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June to September 2016
 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
31 July   
Cheras Scholastic 
Chess Finals 2016
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(National rated event) 
(Kuala Lumpur)

 (4th and final leg of the 2016 Cheras 
Scholastic chess tournaments)
  
Click to download form. 
  

Supplementary Rules 
and Regulations  

 

   
2 July 
(Saturday)  
   
  
Chung Hwa 3 Perai Open 2016

(Seberang Perai Tengah)
  
  
Time: 1 to 6pm 
Type: Chess & XiangQi 
  
For more information, please  email to Tan Eu Hong at euhong@euhong.net  
  
  
16 July 
(Saturday) 
  
  
11th
MBSSKL CHESS 
OPEN TOURNAMENT 
(National rated event) 
(Kuala Lumpur)
  
Rules and regulations
  
Prospectus (Entry form)  
 
Click for Online registration
   
9 to 18   September
    
   
Malaysian Chess Festival
(Fide Rated events +
National rated events) 
(Kuala Lumpur)

  
  
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From  Egg  Zero  to  Hero!

Zheng Hong gets the Egg Award 2016. Well done young 
man for improving so fast in a short span of time. 

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Rubinstein’s Immortal game


Akiba Rubinstein
(1 December 1880 to 15 March 1961)

Who was Akiba Rubinstein? 

Testimonials from two former world champions: 

Garry Kasparov: "Careful analysis shows that modern chess, proceeding from the Botvinnik era, is very strongly influenced by the games of Rubinstein, who was, essentially, one of the fathers of modern chess history." 

Vladimir Kramnik: Rubinstein was “...an incredibly talented and fantastic chess player...Why didn't he become a World Champion? That's a mystery to me…” 

Contributions to Opening Theory

Akiba Rubinstein invented and popularised many important opening variations, 
or turned innovations by others into fully-fledged opening systems. 
Among them are:
a) the Rubinstein variation of the Nimzo-Indian Defense 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3; 
b) the Rubinstein variation of the French Defense 
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4;
c) the Rubinstein variation of the Symmetrical English 
1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bg2 Nc7;
d) a variation in the Four Knights Game 
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Nd4 
and a number of others 

         Source: Chessgames.com  

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Georg Rotlewi - Akiba Rubinstein 1907

 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 c5 4.c4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.dxc5 
     
6.a3 or 6.Bd3, maintaining the tension seem better
 
6...Bxc5 7.a3 a6 8.b4 Bd6 9.Bb2 0–0 10.Qd2
     Better was 10.cxd5 exd5 11.Be2, followed by O-O. Or 10.Qc2. 10...Qe7
     
A pawn sacrifice. If 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Nxd5? Nxd5 13.Qxd5 Rd8! 

11.Bd3 

     
Better was 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Be2. Schlechter 
11...dxc4 12.Bxc4 b5 13.Bd3 Rd8 14.Qe2 Bb7 15.0–0 Ne5
!      
16.Nxe5 Bxe5 
     
Planning  
17...Bh2 18.Kh2 Qd6 
17.f4 Bc7 18.e4 Rac8 19.e5 Bb6+ 20.Kh1 Ng4
! 21.Be4 
    
If 21.Bh7 Kh7 22.Qg4 Rd2
   
21.h3 Qh4 22.Qxg4 Qxg4 23.hxg4 Rxd3, ...Rh3 mate & ....Rxc3
   
21.Qxg4 Rxd3 22.Ne2 Rc2 23.Bc1 g6! threatening ...h5
   
21.Ne4 Qh4 22.h3 (if 22.g3 Qxh2+ 23.Qxh2 Nxh2 -+) 22....Rxd3
    23.Qxd3 Bxe4 24.Qxe4 Qg3 25.hxg4 Qh4+ mate. 
21...Qh4 22. g3 

   
22.h3 Rxc3! 23.Bxc3 Bxe4 24.Qxg4 Qxg4 25.hxg4 Rd3 wins.
  
Threatening 26...Rh3 mate and 26....Rxc3
   
(if 23.Qg4 Rh3 24.Qh3 Qh3 25.gxh3 Be4 26.Kh2 Rd2 
    
27.Kg3 Rg2 28.Kh4 Bd8 29.Kh5 Bg6 mate)
    
(if 24.Qxe4 Qg3 25.hxg4 Qh4+ mate)

22....Rxc3
!! 23. gxh4 Rd2!! 24. Qxd2 Bxe4 25. Qg2 Rh3! 0–1

Classic Game Classic Game Classic Game Classic Game  
                 

  8th Davidson Age Group Chess Open 2016
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(National rated event) 
(Kuala Lumpur)

(3rd leg of the 2016 Cheras 
Scholastic chess tournaments)

    Almost 250 students took part in the 8th Davidson Age Group Chess Open which was held on Sunday the 22nd of May. Unfortunately, another 100+ applications were not accepted for the event due to space constraints and shortage of capable arbiters. All categories except for the the Under-20 Open section, were played over seven rounds.  The event was organised by SJKC Jalan Davidson Kuala Lumpur and assisted by The Cheras Chess Academy. 

    Here are a few photos from the event. 


A teacher from Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Present 16 (2) 
being presented a plaque for sending the biggest chess contingent 
to this year's Davidson Age Group Chess Open 


Mr Rama from Primus Institute of Technology, Port Klang, 
receiving a plaque for sending the biggest chess contingent 
to the Cheras March Scholastic Tournament 2016. 

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   For final ranking, click on the links below. 

Under - 20 Open (Mix) category 
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Under - 15 Open (Mix) category 
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Under - 12 Boys category 
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Under - 12 Girls category 
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Under - 9 Boys category 
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Under - 9 Girls category 
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2016 Cheras Scholastic Chess Tournaments
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(National rated event) 
Standings after the 3rd leg 

Some rules of the Cheras Scholastic Chess tournaments for 2016 explained.

1) Prizes and Championship points under the 4 legs of the Cheras Scholastic tournaments only apply to the following 4 categories: 
    Under-20 boys, Under-20 girls, Under-12 boys & Under-12 girls.

2)  The champions of each category will be offered ONE FREE entry to any of the remaining legs of this 2016 series. However, the winner of the 4th leg in the series will have the entry fee refunded to him or her. 

3) The top 10 winners from each category will be awarded Championship points. The point scoring system will be as follows:  

Position

Points

Champion

25

2nd

18

3rd

15

4th

12

5th

10

6th

8

7th

6

8th

4

9th

2

10th

1

 4) The top 3 scorers at the end of the series will be awarded special prizes during the Cheras Scholastic Chess Finals 2016.

    After three legs of the 2016 Cheras Scholastic Chess tournaments, here are the top three (tied) players for each category.    

Boys Under-20

Rank Name #1 #2 #3

Total

1 Ahmad Nazari Emir Rusyaidi 25 25 18 68
2 Darrel Yap Egin 15 15 25 55
3 Chew Wen Da 4 18 15 37


Girls Under-20

Rank Name #1 #2 #3

Total

1 Ellie Emira Syamimi Ahmad Nazari 25 25 18 68
2 Teo Boon Kee       25 25
3 Leong Qing Ling 18     18
4 Nur Anisah Salihin   18   18

Boys Under-12

Rank Name #1 #2 #3

Total

1 Brien Foo Jiu Weir 18 15 15 48
2 Clarance Foo Jiu Yarng 8 8 10 26
3 Pheng Fook Weng 25     25
4 Chong Bok Siong   25   25
5 Mukhriez Shah Mahmood Shah       25 25

Girls Under-12

Rank Name #1 #2 #3

Total

1 Claire Foo Jing Er 25 15 25 65
2 Balqis Batrisyia Hairul   12 18 30
3 Hannah Farisah Salihin    25   25
4 Syuen Ngiu 15 10   25

Click here for the list of players who have gained 
Championship points after 3 legs of the Cheras series. 

                 

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Chess lessons in Endah Parade, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

Day & Time: Saturday mornings

Levels:  Beginners to Lower intermediate level.

Age: Only children from 7 years of age and older.

Who should join: Anyone who is interested to play Chess either for fun or to become a 
                         strong player. 

Area: Close to Bukit Jalil, Kesas Highway. Good for folks staying in Sri Petaling, OUG,
         Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Puchong, Subang. 

Enquiries:  Please whatsapps or sms us at  016-2123578, or send an email 
                to geodat@yahoo.com.

Chess lessons in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Day & Time: Sunday from 3 to 5 pm.

Levels:  All levels from beginner to tournament player.

Age: Children from 6 years of age to adults.

Who should join: Anyone who is interested to play Chess either for fun or to become a 
                         strong player. 

Area: In Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur (near Cheras Leisure Mall). 

Enquiries:  Please whatsapps or sms us at  016-2123578, or send an email 
                to geodat@yahoo.com.

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Chess Puzzles

#211
  64b
Black to play and win

#212
  L2 lesson 2b
Black to play and win

Solution:   
 
  
 
 


 
 
    
 
  

 

 
 

 

1. Bxh7 Kxh7 2. Qh5 Kg8 3. g6 Re8 
4. Qh7 Kf8 5. Qh8 Ke7 6. Qxg7# 
  
Solution:              
  
    
       
 

 

 


                

 

 

 
1. Qh6 Qf8 2. Qxh7+ Kxh7 
3. hxg6+ Kxg6 4. Be4# 
Fischer – Miagmasuren 

[1...c1Q+ 2.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 3.Kh2]

 

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