I am practically amazed at how Ezmi – fondly known as Herosifu, managed to attract all these good players to his tournament. And for the second edition, Malaysia’s top two players in the country – our numero uno IM Yeoh Li Tian and FM Wong Yinn Loong, decided to jump into the tournament. And with the top two heavyweights in the event, it also attracted FM Lye Lik Zang (#4) and FM Lim Zhuo Ren (#6). And a few more outside the top 10 like Evan Timothy Capel (#12), CM Tan Jun Ying (#15) and Poh Yu Tian (#25) who is also the top ranked U12 in the country. It was definitely a tournament to be in, and it was fun!
While the U12 may not attract strong players to join the fun, it managed to garner more than 140 players to participate in the weekend event with another 70 players playing in the U18 event. Many top Junior players like Poh Yu Tian and Tan Jun Ying – although they are able to play in their respective age group, decided to go for the more challenging and attractive Open section.
After the smoke cleared, IM Yeoh Li Tian scored a point clear from all his contenders – drawing with Lik Zang and Zhuo Ren but securing full points on the other 7 opponents, to snatch the RM600 first prize. Evan Capel came in second followed by Eng Jia Qian, Wong Yinn Loong and Lim Zhuo Ren. The top Veteran prize went to Taulani Tukiran with Sim Jia Ru bagging the Best Lady. Best Para player went to Adrian Syah Muming of Sabah
Ravind Kumar secured the top U12 performer followed by Wong Rui Yang and Shen Ree Herng with Wan Zayn Zara securing the best HCA Student for U12. In the U18 section, Nik Omar Heykal Amir Azhar snatched the RM300 first prize followed by Faris Wajdi and Muhd Hafizuddin in 3rd. Best HCA student for U18 went to Airell Ikhwan Adnan. Full report for the events can be found at http://chess-results.com/fed.aspx?lan=1&fed=MAS
As part of the organizing committee and crew that manages the Herosifu Online Chess Tournament 2021 2nd Edition (and the first edition), we would like to thank En Ezmi for the trust and confidence in allowing our team to manage the event. And of course, to all the players, parents and followers that have been playing, supporting and promoting the event – either directly or otherwise. Thank you thank you thank you!
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