Saturday, December 28, 2013
Report from first day of Perak Close.
It's good to play in Perak again after all these years. We stopped playing actively here after Mark moved to the National level for the Juniors in late 2009 to get more exposure playing in other places and overseas. But it was nice to see old friends again that we got to know from 2005 after Mark was U12 Champ MSSPK till he was U18 Champ MSSPK in 2009 (5 years of consecutive representation for Perak).
I was not particularly surprised that the official I spoke to there did not know that Perak won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at National Juniors beginning of this month. Some things just don't change but it sure brought back old memories. Some good and some not so good.
It's a 9 round tournament of 45 mins time control. And we played 5 rounds today. Mark plays Yit San as black tomorrow as the only 2 players with perfect score so far. So it will be a good and interesting round.
Will keep you guys posted.