11 Feb 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Kota Bahru, IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (pix above) won easily the Kelantan chess open 2013 held over two-days, 9-10 February 2013. He amassed an incredible 9/9 points! Obviously, IM Mas was in a league of his own in this tournament. In the sixth round, IM Mas defeated blogger, Naserov, on top board.
Second, Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli with 7.5 points, third, Muhd Alfirdaus Md Nasir with 7.0 points.
Abdul Haq Mohammad who was originally slated to play second seed, failed to arrive on time to the tournament hall on Saturday. It was reported that he was caught in the traffic jam coming to Kota Bahru and only arrived at 2 pm on Saturday. Abdul Haq decided to opt out of the tournament.
Round 9 Final Results:
To see more results, please visit chess-results.com or click here.
To see more photos and story of Kelantan Open 2013, please visit Naserov’s blog or click here.
(Photo of Kelantan Open 2013 winners by Naserov blogger)