20 Countries To Participate In Chess Championship
KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 (Bernama) -- Twenty countries are expected to participate in the Malaysia Open Chess Championship 2009 in August.
Malaysian Chess Federation secretary Abdul Hamid Majid said today that based on previous records, the largest number of participants would come from China, Vietnam, India, Armenia and the Philippines.
He said Russia would normally send its team of reserve players.
According to Abdul Hamid, the venue for the championship had been identified.