Sunday, August 31, 2008

28th ASTRO Merdeka Standard Team Chess Championship 2008




Saturday, August 30, 2008

Lee Mun Keong Sweet Victory Game!


GM Yasser Seirawan Simul

GM Yasser Seirawan played 30 board chess simultaneous started around 7:30 pm yesterday and nearly ended 1am. Dato Tan Chin Nam & several MCF officials were also challenging the GM Yasser Seirawan. GM Yasser won 25 games, 2 losses and 3 draws played over 4 1/2 hours.


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Lee Mun Keong                             Fariz Shafruddin



Mohd Imran , Faizal Andin

 image Justin Ong Way

image GM Ziaur Rahman wife is also playing in the simul.

image Dato Tan grandson, Dato Tan Chin Nam & Mr. Ahmad Shafruddin.


image GM Yasser pondering a move against me.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan

Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan 

imageBorn: March 24, 1960

(Damascus, Syria)

Country: United States

FIDE Rating: 2634

FIDE TITLE: Grandmaster


Yasser Seirawan is a chess grandmaster and .4-time US-champion. He was winner of the World Junior Chess Championship in 1979. Seirawan is also a respected chess author and commentator. Seirawan began playing chess at 12; at 13 he became Washington junior champion. At 19 he won the World Junior Chess Championship. He also won a game against Victor Korchnoi, who then invited Seirawan to Switzerland, where Korchnoi was training for his world title match against Anatoly Karpov.

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