But honestly I am not really looking for a prize (though I will not complain should I got one) it is competing that matters...absorbing the tense tournament atmosphere...making decision under the ticking of the clock...spraying moves in time trouble...got lucky...got unlucky...those things that makes us comeback (again and again) to the cruel arm of Caissa.
Many things to observe here such as
- How Malaysian Olympiad Team's member performing here?
- Will Nicholas Chan bettered Malaysian Olympiad Team?
- Will I got lucky and won something in Ambank category? :)
Chess Odyssey sincerely wished Mas to continue playing chess again, actively.
OK, I thought i have make a great Raya sacrifice by competing in this event (on second Raya) but there are few other who have make an even bigger Raya sacrifice.
World University Chess Championship, PortugalSyazwan, Fadzil Nayan and Dr Syazwani (Hmm, just so many Malaysian doctors that play chess, throw a stone in a tournament hall and most likely it will hit a doctor...and surely you will be sued since i believe, we have many lawyers too actually!) are currently competing at World University Chess Championship at Portugal...they went there few days before Raya, 'celebrating' Raya there and will be back on 26th August 2012.
This is a very strong tournament in which first seeded in GM Bu Xiangxhi (2670)...enough said!
Chess Odyssey wished them all the best!