Sunday, January 14, 2018

First time to KIMMA tourney

Posted by Andrew Ooi
Missed last year's 1st editition of the KIMMA tourney for the simple reason I didn't know about it.

This year did not plan to go either unless someone 'ajak'. So happen the 'Chess Tourist' from Faccebook did, so I went.



Going alone, it was an adventure. I only knew it was somewhere near the old DATCC centre at Wilayah Kompleks so I started there. Spent 10 minutes time circling Wilayah Kompleks because I wanted free parking and not pay the RM10 at the nearby parking lot.

Using WAZE and Google Maps I found this place:

.. which turned out NOT to be the place.

Third time's the charm. Finally saw this place after figuring out which direction was which in Google Maps.


Some pictures from Round 2 and 3:


Kedai Catur boss - Muhammad Arshad



Chess promoter, DGT broadcaster Norazwan 'Shin Azwan'





Top seed IM Oliver Dimakiling



Group photo with the people from KIMMA



Malaysia's highest rated player IM Yeoh Li Tian


Evan 'The Beast' Capel



FM Lim Zhuo Ren



Francis Tan



Kamaluddin Yusof


IM Mok Tze Meng


IM Pascua Haridas



Lee Soi-Hock



long time local coach S.Balendran who has not played active chess for several years returns to play here.




FM Sumant




FM Kamal Abdullah




Steward Manaog



Teh Wee Zhun


Hamzah 'Ng6' Razali



Cheah Cheok Fung




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