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Chess Tournaments
(April to June 2015) 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
26 April      
4th SMK SBU CHESS OPEN TOURNAMENT 2015
(Kuala Lumpur)
   
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30 April to 
4 May 
  
Selangor Open 2015 
(National rated)
(Kuala Lumpur) 
  
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17 May   
4th Summit Chess Competition 
(National rated) 
IA Lim Tse Pin
(Subang Jaya)
Click to download form. 
6 to 15 May   
World Schools Chess Championships
Fide Rated
(Pattaya, Thailand)
 
 
Click to download form. 
24 May   
7th Davidson Age Group Chess Open 
(National rated) 
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
 
Click to download form. 
1 & 2 June  
 17
th Kids for Chess Camp 
Orgainsed by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
  
Click to download form. 

31 May to 
8 June 
 
  
11th Asian Schools Chess Championships
Fide Rated
(Singapore)
  
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8 to 17 
June  
  
ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championships
Fide Rated
(Singapore)
  
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8 & 13 June  
Malaysian Schools National Championships
(MSSM 2015) 
(Penang) 
  
Details to be  
announced soon.
  
20 & 21 June   
1st DPULZE INTERNATIONAL OPEN 
CHESS TEAM FESTIVAL
(National rated) 
(Selangor) 
   
  
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Random photos 

Breaking news: 
A new variant of the P.E. tie-break? 


Darrel (left) and Wen Da finally decide the winner by trying out our 
new tie-break. Personal Encounter (P.E.) is looking a lot better. (Ha!)

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Congratulations Darrel!! 


The Cheras Chess Academy congratulates Darrel Yap on his recent string 
of 4 championship wins. Darrel has so far won the Malaysian Under-16 Boys title, 
the MSSKL under 18 boys championships, the Cheras Junior January Age Group 
under-18 title and the Cheras Chinese New Year FIDE Rating Chess Tournament!!
Keep it up young man. 

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National Championships 


2015 Malaysian National Chess Champion
Yeoh Li Tian

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10 year old Lye Lik Zang emerges 3rd at the National Chess Championships. 
Congrats Mighty Lye! 

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News from Hong Kong 
 


Congrats Joey Wong!! 11 year old Joey delivers in the secondary 
team event in Hong Kong on 29 March.  
  

Hong Kong Inter-School Championships 2015 
(22 March 2015)
  

Upper Primary Champions
Kowloon Juniors A team with Brandon, James, Harold and Chen. 
Garceran handed out the prizes. 


La Salle A School team with Captain Adrian standing next to Garceran. 
  

Cheras Chess Academy Hong Kong Easter chess clinic 2015. 

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Remembering 2 
great men!  
 
They played Chess too!! 

Lee Kuan Yew 
(1923 to 2015)
Mr Lee was the founding father and first premier of Singapore. He transformed 
Singapore into a First World country and one of Asia's wealthiest nations. 

Lee Kuan Yew playing Chess (Chinese) with his son, Hsien Loong, 
while the rest of his family look on.  

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Leonard Simon Nimoy
(1931 to 2015)


Leonard Nimoy was a famous American actor, film director, author 
and poet. He will always be best remembered as Mr Spock, 
the science officer from the Star Trek TV series. 


                

  7th Davidson Age Group Chess Open 
(National rated) 
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)

Date:  24th May (Sunday) 
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Venue: SJK(C) Jalan Davidson, KL.
Organisers:  SJK (c) Jalan Davidson and Cheras Chess Academy.
Events: Under-9, Under-12 and Under-18 (BOYS and GIRLS) 
Format: 6 Swiss Rounds (20 minutes each).
Entry fee:  
 
RM 25 (SJK (c) Jalan Davidson pupils  
RM 30 for others 
Closing date:  20th of May (Wednesday). 

Lunch can be arranged for an additional RM 5 (Normal OR Halal). 

 
Click to download form. 

               

  17th Kids for Chess Camp 
1& 2 June 2015
Cheras Chess Academy
(Collin Madhavan FT)
(Kuala Lumpur)  

  The 17th Kids for Chess Camp 2015 has been set for 1 & 2 June. Organised by the Cheras Chess Academy and the Kids for Chess Program, the Chess camp is expected to attract many children keen to learn and improve on their game of Chess. The chess camp is headed by Fide Trainer Collin Madhavan and he will be capably assisted by a team of the experienced coaches.

   All teaching material for the Chess Camp will be carefully structured to increase the level of knowledge as well as interest in the game. Here are some of the photos that were taken from previous Kids for Chess Camps. 


The team of coaches from the December 2014 Chess Camp. 

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Cheras Junior January Age Group 2015
(18 January 2015)
Cheras Chess Academy
(Kuala Lumpur)  

     109 players participated at the Cheras Junior January Age Group. The event which was played on 18 January was held at the International Youth Centre in Cheras and organised by the Cheras Chess Academy. There were 3 categories in the Rapid event and another 3 in the 9-round Blitz tournament. Here are some photos from the event along with the results of the Rapid tournaments. 


Winners for the under 12 Boys Rapid event


Winners for the under 18 Boys Blitz event


Winners for the under 18 Boys Blitz event


Winners for the under 12 Girls Rapid event


Winners for the under 18 Girls Rapid and Blitz events


Winners for the under 18 Boys Rapid event


Bye2 Cikgu Sofi. Kuala Lumpur's loss is Kuala Trengganu's gain!!


All for one and One for All. From left, Sofi, me (Collin) and Suhairi. 


Sofi and Suhairi. 


The Stare!! 


Puiyan (right) seems amused by her opponent's move. 
Or was it because of the photographer. 


Maahendar (left) is serious and seems to be one of the few 
players in this event recording all his games! Well done. 


Prabha seems to be saying to the photographer,
" Hey you. You looking at me man?" 


Little Ooi, the National under-8 junior from Penang entered the event to get 
some good practice. Thanks for coming down.  


Peace brother! 


During the break, these 2 young girls managed to get some wedding 
goodies from the wedding reception going on in the main hall 


The famous Colgate smile. Yes, he's guilty of something. Ha. 


Kuala Lumpur state technical chess leader, Cikgu Suhairi,  
watching some of the games with great interest.  

Under 18 Mix (Final Ranking) Rapid 

Rank SNo. Name Rtg Pts BH. SB Fide
1 1 Darrel Yap Egin 1827 5 16 16.00 15
2 2 Emir Rusyaidi Ahmad Nazari 1751 4 13½ 10.00 11
3 4 Yee Jian Yang 1639 16½ 11.25 12
4 3 Chew Wen Da 1681 16½ 9.75 13
5 9 Maahendar A/L Sivapragash 1484 16½ 9.75 12½
6 7 Bryan Yap Chuan Yoong 1598 14 8.75 12
7 6 Yap Wan Lin 1611 13 6.25 11
8 10 Tan Cheng Giap 1469 13 6.25 10½
9 16 Nur Aishah bt Abu Bakar (G) 1398 6.00
10 5 Low Chee Pang 1635 3 14 7.25
11 8 Jarell Cheong Tze Wen 1568 3 13½ 6.00 11
12 20 Lee Yib Yi 1328 3 12½ 6.00 8
13 12 Ellie Emira Syamimi Ahmad Nazari (G) 1450 3 11 4.50 8
14 13 Muhammad Harith Farhan Bin Mohd Radzuan 1433 3 10½ 5.00 8
15 33 Ariff Qayyum Bin Mohammed Ariffin 1238 3 6.50 6
16 15 Johnathan Ananda Leong Wai Loong 1425 13 5.00 8
17 14 Faris Syahmi bin Mohd Zaki 1428 9 4.25 6
18 17 Ahmad Nazmi B Md Nizam 1395 2 15½ 3.00 7
19 27 Muhammad Syukri bin Mazlan 0 2 13½ 3.50 8
20 21 Dallas Yap Ehin 1280 2 13 3.50 7
21 19 Muhammad Amirul Hafiz b Abdul Manan 1340 2 13 2.50 6
22 32 Wo Yew Ben 0 2 11½ 3.50 6
23 11 Yap Jiun Cheng 1172 2 11 2.50 5
  18 Yap Yee Qiang 1365 2 11 2.50 5
  31 Yau Jun Yew 1181 2 11 2.50 5
26 23 Ghanaharithiran A/L Sivakumar 1230 2 11 1.50 3
27 25 YEGHESHWARAN SANGARA NANDA 1125 2 9 1.50 4
28 22 Narmatha A/P Kumaran (G) 1269 11 1.25 4
29 30 Sayshan Kumar A/L Saravanan 0 1 14½ 2.50 5
30 26 Laila Zarifah bt Muhammad Zarkashi (G) 0 1 10½ 0.50 1
31 24 Wong Kah Hing 1215 1 10½ 0.00 3
32 28 Naielah Nafisah bt Muhammad Zarkashi (G) 0 1 0.50 2
33 29 Ong Choon Hoe 0 0 10½ 0.00 0

Under 12 Boys (Final Ranking) Rapid 

Rank Name Rtg Pts BH. SB Fide BH.
1 Ivan Sean Yap Sheuan 1140 5 26 21.00 19 18
2 Muhd Ilhan Mansiz bin Hairul 1443 5 22½ 18.00 18 15
3 Aidan Wong Weng Seng 1419 5 22½ 18.00 18 14½
4 Hafiz Borhanudin 1451 5 21½ 16.50 18 14
5 Sabbeq bin Sha’ari 1397 5 20 15.00 15 13
6 Shreesh Amit Chembeti 1503 24½ 17.25 19 16½
7 Muhammad Harith Fahmi Mohd Radzuan 1361 22½ 15.25 19 15½
8 Chai Chang Yik 1367 4 22½ 13.50 15 15½
9 Anders Yew Jin Chen 1348 4 22 12.50 16 14
10 Nicholas Khow Jin Kai 1335 4 21 13.00 15 14
11 Muhammad Amir Muzaffar Ahmad Sharmy 1257 4 21 12.00 14 14
12 Ooi Zhi Ping 1312 4 19½ 11.50 15 13
13 Quah Shun Kai 1415 4 19 12.00 12 13
14 Megat Imran B. Megat Mohd Khushairi 1330 4 18½ 11.50 14 11½
15 Chia Zheng De 1340 4 18 10.75 15 13½
16 Ryan Joo Rui An 1296 4 18 9.00 14 12
17 Mohamad Adrian Putra Yohan Biantoro 0 4 17½ 11.50 13 12
18 Umar Zulfiqa b Mohd Yusry 1159 4 17½ 9.50 11 12½
19 Chong Bok Siang 1304 20½ 9.00 13½ 13½
20 Muhammad Adam Shaqir Ahmad Sharmy 1284 3 21½ 7.50 13 15
21 Subramaniya Jothi A/L Ilangovan 1284 3 21 7.00 12 15
22 Daren Chan Yen Yu 1192 3 20½ 8.50 13 14
23 Chong Bok Siong 1208 3 20½ 8.50 10½ 13½
24 Tang Ming Hao 1199 3 20 7.50 14 14½
25 Keshav Palaniappan 1225 3 19 8.00 12½ 13
26 Goh Yuh Hang 1119 3 19 7.50 9 13½
27 Low Chee Fatt 1169 3 19 7.25 10½ 13
28 Danin Devin Arun 1248 3 18 6.00 11 11½
29 Deveshvarr Mani Maren 1160 3 18 5.00 10 12
30 Viswaa A/L R. Ashockumar 1309 3 17½ 5.50 11 11
31 Megat Zaid B. Megat Mohd Khushairi 1279 3 17½ 5.00 12 11½
32 Cheong Ze Wei 0 3 15½ 6.00 8 10
33 Ong Jun Shiang 0 3 12½ 5.00 8
34 Calvin Phang Wei Xiang 1190 3 12½ 4.00 7 7
35 Harrscheen Devan Raj 1211 3 12 4.50 6 8
36 Kheishav Kumar A/L Saravanan 0 20 7.50 10 13
37 Muhammad Aisy Hakimi Md Sofi 1054 2 18½ 5.00 7 12½
38 Yong Jun Wei 931 2 18 5.00 8 12
39 Preteeb Kumar A/L Prem Kumar 1111 2 18 3.50 8 12½
40 Ling Xin Yu 1069 2 17½ 4.00 7 12
41 Pavinthiran A/L Nagaretnam 1113 2 16½ 2.50 8 12
42 Megat Syahmie B. Megat Sabri 1057 2 16 4.00 6 11
43 Ezeqiel Siddarth Steven 0 2 14½ 2.50 8 11
44 Yap Jiun Hong 1046 2 14½ 2.00 6 11
45 Avinaesh Kumar 0 2 14 3.00 7 10
46 Howard Lee Hoe Jin 1139 2 13½ 2.00 4
47 Darren Phang Wei Hao 1126 2 13 1.50 6 8
48 Ariff Qayyum bin Mohammed Ariffin 1238 1 17½ 3.00 6 11½
49 Yau Jun Yew 1181 1 17½ 2.50 6 11½
50 Yap Yee Jian 1046 1 15½ 0.50 1 11
51 Ling Xin Tai 1016 1 14½ 0.50 2 10
52 Chee Anh Tsuen 935 1 13½ 0.50 3 10
53 NAMELESWARAN SANGARA NANDA 0 1 12 0.50 4
54 Yap Jiun Cheng 1172 0 15 0.00 0 9
55 Mohd Shahir Shaik Mahaboob Saleem 1473 0 13½ 0.00 0 9
56 Wong E-Jo 1114 0 11½ 0.00 0

Under 12 Girls (Final Ranking) Rapid 

Rank Name Rtg Pts BH. SB Fide
1 Allaida Siow 1409 5 14 14.00 15
2 Syuen Ngiu 1286 4 14 9.00 13
3 ANUSHRI SANGARA NANDA 1200 4 12 9.00 10
4 Ong Weng Yan 1431 3 18 10.00 11
5 Evelyn Tan Eng Thong 1346 3 16½ 7.50 11
6 Looi Pui Yi 1268 3 15½ 6.50 8
7 Siti Nur Atierah bt Abdul Manan 1327 3 14½ 7.50 12
8 Thivieya A/P Ilangovan 1283 3 13 6.00 8
9 Mickie Chin Mei Qi 1201 3 12½ 5.50 9
10 Thirisha A/P R. Ashockumar 1240 12½ 5.25 9
11 Leong Qing Ling 1245 11½ 4.25 9
12 Lee Yan Huen 1080 2 13 3.00 4
13 Iffah Bt Fhaisol 1179 2 11½ 3.00 6
14 Grace Ngiu 1173 2 10 2.00 5
15 Amira Suraiya 0 2 2.00 4
16 Irbah Bt Fhaisol 1065 2 9 3.00 5
17 Brenda Ling Qian Ying 0 2 1.00 3
18 Umie Maisarah bt Baharudin 1180 1 15½ 2.00 4
19 Wong Kai Xin 0 1 9 0.00 4
20 Chang PuiYan 1112 0 11 0.00 0

  More photos will be 
updated soon. 

               

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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 5 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 7 years. 

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

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

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Chess Puzzles

#187
 
 White to checkmate Black in 3 moves   

#188

 White to checkmate Black in 3 moves   

Solution:   
 
  
 
 
 

   
    
 
  

  
 

 
 

1. Qh4 Kxh4 2. Rxh7 Kg5 3. h4#

Solution:              
  
   
       
                
   
   
      
 
    

 

 
 

 

1. Qxh6 gxh6 2. Be5 Kh7 3. Bg6# 

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