Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Malaysia Chess Team Doing Well In Batumi

25 Sep 2018, Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian chess teams Open and Women are settling in well in Batumi as the Chess Olympiad 2018 unfolds. The organisers have housed them in a five star hotel The Paragraph which also houses five other nations chess teams namely, South Africa, Mexico, Malta, Brazil and Qatar.

The Open Team have scored 0.5 vs 3.5 points against a strong Belarus team in the first round. While the women breezed to a 4-0 win over Djibouti. 

The Open Malaysian Chess Team will meet Afghanistan while the women will meet Turkey in the second round today.

Photo 1. The Malaysian Chess Team during the Opening Ceremony of Chess Olympiad 2018 in Batumi, Georgia. (photos courtesy of Haslindah bt Ruslan)

Photo 2. The Paragraph Hotel, Batumi.
Photo 3. Hotel faces the Black Sea.

The team has been having early morning walks after breakfast. Temperatures in Batumi are a cool 18-20 degrees Centigrade. We wish them well in the coming rounds of the Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018.

To see more chess results of the Batumi Olympiad 2018 please visit this link here - http://chess-results.com/tnr368908.aspx?lan=1&art=20&fed=MAS&flag=30

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sunway Inaugural Chess 2018

29 Sep 2018, Kuala Lumpur - There are 83 in the Open Category and 43 players registered for the Under - 12 category of the Sunway Inaugural Chess Championship 2018. The top seed is CM Ikramul Haq Siam of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh with a rating of 2209.

Table 1. Starting Rank for Open Category, Sunway Inaugural Chess 2018

To see more information, please visit the following link on chess-results.com:-

Monday, September 17, 2018

Hillcrest Chess Championship 2018 in photos

17 Sep 2018, Kuala Lumpur - Here are some photos of the Hillcrest Chess Championship 2018 held yesterday in Taman Seri Gombak, Selangor. The tournament has been held at the same school venue over the last three years in a row with great support from the school administration.

Photo 1. Under 9 playing venue for Hillcrest Chess Championship 2018

Photo 2. Close to 100 players for the Under-9 age category.

Photo 3. Stage with banner of the chess tournament as the backdrop. Top two tables for under - 9 play on the stage. FA Emran Mohd Tamil on stage.

Photo 4. Under 12 playing venue. Fully air conditioned.

Photo 5. About 80 players for Under-12 category.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

RSC Standard 2018 Begins Today

15 Sep 2018, Kuala Lumpur - The Royal Selangor Club Standard 2018 for below 2200 rating started today with three rounds. Fifty players are participating. After three rounds, three players are in the lead with three points.
The three leaders are Looi Ka Loc, See Hooi Chin of Malaysia and Cahyadi of Indonesia.

Three more rounds tomorrow and two on Monday.

Table 1. Results of Round 3, Royal Selangor Club Invitational RSC Standard 2018 (Invitation below 2200)

Table 2. Interim Ranking After Round 3 - RSC Standard 2018 (Invitation below 2200)

To see more results, please visit the link here - http://chess-results.com/tnr377823.aspx?lan=1&art=14&fed=MAS&turdet=YES

Friday, September 14, 2018

Hillcrest Scholastic Chess Championship 2018

14 Sept 2018, Kuala Lumpur - There will be an age group chess tournament to be held at SMK Hillcrest, Gombak, Selangor this coming Sunday, 16 September 2018.

To download registration form please visit this link : https://goo.gl/forms/K51DBOolf6P5F4NT2

Figure 1. Flyer for Hillcrest Scholastic Chess Championship 2018, 16 Sept 2018.
For more information please contact:
0183757339 Maniyannan
0132780160 Justin

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mini Chess League 2 Technical 2018

12 Sep 2018, Kuala Lumpur - The Technical section is having an internal chess league amongst its members over lunch hour as a way to promote analytical thinking and having closer staff rapport by playing over a game of chess. 

Each player represents its own divisional engineering section representing Civils, Mechanical, Electrical, Architects and Quantity Surveyors (QS). Anuar Azlan will represent the Civils, Zuhairizan Yusof for Mechanicals, Nik Ahmad Faiz for Electrical, Faiz Fisal for Architects and Yatie Seman for QS.

Over the next month or so, players will be playing a rapid chess game with a time control of 15 minutes 10 seconds plus 10 second increment per move. The mini chess league will be played as a double round robin. This means each player will play twice but with different colour pieces.

Marzaidi will be conducting the tournament over lunch hours as arbiter.

Table 1. Pairings of Chess League 2 Technical 2018

Table 2. Starting rank crosstable of league players for Technical 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

IM Jimmy Liew winner of Ng6 Chess Tournament 2018

8 September 2018, Kuala Lumpur - IM Jimmy Liew emerged as the overall champion of the Ng6 Chess Tournament 2018 held at the DAT Chess Center in Star Parc Point, Kuala Lumpur today. Jimmy Liew scored 6.5 points from 7 rounds of play.

Photo 1. IM Jimmy Liew (with trophy) with Organisers and Arbiters of Ng6 Chess Tournament 2018 (photo courtesy of NM Mohd Kamal Abdullah).

Figure 1. Winners of Ng6 Chess Tournament 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Results of FIDE Arbiters Seminar in Kuala Lumpur

5 Sep 2018, Kuala Lumpur - The results of the recently concluded FIDE Arbiters Seminar held in Kuala Lumpur from 20 to 24th August 2018 has been posted on fide.com.  15 participants attended and 14 participants sat for the exams.

Photo 1. Participants of FIDE Arbiters Seminar in Kuala Lumpur held on 20-24 August 2018 with IA Takis Nikolopoulos and IA Abdul Hamid Majid.

To read the results, please visit the link below:-


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sunway Inaugural Chess Tournament 2018

4 Sep 2018, Kuala Lumpur - There will be an upcoming chess tournament called Sunway Inaugural Chess Tournament 2018 with category Open. It will be a 7 round Swiss Tournament with 20 minutes time.

Registration link Open/U12 Category : https://goo.gl/forms/LSdaTOT044OpdkXJ2

Figure 1. Sunway Inaugural Chess Tournament 2018

For further information, please contact Dharsshana 011-37961417 or Joanavene 018-2298030.

Address of Sunway University College : 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Monday, September 3, 2018

1st Chess Warrior Team Rapid Open Championship 2018, 17 Sep 2018

3rd Sept 2018, Kuala Lumpur - A new team rapid will be taking place two weeks from today. It is the First Chess Warrior Team Rapid Open 2018. It will have two categories - Open and Under-17 years of age.

Figure 1. Flyer for 1st Chess Warrior Team Rapid Championship 2018 (Open/ U-17)

To get more information, please contact En Mohd Rizal, hp:017-7402071, En Syawal, hp: 012-2580250.