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Malaysia will be sending its Men and Women Teams to the inaugural ASIAN Online Nations Cup 2020 organized by the ASIAN Chess Federation which is schedule to be held starting from 10th to 25th October 2020. At the last count, 33 Men’s Team and 28 Women’s Team from ASIA Zones 3.1 to 3.7 have confirmed their entries, but it will not be surprising if the number may increase as we near the closing date. The event will follow the traditional team order with each country allowed to send a team comprising of 4 main board players with 1 reserve.

The championship format will see all the countries taking part to be pooled into a single qualifying round played over 9 Rounds Swiss with the top 8 teams to qualify for a Championship style playoff which is scheduled from 23rd to 25th October 2020 for the right to be crowned as the best Asian Online chess nation. The time control used is 15 minutes plus 5 seconds increment which is similar time control used at the recent Online Olympiad 2020.

For the Men’s Team, Subramanian Sivanesan has been named Team Captain with the following board order:

Board 1 – Tan Jun Ying
Board 2 – Lim Wei Sheng
Board 3 – Subramanian Sivanesan (Captain)
Board 4 – Anderson Ang
Board 5 – Poh Yu Tian (Reserve)

The Women’s Team will be led by WCM Chia Jia Tien with the following team order:

Board 1 – WCM Chua Jia Tien (Captain)
Board 2 – WCM Ding Dao En
Board 3 – Divyadarrshini Loganathan
Board 4 – WFM Agnes Chong Kai Ni

MCF Assistant Secretary – Iwan Schani Ibnu, will act as the Head of Delegate and MCF representative for the event

The Malaysian Chess Federation wishes the team the very best of luck and hope that the team will be able to shine through and make Malaysia proud

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MCF Secretariat