Abdullah Che Hassan ( right) received the cash prize from Shamsol Bahrin for winning the 4th NMCC Friday Night Blitz Thematic Tournament : King’s Indian Defense.

20th March 2009 – Abdullah Che Hassan emerged as the winner of the 3rd edition of the (Neo Manhattan Chess Centre) NMCC Friday Night Blitz Thematic Tournament held at the NMCC, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur last night. This thematic chess tournament is a tournament with every game is played with a certain opening variant. And last night, King’s Indian defense position ( below) have been selected as the starting position. ( with white to play) .You will find the board set up for this variant at the start of the game. So all white player start the game from the 5th move ! And black player start after white’s 5th move.

Six players took part in this double round robin blitz tournament with 5 minute time control for each player.