2010 Chess Olympiad start today at 3.00 pm local time.Malaysia is represented by a women and a men team.Our men team is headed by IM Mas Hafizul Hilmi who will be playing on the first board ,IM Mok is given the task of playing in the second board,NM Tan Khai Boon who is making first apperance will be playing in the third board and Peter Long will be playing on the fourth board and reserve player is MCF Secretary Gregory Lau.(Playing schedule click here)
As for the women team Alia Aznin Azwa Bakri sister of Anas Nazri will be playing on the first board and WCM Nur Nabila Azman Hisham on the second board,third board is Nurul Huda Wahiduddin who is making come to internasional chess scene.Fourth board is Roslina Marmono and reserve player is NWM Fong Mi Yen.
Our men team is seeded no 84 on board seven.IM Mas Hafizul is expected to play against Michael Adam or Niger Shorts.(England team list is here) .Then our women team who is seeded 72 will play against Slovakia (Slovakia team list here)
I wish all Malaysian players good luck give their best for duration of this Olympiad.Malaysia past performance in this event please go to my good friend Ilham blog here