Monday, August 20, 2012

World University Championship Chess 2012 Portugal kick off today!

World University Championship Chess 2012  will be held from 19th-26th August in Portugal.  Malaysia will be represented by three players - NurShazwani, Syazwan and Asian Amateur Champion -Ahmad Fadzil Nayan. Syazwan and Fadzil will play in the open section while Syazwani in the women section.

The first round will kick off today. Looking at the pairing, it looks like our representative in the men section will have a tough time. In the men section, there are 15 title players with 5 GMs ( leads by GM Bu Xianqi - 2670!), 4 IMs and  6 FMs  . While in the women section, there are14 title players with   6 WGMs,  3 WIMs and 4 WFMs and 1 WCM.

 In round 1, Fadzil is paired against GM Pawel Czarnote from Poland while Syazwan will meet Nikita Matinia from Russia.

In the women section, Syazwani could'nt asked for tougher opponent when she is paired against the top seed - WGM Zhongyi Tan from China.

All the best to all of them and remember the spirit of Malaysia Boleh!

Round 1 pairing for Malaysia players is as below:-

Open section

 GM Czarnota Paweł (2535) vs Nayan Ahmad Fadzil (2085)

 Matinian Nikita (2438) vs  Zulkifli Muhd Syazwan (2046)

 Women section

WCM Zullkafli Nur Shazwani (2032)  vs  WGM Tan Zhongyi (2456)

Official site is here

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