Saturday, July 31, 2010

MAKSAK Inter-State Team Championship

31 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Just discovered that MAKSAK Chess Inter-State Team Championship for government servants is being held from 6-8th August 2010 at Puteri Park, Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur.
Sarawak is the defending champion and Terengganu was 2008 champion.
To read more, please go to Terengganu Chess Association’s blog by Muhammad Arshad or click here.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Highlights of Karpov’s Campaign Trail

30 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – In today’s The Star Living, SS Quah, weekly chess columnist, The Star Onlinediscusses the campaign trail of Karpov’s Presidential candidate for FIDE upcoming Elections in September 2010 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia, Russia. He uncovers the reasons to the sudden rise of Karpov to challenge the current set of FIDE officials in the elections and traces the sudden shortfall in sponsorships for tournaments.
IMG_3081 Karpov also argues that instead of taxing the various Federations with heavy fees, instead FIDE should be assisting the various Federations with funding or help to get sponsors to come forward. To reverse this trend, a different approach to the current scenario in chess needs to be used and the new Karpov’s Presidential team offers this opportunity to the Federations.
To read more, please click here.

Up Coming No-Frills Chess Tournament, Excel Chess Academy

30 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Here is the latest flyer from Excel Chess Academy for an upcoming chess tournament on the 15th August 2010. So read on!


** 1. Take any bus from Pasar Seni(Central Market) to Pearl Point
2. Take U73 bus from Pearl Point to get to TMC Kopitiam 1st Floor
3.Contact Jax Tham HP:013-3232280 or E-Mail:
4.Excel Chess Academy (26A,Jln Hujan Emas 4)

Some Upcoming Chess Tournaments

30 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Here are a few of the local upcoming chess tournaments in Malaysia.

Tebrau open: Johor Chess Academy, Rukun Tetangga Sri Tebrau, Rakan Muda Johor Baru and Johor Baru Chess Association are organising the 21st Tebrau open chess tournament at the Plaza Pelangi in Johor Baru on Sunday. Closing date is today. For details, contact Narayanan Krishnan (013-771 7525 or

DATCC Razzmatazz: The Datuk Arthur Tan Chess Centre is organising its third DATCC razzmatazz rapidchess weekender at Wilayah Complex, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Kuala Lumpur, on Sunday. For inquiries, contact Najib Wahab (016-338 2542, or Justin Kumar (018-396 0781, Or you may click here for some details.

Cerdik Catur: The Cerdik Catur chess challenge will be played at the Kompleks Belia dan Kebudayaan Negeri Selangor in Section 7, Shah Alam, on Aug 8. For inquiries, contact Mohd Fadli Zakaria (014-231 2370, Or you may click here for details.

Merdeka Rapid events: The Merdeka individual rapid open tournament will be played on Aug 28 and the Merdeka team rapid open tournament from Aug 29-31. Both events will be held at the Cititel hotel ballroom in Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. Closing date for entries is Aug 10. For the individual rapid event, entry fees are RM20 for players below 16 and RM30 for others. For the team rapid event, entry fees are RM300 for four-player teams and RM375 for five-player teams. Junior teams will be charged RM150 for four-player teams and RM175 for five-player teams. More details from Hamid Majid (019-315 8098, fax 03-4024 4337 or Or you may go to

Caruana Wins Biel!

30 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Caruana of Italy won the playoffs at Biel, Switzerland after there was a three-way tie between Vachier, Caruana and Truong Son for first place with 5.5 points each.

In the playoffs, Caruana first played Vachier of France and won the Armageddon games and then he met Truong Son over two 10-minute games which he drew one and won the other.

To read more, you may click here.

Earlier, Wesley So ended in fifth place in Biel. To read more, you may click here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chess Has Positive Impact On Life Skills!

28 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Vishy Anand, the World Chess Champion, suggests that playing chess among school going children helps the development of important life skills such as memory and self-confidence. In order to play in chess tournaments, the players will need some self-confidence to play against opponents and require some memory on basic chess openings.

An Indian study on a sample of 13,000 schools found that the children that have played chess over 100 chess games have improved their performance in mathematics and science.

To read more on the positive impact of playing chess, please click here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1st Cerdik Catur Open Chess Challenge, 8 Aug 2010

27 July 2010, Shah Alam – Stonemaster is organising a chess tournament in Shah Alam this coming 8 August 2010 with the following details (picture below).
Fireyrook had made one earlier posting on the same tournament. So why not join this chess tournament just prior of the start of the fasting month of Ramadhan.
Here are some useful links related to this tournament.




Liem And So Impresses and Improves!

27 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Here are some international news on chess.

Le Quang Liem won the runners-up title in Germany at Sparkassen Chess-Meeting Dortmund 2010 with a score of 5.5/10. To those unfamiliar with Le Quang Liem, he has won the World Youth Chess Championship for under-14 players in 2005 and an Asian Youth Chess Championship for under-16 players in 2006. To read more, please click here.

At Biel, Switzerland, Grandmaster Wesley So is tied for second to sixth places with 3.5 points on two wins, three draws and one loss, will play white against Truong Son, the eighth-seeded Vietnamese hope. To read more, please click here.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Perak Chess GP, Teluk Intan, 25 July 2010

25 July 2010, Teluk Intan – Here is one picture courtesy of Gilachess at Datcc’s blog. Gilachess is helping out with the running of the Teluk Intan leg of the Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Perak Chess Grandprix rapids held at his own alma-meter school St Anthony School.


Here are the seventh round pairings (source: posted by gilocatur for the information of chess enthusiasts. On top board is Anthony Liong (5 pts) against Fong Yit San (5.5 points)

Who won? We will have to wait for postings by gilachess and gilocatur who are in Teluk Intan. So make a stake out on DATCC’s blog or gilachess’s blog or gilocatur’s blog throughout tonight and tomorrow morning to find out the latest!

It is Fong Yit San, who has won the Teluk Intan Leg of the Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Perak GP 2010. Fong won 6.0 points, drawing his last round game against the top seed, Anthony Liong.

Please visit or click here for the full final round 7 results in Teluk Intan.

Final Results Of No-Frill Chess Tournament, 25 July 2010

25 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Here are the final results of the five rounds rapid No-Frills Chess Tournament held at the Excel Chess Academy today.

The winner is Jax Tham with 5.0 full points and in second place is Haslindah bt Ruslan with 4.0 points and third is Kung Kah Heng with 3.0 points and a better tie-break point.

Ranking after round 5 of NFRC(7)
No.  PNo.  Name                       Score WP    SB     PS    rat.  TPR  W-We


  1.    7  JAX THAM                    5.0  15.5  13.25  15.0  0000  -   0   

  2.    1  HASLINDAH RUSLAN            4.0  10.5   6.00  11.0  0000  -   0   

  3.    3  KUNG KAH HENG               3.0  15.5   5.75  10.0  0000  -   0   

        2  AARON CH'NG                 3.0  10.5   3.50   9.0  0000  -   0    

  5.    5  CHIN YI HAO                 2.0  13.5   1.25   6.0  0000  -   0   

        6  LEE GHI SANN                2.0  11.5   1.25   6.0  0000  -   0   

  7.    4  LEE JOON YEW                1.0  10.5   0.25   3.0  0000  -   0   

Ranking and Games after round 5 of NFRC(7)

No.  PNo.  Name                          R1    R2    R3    R4    R5       Score


  1.    7  JAX THAM                       r1   1w1   3b1   2b1   5w1    0   5.0

  2.    1  HASLINDAH RUSLAN              4w1   7b0   5w1   3b1   6w1    1   4.0

  3.    3  KUNG KAH HENG                 6w1   2b1   7w0   1w0    r1    2   3.0

        2  AARON CH'NG                   5b1   3w0   6b1   7w0   4b1   -1   3.0

  5.    5  CHIN YI HAO                   2w0   4b1   1b0    r1   7b0   -2   2.0

        6  LEE GHI SANN                  3b0    r1   2w0   4w1   1b0    0   2.0

  7.    4  LEE JOON YEW                  1b0   5w0    r1   6b0   2w0    0   1.0

(source: Jax Tham, ECA)

Young & Danger, Winning Chess Team In Perlis!!!!

25 July 2010, Kangar – Here are the final results of Perlis Open Chess Team Event 2010 which was held today (24 July 2010) at Dewan Sek. Men. Putra, Kangar, Perlis. A total of 49 teams took part in the event. List of prize winners are as follows:-
Champion - Young & Danger > 1st Board : Muhammad Nabil Azman Hisham
                                          > 2nd Board : WCM Nur Nabila Azman Hisham
                                          > 3rd Board : WFM Nur Najiha Azman Hisham
Runner Up - IPT Challenger  > 1st Board : Ahmad Fadzil Nayan
                                         > 2nd Board : Zarul Shafiq Zulkifli
                                         > 3rd Board : Mohamad Syazwan Zulkefli
2nd Runner Up - A Team     > 1st Board : Yeoh Thean Jern
                                         > 2nd Board : Ooi Li Tao
                                         > 3rd Board : Ong Thian Loon
3rd Runner Up - Penang Knight > 1st Board : NM Tan Khai Boon
                                              > 2nd Board : Amos Lai
                                              > 3rd Board : Alias Hanafi
Best Jabatan / Syarikat - Tefal  > 1st Board : Terry Choong Choon Ming
                                              > 2nd Board : Collin Poh Chun Kwan
                                              > 3rd Board : Andrew Tan Huey Ping
Best IPT - IPT Best Team         > 1st Board : Mohd Azrul
                                              > 2nd Board : Zulkafli
                                              > 3rd Board : Juyana
Best Sek Men - Kumpulan SARI  > 1st Board : Safarina Samsuddin
                                                 > 2nd Board : Azlin Syuhada Mohd Radzi
                                                 > 3rd Board : Intan Fatini Darwis
Best Sek Ren - Sek Keb Tmn Ria  > 1st Board : Mohd Sirajuddin Munawwir
                                                   > 2nd Board : Muhammad Nurihsan Yahaya
                                                   > 3rd Board : Nur Islamurni Yahaya
Best Board 1 > Ismail Ahmad (Jaffolea)
Best Board 2 > Lukman Kakim M Sofian (UiTM C)
Best Board 3 > Syaifulzamani Ismail (KGFP A)
Full Final Ranking Team Results:
Congratulations to all winners and participating players, teams and officials alike.
(source: Syaifulzamani Ismail)

Anand Eager To Be No.1 On FIDE Rankings!

25 July 2010, India – Vishy Anand, the current World Champion, wishes to be ranked No. 1 again in the World FIDE Rankings. He is currently in third rank behind Magnus Carlsen and has now began training to regain his No. 1 ranking which he last assumed in July 2008.
To read more please visit Hindustan Times or click here.

Caruana Leads In Biel After Defeating So!

25 July 2010, Biel, Switzerland – Wesley So suffered his first loss in the 43rd Biel International Chess Festival for Young Grandmasters Tournament.
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Standings after Round 5
3.5 pts. - Fabioano Caruana (ITA, 2697)
3.0 pts. - Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS, 2708), Wesley So (PHI, 2674), Dmitry Andreikin (RUS, 2650), Maxim Rodshtein (ISR, 2609)
2.5 pts. - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA, 2723), Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (VIE, 2617)
2.0 pts. - Anish Giri (NED, 2672),
FILIPINO Grandmaster Wesley Barbasa So suffered his first loss in the 43rd Biel International Chess Festival for Young Grandmasters Tournament on Friday when he fell in the fifth round in Biel, Switzerland.
The 16-year-old Bacoor, Cavite whiz kid yielded to Italian GM Fabio Caruana after 49 moves of Slav Defense using the disadvantageous black pieces.
The loss dropped So from the top of the leaderboard as he remains with 3.0 points good for a tie for 2nd to 5th places in the company of Russians GM Evgeny Tomashevsky and GM Dmitry Andreikin and GM Maxim Rodshtein of Israel.
Caruana, on the other hand seized the solod lead with 3.5 points.
In other results, Rodshtein toppled GM Anish Giri of the Netherlands, Tomashevsky split the point with GM David Howell of England, GM Parimarjan Negi of India settled for a draw with GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam and Andrekin drew with GM Maxime Vachier-Lagreve of France.
In the sixth round on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), So will meet Tomashevsky with the black pieces. /correspondent Marlon Bernardino

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Unofficial Results of the MBS Chess Tournament 2010

24 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Here are the early unofficial results of the Methodist Boys’ School Chess Tournament held at the school compound today, 24th July 2010.
Yeap Eng Cheam (pix above)
1) Yeap Eng Cheam
2) Poon Jit Wai
3) Wong Jian Wen
1) Suniil Kalivanan
2) Tan Yong Zhao
3) Albert Ang
1) Yat Guo Jie
2) Gabriel Soong Mun Hey
3) Liew Ken Yew

Full results will be posted by IA Lim Tse Pin later.
(source: Yatzchess)

6th Leg Perak Chess GP, Teluk Intan, 25th July 2010

24 July 2010, Teluk Intan - Just a reminder that this coming 25th July (Sunday) is the 6th Perak GP leg in Teluk Intan.

Further info:

Entry form:

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Malaysian Chess Festival Coming Up Next!

23 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – In today’s copy of The Star LivingThe Star Online, SS Quah discusses about the upcoming Malaysian Chess Festival 2010 that will be held from Aug 27 to September 7, 2010. There will be the individual and team events, the children’s category and the Seniors category, too! This year’s event introduces the seniors category into the Malaysian Chess Festival as even the World Chess Federation have the men’s and women’s senior chess world championships since 1991.

To read more, you may go to the The Star Online - Living section on the internet or click here.

To read details of the Malaysian Chess Festival you may visit the malaysian open blogspot or click here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Picture Gallery of the Press Conference 20th July 2010, G Tower

21 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Here are some random pictures of the press conference and dinner at G Tower welcoming the arrival of GM Anatoly Karpov and Richard Conn, USA, as part of their FIDE Presidential campaign for the upcoming FIDE Elections in September 2010.

Good news is GM Karpov promises to come during the Malaysian Chess Festival 2010.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Karpov For FIDE President

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20 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – The press conference for the Karpov’s Presidential campaign was held on the 28th Floor of the G Tower, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur at 6 pm today. The ASTRO News team (top left) were on hand to provide news coverage for the campaign trail of the Karpov’s Presidential team which includes Malaysia’s Abdul Hamid b Majid (standing pix top right), as a General Secretary candidate. Also in the picture are Dato’ Tan Chin Nam (right) and Richard Conn (third from right)
The new Karpov Presidential candidate for FIDE has several new proposals as part of its campaign. Among others they will try to achieve the following:
  • Return FIDE to Its Federalist Origins;
  • Development of a New Financial Foundation;
  • Chess Education and Training;
  • Protecting and Upholding the Traditions of Chess
Right after the press conference, a blitz exhibition was held between GM Karpov and Dato’ Tan Chin Nam (pix left), followed by two more blitz between GM Karpov and Yeoh Li Tian and GM Karpov and IM Mas Hafizulhelmi. All three games was won by GM Karpov.
The third person in the picture is Richard Conn, USA, Vice Presidential hopeful on the Karpov’s team.
In the bottom picture left is the blitz game between GM Karpov (hidden) and IM Mas. Fireyrook also had an opportunity to get a souvenir photo with the 12th World Chess Champion GM Anatoly Karpov in the dining area of the G Hotel, G Tower (bottom pix right).
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Karpov In Kuala Lumpur!

19 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur - It is confirmed! GM Anatoly Karpov, 12th World Chess Champion and Candidate for FIDE President will be in KL from 19th July until 21st July 2010. GM Karpov, who is on his campaigning tour of South East Asia will be arriving tonight at KLIA at 10:00pm with Mr. Richard Conn, who is also Candidate for the FIDE Deputy President under GM Karpov's ticket. 

Prior to his trip to KL, GM Karpov was in Beijing, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Karpov's itinerary tomorrow will include press conference and exhibition matches with selected local chess players followed by dinner with MCF officials, sponsors and members of the press 

Anatoly Yevgenevich Karpov was born in Zlatoust, Russia, on May 23, 1951. He won the world junior champion in 1969, and he became world champion in 1975 after Robert J. Fischer (Bobby Fischer) refused to defend the FIDE title. He held the World Chess title for 10 years until 1985 when he was narrowly defeated by Garry Kasparov, who then reigned as titleholder until 2000. Interesting to note that Gary Kasparov is also campaigning for Karpov even though he himself is not in Karpov's campaign ticket.

(source: DATCC’s blog)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Olympiad Dateline Registration Reminder?

18 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – While fireyrook was browsing for chess results at, fireyrook surprisingly found the following reminder about the Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia, Russia where the registration dateline is on the 20th July 2010.
“The following federations are strongly requested to finish the registration of their participants for the Chess-Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk until 20. July: ACF, AFG, ALG, ANG, ARG, AUT, BAN, BAR, BEL, BHU, BIH, BRN, CHI, CHN, COL, CON, CRC, CUB, CYP, DEN, ECU, FRA, GEO, GER, GUA, HAI, HKG, HUN, IBCA, INA, IND, ISL, JOR, KGZ, KOR, LBA, MAS, MLI, MNE, MOZ, MRI, NEP, NGR, NOR, PAK, PAN, PHI, POR, PUR, RWA, SLE, SLO, SRB, SRI, STP, SUD, TUR, USA, ZAM.”
Fireyrook hopes that our MCF has already registered our Malaysian players for the said Olympiad before the said dateline.

Final Ranking, Dungun Open 2010

18 July 2010, Dungun – The two day chess tournament held over 8 Swiss rounds of play was won by Soon Wai Cheong with 7.0 points and a better tie break points. Second was Abdullah Che Hassan who also has 7.0 points but a lower tie break point. Third was Kamaluddin Yusof with 6.5 points and a superior tie break point.
The following table is the full Final Ranking crosstable of 100 participants that took part:-
Congratulations to both winners, players and organisers for the great chess tournament!

No Frills Chess Tournament, 25 July 2010







** 1. Take any bus from Pasar Seni(Central Market) to Pearl Point

      2. Take U73 bus from Pearl Point to get to TMC Kopitiam 1st Floor

      3.Contact Jax Tham HP:013-3232280 or   E-Mail:

      4.Excel Chess Academy (26A,Jln Hujan Emas 4)            




Final Ranking Of Promotional Chess Tournament 2010

18 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – The five round swiss for the Promotional Chess Tournament 2010 held at Excel Chess Academy today was won by Jax Tham, followed by Ethan Wong and Kung Kah Heng, all have the same 4.0 points from five rounds.

Ranking after round 5 of JCR

No.  PNo.  Name                       Score WP    SB     PS    rat.  TPR  W-We


  1.    1  JAX THAM                    4.0  13.5  10.25  12.0  1770 1606 -0.60

        5  ETHAN WONG                  4.0  13.5  10.25  11.5  1337 1602 +1.40

        8  KUNG KAH HENG               4.0  12.5   9.00  11.0  1335 1526 +0.77

  4.    3  TIN JUN HAO                 3.5  17.0  11.00  13.0  1431 1498 +0.34

        2  NITHYALAKSHMI               3.5  12.0   7.00  10.0  1576 1419 -0.74

  6.    6  VINTON WONG                 3.0  16.0   8.00  10.5  1356 1444 +0.48

        7  ALAKARTHIKA                 3.0  14.5   8.50  10.0  1355 1463 +0.37

       19  PRAVIN KUMAR                3.0  13.5   7.00  10.0  0000 1388 +0.50

        9  SIVANESAN                   3.0  12.0   6.00   8.0  1335 1394 +0.23

       18  MUKESH KUMAR                3.0  12.0   6.00   7.0  0000 1265  1265

 11.    4  LIM MING KANG               2.0  15.5   4.00   9.0  1417 1316 -0.48

       11  GURUGOWTHAM                 2.0  15.0   4.00   7.0  1273  877 -0.32

       13  KONG DAK NAM                2.0  12.0   2.50   5.0  1168 1192 +0.10

       12  DOMINIC LONG                2.0  11.0   2.50   4.0  1185  695 -0.52

       17  LEE JOON YEW                2.0  10.5   1.50   6.0  0000  668 0   

 16.   10  NICHOLAS CHIN               1.5  10.5   2.75   3.5  1284  658 -0.43

       15  KISHERN MANICKAM            1.5   9.5   1.50   2.5  0000  996 0   

 18.   14  GABRIEL TAN                 1.0  13.0   1.50   4.0  0000  701   701

       16  LEE GAN SANN                1.0   9.5   0.50   1.0  0000  627 0   

 20.   20  TIMOTHY CHIN                0.0   7.0   0.25   0.0  0000  491 0





Ranking and Games after round 5 of JCR

No.  PNo.  Name                          R1    R2    R3    R4    R5       Score


  1.    1  JAX THAM                     11w1   6b«   4w1   3w«   7b1    1   4.0

        5  ETHAN WONG                   15w1   2b«   6w«  11b1   3b1   -1   4.0

        8  KUNG KAH HENG                18b1   3w0  14b1   4b1   6w1   -1   4.0

  4.    3  TIN JUN HAO                  13w1   8b1  19w1   1b«   5w0    1   3.5

        2  NITHYALAKSHMI                12b1   5w«   7b0  14w1   4b1   -1   3.5

  6.    6  VINTON WONG                  16b1   1w«   5b«   9w1   8b0   -1   3.0

        7  ALAKARTHIKA                  17w1   4b0   2w1  19b1   1w0    1   3.0

       19  PRAVIN KUMAR                  9b1  12w1   3b0   7w0  11w1    1   3.0

        9  SIVANESAN                    19w0  10b1  17w1   6b0  13w1    1   3.0

       18  MUKESH KUMAR                  8w0  13b1  11w0  10b1  17w1    1   3.0

 11.    4  LIM MING KANG                14b1   7w1   1b0   8w0   2w0    1   2.0

       11  GURUGOWTHAM                   1b0  16w1  18b1   5w0  19b0   -1   2.0

       13  KONG DAK NAM                  3b0  18w0  20b1  12w1   9b0   -1   2.0

       12  DOMINIC LONG                  2w0  19b0  15w1  13b0  14w1    1   2.0

       17  LEE JOON YEW                  7b0  20w1   9b0  16w1  18b0   -1   2.0

 16.   10  NICHOLAS CHIN                  r0   9w0  16b1  18w0  15b«    0   1.5

       15  KISHERN MANICKAM              5b0  14w0  12b0  20w1  10w«    1   1.5

 18.   14  GABRIEL TAN                   4w0  15b1   8w0   2b0  12b0   -1   1.0

       16  LEE GAN SANN                  6w0  11b0  10w0  17b0  20b1   -1   1.0

 20.   20  TIMOTHY CHIN                   r0  17b0  13w0  15b0  16w0    0   0.0

(source: Jax Tham, Excel Chess Academy)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Looming FIDE Elections

The Star Online17 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – In yesterday’s news of The Star Online, Living, SS Quah discusses the parties involved in the upcoming Presidential FIDE Elections to be held in Khanty Mansiysk, Siberia, Russia in September 2010. The two main candidates are Ilyumzanov and Karpov, the 12th World Chess Champion.
Issues relating to the process of nomination by the Russian Chess Federation for the Presidential candidate was discussed and the chronology of the main events leading to an intervention by the Russian Government.

Of national interest to Malaysians is that our very own Abdul Hamid b Majid of Malaysia in on the Karpov’s team of Presidential candidature for the FIDE Elections.

Please read more on the FIDE Elections at The Star Online, Living by SS Quah or click here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kamaluddin, Soon and Abdullah Jointly Leads At Dungun Open, Round 4

16 July 2010, Dungun – At the Dungun Chess Open being held at the Mayang Sari Resort, Dungun, Terengganu, 100 players have registered and are participating in the two-day chess tournament. After four rounds of play during the first day, Kamaluddin Yusof, Soon Wai Cheong and Abdullah Che Hassan are joint leaders with four full points each. CM Mohd Fadli Zakaria is lying in 15th position with  3.0 points. Abdul Khalid Musa is in 9th position with 3.5 points. Abdul Haq Mohamad is lying in 30th position with 2.5 points.
Rankings after round 4.
Tournament details as below.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

GM Wins Simul 3.5-1.5!

15 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Tonight at the DATCC, there were quite a few surprises for the Thursday night simultaneous against the GM Ziaur Rahman. Yeoh Li Tian (pix below)sprang the first surprise by beating the GM Ziaur Rahman, fair and square. Nor Ilhamuddin drew his game, meanwhile Yeoh Chin Seng and Ng6 lost their games.
image In the last board, Yeap Eng Chiam lost on time to the GM Ziaur but GM Ziaur sportingly gave Yeap Eng Chiam an additional 15 minutes and Eng Chiam surprisingly won his game against the Malaysian-resident GM. If this counts as a win for Eng Chiam, then the overall score for the night should have read 2.5-2.5!
Quite a mixed night for the GM for tonight! GM Ziaur wins 3.5-1.5!