Saturday, April 27, 2013
Selangor Open vs Sabah Open
Currently we are having two FIDE rated event held simultenously .The 40th Selangor Open held from 26th April - 1st May 2013 at DATCC, KL and The Sabah Open which start from 27th-28th April 2013 at MRSM Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
The main different between both event is Selangor Open use the classical time control 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment where as the Sabah Open use Rapid time control 25 minutes + 10 seconds increment.
photo left) as the first seed followed by Malaysian based Philipino - Ian Udani (2322) followed by former Malaysian no.1 - IM Jimmy Liew (2287) who is recently retired from his full time job.
Why Nicholas who i believe is living in the Klang Valley choose to play in The Sabah Open instead of Selangor Open? Why play in Sabah which took a 2 and 1/2 hour flight to to cover the 1600 km distance instead of Selangor Open which is" right in front his house"?
Thanks to Muhammad Arshad who is in Sabah Open doing the live broadcast , Arshad mention to me that Nicholas did actually come all the way from KL to play in the Sabah Open.
Who am i to question Nicholas choise to play in Sabah. Probably he thought 4 is enough for Selangor Open and why not having some fun in Sabah - the land below the wind!