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KL Chess Challenge    
8 December 2007

Candidate Master Collin Madhavan broke the Malaysian Book of Records for playing against the Most Number of Players Simultaneously in a Chess Match. In total, Collin played against 71 players whose ages ranged from five to forty-four. The match that lasted almost 4 hours, saw Collin winning 56, drawing 12 and losing the remaining 3 games.

The previous Malaysian record was 59 players and was set in August this year, while the world record stands at 326 players and was set by Grandmaster Susan Polgar in 2005.

Quantum Corporation Sdn Bhd, the main sponsor and organizer of The KL Chess Challenge Match, held the event at their premises in Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Kuala Lumpur. During the closing ceremony, Managing Director of Quantum Corporation Sdn Bhd, Steve Ho, presented prizes to winners and to deserving participants. All participants were also presented with certificates of participation as well as gift packs. As the match was proceeding, members of the public and chess enthusiasts, were given a short talk and video presentation on Quantum Corporation while Mr Lee Siew Fai explained his method of teaching and learning Chess by way of his “Launch Pad Keystones”. More than 100 people attended the event which was co-sponsored by Sekolah Sri Garden, Kuala Lumpur.

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