The first tournament in the new 2012 year for Anis is Negeri Sembilan Open Under 18. Four of her school mates participated as well in the tournament.
|5 KUSESSians took part in the tourney|
There were more than 120 participants (among highest number of participants for a U18 tournament) aged between 13 and 18 years old too part in the tournament held on Saturday, 7th January at the Seremban Parade shopping complex. The time control is 20 and 25 minutes per player and the number of rounds is 7.
Seeded ninth, Anis played white against Mohd Nazrul in the first round. In the second round, she played black against an opponent name Kahilan a/l Anathan. She continued her winning streak in the third round when played against the only girl opponent. Amazingly, her name is Anis too. Her full name is Anis Humaira Mohd Fuzi.
|Round 1 - Anis vs Mohd Nazrul|
|Round 2 - Kahilan vs Anis|
The real challenge is in the fourth round. He had to face the top seed, Mohd Nabil Azman who is also her chess buddy's elder brother. It was the first defeat for Anis.
|Round 4 - Nabil vs Anis at the top board|
In the next three rounds, Anis won two of them. In the sixth round, she lost on time to Muhd Rafiq Misman playing black. For sure, Anis does not know that Rafiq represented Melaka in the last MSSM in L18 individual category. And his latest rating is 1346. It seems that Rafiq himself does not know his latest rating because 1259 was listed in the tournament's starting list.
|Round 5 - Chin hao Zac vs Anis|
|Round 6 - Rafiq vs Anis|
|Round 7 - Jegadeshwaran vs Anis|
Anis scored 5/7 points with sixteen other players. Due to second lowest tie break among the five pointers, Anis was placed 24th. Surely, the tournament is very competitive and is good for most of the players for the MSS chess competition.