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Thank you to the Azerbaijan Embassy – especially to His Excellency (HE) the Ambassador of Azerbaijan – HE Irfan Davudov, for their support and assistance in making the event a success.

Played over 6 rounds using a rapid time control, the event was open for FREE ENTRY to players with FIDE Rating above 2000 (Open) and FIDE Rating above 1800 (Women) in order to promote a more competitive and challenging tournament. While the number of strong players was below the target intended, there were a few surprises with the return of WFM Nur Nabila and WFM Nur Najiha to the playing board. WCM Nithya – who had been in South Korea the last 3 years, also participated in the event together with former MCF Treasurer Haslindah Ruslan.

For the Open event, Wong Jianwen also took part with Mohd Syakir Syazmeer Azhar – who had also taken a break from competitive chess, returning to the 64 squares. The event also had PARA SEA Games National Chess squad bound for Cambodia taking part in Mohd Johar Johari and Ardian Syah Muming with their Head Coach Dr. Nasrul Hamimi tagging along.

The news of the event was also published in Azerbaijan’s National News Agency at https://azertag.az/xeber/Malayziyada_Ulu_Onder_Heyder_Aliyeve_hesr_edilmis_sahmat_turniri_kechirilib-2616071

CONGRATULATIONS to FM/NM Lim Zhuo Ren and WCM Nithyalakshmi for emerging as champions for the one day tournament. And thank you to the Azerbaijan Embassy and HE Irfan Davudov, to all players and parents, officials, and MCF VP I – En Muhammad Firdaus Ismail, who has provided the venue for the event at his Putrajaya Chess Center/Traju Training Center in Precinct 15, Putrajaya.

MCF Secretariat