Monday, October 28, 2013

Hou Yifan’s game against Kosteniuk in Rd 4, ECC w 2013

28th October 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a round 4 game involving GM Hou Yifan and GM Alexandria Kosteniuk in the 18th European Club Cup 2013 in Rhodes, Greece. 

Mohd Sapirin Sabri emerges the Champion of UPSI Open 2013

Mohd Saprin Sabri vs IM Mas Hafizulhelmi, Round 5, UPSI Open 2013

28 October 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Tanjung Malim Perak, Mohd Saprin Sabri scored 6.5 points and emerges as the sole winner of the UPSI Chess Open 2013 held over two days at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris. Saprin made a stirring upset over IM Mas Hafizulhelmi in round 5 of the UPSI Chess Open 2013 on the second day of the tournament.

Final Ranking-Top 25 UPSI Open 2013

Round 5 Results, UPSI Open 2013

(Picture by Kaber Azzad)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saprin Sabri wins Upsi Open 2013

27 Oktober 2013, Kuala Lumpur - Final rankings for top ten Upsi Open 2013 are as follows :-
UPSI OPEN : 10.mark swee kit
9.wcm najiha azman hisham
8.wong jian wen mas hafizul
6.fadzil nayan
5.khairul nizam johairy
4.syazwan zulkifli
3.fong yit ho
2.ian udani
1.muhamad saprin sabri

Saturday, October 26, 2013

UPSI Open 2013–27 players with 2 points after round 2

26th October 2013, Kuala Lumpur – At Tanjung Malim, Perak, the UPSI Chess Open 2013 got underway. After two rounds, 27 players have scored the perfect two full points. Among them were IM Mas Hafizulhelmi, AM Ahmad Fadzil Nayan, Wong Jianwen, WFM Nur Najiha, WCM Nur Nabila, UPSI’s alumni – M Huzairin Hussin, Ex-Selangor Open champion – Mohd Saprin Sabri and many others.

A total of 112 players are participating in the two-day chess tournament with a 60 minute time control. The Primary and Secondary Sections are also concurrently running at the same time.

Round 2 rankings, UPSI Open 2013

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Anas Nazreen Bakri Wins Gerak Khas Rapid Melaka 2013

19 October 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The Catur Gerak Khas Rapid took place in Sg Udang, Melaka today and was won by FM Anas Nazreen Bakri. Anas takes home the RM300 champion’s prize and a medal. Second, Kamaluddin Yusof. Third, Hermanu Latif.

Table 1. The Winners’ List of Gerak Khas Catur, Sg Udang, Melaka.

Johan RM300 + Medal Anas Nazreen Bakri
Naib Johan RM150 + Medal Kamaluddin Yusof
Ketiga RM100 + Medal Hermanu Latif
4 RM80 Ahmad Fadzil Nayan
5 RM70 Tariq Ziad A Razak
6 RM60 Taulani Tukiran
7 RM50 M Zullghafari Saparmin
8 RM50 Mohd Tayah Wahab
9 RM40 Mohd Hafiz Zulhisham
10 RM40 Chwa See Kiap

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Peter Svidler wins Russian Superfinal 2013 for 7th time!

Gunina and Svidler - Russian Superfinal 2013

15th October 2013, Kuala Lumpur - In Nizhny, Novgorod, Russia, Peter Svidler won the Russian Superfinal Chess Championship 2013 by winning the tie break rapids 1.5-0.5 against Nepomniatchi. For the record, Peter Svidler has won the Russian Superfinal for the seventh time. Svidler won the Russian title in 1994, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2008, 2011 and 2013.

Here is the round 1 game between Peter Svidler and Ian Nepomniatchi during Russian Superfinal 2013.

The Russian Championship Superfinal 2013 for men and women took place from 5th to 14th October at the State Historical and Architectural Museum in Nizhny Novgorod.

Both events was held according to round robin system with ten players. The total prize fund for both groups is 6 million RUB (approx 138,000 EUR). Valentina Gunina won the women's title with 7/9 half a point clear of Alexandra Kosteniuk.


Russian Championship Super Final 2013 (Nizhny Novgorod RUS)
Sat 5th Oct 2013 - Mon 14th Oct 2013 -
Official Site - Live

66th ch-RUS SuperFin (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Men Games| Live Men

63rd ch-RUS w (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Women Games

66th ch-RUS Playoff (2 players 2 Rds Match Indiv TC:15m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Playoff | Live TB

(Picture from Chess & Strategy fb)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

PACU-UUM 2013 Chess Tournament

13 October 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a new chess tournament to be held in Kedah on the 16 November 2013 at Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah. Please read the flyer details shown below:-

TerbukaPACU-UUM2013 (2)

Contact Syed Iskandar Shah, hp:019-4641001, email: for further details.


Facebook link :

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Johor emerges new MAKSAK 2013 champions!

Johor proud winners of MAKSAK Team Chess 2013 in JB

6th October 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Johor Bahru, the host state, Johor emerged as the new MAKSAK 2013 champions during the MAKSAK Chess Tournament 2013 held over the weekend, 4-6th October 2013. Johor scored 17.5 Game Points and 10 Match Points.

In second place, Kuala Lumpur with 16.5 Game Points and 10 Match Points. While in third place was Terengganu with 14.5 Game Points and 6 Match Points.

Johor Juara Pertandingan Catur MAKSAK 2013 JB

Meanwhile in the losers’ pool, team Kedah became champions of the losers’ pool with 11 Game Points and 6 Match Points. Penjara was second and PDRM in third place.

Losers Pool MAKSAK Chess 2013 - Kedah champs!

(pictures from Hairul’s fb Catur MAKSAK and Syed Iskandar’s fb Catur Kedah)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

UPSI Open 2013 announced!

5th October 2013, Kuala Lumpur – the UPSI Open 2013 chess tournament has been announced! It will be held on the 25-27th October 2013 in SITC Hall, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak. It is a joint collaboration of Kelab Catur UPSI and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia with support from UPSI’s Sports Center.
UPSI OPEN 2013 -26-27okt2013   
Facebook link:
For further details, please contact Davey: 013-5011937 or Farah: 014-5025153.
Davey dan Farah
Registration Form UPSI Open 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Caruana leads after Round 10, FIDE GP 2013


4th October 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Paris, Fabiano Caruana of Italy has overtaken the lead after round 10 of the FIDE Grand Prix Chess 2013. He shares the lead with Boris Gelfand with 6.5/10 points. Caruana beat Tomashevsky in round 10.

Fabiano Caruana vs Evgeny Tomashevsky, Rd 10, FIDE GP Paris 2013

Results of Round 10:

Round 10 results, FIDE GP Paris 2013

Standings after round 10:

Standings After Rd 10, FIDE GP Paris 2013

FIDE Grand Prix Paris 2013 (Elancourt FRA)
Sat 21st Sep 2013 - Sat 5th Oct 2013 - Official Site - Results

FIDE GP Paris (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games |Live

(Picture from official website by Alina l’Ami)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hikaru Nakamura leads at Paris GP 2013

Hikaru Nakamura leads at Tashkent after round 8 FIDE GP 2013

2 October 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Paris, the FIDE Grand Prix 2013 is taking place. After the 8th round, Hikaru Nakamura is leading with 5.5 points in a field of 12 players. This is the final FIDE Grand Prix of the series which takes place in Paris from 22nd September to 5th October 2013.

Grischuk and Caruana need to win this event to qualify for the Candidates via the Grand Prix otherwise Mamedyarov takes that place.

Paris standings after round 8 FIDE GP 2013

Here is the game viewer for the round 8 game between Ivanchuk and Nakamura during the Paris FIDE Grand Prix 2013.

Ivanchuk vs Nakamura, Rd 8, Paris FIDE GP 2013
White played 44. Nc4 and white resigned.
Round 8 results, Paris FIDE GP 2013

Official website:

(Photo from official website)

Universiti Malaya team wins UTP Invitational 2013

2nd October 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Seri Iskandar, Tronoh, Perak, the three day team chess tournament – UTP Invitational Chess Team Tournament 2013 was held over the weekend 27-29 September 2013.

Team Universiti Malaya won by 14 MPs and 25.5 Board Points. In a close second is PCA U-15 with 12 MPs and 23.0 Board Points and third, UTP Dragon with 9 MPs and 16.5 Board Pts.

Final Rankings - UTP Invitational Chess Team Tournament 2013

To see more results, please visit or click here.