28/11/2105, Gombak: Zaidan Zulkipli played out a quick draw with National Master Kamalarifin Wahiduddin in last round to become the champion with impressive 6.5/7 points in 7th IIUM Invitational Chess 2015.
NM Kamalarifin finishes second with 6.0/7 points while Manaog Stewart, Ian Udani and Villanueva Nelson of Philippines finish third, fourth and fifth places.
In the under 17 category, a 15 years old WFM Puteri Rifqah Fahada binti Azhar won with 7.0/7 points after showing an excellent rapid chess technique. Moa Jit Seng finishes second and Muhd Faqih Aminuddin finishes third.
Cheah Kah Hoe won the first place in the under 12 category. Muhd Luqman Iskandar Zairudin and his brother Muhd Luqman Alif finish second and third.
The 7 rounds swiss format tournament was held in IIUM Gombak with more than 200 players participated in this year edition. 7th IIUM Invitational Chess 2015 was organised by IIUM Sports Development Centre in collaboration with Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Persekutuan Catur Malaysia (MCF).