Ismail Ahmad Yeoh Li Tian Yeoh Chin Seng
With only one round left in the 2nd DATCC chess league and with 3 teams are in the running for 3rd place, X-Factor fires the first Salvo in the psychological warfare by including Ismail Ahmad in the final round against Nusa Mahkota and most likely to play Mohd Izz Saifuddin on board 4 unless Nusa Mahkota Captain Hairulov has more tricks in his sleeves
With Ismail playing, Hairulov will be under pressure to put up a very strong squad if Nusa Mahkota hope to win 3rd placing and may contemplate the idea of bringing Ismail’s nemesis in the last edition, Yeoh Li Tian or NM Yeoh Chin seng or both to beef up Nusa Mahkota.Li Tian , Chin Seng , Jax Tham and Kaushal were the mainstayers for Spawn 2009 which finished 5th, just ahead of Nusa Mahkota in the last edition
Yeoh Li Tian who beat Ismail in both meetings has just returned from China after 1 month stint .If materialise it should be an interesting clash with Li Tian trying to keep his good record and Ismail a chance for revenge.
Whatever the outcome Nusa Mahkota will finish better than their earlier performance in the 1st editon of DATCC Legue where they finish a disappointing 6th.