Saturday, October 01, 2011

Putrajaya Chess Fever welcome special guest - IM Mashafizul Helmi !

 I can confirm that the gathering is held at Putrajaya despite Mohd Ezmi Mahmood (standing) attemps  to prove that it is held at Kelantan?!

 1st October 2011 - After months break , Putrajaya Chess Fever is held today at  Restoren Darussalam,  Presint 9, Putrajaya . Today we had a special guest - Malaysian no. 1 - IM Mashafizul Helmi. Former national player - Azhari Mohd Nor also turn up !

From left : Azhari Mohd Nor, Ahmad Maliki, Ezmi Mahmood ( Kelantan 's Simen Agdestein), Nik Ahmad Farouqi, Yours truly and IM Mashafizul (center)
* Ezmi Mahmood was a former Kelantan's youth footballer and he is also good in chess.


IM Mashafizul and yours truly . 

I conduct an interview with Mas during the gathering. Among others, we talk about his earlier chess  career,  method of training, his previously two years GM project, chess books, Chess engines (Fritz, Rybka etc.), chess culture in western and Malaysia, his late father's special wish and his recent decision to quite his job - chemical engineer  at PETRONAS and turn... full time chess professional!




5 comments:

Mohd Zambri said...

patut le ... korang sorang je yang bukan Kelate :)

Ilham said...

Publish ler interview dengan Mas...:)

hairulov chessmaniacs said...

Interview dengan Mas akan dipublishkan tapi ambil masa sikit. Hairulov guna voice recorder tapi sebab kedai mamak tu bising jadi banyak yg tak berapa dengar.

Harap penonton-penonton semua tak merusuh dan sabar menunggu ye :)

hairulov chessmaniacs said...

Untuk makluman, pemain yang skinhead tu adalah Azhari Mohd Noor. Beliau pernah mewakili negara di Olympiad chess tahun 2000 di Istanbul, Turki!

Captain Planet said...

I wish luck for IM Mashafizul. Itu keputusan yang cukup besar untuk diambil.

tak sabar nak baca interview dengan Mas

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