this team :)

Our team perform quiet well going into last round where we play Rorschach in table 3. Unfortunately there's no happy ending for us. We got hammered 4-0 by the eventual champion and finish in 10th place.

Photo

The Champion : Rorschah . From left : Cheah Cheok Fung and his Rorschah's team members


The Playing Hall


The top seed - team GENG MAMAK who will definitely failed on "DNA test" ! from left : Ahmad Nazri, Kamaluddin Yusof, NM Kamal Ariffin and Fairin Zakaria. They finish in 6th place.



The favourite - CITY MAP from left : FM Mok Tze Meng, Ian Udani......


..........Ismail Ahmad and Shukeri Alang Shukor finish in second place.


From Left : Leong Mun Wan and Abdullah Che Hassan. I was shock to see Abdullah playing in this event because a day before he just finished second in a chess tournament at Kelantan. This guy really have "crazy" chess stamina !

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