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The first ever 1st National Hybrid Online Ladies Open Chess Championship 2020 starting this weekend had attracted 53 players form 11 different centers from all around the country which included Kuching, Miri, Kuala Terengganu, Alor Setar, Kuala Kangsar and Melaka.

When the idea was first coined, the Malaysian Chess Federation was only expecting 30 players to play from 8 Hybrid Centers but momentum picks up in the last few days with 16 centers agreeing to be part of the historic move, and 53 players signing up to be part of the event. The list of all the players can be found at http://chess-results.com/tnr543745.aspx?lan=1

The list of players playing are quite impressive with WFM Tan Li Ting leading the pack followed by WCM Chua Jia Tien, Nurul Akma Quzaina Khairolhisal as the 3rd seed, and Mirza Irdina in the 4th seed. Other notable players are WCM Agnes Chong Kai Ni, Nur Faiqah Aminuddin and A’dira A’ddawiyah Abd Aziz who had just completed her outing at the FIDE World Online Cadets and Youth Chess Championship 2020.

The 7 rounds Swiss event will be played over TORNELO platform using a time control of 30 minutes plus 10 seconds, and offering a total prize fund of RM 1,600. Starting with Round 1 on Saturday at 9:00am, the final round 7 is expected to complete by 4:30pm on Sunday, 20th December 2020.

Chief Arbiter for the event is IA Lim Poay Sim with NA Muhammad Saiful Asyraf assigned as its Zoom Coordinator. MCF Assistant Secretary – Iwan Schani Ibnu, will act as the Tornelo coordinator and administrator to run and manage the event

All the best to all the players!

MCF Secretariat