Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mohd Haizal Jamaluddin wins Johor Closed 2018

24 June 2018, Kuala Lumpur - At the Johor Closed 2018, Mohd Haizal Jamaluddin won the tournament's prize of RM 300. In second place, Kamaluddin Yusof and in third, Di Xu Wei. National Master (NM) Abdullah Mohd Kamal finished in 8th placing and veteran Tukiran Taulani in 9th position.

In the ladies category, Pooja Aishwareya came out tops. While Toh Zheng Hong in Under-12 Category, Mohd Shafie Mohd Syakir in Under-10 category and Ngu Gao Peng Eric in the Under-8 category.
Figure 1. Winners of Johor Closed 2018 held in Johor Bahru on 22-23 June 2018. (photo results: M Zullghafari Saparmin)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

15th Malaysian Chess Festival 2018, 17th - 27th August 2018

Dear Friends

The Dato' Arthur Tan Chess Centre (DAT Chess Centre) with endorsement from Malaysian Chess Federation will be organizing the 15th Malaysian Chess Festival from 17th - 27th August 2018  as follows:


All chess events will played at CitiTel MidValley Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 17th & 18th August 2018 (Friday & Saturday) 
1) ASTRO Merdeka Team Chess Championship (OPEN)
2) 3rd Datin Yee Wai Fong MERDEKA Junior Team Chess Championship (JUNIOR U12) 

19th August 2018 (Sunday) 
3) 9th DATCC/DATIN YEE WAI FONG Age Group Chess Championship (CLOSING DATE: 01 JULY 2018) 

 19th August (Arrival) - 27th August 2018 (Departure) - Monday to Monday (CLOSING DATE: 01 AUGUST 2018) 
4) 15th IGB Dato' Arthur Tan International Malaysian Open Chess Championship
5) 9th IGB International Seniors Open Chess Championship
6) 13th IGB BERHAD Malaysia Chess Challenge 

22nd August 2018 (Wednesday) (CLOSING DATE: 01 AUGUST 2018) 
7) Merdeka Day Individual Rapid Chess Championship (Open/Under18/Under12)

8) MERDEKA BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (16:45 Saturday, 18th August 2018) (Registration during Festival) 
9) MALAYSIA FESTIVAL BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (13:00 - Sunday, 26th August) (Registration during Festival)

10) FIDE Arbiter Seminar (FIDE Lecturer -  IA Nikolopoulos Panagiotis) 20th - 24th August    
Figure 1. Schedule for 15th Malaysian Chess Festival 2018

Entry Forms are linked at official websites above. Please register early so that we can accept you!

Last year we had to reject many entries especially Merdeka and Age-Group because of space constraints.


My email address is as follows:

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F-3A-09 StarParc Point,
Jalan Tmn Ibu Kota,
Tmn Danau Kota,
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Mobile: +60 19 3158098
Fax: +60 3 40244337

Johor Closed 2018, 22-23 June 2018

22 June 2018, Kuala Lumpur - The Johor Closed 2018 is being held in Johor Bahru over a two day chess tournament using a 60 minutes time control and over 6 or 7 Swiss rounds. It is being held on level 36, City Square Tower Office, Johor Bahru.

Picture 1. City Square Office Tower, Johor Bahru the tournament venue. (photo courtesy: M Zullghafari Saparmin)

56 players registered for the tournament.

After the third round of play, five players end with 3 points each. They are Abdullah Mohd Kamal, Tukiran Taulani, Jamaluddin Mohd Haizal, Di Xu Wei dan Voon Min Vui.

The following is the fourth round pairing shown on the server for the on-going Johor Closed 2018.

Table 1. Round 4 Pairings, Johor Closed 2018.

Table 2. Rankings After Round 3, Johor Closed 2018.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wesley So leads in grand chess tour

Wesley So leading in Grand Chess Tour  in Leuven, Belgium.                                                                                           

To read more - please visit the link here -