KLCA Chess Open had started yesterday. The first round was played at around 5:00 pm, about an hour delay from its schedule. There are two categories - Open for all chess players with FIDE rating of 2000 or above and Challengers for below 2000 rating.
Three SKBJ pupils are participating in the tournament in Challengers category. They are Fikri Saleh of 6 Dedali, Affan Amrish Mohd Jalani of 5 Keranji and Anis Fariha Saleh of 4 Dedali. 68 players are playing in the Challengers section.
Round 2: Fikri won againts a promising Malaysian young talent, Amier Hamzah Mohd Zuhri whose latest national rating is 1350. He is just 7 years old.
In Round 3, Fikri played againts Agustinus playing white on Table 3. He used French Defense opening. He won the game and scored 3 full points.
Also seen in the above picture, Muhd Faris Aminuddin former SKBJ chess player facing Sarika Subramaniam. Both drew. A very good start for him since he won in Round 1.
Round 2: Affan (right) playing againts Fernandez, Michael Howard. He is, if not mistakenly, the brother of Singaporean young FM of Fernandez, Daniel Howard who is playing in the Open category. (0-1)
Round 2: Anis (right) playing white won againts Khaw Yew Tong.
In Round 3, Anis faced Latifah Syamimi on Table 21 playing white. .. Kh5 37.Kh3 Rf4 38.Re8 is not the best move. She should move g4+. She lost the game due to lacking in the endgame.
Round 1 : Affan (right) lost to Roshan Ajeet, one of Selangor Under 12 player at MSSM Melaka last June.
Round 1: Anis (left) lost againts older player named Boey Jin Huey playing black. The young girl wearing red jacket is a player from Indonesia named Shieta Nyimas Prima whose age is 7 years old.
Round 1 : Fikri playing black againts Boey Jin Wern. He won the first round.