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Chess Tournaments
February to June 2016
 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
20 March    
Cheras March Scholastic Tournament 2016
 
(National rated event) 
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
 
  
(2nd leg of the 2016 Cheras 
Scholastic chess tournaments)

   
       
Click to download form. 
   
       
Supplementary Rules 
and Regulations 
   
13 February  
Chinese New Year Rapid 2016
Organised by White Knight Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
  
  
Click to download form. 
  

Limited to 32 players
 
First come, first serve basis  
  


14 February

DATCC February Open Tournament

(Kuala Lumpur)
 
Click to download form. 
12 to 14 March 
National Age Group (NAG) 
Chess Championships 
(National rated event) 
Organised by Malaysian Chess Federation
(Tronoh Perak)
  
 
Click to download form. 
   
27 March      
1st RSC School Team Tournament
Organised by Royal Selangor Club
(National rated event) 
(Kuala Lumpur)
     
   
Click to download form. 
  
22 May      
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)

  

Details to be  
announced soon.
1 & 2 June  
19th Kids for Chess Camp 
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
 

* Cheras Chess Festival *
  

Details to be  
announced soon.
3 June   
A) Cheras June Team event

B) Cheras June 2016 Blitz
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)

* Cheras Chess Festival
  

Details to be  
announced soon.

4 June

 

 
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)

* Cheras Chess Festival *
  
Details to be  
announced soon.

Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess *

News & photos 

In the blink of an eye


That's me on the left - younger and lighter! Ha. Playing chess with my schoolmates 
Thomas Fong Kit Chiu (middle) and Gregory De Souza (right)
 

Friends Vince (left) blitzing with Rizal. 
Former university mates and State players. 


With my old friend and team-mate FIDE Master Christie Hon (left). 
From Chess Master to Feng Shui expert!!! 

 Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess *
Chess *
Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess *
Chess *
Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess *

Visitors from the North

After competing at this year's GACC event, 3 students from University Utara 
Malaysia (UUM) attended a a training session at the Cheras Chess Academy. 
 
 

The three UUM students in a group photo with a few of the Cheras trainees. 
 

Alice (left), Devan (second frpm the right) and Edward (right) studying 
a position with National Para Games representative Ahmad Nazmi. 

  Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess *
Chess *
Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess *
Chess *
Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess *

News from Cheras Academy

'Wen Da boy' back in training. Here he is sparring with Ian Lee.
 

Ying Hui also making a comeback bid to competitive chess. 
She represented the State of Kuala Lumpur two years ago. 
     
                

New Chess Centre 
at Endah Parade

   Cheras Chess Academy is starting a new training centre at Endah
Parade, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. Classes will begin in March 2016. 
  

    
If you're interested, please whatsapps or sms us at  016-2123578, 
  or send an email to geodat@yahoo.com

Chess Centre * Chess Centre * Chess Centre 


                

Malaysia's first International Master,
Jimmy Liew Chee Meng

 

 

 

In 1984, IM Jimmy Liew became Malaysia's first International Master when he won the Singapore Parkway Masters and gained his final IM norm. He also has the distinction of being the first Malaysian to win an international tournament abroad. 

Fact file: 
Name: Jimmy Liew Chee Meng
Title: International Master
Highest Fide rating: 2415 (July 1986) 
Date of birth: 19 November 1958
Other facts: 
* Two-time Malaysian Champion
* played at eight Chess Olympiads
* played at six Asian Team Championships
* played in a number of Zonals 
*
won two gold medals at the 1986 Dubai Asian Team
  event, one for best performance on Board 1 and the
  other for Best Performance overall.
* Achieved the title of FIDE Trainer (2013)
* has a blog at
Chess is Chess

  I will talk less and let the following game speak to you. Get ready for an exciting ride. It's Jimmy Liew at his best! 

Jouni Yrjola - Jimmy Liew, Dubai Olympiad 1986 
  (light annotations by Jimmy Liew) 

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5!   
      The Budapest Gambit!   
3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. e3 Nc6 6. a3 a5 7. b3 0–0 8. Bb2 Re8 
9. Bd3 d6 10. exd6 ...... 


Black to move

10 ....... Nxf2!! 11. Kxf2 Rxe3 12. Kf1 
  
     [12.Kg3 Qxd6+ 13.Kh4 Qf4+–+] 
12...Bg4 13.Be2 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Qh4 15.Ra2 

   [15.Nd2 Rxb3 Wins the bishop on b2 due to the threat of mate.; 
   15.Bc1 Rc3 16.g3 Qh3 17.Ke1 [If 17.Bg2 Qf5+ 18.Bf4 Rc1 19.Qxc1 Qd3+ 
   20.Ke1 Re8 and mates] 17...Re8+ 18.Kd2 Rxf3 19.Qxf3 Nd4 20.Qd5 Re5 
   21.Qe5 Qg2 22.Kd3 Qc2 23.Ke3 Qe2 24.Kf4 Bxd6 25.Qxd6 cxd6 
   26.Nd2 h5 27.Ne4 Qf3+ 28.Kg5 Qf5+ 29.Kh4 Qg4#] 

15...Rae8 16.Bc3 cxd6 
    Despite his extra piece white is completely helpless against the coming
    onslaught although black has no immediate mating threats; he needs 
    another 2-3 moves to get his pieces in position. 
    [Such a quiet move and yet so powerful - Collin] 

17. g3 Qh3 18. Bg2 Qf5 19. Rf2 


Black to move

19 ....... Qxf2+!!  
    And now a Queen sacrifice. On the same f2 square!!! [Collin]
20.Kxf2 Rd3+ 0–1

 

"Legend has it that because of this game, Jimmy Liew's name became famous in Finland. Long after this game was played, Finland chess players are visiting Malaysia and they have personally requested to see Jimmy Liew, a player who (decisively) beat their chess hero!

      - Ilham (2010 Chess Odyssey)

 Jimmy Liew * Jimmy Liew * Jimmy Liew *

What is Jimmy Liew doing now? 

* Writing chess books 
   He recently completed The Veresov: Move by Move (Everyman Chess)  
   He has begun working on yet another book

* Training 
   Apart from personal chess classes, Jimmy Liew, along with friends 
   FI KK Chan and FT Collin Madhavan, is operating the White Knight
   Chess Academy at Midvalley Megamall. 

 Jimmy Liew * Jimmy Liew * Jimmy Liew *
 Jimmy Liew * Jimmy Liew * Jimmy Liew *
 Jimmy Liew * Jimmy Liew * Jimmy Liew *
 
               

2nd Cheras Juniors January 
Age Group 2016 
(FIDE rated - under-20 Open) 
(National rated - Under-12 Girls & Boys) 
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)  

   It's the first tournament of the year for Cheras Chess Academy. The Under-12 Boys and Under-12 Girls categories were National rated events while the Under-20 Open category was  FIDE rated. 

    The Under-18 boys and girls categories were won by siblings, Emir and Ellie. Here is a picture of the two with their father, Ahmad Nazari, who kindly agreed to give out the prizes. 

 
 It's daddy and his two chess champion kids!! 
Clap, Clap, Clap!!! Congratulations. 

  Three players playing in the Under-20 section, have gotten their first FIDE Rapid ratings. Congratulations to Yong Tuck Kei, Maahendar Sivapragash and Harith Najmi Rahim. 

  This event is the first tournament in a series of four such tournaments under the Cheras Scholastic Chess tournaments for 2016. The players can look forward to the following: 
1)  The champions of the 4 categories will be offered FREE entry to one of the 3 remaining events for 2016. The winner of the last event in the series will have the entry fee for that event refunded to him/her. 
2) The top 10 winners from each category will be awarded Championship points. The top 3 scorers at the end of the series will be awarded special prizes. 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

  Below are some of the photos taken on tournament day. 


Someone broke wind. Dimashqi covers his nose while his neighbour smiles. 


Brother versus brother. 


Eye of the Tiger! A picture of concentration. 


Prize winner Cups and medals


Pheng Fook Weng (right) emerged as the Under-12 Boys Champion 
while Brien Foo Jiu Weir (left) was second, losing out on tie-break. 


Under-12 Boys category - 11th to 20th 


Under-12 Boys category - 1st to 10th 


Winners in the under-20 Girls category


Winners in the under-12 Girls category


Winners in the under-20 Boys category


A jubilant Yong Tuck Kei. 


'King' Emir, winner in the under-20 Open category

For full results, click the link below:

Under-20 Open category

Under-12 Boys category

Under-12 Girls category

               

Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess * Chess *
   
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Chess lessons in Endah Parade, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

Day & Time: Saturday mornings

Levels:  Absolute beginners to 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. For your information, we have been running classes in Cheras 
                         for more than 10 years. 

Area: Close to Bukit Jalil, Kesas Highway. Good for folks staying in around Petaling Jaya, 
         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. For your information, we have been running classes in Cheras 
                         for more than 10 years. 

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

#203
    
Black to play and win

#204
 
 Black to play and win

Solution:   
 
  
 
 
 
 
    
 
  

  

 

 
 

1. ….. Rxc3!! 0 – 1 Belyavsky – Geller, 75 
[If 2. bxc3 Ba3 3. Kc2 Bf5 mate]

Solution:              
  
   
       
 

 

 


                

 

 

1. ……. Qd2! 2. Rb3 Qc1! 3. Ka2 Ra3!! 0 – 1 Grigoriev–Nagiceva, Moscow

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