I know it sounds egotistical but for Malaysian Chess niche, Gilachess owns the web traffic.
catur.org which serves as reference to chess updates for other chess events and news.
The other reason is of course, having no competition from other chess blogs, getting a monopoly on web traffic is automatic. Instead of being pleased, I am very sad because it means the "glory" years of Malaysia having 30+ active chess blogs is now gone :(
Blogs are dead some say. And it is true in most parts having been replaced with social media, whatsapp etc.
I rarely check my websites' traffic nowadays. My metric of measurement for traffic and public following is strangely Facebook notifications.
It's not about me and my postings but rather the tremendous interest in Malaysian Chess and the limited sources where news and updates can be found!
I am mostly inactive from chess now except for the Malaysian Open, Penang Open and the odd sponsored chess event, so I am looking forward for new blood like AIChess, ABChess etc to fill this huge vacuum.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Among 7 GMs taking part, none are the leaders after 4 rounds. Instead 2 FMs have perfect 4/4 points.
They are FM Ervan Mohamad and FM Dang Hoang Son.
Following closely half a point behind are:
- IM Nolte Rolando
- IM Paciencia Enrique
- FM Pitra Andika
- GM Neelotpal Das
- GM Cao Sang
- IM Vo THanh Ninh
Interactive Crosstable after Round 4 (http://www.chess-results.com/tnr250930.aspx?lan=1&art=4&wi=821)
Follow the live games at:
Those who work with IA Encik Hamid Majid will have heard this phrase by now.
It is meant to be a jokingly way to mock those who arrive late for the meeting among the tournament helpers/arbiters..