Najib Abdul Wahab has released the updated list of players for the 2011 National Closed Chess Championship (Open) and (Women) section as of 19th February.
The Open section saw 51 players registered so far and 12 have registered in the women section. The highest rated player in the open section is Loo Swee Leong (2141) while Foo Min Yen (1890) - the defending champion is the highest rated player in the women section.
Among notable players in the open section is our GM hope - Yeoh Li Tian who turn 12 this year. Will he shine in this tournament and will he replicate the success of Bangladesh former prodigy - GM Niaz Murshed who tied for first place in Bangladesh National Chess Championship when he was 12 years old? If we still remember - Li Tian did draw with the former chess prodigy at KL Open last year.
Famous chess blogger - Andrew Ooi has created a blog for this year National Closed Chess Championship and i have accepted his invitation to contribute in the blog.