Previous posting is about Mother Earth, now lets move to Mother Land! (a.k.a. Malaysia)
2 major stories for 2013:
MCF’s AGM this year is a very interesting affair when President post is being contested by Zuhri. There are lots of campaigns, manouevres, dramas, reports etc. Interesting! How i wished Malaysian chess performance could be as interesting as MCF’s AGM.
Still for year 2014, all the best MCF!
2) Aron Teh
Virtually unknown in January 2013, Aron Teh is now a feared name in December 2013. National Champion, Malaysia Master Champion and strings of fine performance in couple of international tournaments...as a result in January 2013 his rating is 1949 and now his rating is 2272...a massive increase of 323 in a year time... WOW! If he continued to improve like this, by end of next year his rating will be almost 2600!
(But is he really that strong? I am not sure since he never become Malaysian Junior Champion and ratings can be inflate by entering selective tournaments so said the wise man of chess...and his opening repertoire is a bit suspect too...hmm.)
No...just kidding Aron Teh. You are a strong player (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise) and if there is such a thing as a 2013 Malaysia Chess Player of the Year...it is yours definitely!
All the best NM Aron Teh!
Other interesting stories are
Malaysian chess team won a medal in SEA games.
This achievement, just like that half empty/ half full glass, bring different meaning to different people. Half full because we have a medal...half empty because we could increase the chances of more medals with better strategy.
Still we have won something here. I consider this achievement , just like that Appolo 13 flight, as MCF’s “successful failure”.
Cerdik Catur introduce CCR
Frustrated in seeing so many red tapes for organizer to use National Rating in their tournament, NM Fadli takes the matter into his own hand by introducing CCR (Cerdik Catur Rating). Initially i am a bit sceptical but now i am full of praise to Fadli. He walk the talk!
...and so far CCR is doing quite well too!
All the best Fadli!
Li Tian breached 2300 barrier.
Now without PMR to distract him, can Li Tian say breach 2400 in year 2014?
All the best Li Tian!
Beginning 2013 Najib got many plans for DATCC but somehow towards end of 2013, Najib is no longer in charge with DATCC.
What really happened here? No wonder there is almost no news about chess activities held at DATCC.
Still for 2014, all the best DATCC!
Next posting. 2013: TERENGGANU CHESS IN REVIEW