Thursday, April 21, 2022

25th Grand Asian Chess Championship 2022

25th GACC Grand Classical Chess Championship 2022, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

♟️♟️You've heard of our rapid tournament , but now it's time for the main event! Indeed, GACC (Grand Asia Chess Challenge) cannot be back without its classical event, and registration starts NOW! Secure your spots and play with a 60+30 time format to your heart's content!

🗓️ Date : 20th May 2022 to 22nd May 2022 (Friday to Sunday)

Time : 8am to 6:30pm (20/5)

                     8am to 7:30pm (21/5)

                     8am to 9:45pm (22/5)

📍 Venue : Dewan Umarak Kolej Kediaman Tuanku Bahiyah, University Malaya

📋 Registration Form:

⚠️ GCCC General Invitation Letter & Prize Prospectus:

⚠️ GCCC Rules & Regulations:


⚠️ GCCC Tournament SOP:

⚠️ GCCC Brochure:

⚠️ GCCC Registration Guideline:

How to register? 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️

E-PAY @UM tutorial:


Please kindly complete your payment via E-PAY @UM before filling in the online google form. Register now! *Spots are limited!* 💨

If you have any enquiry, kindly contact us for more information via


📞Telephone/Whatsapp Number:

*Mr. Melvyn Quek Ter Mi* (Delegation Director- +6011-7313 6979)

*Ms. Soo Hui Fong* (Delegation Director- +6011-7292 5312)

*Mr. Peter Tee Wei Jie* (Chief Director- +6017-9810 655)

Friday, April 15, 2022

The 25th GACC Chess Championship 2022, 14-16 May 2022

 Hey everyone 🙌 It’s back!!!♟️♟️

This year, the Tuanku Bahiyah Second Residential College, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur is organizing the 25th GACC Chess Championship (Rapid Format) at 📍 KL Gateway Mall, Kuala Lumpur. Our co-organizer will be the Malaysian Chess Federation. 

The following are the links for 25th GACC Chess Championship events👇

1️⃣ 25th GACC x Empro Age-Group Chess Championship 2022

Date               : 14 May 2022 (Saturday) U8, U10, U12 

                         15 May 2022 (Sunday) U14, U16, U18

Time              : 9.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue            : KL Gateway Mall


2️⃣ 25th GACC x Empro Open Chess Championship 2022 (FIDE RATED)

Date               : 15 May 2022 (Sunday)

Time              : 9.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue            : KL Gateway Mall


3️⃣ 25th GACC x Empro Open Team Chess Championship 2022 (FIDE RATED)

Date               : 16 May 2022 (Monday)

Time              : 9.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue            : KL Gateway Mall

⚠️ Tournament Prospectus:


⚠️ Tournament SOP:


⚠️Registration Guideline:

✅ How to register?🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️

E-PAY @UM tutorial: 



Please kindly complete your payment via E-PAY @UM before filling in the online google form. Register now! Spots are limited!💨

If you have any enquiry, kindly contact us for more information via


📞Telephone/Whatsapp Number:

Mr. Melvyn Quek Ter Mi (Delegation Director- +6011-7313 6979)

Ms. Soo Hui Fong (Delegation Director- +6011-7292 5312)

Mr. Peter Tee Wei Jie (Chief Director- +6017-981 0655)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Chess Calendar of Activities Year 2020

Calendar of Chess  Activities Year 2020 (MCF website

Friday, February 14, 2020

Four Players In The Lead At GACC Open 2020

Table 1. After round 8 rankings - 24th GACC Open 2020, Kuala Lumpur.
14 Feb 2020, Kuala Lumpur - Today is a rest day at the GACC Open Chess Tournament 2020. WIM Nguyen Hong Anh from Vietnam is leading with three other players, namely, Muhd Aziz Farhan Noor Akbar, Andre Cheong Kai Bin and Aji Firman Cahya Wardhana.

Tomorrow will be the grand finale round 9 to see who wins the GACC Open Chess Championship 2020. Cahya of Indonesia will meet Muhd Aziz of Malaysia on top board while WIM Nguyen, Vietnam will meet FM Pratama, Indonesia on second board.

Table 2. Round 9 pairings 24th GACC Open 2020, Kuala Lumpur.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Fantastic Dynamite Reanimated wins the 24th GACC Team Chess Challenge 2020

9th Feb 2020, Kuala Lumpur - team Fantatic Dynamite Reanimated wins the final round match against current leaders The Dream Crushers, 3-1, catapulting them to the top of the table and winning rostrum.

Below is the round 7 final round team pairings results of the 24th GACC Team Chess Challenge 2020 held today :-

To see more chess results for 24th Open Team Chess GACC Chess Challenge, please visit this link here -

GACC Team Chess Challenge 2020 - Dream Crushers leading

9th Feb 2020, Kuala Lumpur - It is the second day of the chess team GACC Chess Challenge 2020 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. 80 teams are participating in this year's team chess.

Team Dream Crushers with two FMs in the team FM Wong Jian Wen and FM Sumant Subramaniam are in the leading team after six rounds of play.

Table 1. Top 30 teams with The Dream Crushers in the lead after round 6.

To see more results please click this link here -

Friday, November 29, 2019

24th GACC Chess 8th-15th Feb 2020, Kuala Lumpur

Chess for All
 24th GACC Chess Championship – Chess For All

29th Nov 2019, Kuala Lumpur – Tuanku Bahiyah Residential College, University of Malaya will be organizing an international chess championship for the 24th year in a row, known as 24th GACC Chess Championship to promote the culture of playing chess in the society of Malaysia. The event will take place from 8 February 2020 to 15 February 2020, at Dewan Tunku Canselor, University of Malaya. This year, there will be 4 main events to encourage participation not only for undergraduates but also chess players from the primary, secondary schools and also the public.

GACC Open Chess Championship 2020 (FIDE Rated)
8th February 2020
GACC Age-Group Chess Championship 2020
8th February 2020
GACC Open Team Chess Championship 2020 (FIDE Rated)
9th February 2020
24th GACC International Inter-Varsity Chess Championship (FIDE Rated)
10th February – 15th February 2020

GACC Chess Championship is an annual chess event organized by students and is a well-known international chess competition among the chess community. A total of 68 Universities from 22 countries have been a part of GACC since the 1st event back in the year 1996, including China, India, Indonesia, Germany, Sri Lanka, Singapore and other Asian Countries. This FIDE-Rated event has been going on for 23 years since 1996.
The 24th GACC Chess Championship is recognized by Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF), Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) and Ministry of Education (MOE). Participants of the Age-Group Events will be entitled to get international level co-curricular marks and meanwhile, for the International event, you will have the chance to meet and take up the challenge of playing against varsity chess players from all around the world.
With respect to the theme “Chess for All” this year, a Chess Carnival is newly introduced to GACC Chess Championship.  There will be exhibition and also many fun games related to chess for not only the participants and also for the public who are interested in playing chess. 

Register here

Contact us
Grab your forms at our Facebook Page “Grand Asian Chess Challenge (GACC)” or contact Miss Eng Shei Lin (016-206 2024) / Miss Teo Xi Yuan (010-222 6944) for or email for further information
Registration for 24th GACC International Inter-Varsity Chess Championship (FIDE Rated) will be due by 22th December 2019, while early bird registration for other categories will be due by 5th December 2019 and registration will be closed at 8th January 2020.

24th GACC Logo

Chess for All
Breakthrough your fortress, pace towards victory

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Kimma Open Chess 2019 on 17th Nov 2019

Kimma Chess is coming this November 2019.

Let's join and play in Kimma Open Chess

The highly successful KIMMA Chess Open is coming this 17th Nov 2019. It now comes over two days. The 16th Nov 2019 for Junior Chess Tournament for U-9, U-12 and U-16 while the Open Tournament will be held on Sunday, 17th Nov 2019. The venue will be at Metro Mall PUDU, Fraser Business Park, Jalan PUDU 2, 55200 Kuala Lumpur.
Let’s join and play chess at KIMMA Open 2019.
Please visit to register for the 3rd KIMMA Chess Open 2019
Or contact Abd Hamid Majid (019-315 8098), Siraj (019-221 6333), Khai (012-386 8520) or IM Jimmy Liew (019-657 1628), Jax Tham (013-323 2280) for more information.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

UniKLMFI International Rapid Chess Championship 3.0

2 Oct 2019, Kuala Lumpur - Here we are! We look forward to our annual event; *UniKL MFI International Rapid Chess Championship 3.0* this coming 5th to 6th of October 2019.
UniKL MFI will be kicking off our 3rd chess tournament of the year. Significantly, this edition doubles up as a mini chess festival where there will be various stores to serve you and a wide-variety of activities to keep your family occupied.
Register today at ** or come and show your support!!
For more info, whatsapp us at:
1. Shinazwan: 012-6305071
2. Mimi: 011-61640922
3. Izzat: 017-5079875

Saturday, September 7, 2019

5 Reasons To Know About Chess Openings

Five Reasons To Know Something About Everything in the Chess Openings

  1. You need to be knowledgeable in order to make meaningful move choices;
  2. Transpositions (shifting from one opening to another) take place frequently;
  3. Ideas from one opening game can be applied to other similar openings;
  4. Sometimes you reach a position in an opening with "colors reversed"- for instance, when White plays the English (1. c4) and Black responds with 1. ... e5, both players can find themselves in a "Reversed Sicilian".
  5. One can improve one's overall play by practicing in different kinds of middlegame positions resulting from various openings.