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Chess Tournaments/Matches
(September 2014 to January 2015) 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
   16   
  November 
 
Cheras Juniors Age Group 2014 
(National rated) 
Orgainsed by Cheras Chess Academy
(Kuala Lumpur)   
 
Click to download form. 
  
  1 & 2 
 December  

  
  
16th Kids for Chess Camp 
Orgainsed by Cheras Chess Academy
(Collin Madhavan FT)
(Kuala Lumpur)  
  
Click here for more details
26 September 


1st PUTERI PANDAN JUNIOR 
CHESS TOURNAMENT


Click to download form. 
 
2 November  
 Inaugural KTJ Chess Tournament 2014
(Mantin, Negeri Sembilan)   
 
Click to download form. 
1 to 6  December   

1st Johor International Chess Open 2014
(FIDE rated)
(Johor Bahru)

 

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6 & 7  December 

 
Penang Chess League
(Penang)
  

  
For more details, please email estan64@gmail.com or euhong@euhong.net 
   Or  sms Tan Eng Seong at 
  6012-4299517
 
8 to 12  December   
Penang Open
(FIDE rated)
(Penang)
 
Click for more details

Online registration

5 to 8   December   

Singapore Chess Federation's 
31st National Age Group Chess Championships
(FIDE rated)
(
Singapore)
  

Click here for more details
26 to 31   January 2015
19th GACC International Inter-varsity Chess Championship
(FIDE rated)
(Kuala Lumpur)  
  
Click for brochure

Click for rules (Malaysians)

Click for registration form (Malaysians)

Click for invitation letter
  

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Random photos 

Grandmaster R.R. Laxman

The many faces of GM Laxman
(Photo credit: Khong Wai Cheong)

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The jubilant 2014 Malaysian Chess Open champion, Grandmaster Zhang Zhong, 
seen messaging home his latest success. Congrats Zhang! 

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The shy chess champion. 

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(Many of the photos for this website update 
is credited to Khong Wai Cheong.)

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  Malaysian Chess  
Festival 2014 

The Malaysian Chess Festival 2014 consisted of the following events: 
1) 11th IGB Dato’ Arthur Tan International Open Chess Championship
2) 5th KLK Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng International Seniors Open Chess Championship 
3) Bukit Kiara Malaysia Chess Challenge
4) Bukit Kiara Rapid Chess Open 
5) 5th Swensen’s Age Group Championship
6) 34th ASTRO Merdeka Team Chess Championship
7) Malaysian Festival Blitz 


Grandmaster Zhang Zhong


Grandmaster Zhang Zhong in a more relaxed mood after winning the Open. 


Grandmaster Zhang Zhong had to face off Grandmaster Zhou Jianchao 
of China in the last round.  


Grandmaster Zhou Jianchao (China) 


Grandmaster Zhou Jianchao (China) 


Dato' Tan Chin Nam saying a few words before the start of the main event. 
IA KK Chan is standing beside him. 

Tournament Director and Malaysian Chess Festival organiser, IA Hamid Majid at the closing ceremony. 

 

 


IM Jimmy Liew (left) and IM Tan Lian Ann (Singapore) 


Chief Arbiter, International Arbiter KK Chan


Chief Arbiter KK Chan (right) checking with his deputy. 


WIM Gong Qianyun (Singapore)


National Master Marcus Chan


That's the silhouette of Arbiter Charles Lucas 


Decisions, decisions, decisions. What shall I play this round? 


IM Purnama Tirta Chandra from Indonesia


Grandmaster Nguyen Anh Dung from Vietnam


FM Sean Winshand Cuhendi (Indonesia) 


National Woman Master Tan Li Ting


Yes, 'Quiet please'. 


Haridas Pascua from The Philippines.


Studying the position from close up. 


Grandmaster Shyam Sundar versus FM Sean Winshand Cuhendi


Dato' Tan Chin Nam 


Grandmaster Abhijit Kunte from India


Grandmaster versus Grandmaster. 


Film Director Vijay Kumar


Mr Gila Chess himself, Andrew Ooi


International Master Sunilduth L. Narayanan


IA KK Chan hearing out a claim by one of the players.


Tournament Director and Malaysian Chess Festival organiser, 
IA Hamid Majid clarifying some details with a participant.


Dato' Tan Chin Nam stressing a point.


Why is there a chessboard blocking the view? 


FA Collin Madhavan was chief arbiter for the Swensen Age Group event. 


WIM Gong Qianyun


The Champions of the Open, Challenger and Senior sections.
Congratulations!


Ignatius Leong (left), President of the Singapore Chess Federation 
and Grandmaster Alexei Barsov.


From left, Carl Haessler, Brian Jones and Hamid Majid.    


Hendry Jamals (playing White) against Grandmaster Gonzales.     



Astro Merdeka Team Tournament.


Astro Merdeka Team Tournament.


Olivia and her daddy. 


Kids for Chess Freedom 


Kids for Chess Taylor's


Kids for Chess Cheras D


Kids for Chess Independence


Kids for Chess Cheras B


Kids for Chess Davidson B


Kids for Chess Davidson B


Kids for Chess Cheras A


Kids for Chess Cheras E


Kids for Chess Cheras E


Kids for Chess 123


Kids for Chess 123


Kids for Chess Girls


Kids for Chess Omega


Kids for Chess Cheras C


IM Wahono Awam


Nazmi playing in the Swensen Age Group event.


Chess Kidz from Singapore had 13 teams playing in the Astro Merdeka Team event. 


Students from University Malaya


Always cheerful


Students from University Malaya

More photos and results 
will be added soon. 

               

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16th Kids for Chess Camp 
1& 2 December 2014
Cheras Chess Academy
(Collin Madhavan FT)
(Kuala Lumpur)  

    The Cheras Chess Academy, Kids for Chess Program & Imagine Software welcomes you to its 
16th Kids for Chess Camp. The course has been designed to be fun and informative for beginners right up to the aspiring tournament player. 

   The Chess camp is headed by Fide Trainer & Candidate Master Collin Madhavan who will be ably assisted by a team of very capable and experienced trainers. 

  The participation fee has been subsidised and will be as  follow:

RM90 for Beginners,
    RM100 for Lower Intermediate players,
         RM110 for higher Intermediate, & 
              RM150 for Tournament player. 

       All Chess equipment will be provided. If there should be any further enquiries, please feel free to message Collin at +6016-2123578 or send me an email at geodat@yahoo.com.

      The closing date for submitting the forms is 29th of November 2014. Please note there are limited places for the Camp. So please sign up early so as to avoid disappointment.      

   Some photos from our earlier Chess Camps 
are featured below.
    
 

 
 
Winners of the training tournaments and a few of the coaches. 
  

Coach Collin going through some endgame revision before starting on the new material. 

Click here for more details

               

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Malaysian National Chess Ratings 
as at 1 July 2014

To check on your latest Malaysian Chess ratings, please click on the link below. 

Click to download the rating list

                   

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 call/sms Collin at  016-2123578, or email us at geodat@yahoo.com.

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Chess Puzzles

#179
 
 White to checkmate Black in 3 moves.    

#180

White to checkmate Black in 3 moves. 

Solution:   
 
 
 
 
 

   
    
 
 

 

 

 1. Qxh8 Kxh8 2. Bf6 Kg8 3. Re8#   

Solution:              
  
  
  
 
       
                
   
   
      
 
    

 

 

    1. Nc7 Kf8 2. Qd8 Bxd8 3. Re8#

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