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Monday, July 30, 2012

Kamaluddin Yusof vs Ian Udani

As promised, here is the video recorded between Insofar Champion, Kamaluddin Yusof and top seed Ian Udani in the recent Insofar tournament. It is only a 4 minute video clip. Ian Udani only had 1.52 minutes on his clock while Kamaluddin had a comfortable 10 minutes to spare.

Sorry about the quality of this video since Blogspot only permit videos below 100MB...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Kamaluddin Yusof Champs Insofar with PERFECT SCORE!!

Kamaluddin The Great, won the Insofar July edition today with perfect score of 6/6! His victims included top seed, Ian Udani and Ronnie Lim. Despite the fasting month, the turned out was pretty good. Some of the top players includes Ian Udani, Ronnie Lim, Efren Bagamasbad, Kamalarifin, Jax Tham, Liew Ken Yew, Nik Ahmad Farouqi and Nor Ilhamuddin. The organizer also shortened the tourney to only 6 rounds since it is the month of Ramadan.

Insofar is one of the rare tournament that offered vouchers as prize (voucher to play Insofar for free in the next edition). Not only that, Insofar is also the first to offered scholarship prizes, that means the organizer will bank in to your bank account every month until it reaches the limit of the cash prize. There are also various of prizes being offered. Category prizes includes Best Father, Best lady, Best Blogger, Best IPT, Best Primary, Best Secondary and many more. Najib Wahab, the arbiter also claimed that his biggest challenge is not arbitering, but sorting out the prizes for each category. But the best part is, you could even win the scholarship prizes despite being at the bottom.

Below are the pictures of the prize winners.

Champion: Kamaluddin Yusof 

Runner Up: Ronnie Lim Chuin Hoong 

 3rd: Efren Bagamasbad 

Best U2000/4th: Nik Ahmad Farouqi Nik 

Best Father/5th: Kamalariffin Wahiduddin 

Best U1700/6th: Amiruddin Zakaria

7th: Ian Udani 

Best Blogger/8th: Jax Tham Tick Hong (Excel Chess)

Best U1800/9th: Yat Guo Jie a.k.a yatzchess

Best U1900/10th: Nor Ilhamuddin Shaikh Ali (Chess Odyssey)

Best IPT: Chek Kin Keuk

Best Secondary School: Liew Ken Yew

 Best Primary school: Mok Tsu Zing

Best Teacher: Bob Yap 

Best Non Malaysian: Taione Sikivou 

Best 2nd Blogger

Best U1600: Lum Zhun Hoong  

Best U1700/Best U15: Darrel Yap Egin

Congratulation to all prize winners. 

  • Final standing will be published in soon.
  • Short video between Kamaluddin Yusof and Ian Udani later
  • Some pictures during the tournament

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

The Opening of The Dark Knight Rises was a huge success, setting a box office record of  $161 million! I just watched it yesterday and it was really awesome! Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman climbed back up from the penitentiary which escape is practically impossible. But the Dark Knight managed to rise in the end and safe the day. This 2 and a half hour movie is worth every cent you pay for the ticket. Easily rate 4/5 star.

Thursday, July 19, 2012



    SUNDAY 22ND JULY 2012

#All players will get certificate of attendance
PLACE :  No.33, 5th Floor
                AMPAC Shah Alam
                (yellow building infront of Mc Donalds)
                 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah F9/F
                 Section 9,Shah Alam
TIME: 9.00am – 4.00pm
          (Check attendance at 9am.Break 1-2pm)
Fees RM20
Players will play in different respective age group   tournament
Time Control:25 minutes Swiss 4 Rounds

               SMS Full name and age group to
                  0172032051 (Insofar Chess Academy)
               No walk-in registration will be accepted

PRIZE (for each AGE GROUP)

 For EACH age group
1st – RM100+ RM200 Voucher (50 x 4)  =RM300                   
2nd – RM70 + RM150 Voucher (50 x 3) =RM220                
3rd – RM30 + RM100 Voucher (50 x 2)  =RM130
4th – RM100 Voucher(50x2)                     
5th – RM100 Voucher(50x2)                    
6th – RM100 Voucher(50x2)                     
7th   – RM100 Voucher (50 x 2)
8th    – RM50 Voucher  
9th   – RM50 Voucher
10th – RM50 Voucher

EXTRA PRIZES (RM50 Voucher each)
  * Best Outside Shah Alam Player
  * Best Outside Selangor and KL Player
  * UNDER 7 –Best Under 5 Boy
                     _Best Under 5 Girl
                     --Best Under 6 Boy
                     --Best Under 6 Girl
Each RM50 Voucher – Eligible to attend One  INSOFAR Scholarship Tournament or One Combined Tournament.See more at

Monday, July 16, 2012

The brilliant Rg2!

This position arises from a game between Yeap Eng Chiam as black and Thong Yung Chen as white in the last round of KASUGI. Yeap Eng Chiam brilliantly played Rg2! On first sight, many would have thought it is a blunder, even Eng Chiam himself was surprised for a second after playing this move. But it turned out to be the winning move. Did you see the continuation after Qxg2?

Chess Players in KASUGI

Ian Udani, a well known Filipino chess player in Malaysia

 IM Jimmy Liew (chessischess), will be representing Malaysia for the Olympiad

IM Mok Tze Meng, expert in the "MOK"dern defense

 FM Nicholas Chan, Malaysia No.2 rank chess player

NM Marcus Chan  

 Ronnie Lim won the best state prize

Yeoh Li Tian with an impressive 2358 rating performance...not the best Junior? Think Again!

 2010 National Master Tan Khai Boon

Veteran Eddy Kwan, the father of Johor state player, Ruby Kwan

Mohd Ezmi from Kelantan

Tan Hong Ghee contributing only 2 points for the team

 Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli (mylifeinchess) scoring 5/8 points

 Wong Yinn Long, the 4th board for Tesla Chess team 

 NM Evan Capel Timothy in top form, defeated FM Yee Soon Wei in round 7

This Year National Master, Roshan Singh 

 Jax Tham Tick Hong doing some stretching before the game begin

Khor Shihong playing for Penang B

 Chess talent, Sivanesan Subramaniam 

 Najib Wahab, won the crucial point in the last round against Loo Swee Leong

 NM Kamalarifin from Pahang

Nor Ilhamuddin (2010chessodysey), done his best for his team

 Kevin Seow, captain for SPAWN Armageddon

 Muhammad Arshad, a blogger, a well known chess equipment supplier and a strong chess player

 Ibni Hajar Amri from Kedah

 Ong Thian Loon also from Kedah

 Tukiran Taulani from Johor

 Abdullah Che Hassan. This man is also a pro in poker game

 Tan Ken Wei playing 1st board for Nameless chess team

 Kaulsha Khandhar, champ the RSC Open last week

 Foo Chee Kin playing for Negeri Sembilan

 Amier Hamzah, a hyper active chess player. He is also the top scorer for his team.

 Sarawak renowned chess player, Lim Kian Hwa

Ilias Mohd Safri and Izzudin Ahayat

 Wong Jian Wen with 5/8 points.

Razali Hamzah or better known as (Ng6), a very underrated chess player

Alfred Ting Shih Chieh, the 3rd board for SPAWN Armageddon

Mohd Saprin and his family 

 Iskandar Rashid, making his d├ębut only on the 2nd day

Ramone Mikgail Kok, representing UTP (Universiti Teknologi Petronas)

 Harun Bustaman from Kelantan


 Highly rated, IM Nolte Rolando from Philippine. He too finishes with perfect score!

 NM Lim Zhuo Ren

 Efren Bagamasbad from Philippine 

 IM Bancod Ronald, playing top board for Apocalypse-Manilla Chess Team

 Muhd Syakir Shazmeer 

 Olivia Madhavan a.k.a olive oil

Jairan b Ibrahim, last minute replacement for SPAWN Armageddon

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