The Ampang Chessmaster concluded yesterday with Sumant Subramiam emerging as champion after triumphing over 2 Filipino challengers in the form of Ian Udani in the penultimate round and newcomer Allan Umadhay in the last round. It is a good pick up by Sumant after his almost disastrous qualification for the SEA Games squad.
For his valiant effort, Sumant won the Ampang Chessmaster trophy and was presented the RM500 cash prize by Ampang MP, YB Zuraida Kamaruddin. 3 players tied with 6 points but based on tie break, Ian Udani came in Second after defeating Mohd Fadli Zakari a.k.a Stonemaster (who ended up 9th), Ahmad Fadzil Nayan 3rd after ousting Veteran winner, Norazman Ismail and Kamaluddin Yusoff 4th after his win over Ampang best player winner, Mohd Faizal Roslan.
Filipino Allan Umadhay, a newcomer to be reckon with, came in 5th with 3 other players who share the same points, Ahmad Rubel 6th, Rizal Kamal 7th, Kamalariffin 8th. Fadli Zakaria and Foo Chee Kin wrapped up the 9th and 10th spot.
During the announcement of the results, there was a slight error on the 5th best player for the Primary school children with Haziq Aiman Nizam being left out of the winners list. Haziq’s name was accidentally left out and in his place, Chew Zhi Xuan’s name was mentioned. Whilst the winners list and the prizes will not be changed, the organizer have apologized to the parents and moving forward, we will strive to better the process and improve the situation where such error can be minimized further or ultimately eliminated.