Friday, December 19, 2008

NST on KL Chess Open 2008

Just found this online :-

KUALA LUMPUR: Eighteen international chess grandmasters from seven countries will battle it out for the DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah Challenge Trophy at the inaugural KL Chess Open 2008 today.

The chess tournament starts off with a players meeting and Round One at the Commonwealth Hall at the Bukit Jalil Stadium.
Professional players who will heat up the competition are Grandmaster Mark Paragua from the Philippines, Grandmaster Filipov Anton of Uzbekistan and former world chess champion Grandmaster Aarthie Ramasamy.

Chess enthusiasts will also be treated to an exhibition of simultaneous chess on Wednesday. The Blitz round will be held on Thursday. The tournament is sponsored by Masterskill College of Health Sciences.

From News Straits Times Online: International Tourney Starts Today(15/12/2008)image

I thought I was the only blundering blogger occasionally getting my facts wrong and getting corrected by my readers. Even paid journalist from a major newspaper like the News Straits Times make factual errors! It's WGM Aarthie Ramaswamy  and not Grandmaster Aarthie Ramasamy for one. WGM Aarthie is not World Champion but the 1998 World Under 18 champion. Manual Aaron is her coach.

Photo by Sanjay Ghosh


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