|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)|
|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!