Sunday, April 22, 2012


We, Malaysian are naturally proud to have anything that is long. The longer the better and with that mantra of no surprise Malaysian are the proud holder of the world longest coin line (55.63kms), world longest abbreviation, SKOMKHPKJCDPWB (Syarikat Kerjasama Orang- Orang Melayu Kerajaan Hilir Perak Kerana Jimat Cermat Dan Pinjam-Meminjam Wang Berhad), world longest fire dragon (118m) etc

Of course we man, also naturally proud to have anything that is long too…but that is quite off topic I guess…:)

OK, enough rambling…since practically we have zero chances to put our name on World/Malaysian Book of Record on our own…the short cut way is not to create but be part of the records and we can do just that by entering 39th Selangor Open…the longest running chess tournament in Malaysia!

Selangor Open 
If Selangor Open is a person, at age 39, he is expected to reach certain stability in life. Car, career, family, house and so on but unfortunately for our friend here, his future is uncertain…CAS is struggling to make it happen and by sheer sacrifice and prayers and supports, they have make it happen. Congratulation to all behind this year successful Selangor Open. You guys really deserved a standing ovation, Clap! Clap! Clap!

Selangor Open and me 
I have entered Selangor Open many times, way back when it was played below Dataran Merdeka, also took part when it was played at Royal Selangor’s HO few years back and when it was played at DATCC. My best performance is when I first entered Selangor Open and finished 3rd. In my last Selangor Open I think I finished at 33… This year not sure yet whether I want to take part or not…

Interested to be part of record?
For more info, here.


  1. Ilham was 3rd?

    what year was it bro?

  2. Yes, once upon a time...between 1992-95 all i can remember is i draw with Mok, then Julian Navaratnam scolded me for not continue playing!

  3. and Julian is also focused on his career now! No time for chess!