December 21, 2008 19:08 PM

Uzbek Grandmaster Wins Inaugural Raja Nazrin Shah Trophy

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 (Bernama) — Grandmaster Anton Filippov of Uzbekistan today emerged winner of the inaugural Raja Nazrin Shah Challenge Trophy at the Kuala Lumpur Open Chess Tournament.

Filippov received RM10,000 for the win in the Open category at the six-day tournament, which attracted 140 participants from 11 countries.

The field included eight International Grandmasters, nine International Masters or 2,400+ rated players, one Women Grandmaster and two Women International Masters.

A total 69 players participated in the Open category, 71 battled in the Challengers category while the rest took part in the Blitz category.

A total RM45,000 prize money in cash was awarded to winners by the Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah.

The international level chess tournament was jointly organised by the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association and Malaysian Intellect Development Foundation with the support of the Junior Chamber International, a Worldwide Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs and sponsored by Masterskill University College of Health Sciences.


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