SOFIA (AFP) — Bulgarian grandmaster Kiril Georgiev on Saturday began 360 chess games in an attempt to break the world record for the largest number of simultaneous games played. "Georgiev began playing 360 games Saturday morning," Bulgarian chess federation chief Stefan Sergiev told AFP. The grandmaster was making an average of three moves an hour, while moving among the long rows of chess tables occupied by opponents who ranged from children to pensioners. Georgiev has to win 80 percent of the games in order to break the previous record set by Hungarian-American chess champion Susan Polgar in 2005. Polgar played 326 games, winning 309 of them, drawing 14 and losing only three.
The Departure Of A Pearl Indonesian chess suffered a sudden loss on Tuesday when Grand Master Edhi Handoko,48 years old died at the Cibinong Hospital in Bogor,West Java Province,following a heart attack.Edhi will be buried at Bonoloyo Cemetery in Solo,Central Java Province, on Sunday.he left behind a wife and 2 sons,hopefully family given perseverance
began his career in the mid-1970s,also earned his National Master title in 1978, before progressing to both FIDE Master and International Master 1982.He then became Indonesia’s fourth Grand Master in 1994 after reaching an Elo rating of 2,495.
Vanue bagi pemilihan Wakil MSSPs tahun ni berlangsung di Sek Men Kebangsaan Putra Kangar Perlis,tertakluk pada 6 terbaik bagi setiap categori U12 L/P,U15 L/P dan U18 L/P,dan akan mewakili MSSPs ke MSSM Chess Championship yang berjadual pada 14hb hingga 20hb Mac ini di Selangor..
Pertandingan MSSPs ini masih lagi berjalan sehingga 25hb feb 2009, saya akan umumkan selepas mendapat maklumat dari ketua arbiter(Cikgu Darwis)untuk keputusan penuh para pemenang setiap categori apabila tamatnya pertandingan kelak...
the Russian chess prodigy achieves her third norm at the Moscow Open Alina Kashlinskaya photo by e3e5.com
Alina Kashlinskaya became WGM after achieving her last norm at the Moscow Open, informs the Russian website e3e5.com. This is her second top record achievement in a row. In 2007 Kashlinskaya became Europe’s youngest Women International Master, now in 2009 she is already Europe's youngest WGM. The previous norms were achieved in August 2007 at a tournament in Croatia and in October 2008 at a tournament in the Ukraine.The Russian Chess Federation will send a request to FIDE’s next congress for the title of the chess prodigy.
Among the U16 female players Alina Kashlinskaya is ranked N2 in the world. Her only opposition for first place is Hou Yifan who also holds the record of the youngest WGM player (she was 14-years-old when she achieved the honour). Kashlinskaya is also among top 50 of all juniors U16 and is closing on the top 100 in the female top ranked list.
Alina puts it simple, “It has always been not only a sport but also a kind of art. I want to reach every high goal there is, to win every possible thing.”
The chess prodigy has been featured on several occasions on the Chessdom.com pages (Reykjavik Open 2008, X Open Internacional D'Escacs de Sants, and Moscow Open), however, she remained in the shadow of many strong players. Alina Kashlinskaya's first news appearance was at e3e5.com, where four years ago she commented a game. Here is a recent game from the Moscow Open 2009, where Kashlinskaya defeated GM Kirill Bryzgalin (2537).
Under 12 Open Category: Champion:Mohd Aziz Farhan 1st Runner Up:Nur Najiha Azman Hisham 2nd Runner Up:Muhd Sirajudin Munawir
Open:149 players Under 18 :83 players Under 12 :94 players PAID Under 12 :85 players click the image for larger view click the image for larger view click the image for larger view List Winners Under 12 and under 18 click the image for larger view
Info: En Azhar For Result Klang 2009 open were also available from: http://gilocatur.blogspot.com/ and http://hairulovchessmaniacs.blogspot.com/
The Brunei Chess Team led by BCF President Zainal Ali consisted of 7 other players namely, Leong Voon Choon, Yap Choow Tun, Pg. Abdul Rahman Yusof, Zaidi Dollah, Leong Yung Fu, Iscramuon Bajau and Pg. Khashiem Hassan. The mission of their trip was to conquer Mount Santubong and Kuching Chess players. However, they found both the mountain and chess players in Kuching were tough for them. Only 2 managed to get to top 5.
The final standings of Boulevard Rapid Chess Competition which attracted 77 players are:
Champion: Morsin Ahmad 6.5 Runner Up: Pg. Abdul Rahman Yusof 6 2nd Runner Up: Abg. Mohd. Reduan 6 4th: Leong Voon Choon 6 5th: Japeri Reduan 5.5 6th: Ahmad Afiq Afyfy 5 7th: Lim Kian Hwa 5 8th: Mohd. Nasir Hussain 5 9th: Tan Shu Hwa 5 10th: Mohd Taufiq Nasir 5
16 & Under Champion: Mark Song 5 Runner Up: Nelson Kiu 4.5 2nd Runner Up: Asang Hurai 4
12 & Under Champion: Nadzriq Izzfar Runner Up: Ahmad Afiq Adzly 2nd Runner Up: Afiq Shahmi Saiden
On behalf of Persatuan Catur Sarawak, I wish to thank Brunei Chess Federation for contributing B$200 towards the prize fund. We also thank our Patron YB Dr. Abang Hj. Abdul Rauf, Assistant Minister of Environment for gracing the ceremonies.
REMINDER: Dear all Klang Open chess participants, Please be at the venue before 9.00am @ Sat: Feb 7, to finalise your registration. Breakfast provided on first come first serve basis. Round 1 at 9.30am.
Latest map to Klang Open at Kg Jawa Klang click the image for larger view
1. All participants now can also deposit entry fee for Klang Open 2009 to the newly-opened account as below : Maybank Account No: 562067507199, made payable to Biro Ekonomi Majlis Guru Besar Sekolah Agama Daerah Klang. 2. New Closing Date : 03rd February 2009. 3. New route map attached. 4. Info for public transport users ( How to get there - to Kg.Jawa ) : ~ From Klang Komuter Station - just 2.5km @ taxi rate RM5 - RM7 only. ~ From Klang Bus Station - just 3.5km @ taxi rate RM6 - RM8 only
Reminder : Only paid entrance will be accepted.
TOTAL CASH PRIZES:RM7410.00 TO BE WON OFFERING 72 OVERALL WINNERS LUCKY DRAW DURING PRIZE GIVING/BREAKFAST&LUNCH PROVIDED NATIONAL RATED EVENT
Date:7th February 2009 ( Saturday ) Time:7.30 am – 6.00 pm Venue:Pusat Sumber Pendidikan JAIS ( PSPJ ),Jalan Bukit Jati, KAMPUNG JAWA, KLANG, SELANGOR(refer below map)
System:SWISS SYSTEM–7 ROUNDS (ROUND 1 STARTS AT 09:30AM) Time Control:25 minutes per player Tie Break:SOLKOFF,SONNEBORN BERGER,PROGRESSIVE SCORE
PRE–REGISTRATION & ENQUIRIES: ZAMRI SAJARI:016-2775005 SYED ABD RAHMAN:012-2484513 AZHAR MS:012–6796193
CLOSING DATE:31 January 2009
Register through SMS, deposit entry fee to 'Badan Kebajikan Kakitangan PAID Klang' - Bank Islam Account No: 12010010017749 and fax bank slip to 03-33231319 before closing date(31 January 2009).ONLY PAID ENTRANCE WILL BE ACCEPTED.
STRICTLY : Registration Or Payment After Closing Date WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED!
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