I read with disgust in GilaChess blog as many people start to ditch IM Mas in the comments section. For me, IM Mas is a talent still laying dormant. We got a glimpse of it when he was a junior. Even GM Gufeld indentified him as Malaysia's future and first GM.

But as we know, studies took over and his chess went undeveloped for the sake of securing his studies and career.

Now that his career is secure with a good job at Petronas, Mas has come back to his first love which is chess. Will he succeed ? I for one believe he will. His present results does not really do him justice as his deep talent has not yet surfaced. Glimpses of it is there... the rest is coming. Watch out people!! IM Mas monster is about to rise from the deep.

You know what the say about calm waters.