Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Next UPM Open 2012

29 Feb 2012, Kuala Lumpur - another rapid tournament which will be held in University PUTRA Malaysia Serdang this coming 11 March 2012. (Postponed to 1 April 2012 - Latest!)

Venue: Kolej Tun Dr Ismail (KTDI)
Dates: 11 March 2012 (Postponed to 1 April 2012 - Latest!)
Format: 7 rounds Swiss, 25 min time control
Time: 8am-6.30pm (Registration start from 8am to 9.00am, Round 1 start at 9.30am)
Entry fee: UPM student​​ - RM10
​ Other than UPM student- RM20

Main Prizes for 1st to 8th: RM300, RM150, RM75, RM50, RM50, Hamper, Hamper, Hamper,
Special Prizes: Best UPM student -RM50
​​ Best lady​ -Hamper
​​ Best rating <1600 -Hamper ​​ Best rating <1400 -Hamper *Certificate will be given to all prize winners. *Limited to 120 participants only.
Registration: Registration shall be made on or before 9th March 2012 through sms name and event to person in charge. Any late registration shall be penalized with additional fee RM5. Fee can be made on the day of tournament.

For registration and details, Wan: 012-9589534 Chek: 014-3276155 Hamidah: 017-6813097

For those who want to pay the registration fee in advance, please bank in to Bendahari UPM 1215-0005004-05-0(CIMB Acc.)and sms transaction no, name, date and time of bank in to us. Be free to check it out on

P/S: This event is mainly organized by chess enthusiasts of UPM. This is our 1st chess open tournament and time is running out. Your support to help promote this event is much appreciated. The flyer can be found on and shown below:-

Perak Grand Prix Chess–Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng, 2nd Leg


29 Feb 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Perak, PICA has announced the 2nd leg of the Perak Grand Prix Chess Championship 2012. The 2nd Leg of the Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng chess grand prix tournament will be held at the Chinese Recreation Club in Taiping on March 4, 2012, Sunday. It will be played over seven rapid rounds with a 25-minute time control. This is a series of tournaments to be held in several towns in Perak in the year. The first leg has been held in Kuala Kangsar, Perak last month and regarded as hugely successful with a big turnout of chess enthusiasts.

There are 3 sections, namely:

  • open
  • under-16
  • under-12

The top 10 winners will be awarded cumulative Grand Prix points but only from the open section of each leg.

For details, call

  • Yunus (013-3908129),
  • Mrs Chow (05-8076882)

or check the Pica blog at for updates.

(source: Andrew Ooi @ gilachess)

Monday, February 27, 2012

UM Team Tournament Is Back!

27 Feb 2012, Kuala Lumpur - It's back! The tournament we all missed last year. Here is the announcement from the University Malaya organizers:-

Selamat datang dan Salam 1 Malaysia.
Kami ingin menjemput anda untuk menyertai Pertandingan Catur Terbuka Piala Tun Syed Zahiruddin 2011/2012.

Berikut merupakan maklumat pertandingan:

Tarikh : 14 APRIL 2012 (Sabtu)
Masa : 8 pagi - 6 petang
Tempat : Dewan Sri Tanjung, Kolej Kediaman Tun Syed Zahiruddin, Universiti Malaya.

Hadiah menarik menanti anda!

Tempat pertama : RM1000
Tempat kedua : RM700
Tempat ketiga : RM500

Sekolah Terbaik : RM200
Universiti Terbaik : RM200
Keluarga Terbaik : RM200

Yuran penyertaan:
Bawah 12 tahun : RM80
Terbuka : RM120

Penyertaan : 1 kumpulan (4 orang)

*Untuk sebarang pertanyaan, sila hubungi:

Yeeting : 016-996 8613
Jia Wen : 016-3901198
Farah : 014-5335662

* Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila lawati

Tarikh tutup penyertaan : 7 APRIL 2012

*Bayaran tambahan sbyk 50% dikenakan selepas tarikh tutup penyertaan.

Registration Form and conditions:

Yeoh Li Tian Wins Seremban Parade Open 2012


27 Feb 2012, Kuala Lumpur - In Seremban, Yeoh Li Tian wins the 12 th Seremban Parade Open held on the 26th February 2012 with a score of 6.5/7. A total of 102 participants took part in this event.
For extensive pictures of the event, please visit Ng6 blog.

Pix 1. Yeoh Li Tian, The Open Seremban Parade Champ!

No Name Points BH
1 Yeoh Li Tian 6.5 32.0
2 Fong Yit San 6.0 33.0
3 Abel Yap 6.0 31.0
4 A. Jalal Md Shah 6.0 29.5
5 Yeoh Chin Seng 5.5 34.0
6 Taulani Tukiran 5.5 33.0
7 Amir Abu Bakar 5.5 30.5
8 Ilyas Ramdzan 5.5 28.5
9 Razali Hamzah (Ng6) 5.0 34.0
10 Suhaimi Mustafa 5.0 32.5
11 Tariq Ziad 5.0 32.0
12 Nithyalakshmi A/P Sivanesan 5.0 29.5
13 Izza Hasrina Ismail 5.0 28.0
14 Jonathan Augustine 5.0 28.0
15 Nor Zajasron 5.0 27.5
16 Khairul Azman Zainal Ariffin 5.0 26.5
17 Md Arshad 5.0 26.5
18 Guan Xin Ting 5.0 23.5
19 Raveen Pandan 5.0 23.0
20 Muhd Huzairi Husin 4.5 30.0
(source: DATCC blog/ courtesy of Andrew@gilachess)

Ahmad Fadzil Nayan Wins Insofar Combined Tournament Feb 2012

Ahmad Fadzil Nayan

Pix 1. Ahmad Fadzil Nayan receiving the winner’s cheque from Mat Zaki Yeop, organiser of Insofar Combined Tournament 2012. (Photo from

27 February 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Yesterday at DATCC was held the INSOFAR Combined Tournament 2012 for the month of February 2012. Ahmad Fadzil Nayan turned out to be the day’s champion with 6.5 points from seven rounds of rapid chess play.

It was reported that 120 players came to participate in this one-day chess event at DATCC. To read more, please visit To see more results, please visit or click here.


FINAL Rankings (up to 29th position):


Congratulations to all players, winners and chess organisers. Well done! Please keep the momentum up!

(source: All information and pictures are from

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Video On My Brilliant Brain

26 February 2012, Kuala Lumpur –  Susan Polgar’s official website reported the interesting post that Susan featured on "My Brilliant Brain" in England on television!

Exploring the incredible inner workings of the human brain, this compelling three-part documentary series looks at a group of remarkable people and poses questions about the origins of genius. The first episode focuses on 38-year-old Susan Polgar, the first female chess grandmaster, who's incredible story suggests that genius does not always have to be innate, but can be taught. Read More or Watch on YOUTUBE

Let’s watch a video of Susan Polgar.





Watch a Video on Susan Polgar’s “My Brilliant Brain – Make Me a Genius!” or click here.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Germany’s Chess League – OSG Baden Baden Leads

25 Feb 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Germany, TWIC reported that the 10th and 11th round of the Schachbundesliga take place 25th and 26th of February 2012. Venues Wattenscheid, Hockenheim, Trier and Remagen.

In Wattenscheid the host awaits Dortmund, Muelheim and Katernberg for the four matches of the weekend. All teams are situated in the Ruhr area of Germany, so many spectators are expected to visit the games. While three of the teams are ranked in the midfield of the table Dortmund is fighting against relegation.

Germany’s Chess League Team Rankings After Round 9:-


Bundesliga 2011-12 (Germany GER) 
Fri 14th Oct 2011 - Sun 15th Apr 2012 - Official Site- Results - Live

Bundesliga 2011-12 (15 Rds League Club TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

Here is a game between Russian Efimenko Zahar of Werder Bremen chess team against Swedish, Berg Emanuel of SC Hansa Dortmund during the fourth round of Germany’s Chess League, Schachbundesliga 2011-12. Efimenko playing white won the game with two pawns and a rook against black’s lonely rook.

Some chess events around the globe:-

Bundesliga 2011-12 Germany GER 13:00 10
10th Nancy GMA 2012 Nancy FRA   6
TCh-SWE 2011-12 Malmo SWE   6
10th Nancy GMA 2012 Nancy FRA   7
10th Nancy GMA 2012 Nancy FRA   8
10th Nancy B 2012 Nancy FRA 13:00 8
ch-POL w 2012 Warsaw POL 14:00 8
ch-POL 2012 Warsaw POL 14:00 8
ch-POL 2012 Warsaw POL 14:00 8

Current events:
1. Polish Championship, Warszawa (Poland), 18 February - 26 February 2012, Web (7/9) [Wojtaszek]
2. Bundesliga 2011/2012 (German League), 14 October 2011 (next 25 February) - 15 April 2012, Web(9/15) [Svidler, Gashimov, Adams, Bacrot, Naiditsch, Almasi, Vallejo, Berkes, Fressinet, Wojtaszek, Movsesian, Efimenko]
3. Bundesliga-2, Ost, 2 October (next 26 February) - 15 April 2012, Web (6/9) [Navara]
4. 4NCL 2011/2012, Four Nations Chess League (GBR), 12 November 2011 (next 31 March) - 7 May 2012,Web (6/11) [Adams, Short, Vachier-Lagrave]
5. Israel Team Championship 2011/2012, 16 December 2011 (next 24 February) - 2 March 2012, Web(8/11) [Sutovsky]
6. Hungarian League 2011/2012, 25 September 2011 (next 11 March) - 20 May 2012 Web (6/11) [Berkes, Efimenko, Naiditsch]
7. Dutch League 2011/2012, 17 September 2011 (next 10 March) - 22 April 2012 Web (6/9) [Giri]
8. Czech League, Extraliga, 8 October (next 3 March) - 22 April 2012, Web (6/11) [Ponomariov, Vitiugov, Navara, Laznicka, Wojtaszek, Korobov]
9. Czech League-2, Zapad, 2 October (next 26 February) - 1 April 2012, Web (8/11) [Navara]

(source: This Week In Chess website and

Friday, February 24, 2012


Water Falls

24 February 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Here is another upcoming chess tournament downsouth in Johor Bahru organised by the JB Chess Association, Giant Tampoi Hypermarket and Johor Chess Academy.

Organisers    : JB Chess Association, Giant Tampoi Hypermarket  and Johor Chess
Venue          :  Giant Tampoi Hypermarket, Tampoi. JB
Date & Time :  Sunday, 11 March 2012,  9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Time Control :  Swiss System of 7 rounds with 25 minutes per player to
                       complete the game.
Entry Fees   :  Under 17 : RM 15.00
                      Under 12 : RM13.00
Prizes          : Under 17:
                     Under 12:
Closing Date : 8th March 2012
                      Late entries and entries without payment will not be accepted.
                      Entries Fees are not refundable.
For more information, kindly contact :
Mr. Narayanan Krishnan
Tournament Director.
H/P. N0 : 013 7717 525
email : jb_

Carpool and Gridlock

24 Feb 2012, Kuala Lumpur - let's switch off and read some interesting transportation related news.

Carpooling the German Way
News Article: PRI's The World
A German-based website,, performs carpool matching in 45 countries throughout Europe. Unlike the numerous existing carpool matching services in operation in the U.S., the German program accommodates longer-distance trips as well as local trips.

The Case for Roundabouts: Doing Laps Around the Circle City
Web Article: Next American City
The article talks about Carmel, Indiana, a city with a population of 85,000 and with about 80 roundabouts. Comparisons are made to neighboring Indianapolis, nicknamed the "Circle City."

How Bogota Inspired Sustainable Cities Across the Globe
News Article: This Big City
The City of Bogota, Columbia has transformed itself with an effective bus rapid transit system, an extensive network of physically-separate bicycle lanes, and numerous other measures that promote sustainability. New York City and cities in South Africa, China, and Jakarta are some of the locales worldwide that have adapted Bogota success stories for their application.

Smart Traffic Signals Get a Green Light
News Article: Government Technology
Ada County, Idaho is planning an adaptive traffic control system for its signalized intersections. Potential benefits of an adaptive system are summarized in the article.

How Gridlock Saves Lives
News Article: NASDAQ
The potential adverse impacts of urban traffic congestion have been well documented in terms of fuel consumption, economic activity, and driver stress. This article promotes one benefit of congestion: lower fatalities among motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Sunset in Subang Jaya.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ken Yew Liew Winner Of Chess Rating Tournament


Pix 1. Ken Yew Liew, winner of Cheras Rating Chess Tournament 2012. (Photo courtesy of Collin Madhavan)

23 February 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Latest News: Ken Yew Liew won the recently held Cheras Rating Tournament 2012 held from 4-7 February 2012 at the Cheras Chess Academy run by Mr. Collin Madhavan.

Ken scored 7.5 points from a single-round robin of 9 rounds of play. Meanwhile Wan Lin Yap came in second, eventhough he scored 7.5 points but a lower tie-break point. Eddy Kwan was third with 6.5 points and Lim Kian Hwa, fourth, with 6 points.




Pix 2. Playing Hall.


Pix 3. Players and Officials.

(All Photos courtesy of Collin Madhavan)

Nana Dzagnidze Wins ACP Women Cup 2012


Pix 1. Nana Dzagnidze Collects The Winner’s Cheque As Champion of the ACP Women Cup 2012. (Photo from Official Website)

23 Feb 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Tbilisi Georgia, Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia  won the ACP Women Cup 2012 with a score of 8.0 points after two blitz games of the tie-break match were drawn against Swedish Pia Cramling, thus the winner was to be decided in one final Armageddon game. Nana Dzagnidze managed to win the game and became the winner of the ACP Women Cup.



To read more, please visit or or Susan Polgar’s Daily Chess News.



Here is the round 11 game between Tatiana Kosintseva of Russia and Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia during the ACP Women Cup 2012, Tbilisi, Georgia.


Official website:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cramling, Lahno Leads ACP Women Cup 2012

21 Feb 2012, Kuala Lumpur - In Tbilisi Georgia, Pia Cramling and Kateryna Lahno are the joint leaders after 8 rounds of rapid games.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

ACP Women Cup 2012

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Pix 1. Tournament Room.          Pix 2. Anna Muzychuk vs Anna Zatonskih

(Photos by Anastasya Karlovich, Phillippe Dornbusch’s facebook)

19 Feb 2012, Kuala Lumpur – reported that the two rounds were scheduled for the first day of the competition. All participants displayed their well-known fighting spirit and only one game out of 12, Kosintseva N. – Dzagnidze, finished in a draw. Nana Dzagnidze’s rook and knight couldn’t gain the victory against Kosintseva’s rook.

Anna Muzychuk, Katerina Lahno, Pia Cramling, and the legendary champion Maia Chiburdanidze succeeded in winning both games and now share the first place with maximum points.

Here is the round 2 game between Anna Muzychuk of Slovenia and Anna Zatonskih of USA during the ACP Women Cup 2012 finals in Tbilisi, Georgia.

To read more of report, please click here.

Interviews held during the ACP Women Cup 2012 in Tbilisi, Georgia by the tournament organisers in English.


Official website:

ACP Women Cup 2012, Rounds 1-2 Results

Anna Muzychuk, Slovenia

Pix 1. Anna Muzychuk, Slovenia. (Photo from Official Tournament Website)

19 February 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Here are the results of rounds 1-2 of the ACP Women Cup 2012 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Four players have a 2.0 points score. Among the leaders are Pia Cramling, Kateryna Lahno, Maia Chiburdanidze and Anna Muzychuk.


Anna Zatonskih, USAZeinab Mamedjarova, Azerbaijan

Pix 2. Zatonskih, USA.      Pix 3. Zeinab Mamedjarova, Azerbaijan. (Photos from Official Tournament Website)

Here is the round 2 rapid game between Anna Zatonskih of USA against Zeinab Mamedjarova of Azerbaijan of the ACP Women Cup 2012 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Ranking after Round 2:-


Games from Susan Polgar’s Daily Chess News blog.

Official website:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

ACP Women Cup 2012

ACP Women Cup 2012, Tbilisi 2012

Kateryna Lahno. Ukraine Alexandria Kosteniuk, Russia

Pix. 1. Lahno, Ukraine.                      Pix 2. Kosteniuk, Russia. (Photos from official website of tournament)

18 February 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The ACP Women Cup 2012 is starting today in Tbilisi, Georgia consisting of 9 rapid rounds over four days of play. Here is round 1 and the live game between Kateryna Lahno of Ukraine and ex-Women World Champion, Alexandria Kosteniuk of Russia.


Official website: