Malaysian Chess Festival 2018 – Day 1

The biggest annual chess event – the 15th Malaysian Chess Festival has started. The first in the slew of events is the Astro Merdeka Team which in itself is the biggest team event in Malaysia.

This year’s Astro Team is one of the biggest. 104 teams are taking part. In fact only 2014 Astro Merdeka is bigger with 118 teams.

After 3 rounds, Indonesian team PT Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok A leads. They have an impressive almost perfect score – all wins except one draw! The Indonesian team comprise :
IM Cuhendi Sean Winshand
IM Ali Muhammad Lutfi
FM Taher Yoseph Theolifus
FM Pasaribu Ivan Maxmillian Putra

It’s still too early to tell as there 8 teams hot on their heels and 6 more rounds to go.

Pictures of PT Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok A with one of the two Indonesian all women team.