Report: Blitz Tournament 16/1/2010

This past Friday, a group of Kuwaiti chess fans sponsored a one day blitz tournament. An Amazing 28 players joined the event. And a handful of others  joined the fun by kibitzing the games.

A total of 6 rounds were played in about 2 and a half hours. Games started at 6:00 PM and the final game was concluded at 8:40PM. The ending was exciting because we had two players with a 5 point score. Roberto Carandang Played Against Ferdinand Laming in the tie breaks. Caradang played with the white pieces and Ferdie had the black. Since it was the tie-break, the time controls were slightly different. White had six minutes to win and black had 4 minutes to win or draw to secure his victory.

After a tactical middle game, Ferdie succembed to Carandang’s tactical finess and lost on time. Congratulations To ROBERTO CARANDANG for winning the first Blitz tournament of 2010! Below you will see the results and the players who participated accompanied with pictures. Enjoy 🙂


  1. Roberto Carandang (Tie-Break Winner) 5.0 PTS
  2. Ferdinand Laming
  3. Dennis Poliquit 4.5 PTS
  4. Mohamed Abdulmohsen
  5. Oliver Revidad
  6. Faizur Rahman 4.0 PTS
  7. Ferdinand Bugay
  8. Vincent Zaulda
  9. Khaled Hashem 3.5 PTS
  10. Hector Baraganza
  11. Philip Caysido
  12. Faisal Al Hamlan 3.0 PTS
  13. Bader Al Khaldi
  14. Obein Clet
  15. Taher Al Khateeb
  16. Raed Al Ahmadia
  17. Talal Al Shitan
  18. Hamada AbdulMaqsod
  19. Samuel Santos 2.5 PTS
  20. Waleed Al Awadhi
  21. Omran Al Moussawi
  22. Mynard Garcia 2.0 PTS
  23. Asfand Khan
  24. Basir Cosain 1.5 PTS
  25. Anoop Pious 1.0 PTS
  26. Mydeen Abo Baker
  27. Abdulrahman Al Ibrahim
  28. Ali Alaadin

Below you will find a video from the final tie-break game between the only two players to secure 5.0 points after the six rounds. Carandang is playing with the whit pieces and laming with the black.


If you have any pictures or video taken from the tournament, please send them to so I can also include them in the website. Thanks and Best Regards.


About Khaled

I am a chess fan who would like to see chess grow in Kuwait. I am sure there are a lot of people like me here and this site is for you.

6 thoughts on “Report: Blitz Tournament 16/1/2010

  1. noor aldein says:

    thank u very much kaled , taher and all kuwaiti player waleed, bader, kalaf and every body u do lovely trys to make chess alive …i love ur games and your news and i thank u very much for me and for egypt … good luck

  2. roberto carandang says:

    hi khaled, thanks for the commentary,i just got lucky.see you again. nice video too.

  3. roberto carandang says:

    by the way khaled can i get your number and taher’s number.thanks! this is my number, ———

  4. Khaled says:

    Your are very welcome Nooraldein. It is truly my pleasure 🙂 and Roberto thank you mate!
    Also to protect your personal information, i replaced your # with dashes in the previous comment.

  5. Sammy says:

    well.. well… iit’s to much fun! and pressure to play blitz’ heheeh play fast.. generated your brain and damaging your mind…that’s why i am always loser.. hehehe! have a nice day…!

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