Friday, July 22, 2016

Chess Friendly Between Putrajaya and Visiting Indonesian Club

Friday, 22/7/2016

Last night a chess friendly match between Putrajaya chess team and a visiting Indonesian chess team was held at Presint 8 Putrajaya Food Court. Each team consists of five players. The format of play is Blitz 3 minutes + 2 seconds. Each player played against all the opponents five team members with both pieces - white and black. 

The chess friendly between Putrajaya team & visiting Indonesian team poster
credit to ABChess

The Visiting Indonesian Team

FM Hamdani Rudin
(Fide 2255)

FM Prayitno Sugeng (Fide 2329)

NM Iqra Moesa Putra (Fide 2130)

WIM Chelsie Monica Ignesias Sihite (Fide 2192)

Yuliana Sentosa (Fide 1788)

The Putrjaya Team 

Dr Zaidan Zulkipli (Fide 2136)

NM Mohd Kamal Abdullah (Fide 2100)

Khairul Hafiz

Masrin Erowan (Fide 2003)

Noor Hafiz

How about the results of the games? Having two FMs and one WIM, surely the visiting Indonesian team has the upper edge compared to the Putrajaya team. Put aside the results, the important matter is having the chess friendly games between a Malaysian and an Indonesian teams which will enhance the friendship among the chess payers of both countries. GiLoCatur hopes more chess friendly like this can be organized. We welcome any foreign chess teams who want to have chess friendlies with us.  

Putrajaya chess team (standing), Indonesian chess team (sitting)

GiLoCatur would like to thank you and congratulate AB Chess for hosting the event in very short notice. Please check out and view the video here that AB Chess had recorded of the event.

Special thanks to both Saprin and Masrin for their big help and assistance in making the event successful. JZKK.

GiLoCatur also would like to say TERIMA KASIH BANYAK2 to the Pak Hamdani Rudin and his chess team. 

Note : all photos credit to AB Chess

Thursday, July 21, 2016

TYM 20 on World Chess Day

21/7/2016, Shah Alam

A couple of hours before the 20th day of July 2016 which is the World Chess Day ends, a mini chess tournament which is popularly known as TYM was held at Young Chess Masters (YCM) center. This TYM is a bit special because three visiting Indonesian chess players took part. They are FM Hamdani Rudin, FM Prayitno Sugeng and Iqra Moesa Putra.

Below are several photos of the TYM.

The Final Ranking

The Malaysian chess players ready to challenge the visiting Indonesian chess players

Indonesian Iqra (right in black shirt)

Malaysian Masrin (left) versus Indonesian Hamdani (right)

FM Hamdani as the guest honor signed the YCM bunting

Memorable experience with the visiting Indonesian chess players


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

International Chess Day

GiLoCatur just knew minutes ago that today, 20/7/2016 is the International Chess Day.

It was on this data ie 20th July more than nine decades ago that FIDE was founded. What is FIDE? 

FIDE is the acronym of The Fédération Internationale des Échecs  which means the World Chess Federation. 

What this World Chess Federation does?

It is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition like Chess Olympiad.

GiLoCatur would like to wish Happy Chess Day or Selamat Hari Catur to all chess enthusiasts especially the Malaysian Chess community.