Sunday, September 06, 2009

Mas beat IM Tobias Hirneise ! (update article about Mas)

IM Mashafizul won his round two game against German- IM Tobias Hirneise (FIDE 2427) last night in the Banicky Kahanec GM Tournament , Slovakia. He will meet the top seed GM Igor Sthol (FIDE 2543) from Slovakia in round three tonight.

Excerpt, translate and edited article about Mashafizul from www.Novoborsky under the title :-
You Got A Year Leave!
...The 2009 Banicky Kahanec tournament is supposed to feature IM Tania Sachdev from India. However he choose to compete in the Yinzhou Cup World Women Teams Event in China instead so there a room for IM Mashafizul Helmi from Malaysia to fill the vacant.

According to Martin Huba the Vice President of Šachového klubu Prievidza ( a chess club) which is the organizer of the event, Mashafizul is the first Asian player in history to play in this tournament. "His ambition is to become a GM and his employer gave him a one year leave to achieve his dream ."...

Full article here and you can translate it using translation2.paralink.com ( the article is in Czech)
I'll update with game analysis soon....stay tune

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