M’sian Parents Are Sending Their Kids For Chess Classes Because Of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ – SAYS

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However, for now, Muhammad Firdaus said the national chess team will concentrate on preparing for the 2021 SEA Games in Vietnam, aiming to bag more gold medals next year.

21-year-old Yeoh Li Tian bagged the team theirfirst-ever gold medal in the men's rapid chess event during the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.

Aside from Yeoh, Muhammad Firdaus said another young player, 18-year-old Wong Yin Long, is also the country's hope for a medal next year.

Besides that, he added that the MCF had set up a National Junior Programme last month, an intensive preparatory programme to identify and train new talents for the 2021 SEA Games.

He said a total of 10 players under the age of 21 have been identified so far.

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