A good start for IM Mas in his very first major local tournament he entered after his decision to concentrate fully on chess.
He pipped local king of rapid Ian Udani in the 2 day UPSI rapid championship. Both finished undefeated with a score of 7.5 out of 8 but IM Mas Hafizulhelmi had the better tie break.
Mas takes back with him RM 1000, a medal and a challenge trophy. Ian Udani finishes second and takes home RM 500 and medal.
PS: Yatzchess has not received the full results but will post it as soon as we get it.
Note to organiser : Please sir, can you please send the results to me at email@example.com.