27 Dec 2012, Kuala Lumpur – News of the 2nd Kuantan Grand Finale Rapid Chess Championship 2012 from the organisers of the tournament held at the Vistana Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang last Sunday, 23 December 2012.
IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (Kelantan) emerged as the champion in the 2nd Kuantan Grand Finale. IM Mas successfully defended the title he won last year with 6.5 points. IM Mas had overcomed all his rivals except for Kamaluddin Yusof (Abang Bro) who managed to hold him to a draw. Second place went to our very own Pahang player – brother, Mohd Khair Wahidduddin with 5.5 points while third place goes to Kamaluddin Yusof (Abang Bro) from Johor with 5 points. Fourth place goes to Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli (Terengganu) with 5 points and Fifth rank went to Noor Ahmad Fadzillah (Kedah) with 5 points.
Without suffering any losses IM Mas Hafizul’s bounty of RM100 for each round has been brought forward to the next year’s Finale.
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(News courtesy of Khairun Nissa’)