17th Asean+ Age Group Open Chess Championships 2016 meets GM: Simul Match
Hoping that the junior players who join the tournament have a chance to meet their favorite chess star, and inspiring them to improve their chess skills, the organizers had gotten a very big surprise feature for all participants, by arranging two “Simultaneous Chess” sessions by Asia’s first Grand Master – “GM Eugene Torre” from the Philippines.
The first Simul match took on 30 junior players from ASEAN and the regions around us; China, Japan, India, New Zealand, and Kyrgyzstan. By courtesy of GM Eugene Torre, he provides 2 matches for junior players to battle with him. He hoped that his little contribution will help in some ways grow and enhance the chess community in the region.
In first match result, GM Eugene Torre got 1 loss from Indonesian boy, Arfan Aditya Bagus (Under 10 Open), and 2 draws from Malaysian boy and girl, Chua Jia-Tien (under 14 – Girl), Mahmood Shah Mukhriez Shah (under 12 – Open)