KL Chesskids Team Alpha wins 2018 ASTRO Merdeka Rapid Open Team Chess Championship 2018

Not from KL and they are not at all a “kids” team, but with a starting rank of just eighth, they overtook the other higher ranked teams to become this year’s Astro Merdeka Rapid Open Team Champions.

This All-Filipino team is made up of IM Garcia Jan Emmanuel, IM Bersamina Paulo, FM Literatus Austin Jacob and Medina Vince Angelo and they got to take home the cash prize of RM 4,000 (approximately USD 1,000) and to also enjoy the Challenge Trophy.

Full results are at: http://chess-results.com/tnr372122.aspx?lan=1&art=0&rd=3