The individual event is conducted over 3 days with 45 minutes allocated to each player. This is a better format to get a stronger crop of players to represent the Bangsar zone for the MSSMKL Final which is scheduled in April 2011.
The pre-tournament favourite for the U-12 Category is Darrel Yap from SJK(C) Davidson with a Nat. Rating 1417. As of press time, he already wins 5 games in a row. The Round 6 is on going. He is paired against Ang Tsu Jien of SK Bukit Damansara who got 4 wins and a draw. Will his experience prevails or his opponent 80 sessions stint rules?
At top of the table clash, Jaron Tan of SK Methodist has stopped Muhd Alif of SK Bukit Damansara 5 consecutive games win. Among the 4 pointers from 5 games, Steven Wong of SK Methodist has defeated another boy from SK Bukit Damansara successfully.
In the Under-10 category, tournament pre-favourite is Jagathees Guna Balan who hails from Johor with Nat. Rating 1404. The whole family moved up to KL for the sake of developing his chess interest late last year. With the help of En. Suhairi, the boy is registered as SK Bukit Damansara student and get to enjoy the daily chess training facility provided by the school. As of press time, he already wins 4 games in a row. The Round 5 is on going. He is paired against Evan Loo of SJK(C) Kuen Cheng 2 who has 3 wins and a draw.
At top of the table clash, second highest rank Dominic Long of Alice Smith international Schhol with Nat. Rating 1373 has stopped Wong Zhu Hock of SK Methodist 4 consecutive games win. If Jagathees can get past Evan, then he will set-up the match of the day against Dominic Long in tomorrow final round.