A very anti-climax situation has arised after taking into account the points awarded to all the state teams for other results outside the medal standing. Selangor is said to have amazed more than 100+ points to be crowned as Overall Chess Champion for MSSM 2010.
While, Penang not only unable to finish the event as Champion although winning 4 gold medals (more than Selangor, for details please refer to my earlier post). They are pipped by Wilayah Persekutuan and had to settle for 3rd placing with 80+ points. Where as, Wilayah Persekutuan accumulated 96 points for a 2nd place finishing.
What happens to Penang in the last Round? From the cross-table, Penang lost some last round points from the Girl's Individual category. As we all know, 1 point lesser in the final standing will affect between 4 to 7 places in any tournament with 28 players. Nevertheless, I believe Penang players will be more determine than ever to win the Overall Chess Champion Title in future MSSM.
Lastly, Well done, Selangor !!!. A post mortem SWOT analysis should be done by both contingents from Klang Valley after this event if the Klang Valley Giants would like to finish 1-2 again in future editions.