Sunday, December 23, 2012

MY 2013 WISH LIST...

1. To see Malaysian player breached FIDE 2400 again Malaysian player is now rated below 2400

2. To see Li Tian breached 2300 
This one, like 13th General election, i am really sure is going to happen next year!

3. To see more ‘transparent’ MCF 
MCF that is able to explain his action/ inaction rather than keep on ‘silo’...maybe a first step is in letting public know what will be the agenda for this January AGM... last i check this one is not covered under Official Secret Act or of National Security...

4. To see a new and sexy DATCC 
DATCC is the flag bearer to Malaysian chess centers. A little ‘plastic surgery’, ‘Botox’ will be great to make it looks more ‘desireable’, more ‘inviting’ to non Chess Republic’s passport holder. To us a chess citizen...once there is board, pieces and clock...the rest is of little important!

5. To see there is a second Kasugi Team Championship... 
Arguably one of the best local event this year (based from prizes, participants, accomodations etc). If there is one being plan, Mr Kasugi...may i suggest a bigger venue...and if lunch is provided...err, to appoint other caterer...( Do it yourselflah, Ilham, you talk so much)...Hey, i heard that!

1. To take part in 4 Fide rated tournaments 
Selangor Open, National Closed, KL Open and Penang Open are strong candidates...

2. To take part in 12 local tournaments...and finished better than my initial seeding.
...and in the process at least covered the entrance fee.

3. To push my Fide rating to above ELO 2000 
Now mine is 1994...6 points more and it will mean save a few hundred buck to participate in Fide rated events that normally 'fee discriminate' to players rated below F2k

4. To (finally) receive my monthly ‘gift’ from Insofar 
They must be very busy...

5. To post at least 52 postings at my blog 
One posting a week...i think possible!


  1. Ilham to be NM (before 2020) :)..

    Say, do you know of the other Ilham? His full name is Ilhamuddin Dahlan (if I'm not mistaken).. he used to frequent the Stove and later, Lower Dataran to play chess..

  2. Where is he now (Ilhamuddin Dahlan )?i dont see him for ling time.He used to take part in Trg Open.

  3. Hi abdooss,
    NM 2020 project...put on hold first :)
    I casually know him (ilhamuddin Dahlan) since we are sharing almost the same name

    ...and his chess games also available at Chessbase and i hope that my future opponent study his game and thought it was mine! :) if one needs to study my games to beat me!

    Hi Arshad,
    I don't know but wherever he is now hope that he is well and happy and one fine day he will make a comeback to nice to see a pairing Ilhamuddin vs Ilhamuddin !