Tuesday, December 20, 2011

NJCC - Day 1

Monday, 19/12/2011

Today I went to DATCC located at the fourth floor of Wilayah Shopping Complex with all my family members. I take part in the National Junior Chess Championship or its famous abbreviation NJCC. With my elder brother, Fikri, I play in the Boys category. About fifty Malaysian chess junior players take part in the championship.

The First Round

I was paired against my schoolmate, Afiq Mohd Jamil whose Elo ratings is 1756, at table 10. I played white. I lost the game after 54 moves.

Round 1 

The Second Round

In the afternoon at 3 o'clock, I faced Amierullah Iqram Ismail at table 23 in the second round. I won this game with black pieces.

Round 2

So, I won one and lost one in the first day of the tournament. My brother won one and drew another while my sister won her first round but lose the second one.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Horse Riding In Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Wednesday, 7th December 2011

I am in Penang at the moment. My family and I arrived in Penang two days ago. We came by air plane. We are in Penang because my brother and sister are taking part in a chess tournament known as the 3rd Penang Heritage City International Open held from 6th to 10th December.

Today is the second day. Both my brother and sister have played four rounds each. After they finished playing, we came back to our hotel located in Batu Ferringhi. After having dinner, my dad brought me to the beach nearby our hotel as he promised earlier. 

We walked on the beach and took pictures. It was dark in the sea, so I could not enjoy the sea scenery. Suddenly, a man with a horse came to us. I was given a chance to ride a horse. Yes, I was riding a horse like a cowboy. Both my brother and sister would surely be jealous of me ... LOL ...

What a wonderful experience to have a horse ride along the beach. Check out below pictures.

yeah yeah I am on a horse back
"come on horsy, start walking"

Don't be jealous, I am riding a horse heeeyaaaah ....

the horse named "Rainbow" loves me

Me, at Batu Ferringhi beach 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The 1st Kompleks 3C MPSJ Chess Tournament

Today I took part in the 1st Kompleks MPSJ Chess tournament. The last tournament I played was Ole Ole Shah Alam about three weeks ago.

photo 1 - played white in Round 1

My dad and sis played too. My bro, Fikri, did not because the tournament is for 1600 national ratings and below only. My bro's national ratings is 1600 plus.

The tournament hall was packed because 155 participants took part. It was a big turn out. A record said Mr Stonemaster.

photo 2
We had to play eight (8) rounds. The time control was 20 minute per player. It had one category only meaning I had to play against adult opponents. But there were best categories.

photo 3

photo 4

photo 5 - yeah yeah I won I won ... :)-
I won five (5) and lost three (3). So, my score was 5/8. I won the first runner up in Best Primary School section. My sis did not perform so well in this tournament. She scored 4/8 points only. She did not win any prizes.

My dad? He also did win any prize. But I am very proud of my dad because he won 4, drew one (1) and lost three (3). He scored 4.5/8 points. He almost defeated the top seed of the tournament. In fact, he had a winning advantage, a Queen + two rooks versus a Queen + a rook and a knight. But that is my dad. Could not play well in time pressure.

the prize I won