December 8, 2022

Muhd Syakir Shazmeer Azhar and Faris Wajdi Fakhrul Adabi win Inaugural MesaMall 2018 Chess Tournament

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Muhd Syakir Shazmeer win Open Category in the first MesaMall 2018 Chess Tournament with 6.5/7 point. He tied for first with IM Mas Hafizul Helmi but win the tournament on a slightly betterĀ  2nd tie break. The open tournament attract some of the strongest national chess player such as IM Mas Hafizul Helmi,FM Sumant Subramaniam, Abdullah Che Hassan, Kamaluddin Abdullah and Ahmad Muzzaffar.

Faris Wajdi win the U12 category with also 6.5/7 point ahead of Miithran Gunabalan and Muhd Haziq Fikri.

The tournament is organized by CMC Empire, the company behind Catur Malaysia community website. Its more like a warm-up tournament before they start organizing nationwide tournaments under the Jelajah Mydin brand.

TOURNAMENT UPSET

There is few notable upset during the tournament. The first is when Wan Azmie manage to win against FM Sumant Subramaniam. Below is the game. Sumant shows strong comeback by winning the rest of his games and become 3rd overall with 6/7 points.

Second upset that dictate the tournament result is when Syakir Shazmeer drew with the tournament leader and top seed, IM Mas Hafizul Helmi during 6th round. While both score 6.5/7, Syakir has a slightly better 2nd tiebreak and win the tournament ahead of IM Mas that has been consistently play on 1st board from the start till finish.

Congratulation to the tournament winner. Congratulation to CMC Empire and we wish them the best for 2018 especially for their Jelajah Mydin tournament.

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