Friday, 25 December 2015

Malaysians Title Norm Update at JAPFA 3rd ASEAN Championships After Round 5


Li Tian has come through a a day where he met two grandmasters and remains unbeaten with +2 when he needs  +1 to make his first International Master title norm. Of course he wins or finishes in a tie for first (up to three players), he then becomes Malaysia's International Master.

  

Nabila is also unbeaten and while a point behind the two leaders and half a point behind two others, she is still on track for a Woman International Master title norm.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Team Selfie Time!

Indonesia!

Malaysia!

Myanmar!

Philippines!

Vietnam!

In Jakarta for the JAPFA 3rd ASEAN Championships 2015



The Tournament Hall at SCUA (Sekolah Catur Utut Adianto) in Bekasi, Jakarta



Chess is a family affair... even amongst the VIP guests on formal occasions



National Anthems are however a serious matter



GM Utut Adianto giving the keynote address before opening the championships



All participants on stage for the obligatory group photo but this time with a big cheer!