In the KL Young Talent Team Challenge, Indonesia as expected proved a convincing winner of the Young KL Talent Team Challenge with 38.5 points from a possible 54 with Singapore, represented by Serangoon Chess Club, edging PCU Asia for second place while the KL team which focused on giving its players exposure was the bridesmaid.
Individual standouts were Luftu Ali (Indonesia), Joel Chan (Singapore), and Aziz Farhan (KLCA) in the under 14 section and Mohammad Firmansyah and Novendra Priasmoro (Indonesia) and Ryan Ow (PCU Asia) in the under 10 section.
The KL Open & Young Talent Team Championship 2009 attracted representation from 11 countries and was organised by the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association in partnership with Polgar Chess Asia with sponsorship from the Malaysian Intellect Development Foundation and Masterskill University College of Health Sciences.
Official website is at www.klchess.com
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