Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sumant wins UNITAR Open 2017

24 Dec 2017, Kuala Lumpur - FM Sumant Subramaniam won today's UNITAR Chess Open Championship 2017 with 6.5 point from seven rounds of rapid play. Kamaluddin Yusof in second place and Wazir Jaafar in third. Early favourite Manaog Stewart ended in fourth place.

Congratulations to all winners and organisers alike.

Here are the seventh round results of the UNITAR Chess Open Championship 2017 and full ranking list.

To see more chess results of the UNITAR Chess Open Championship 2017 please visit the following link :  here

UNITAR Ches Championship 2017 - 2nd Round Results and 3rd Rd Pairings

24 December 2017, Kuala Lumpur - Here are the 2nd round results of the on-going UNITAR Chess Championship 2017. FM Sumant Subramaniam, AGM Nik Ahmad Farouqi, Kamaluddin Yusof, FM Ding Dilwen and Stewart Manaog of the Philippines are some of the familiar names for this chess tournament.

For those unfamiliar with title AGM, it stands for Arena Grand Master. An explanation from Wikipedia states the following: 

FIDE has also implemented online titles including AGM (Arena grand master), AIM (arena international master), AFM (Arena FIDE Master) and ACM (Arena Candidate Master). These are permanent and are typically for slightly lower levelled players and can only be achieved through the FIDE Online Arena

There are 109 chess players registered for this tournament.

Here are the third round pairings for the UNITAR Chess Open Championship 2017.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Registration Date for KIMMA Open 2018

23 Dec 2017, Kuala Lumpur - The closing date for the upcoming 2nd KIMMA Open Chess Championship 2018 will be on 7th January 2018. This 2nd KIMMA Open follows the highly successful chess open tournament held earlier this year in January 2017.  This time around a challenge trophy named after its sponsor, Datuk Seri Syed Ibrahim Kader will be up for grabs.

For chess enthusiasts, let's join this chess tournament and have some chess fun!

The following chess flyer from the organisers of the 2nd KIMMA Open Chess Tournament 2018 and registration form are as shown below.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Latest on 2nd KIMMA Open Tournament 2018

19 Nov 2017, Kuala Lumpur - The organisers of the 2nd KIMMA Open Chess Tournament 2018 has issued new details of the upcoming chess tournament to be held on 14th January 2018, Sunday in Kuala Lumpur.  The venue will be held at Dewan Serbaguna, Pusat Perdagangan PT 80, Lorong Bunus 4, Masjid India, 50050 KUALA LUMPUR (Belakang Haniffa Departmental Store)

Details are shown in the following photos:-

Please contact the following persons for more information: 
Abd Hamid Majid (019 3158098) / Siraj (010 5499916) / IM Jimmy Liew (019 6571628)

Friday, November 3, 2017

2nd KIMMA Open Chess Championship 2018 - 14 Jan 2018

3 Nov 2017, Kuala Lumpur - The Second KIMMA Open Chess Championship 2018 is being announced to be held on 14 January 2017, Sunday. The organisers will publish further details soon. This follows the highly successful chess tournament held earlier this year in January 2017.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dr Cafe Leisure Chess Rapid Tournament on Agung's Birthday

20 June 2017, Kuala Lumpur - A new upcoming chess tournament on Agung's birthday, 29th July 2017 is being organised. It is sponsored by Dr Cafe Coffee, an international brand with branches all over Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley. This is the first tournament to be held at The Strand, PJU Damansara and there will be many more to come. The flyer is as shown above.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   It will be a six round rapid chess tournament with three group categories - Open, Under-18, Under-12. If you are free and available, please join in the chess fun!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pertandingan Catur Julai - Dis 2017

8 Jun 2017, Kuala Lumpur - Kejohanan catur yang sudah lulus dan akan dikendalikan oleh Cerdik Catur setakat ni dari bulan Julai hingga Dis 2017

1) 15 Julai 2017 - Help Universiti Chess Tournament - hadiah keseluruhan lebih RM2,500.00 (wang tunai + lain-lain)

2) 30 Julai 2017 (Ahad) - Kejohanan Catur Terbuka di Klang..hadiah keseluruhan berjumlah RM3,000.00. Anjuran Pertubuhan Amal Kebajikan Gerakan Anak Malaysia

3) 20 Ogos 2017 -Kejohanan Terbuka Catur Merdeka YPC Yang Ke-2 - hadiah keseluruhan lebih RM19,000.00 (wang tunai + lain-lain)

4) 9 Sept 2017 - Kejohanan Catur Piala YDP MPSJ Yang Ke-6 .hadiah keseluruhan lebih RM7,000.00 ( wang tunai + lain-lain)

5) 5 Nov 2017 - Juara Catur Sabak Bernam 2017..hadiah keseluruhan lebih RM10,000.00 ribu  (wang tunai + lain-lain)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New Design Cover Competition for Malaysian Chess Festival 2017

6th May 2017, Kuala Lumpur - The organisers of the upcoming Malaysia Chess Festival 2017 have come up with a Design Competition for the Malaysia Chess Festival. The terms and conditions of the Design Competition are set out as below:-





MCFDCS is organizing this contest to create a new design for this year’s Malaysian Chess Festival 2017. This Design will portray and reflect the identity of the Malaysian Chess Festival for 2017. The design will be used for the Backdrop, Souvenir Programme Cover, Certificates, Invitation Cards, Medals and T-shirts.

1.    This contest is free and open to all Malaysians.

2.    Participants can send in as many entries arts as possible. Only one design will be chosen as winning piece.

3.    All art work must be original and MUST NOT be plagiarized or copied from any other sources/designs.

4.    All designs submitted for the contest will be the property of the MCFDCS. Copyright of all the artwork/design belongs to MCFDCS and participants have no right to claim the art work as individual property. In the designs chosen by the Organizer, the MCFDCS has full authority to make changes and edit the design submitted as it deems fit.

5.   The top three winners will be given cash prizes, certificates and medals.
Participants have to provide the following particulars listed below on submission of the design:

a.   Full name
b.   IC number
c.   HP number
d.   Email address
e.   School (if student)

6. The design must be original. It should not contain any elements of defamation, sedition as well as sensitive issues that offend other parties. The size of the design should be not more than 8 inch (height) X 16 inch (width) or 8 inch (height) x 12 inch (width) preferably landscape view.

7. All art works must be sent by digital format using JEPG/PDF or other readable/viewable format. Hard copies must be kept for collection by the organizer.

8. MCFDCS will not be held responsible if there is any claim from third party as a result of violation of art copyright. In this case, MCFDCS has the right and authority to take action towards participants that send in art works that violates the copyright of other parties.

9. Hard copies can be sent by post to: DAT Chess Centre, F-3A-09 StarParc Point,  Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.

10. The Designer/Artist has a free hand to design. NO WORDS ARE NECESSARY for the design. There are no restrictions on color or medium used. All art works will be judged and chosen by the MCFDCS Committee. The three best design designs will be selected.

11. To participate in this contest, participants have to design Malaysian Chess Festival design based on one’s creativity.

12. Send in the art work and participation form to contest to the Secretariat email address. Design created by the three finalists will be displayed to the public on the websites and exhibited during the Chess Festival. This contest will start on 1st May and the closing date is 1st July 2017.

13. Winners will receive cash prizes as listed below:

1.    Champion: RM 500.00 + Certificate + Medal
2.    Second:        RM 300.00 + Certificate + Medal
3.    Third:             RM 200.00 + Certificate + Medal
All information regarding this contest can be acquired on Malaysian Chess Festival official webpage as follows:

Malaysian Chess Festival has the right to reject entries. All personal information of participants is controlled under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.

To see complete instructions in multiple languages - please click here.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Twenty Percent Discount For Malaysia Chess Festival 2017

4th May 2017, Kuala Lumpur  - The organisers of the Malaysia Chess Festival 2017 has decided to offer a twenty percent discount on paid registration for selected chess tournaments till 15th May 2017. For details please read the flyer below:

Monday, May 1, 2017

FM Nouri Alekhine edges out Wan Abd Rahim at Selangor Challengers 2017

1st May 2017, Kuala Lumpur - At the Selangor Challengers Chess 2017, FM Nouri Alekhine edges out Wan Abd Rahim Wan Mohd Azmie on superior tie-break points as both scored 7.5 points. FM Nouri scored six wins and three draws.

Below is the final ninth round chess results of the 44th Selangor Challenger Chess Tournament 2017.

Final 9th round results of Selangor Challengers 2017

IM Dimakiling Oliver tops the Selangor Open 2017

1st May 2017, Kuala Lumpur - IM Dimakiling beat 66 other chess players to top the Selangor Open 2017 that has just concluded this evening at the CitiTel MidValley Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. He scored an excellent 7.5 points. He managed six wins and three draws in this year's chess tournament.

Below is the final 9th round chess results of the 44th Selangor Open Chess Tournament 2017.
Round 9 - Results - Selangor Open Chess 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Astro Merdeka Rapid Open Team Chess Championship 2017

4 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur - The upcoming Malaysian Chess Festival 2017 will have the popular ASTRO Merdeka Rapid Open Team Chess Championship 2017 will kick off first as part of its chess festival this year.

It will start on 25th August 2017, Friday till 26th August 2017, Saturday. Two exciting days of nine rounds of team chess. 

See the flyer below for details.

To register for team chess, here is the form below:

Registration Form for Astro Merdeka Team Chess

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Selangor Open 2017

28 March 2017, Kuala Lumpur - Selangor Open is slated for end of April - early May 2017.
For details pls visit this link :

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

14th Malaysian Chess Festival 2017

22nd March 2017, Kuala Lumpur - Get ready for Malaysia's finest chess during the upcoming Malaysian Chess Festival 2017 from 25th August 2017 to 4th September 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. It will be packed with chess tournaments for the young and veteran, the Grandmaster and the Amateur, the individual and the team. Come participate and feel the adrenalin of playing chess among the chess legends of Malaysia.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Royal Selangor Club Chess Juniors Open 2017 - 23rd March 2017

19th February 2017, Kuala Lumpur - The Royal Selangor Club is organising its annual Juniors Chess Open on the 27th March 2017. To those interested please read the following flyers.

Organizer Contact Details: Jax Tham (013-3232280); send messages via ‘Whats App’ for reply or email to

Monday, January 23, 2017

1st Kimma Open Chess Tournament 2017 - Latest Update 22 Jan 2017

UPDATE TERKINI..22 Jan 2017 .jam 6.00 petang..seramai 200 peserta sudah daftar nama..Jom kita ramai-ramai meriahkan event ini..

1st KIMMA OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT 2017 (National Rated)
Date: 5th Feb 2017
Venue: Dewan Serbaguna Pusat Perdagangan PT 80 DBKL,  Lorong Bunus 4,
Masjid India, 50050 KUALA LUMPUR (Belakang Haniffa Departmental Store)

For details please visit