Saturday, 1 June 2013

DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Invitational KL Masters 2013

The DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Invitational KL Masters, a 11 player, 10 round robin FIDE title and rating tournament with sponsorship from the the Masterskill Education Group Berhad and the Malaysian Intellect Development Foundation, will take place from 13-21 June at the Swiss Inn Kuala Lumpur located in the city's vibrant Chinatown district, and on 22 June at the Palace of the Golden Horses.

Headlining the event is last year's KL Open champion Sergei Tiviakov and he is joined by fellow grandmasters Thomas Luther, Niaz Murshed and Dr. Wong Meng Kong, all who are expected to provide serious competition.

Informed local chessplayers will of course remember that Tiviakov is an Olympiad individual gold medalist and former European champion who in December anchored the Nederlands team to victory at the World Cities Team Championship while Luther is a many time German national champion who is now also serving as Chairman of the FIDE Commission "Chess for the Disabled". Niaz Murshed was the first grandmaster from the Indian sub-continent at 21 years of age when that was a very special achievement indeed while Dr Wong managed to do the same at 40 years of age while juggling career and family!

The other participants are all GM title and norm candidates, International Masters Mas Hafizulhelmi, Kevin Goh Wei Ming, Rolando Nolte, Ramnath Bhuvanesh Rajamaran, Aleksander Wohl and Oliver Dimakliing, and the many time World Youth Champion, Woman Grandmaster Padmini Rout.

See pairings and results at