IM Mashafizul Helmi (right) received the winning check (RM 4,000) from Malaysian Chess Federation Vice President - Tn. Hj. Ibrahim Abu Bakar (left)
20th December 2009 - IM Mashafizul beat FM Nicholas Chan 3.5-0.5 to win the 2009 Malaysian Master Champion. Mas received RM 4,000 as the champion and FM Nicholas Chan received RM 2000 as the runner - up.
FM Nicholas Chan (right) received the runners-up check (RM 2,000) from Tn. Hj. Ibrahim Abu Bakar