Saturday, November 27, 2010

INSOFAR Team Tournament - Round 4

The 4th round of 2010 INSOFAR Annual Team tournament was held  last night at the Kompleks PKNS Shah Alam. The team tournament is limited to four teams  - 17 Chess Club (defending champion), Passion and Glory, Nusa Mahkota Chess Club and Passed Pawn.

Tournament Background

This  tournament use  25 minutes rapid time control . The tournament is held every alternate Friday starting from 15th October 2010 and the final round will be on 24th December 2010. Each round starts at 9 PM.

The main attraction for this tournament is the attractive prizes money. Thanks to sponsors - HBM Group of Companies (Shah Alam), Az-Zahrah Private Hospital (Bandar Baru Bangi), Ibsul Holding Sdn Bhd (Shah Alam), the 1st prize is RM 2,000 followed by RM 1,000 for 2nd and RM 600 for the 3rd placing!

Kudos to the organiser Mr.Mat Zaki Yeop from INSOFAR for organizing this tournament.

This tournament apply a unique rules.The team line-up can be change in any round and the players need not be line up according to strength (rating). However the line up must be submitted to the organizer at least 30 minutes before each round.

Round 4 Report

As in previous rounds, Round 4 saw new faces. Lim Zhou Ren and Muhd Syakeer Shazmeer Azhar playing for 17 Chess Clubs while Muhammad Zharif and Taufik playing for Passed Pawn.

The 4th round results have effected the overall standing drastically

Round 4 Result (26.11.10)

Nusa Mahkota Chess Club vs 17 Chess Club : 0.5-3.5

Board 1:  NM Kamal Ariffin vs Lim Zhou Ren :    0-1

Board 2:  Rusdi Sidi  vs Syaker Azhar : 0-1

Board 3:  Shamshol Bahrin Patahol Rahman  vs Kamaluddin Yusof : 1/2-1/2

Board 4:  Razali Hamzah (Ng6) vs  Syed : 0-1

Passion and Glory vs Passed Pawn  : 1.5 - 2.5

Board 1 : Najib Wahab vs Muhammad Zharif : 1-0

Board 2 : Abdullah Che Hassan vs Mohd Saprin Sabri : 0-1

Board 3:  Nik Ahmad Farouqi  vs Taufik : 0-1

Board 4: Hanafi vs Firdaus : 1/2-1/2

Standing after round 4 (game points)

1. Passion and Glory - 8.5 points

2. 17 Chess Club - 8 points

3. Nusa Mahkota Chess Club - 8 points

4. Passed Pawn - 7.5 points

Schedule and pairings for the remaining rounds.

Round 5 ( 10th December 2010)

17 Chess Club vs Passion and Glory

Passed Pawn vs Nusa Mahkota Chess Club

Round 6 ( 24th December 2010)

Passion and Glory vs Nusa Mahkota Chess Club

17 Chess Club vs Passed Pawn

Previous report (click link)

Round 1
Round 2
Round 3

Round 4 Photos

Lim Zhuo Ren is in the house! He is playing for 17 Chess Club.
Muhd Syakeer Shazmeer Azhar playing for 17 Chess Club

First seed - Passion and Glory lost unexpectedly to Passed Pawn

17 Chess Club (right) got their revenge against NMCC by winning 3.5-0.5 in round 4

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