Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Penang Open - off to a great start

Opening Speeches

In the speech, Mr Lee spoke about how Penang has become a dominant force competitively among all states in Malaysia.

Clearly, the results speak for themselves, from scholastic/junior chess Penang is MSSM champion this year. Also the recent Inter State was also won by Penang. I was here for the first Penang Open and it was pretty modest with only one GM taking part. The 8th edition of the Penang Open sees 8 GM and a host of other titled players taking part. Total participants are 98 in the Open section and a whopping 223 in the Challengers' section.

This is the biggest chess event in Malaysia second only to the Malaysian Chess Festival.


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