31st August 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Some words from the organisers of the Malaysian Chess Festival 2010.
The Merdeka Blitz event will be held today after the closing ceremony of the the ASTRO Merdeka Team Chess Championship. The entry fee is RM 30 and the event is open to all. A total prize fund of RM 1,100 has been allocated for 10 top finishers of the event with RM400 going to the eventual winner.
Time control for the Blitz is 5 minutes per player per game and it will be played over 9 rounds starting at 2:30 pm and is expected to conclude by 6:00pm.
The ASTRO Arena TV Crew will be covering the event today for a special show on chess...
Come and join in the fun!!!!