|28 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur - Here is a new team chess tournament organised by PERCAWI and it is called the Percawi Labour Day Team Chess Tournament 2011 due to be held on the 24th of April 2011. |
It is a one-day team rapid chess tournament with each team having only 4 players. The six round team event is open to Companies, Government Departments, schools and institutions of higher learning. No open teams are allowed to participate in this event. The complete details are below.
Date: 24th April 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Playing Venue: Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Centre,4th Floor, Car Park,
Wilayah Kompleks, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, K.L.
Organiser: Percawi and assisted by MSSWP.
Event: Team tournament of 4 players each team with no reserves.
Format: 6 Rounds Swiss Rapid play (½ hour each).
Entry fee: RM 160 for Companies & Government Departments
per team RM 80 for schools and institutions of higher learning
Closing date: 22nd of April 2011 (Friday).
Contacts: Collin 016-2123578 & Bob Yap 012-2878378.
Monday, February 28, 2011
After the smoke had cleared, Madjidov Jasur sealed the Maverick Rapid title with a tame draw when paired against Fong Yit San in the final round of the Maverick Rapid event. IM Mas who was the hot favorite to win the event, misplayed his game against Madjidov in round 6 and had to settle for second place after outplaying aspiring junior player Mohd Syakir Syazmeer Azhar in round 7. IM Mas started very well when he cruised against National Junior Champion Lim Zhou Ren in round 4 and Sumant Subramniam in round 5 before his unexpected loss to Madjidiv in the penultimate round. In the earlier round 4, IM Mas was seen as the clear favorite when Madjidov drew with Kelantanese Nik Farouqi on table 2. In round 5, when second board Cheah Cheok Fung and Ian Udani agreed for a draw, it was clear that Madjidov would be playing IM Mas in round 6 and the winner should be able to seal the top spot in the event.
It was also a remarkable showing for Fong Yit San who ended 3rd in the event after winning against Philippines Ian Udani in round 6. Fong Yit San edged Lim Zhou Ren by a mere quarter of a point on the SB tie break and the latter had to settle for 4th place. Renegade defending Champion Wong Jianwen was in 5th with local "spaceman" Nor Ilhamuddin rounding up the winners list at 6th place.
A total of 108 players participated in the DATCC Maverick Rapid Chess weekender series for 2011 surpassing the number of 92 registered in the Renegade event which was conducted late last month. The number of strong players turning up for the event is seen as a good omen for chess, promising a better and more vibrant future that is soon to come. Led by IM Mas Hafizul, Uzbek Madjidov Jasur and Philippines Ian Udani, this has been one of the strongest weekend event in the recent years influence by the upcoming NAG event, National Closed event and MSS event which are nearing very soon. It was clearly a “sparring” ground for aspiring players gunning for a good showing in the upcoming major events mentioned.
DATCC has been gaining a lot of support since being taken over by a new management earlier this year and the presence of IM Mas Hafizul in this weekend event are additional contributing factors that has made this event a huge success. Riding on the success of Renegade which pulled 92 players, Maverick event with 108 players is the single largest event conducted by DATCC since the center started. The biggest crowd for DATCC was 119 players back in January when Stonemaster did its “1 Malaysia” event.
DATCC would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to all the players (especially to IM Mas), supporters, bloggers, writers, parents, teachers, officials (especially IM/IA Giam Choo Kwee) for all the support and assistance that ALL OF YOU have given in making this event a huge success. Thank you everyone.
The next weekender series is planned for May 2011 – be on the lookout for our next successful outing!Thanks again everyone!!!
Final Prize Winners listing for Maverick:
|3||Fong Yit San||1760||MAS||6||Third|
|4||Lim Zhuo Ren||1925||MAS||6||Fourth|
|6||Nor Ilhamuddin Shaikh Ali||1759||MAS||6||Sixth|
|18||Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan-G||1478||MAS||5||Best U1600|
|23||Muhd Hanif Basri||0||MAS||4½||Bes Unrated|
|24||Nur Nabila Azman Hisham-G||1792||MAS||4½||Best Lady|
|26||Teh Wee Zhun||1489||MAS||4½||Second U1600|
|34||Nur Najiha Azman Hisham-G||1748||MAS||4||Best U12 (Girl)|
|35||Zulhasrizal Zulkifli||1263||MAS||4||Best U 1400|
|36||Amier Hamzah Mohd Zuhri||1623||MAS||4||Best U12 (Boy)|
|43||Muhd Farhan Jamil||1346||MAS||4||Second U1400|
|45||Mustafa Said||1627||MAS||4||Best veteran|
(source: Najib Wahab's reporting of the event)
Sunday, February 27, 2011
27 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur – At the Excel Chess Academy, Jax Tham continues to lead with 6.5 points from 8 rounds of play, Excel FIDE-Rated Feb.-March chess tournament 2011. Mohd Noor Azam is second ranked at 6.0 points and three others on joint third with 5.5 points. The joint third force are Bernard, Chia and Rifqah.
Next weekend, four more rounds will be played and will complete the 11 rounds of play at the Excel Chess Academy.
(results courtesy of Jax Tham, Excel Chess Academy)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
26 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur – The Polgar Chess Asia is organising a Holiday Chess Program this coming March 2011 as shown in the flyer below:-
Please contact Louisa Yip of Polgar Chess Asia (Mobile: +60 19-258 6355) or Tel: +60 3-2300 1680 Fax: +60 3-2300 1689 for more details.
26 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a new chess tournament slated for the 9th April 2011, Saturday to be held at the UNIKL MFI Multipurpose Hall in Bandar Baru Bangi. It will consist of 7 or 8 rounds with a time control of 20/25 minutes per round per player.
(source: email from Azhar Said, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Its going to be LEGENDARY! Maverick hitting 105 players.....
26 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur – At the Qatar FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2011, GM Danielian Elina is leading with 4 points after four rounds of play. Twelve of the world’s top chess players are participating in this year’s Grand Prix tournament in Qatar 2011. It is being held from 20th February till 6th March 2011.
Here are the round 4 results and ranking table after round 4 :-
Here is the fourth round game between Dzagnidze of Georgia and Danielian of Armenia who is now the current fourth leader of the Qatar FIDE Women’s GrandPrix 2011. The Queen’s Gambit Declined [D36] transpired during the game.
[Event "FIDE Women Grand Prix 2011"]
[Site "Doha, Qatar"]
[White "Dzagnidze, Nana (GEO)"]
[Black "Danielian, Elina (ARM)"]
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. e3 Be7 8.
Qc2 O-O 9. Bd3 Re8 10. h3 Nf8 11. O-O-O b6 12. Kb1 Bb7 13. g4 a6 14. Rhg1 N6d7 15. h4 c5 16. Bf5 c4 17. Bxe7 Qxe7 18. g5 b5 19. h5 b4 20. Ne2 a5 21. g6 fxg6 22. hxg6 h6 23. Nf4 a4 24. e4 b3 25. Qc3 a3 26. Rd2 Nb6 27. axb3 axb2 28. Rxb2 Ra3 29. Nxd5 Bxd5 30. exd5 Qf6 31. Bg4 Rea8 32. Kc2 cxb3+ 33. Rxb3 Ra2+ 34. Kd1 Ra1+ 35. Ke2 R8a2+ 36. Nd2 Rxg1 37. Be6+ Nxe6 38. Rxb6 Rxd2+ 39. Qxd2 Nf4+ 40.Kf3 Qxb6 0-1
Position after 40…Qxb6, 0-1.
Official website: http://qatar2011.fide.com/
Friday, February 25, 2011
25 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a new tournament from PERCAWI to be held on 13th March 2011 for the under 18 and under 12 age groups. The tournament venue is at Pusat Kecemerlangan Sukan Cochrane, Kuala Lumpur. If you are free and enthusiastic about playing chess, why not join this tournament! Have a go at it!
As part of PERCAWI’s development & membership drive, PERCAWI (KL FT Chess Association) is organising another junior tournament, Percawi City March Age Group Chess Open 2011. It's a one-day 6 round rapid tournament. Hope you, your children and/or students can participate in this event. The entry form is attached to this email.
Also for your additional info, PERCAWI is planning the PERCAWI Labour Day Team Tournament on the 24th of April. It is a chess tournament meant for companies, institution of higher learning and schools. More information will be put up on the blogs when the details are finalised sometime next week.
Please call Collin 016-2123578, Azwan 019-2788471 or Bob Yap 012-2878378 for more information.
25 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur – Another friendly reminder of the 2nd ELITE OPEN by Insofar Chess Academy at DATCC, Kuala Lumpur to be held tomorrow, 26th February 2011. This is the 2nd Preliminary and a second chance to those interested.
To find out more, please call 017-2032051, Mat Zaki Yeop.
25 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur – A friendly reminder for those interested, there will be one INSOFAR Prestige Junior Chess Tournament (Kuala Lumpur) to be held on Saturday, 26th February 2011 at DATCC, Wilayah Complex, Kuala Lumpur.
Please contact 0172032051 for more details.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
22 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur – Got a hint from a tweeter that the results of the USM 1Malaysia Chess Open held on 20 February 2011 at Nibong Tebal Engineering Campus was out on chess-results.com. A total of 217 players participated in this chess open last Sunday.
Looi Xin Hao was declared the winner of the USM 1Malaysia Chess Open 2011 scoring 6.5 points.
In second place was NM Tan Khai Boon scoring 6.5 points too! And in third place was Yeoh Choon Guan, also scoring with 6.5 points! Phew all too close!
Fourth was Fong Yit San with 6.0 points and Fifth Tan Eu Hong, the blogger with 6.0 points.
Here is the ranking crosstable for the top 40 players of the USM 1Malaysia Chess Open 2011 after round 7.
Round 7 results shown below for the top 41 boards.
To see more results, please click here.
Monday, February 21, 2011
|1||KUALA LUMPUR OPEN||111||20||18%|
Sunday, February 20, 2011
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