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Malaysia’s Men’s player to the FIDE World Cup 2021 – FM Sumant Subramaniam, departed earlier today together with Head of Delegate – Muhammad Firdaus Ismail, en route to Sochi via Doha and Moscow. FM Sumant is in high spirit and looking forward to his first round encounter with GM Sevian of US on 12th July 2021. The game is scheduled to start at 3:00pm local Sochi time – 8:00pm Malaysian time on Monday.

Local blogger and FB commentator Hairul Hamid will be commenting on the game LIVE via his Hairulov FB page for Malaysians to follow and comments on the game. Spectators and Malaysian chess enthusiasts can also follow all the games of the World Cup via the official link at https://worldcup.fide.com/stream

Malaysia’s Women representative WIM Puteri Munajjag Az-Zahraa Azhar is expected to depart on 9th July accompanied by her mother, Puan Shamsiah Ahmad.

All the best to FM Sumant and WIM Puteri Munajjah in their aspiration to be the best that they can be.

MCF Secretariat