Friday, August 21, 2009


Tomorrow is the first day month of ramadan.I wish all my muslim friends selamat berpuasa.This year the Malaysia Open will be played during fasting time and I think next year also this event will be played in puasa time.Looking at the list of participants I can see 10 grandmaster and 1 women grandmaster already register for this event.Also not many Malaysian players in the list, it is understandable because of fasting time.Ex world police champion Ismail Ahmad , Lim Kian Hwa and Abang Draup and his son son Abang Azman will also playing.Other Malaysia players choosed to play in AM Bank chess Challenges which is organised along with the Malaysia open.Terengganu Nor Ilhamuddin Shaik Ali will be palying in this event.

Last week in paralimpic games in Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia chess players gained 8 gold out of 12.A outstanding by performances by the handicapped chess players.Some of the gold medalist I am not very familiar but I know Mah Hassan whom I played in the Malay Open way back in late 80 who is Besut born lawyer.Beside Mah Hassan they are two Terengganu born players in the team Idris and Ain of kampung Pasir Panjang Kuala Terengganu.Hashim Jusoh is one of coaches for the team.Congratulation to all and also to all the coaches.