Our 11th grader, Cedric Khalel P. Abris, has emerged victorious in the 18th IGB Malaysian Chess Festival Challenge. At the standard event, Cedric competed against chess players from Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China, and Kazakhstan, tying for 2nd place and earning Rank 4 out of 209. Cedric went on to win his second event,  the Merdeka Day Age Group (Open, Under 6,8,10,12,14,16), where he emerged 2nd out of 24. Congratulations, Cedric! LSGH is proud of you! The Malaysian Chess Festival, which incorporated nine (9) events, was held at Cititel Midvalley Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 25 to September 3, 2023.