Saturday, February 23, 2008

Malaysian Quest for GM

Malaysia may not be a powerhouse in Asian chess but they do have a lively local chess community. They host, for instance, a well-attended annual chess festival and an online Yahoo Group devoted to Malaysian chess is also very active. Yet to date, the country has so far failed to produce a grandmaster. All hopes are on a certain international master Mas Hafizul.

Quah Seng Sun quotes Mas: "Chess fascinates me like no other game and the fact that there are no grandmasters in Malaysia gives me the impetus to be our first grandmaster."


Doctor Checkmate said...

This is great news for that part of the world! It certainly is long overdue. A true Grandmaster coming from Malaysia would be good for the overall game, and make international tournaments more appealing.

hairulov chessmaniacs said...

Thanks for your nice articles about Malaysian chess. You are welcome to visit my chess blog for some Malaysian chess articles at


Hairulov :)

Anonymous said...

All I can say is I hope he doesn't get his title via Burma.