Chessmaster GP1 Open



4 Feb 2008 - Five SKBJ chess players had participated in the Chessmaster GP1 Open held in Pusat Kecemerlangan Sukan Cochrane, Kuala Lumpur on 2nd and 3rd February 2008. They were Fikri Bin Saleh (6D), Anis Fariha Binti Saleh (4D), Nur Faqihah Binti Aminuddin (2K), Imran Faiz (5R) and Affan Amrish Mohd Jalani (5K).

Both Imran and Affan who are quite new in the chess tournaments scored 2 1/2 points out of 7.  Faqihah who lost all the three games on the first day, won three out of four games on the second day and settled at 49th position out of 66 participants with 3 points. Had she win one or two games in the first day, she would surely be in the top 10 for Under 9 category. She has great potential to go further in chess and a great SKBJ chess player to be.

Anis Fariha who is still learning the chess and has participated in several chess tournaments starting last November won 3 points. Whereas his elder brother, Fikri, who has been participating in chess tournament since mid last year scored 4 1/2 points. He lost to Tan Wei Hao and Yeoh Li Tian in the first and third round respectively. Both his opponents have more than 1500 ELO ratings.  Fikri who is rated at 1036, scored the rating of 1310 in the tournament. Syabas Fikri! Hope he can perform better in the next tournaments.