It’s been a while but I spent a weekend helping get the KL Rapid Grand Prix up.
Sponsored by the Malaysian Intellect Development Foundation and the Royal Selangor Club (RSC), the 1st leg, one of 4 planned every month to be followed by a final, was held from 6-7 February at the RSC premises at Dataran Merdeka.
My “old-new” vehicle, Polgar Chess Asia (www.polgarchessasia.com) which is operated by Effective Commerce, has a special focus on helping develop potential in children, and we plan to have organising of suitable activities and the right type of competitions not only with the KLCA but other places around the country as an equal complement to more formal learning in a classroom environment.
And I do think that thanks to the wonderful support by the RSC, an original home of Malaysian chess, and especially the efforts put in by co-organisers Dr Ajeet Singh and later by Wahid Karim, the KL Rapid proved to be an enjoyable experience for all!
(Dr Ajeet with young winner of the U-12 Section Subramanian Sivanesan)
Full results can be found at http://www.chess-results.com/tnr30085.aspx?lan= (Open Section), and at http://www.chess-results.com/tnr30086.aspx?art=1&rd=6&lan=1&m=-1&wi=1000. (U-12 Section).
See www.klchess.com for more and do note that the next leg will be 6-7 March, that places are limited to just 80, and this would also be a fantastic warm up for the Malaysian Chess Federation’s planned National Age Group Championship in Penang a week later.