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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Malaysia loses narrowly to Singapore in 2010 friendly match


Photo courtesy of FireyRook blog.

After Malaysia taking a 6 point lead  in Classical Chess over Singapore in the first day, the second day witnessed the Singaporean Lions roaring back in the Rapid round 3 and 4 to take the title with a razor close 76.5-75.5.

The Malaysians all performed commendably and the results could have gone either way with 38 boards being hard fought over 4 rounds.

With this result, Malaysia has proven more than worthy opponents and it certainly is the answer to FIDE Secretary General Ignatius Leong’s statement about finding better and more challenging neighbouring country to play against after trouncing Malaysia with big margins over the past years.

This year goes to Singapore. Next year will be a different story !! :)


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