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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Subramanian and Nithyalakshmi in the news

Brother and sister, Subramaniam and Nithyalakshmi was in the newspapers (The Sunday Star) when they played a simul against 20 players under a Boeing 777 plane!


Sunday April 25, 2010

Chess champs


FOR most of us, playing several chess games at once is a challenge best left for experts and computers. But siblings S. Subramanian, 12, and S. Nithyalakshmi, 10, took the challenge in stride at Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) recent Pintar Chess Programme event, where they each played more than 20 games simultaneously, directly under a Boeing 777 plane.

The first event of its kind, the internationally recognised siblings were invited to pit their brains against 27 and 23 MAS employees and families respectively at the KLIA hangar. And they certainly demonstrated their extraordinary talent.

With 22 games won, 3 draws and 2 losses, Subramanian said: “I like playing chess because it really helps improve my Maths and Science performance in school.”

He added that the most he had played with was against 30 students in Sarawak, where he won all 30 games.

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