Showing posts from November, 2013

Mas is now in India

IM Mas Hafizulhelmi is playing two Opens in India, the just concluded Chennai Grandmaster International Open from 15 to 23 November organised in conjunction with the Anand-Carlsen World Championship Match, and is now at the 2nd Hyderabad Open International Grandmaster Tournament from 25 November to 3 December (see ). While Mas has not exactly shown what he is capable of, he has still managed to get a few rating points in arguably the toughest place in the world to play chess! That is already a first for a Malaysian. Let's all hope our marathon boy can keep this up...

Tan Li Ting is in India!

In conjunction with the Anand-Carlsen World Championship Match from 7-28 November 2013 in Chennai, the All India Chess Federation, through the Tamil Nadu Chess Association, has put together a month long festival of concurrent events. For the first time ever, India is having a Woman GM Open - see  - and Malaysia is represented by our young current National Junior Champion Tan Li Ting. This might be the toughest event ever for Li Ting so let's all wish her every success!