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1st Russian Embassy Chess Open 2007

A total of 19 players participated in the 1st Russian Embassy Chess Open on Sunday, the 17th of June 2007. The event, which was by invitation only, was held at the Russian Cultural Centre along Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is one of the official events to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and Malaysia. Dato' Tan Chin Nam, the father of Malaysian Chess, graced the event by playing a quick game with P.L. Goncharov, Charge d’Affairs a.i. of the Russian Federation to Malaysia.

The event, which  was jointly organised by the Embassy of Russia in Malaysia, the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) (Kuala Lumpur) and Kids for Chess Program, was won by Tham Tick Hong. The final results are given below:

No.  PNo.  Name                            Score  WP    SB     PS    
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  1.    8  Tham Tick Hong  (MAS)            4.0  17.0  13.50  13.0   
        1  IM Jimmy Liew/NM Tony Tay (MAS)  4.0  12.0   9.50  11.0   
  3.    4  Dr Wahid Karim  (MAS)            3.5  15.0  10.00  10.5  
        2  NM Yeoh Chin Seng (MAS)          3.5  13.5   8.25  10.0  
       16  Gregory Lau  (MAS)               3.5  13.5   8.00  11.5  
       17  Steve Retallick (AUS)            3.5  13.0   7.75   8.5  
  7.   12  Ng Ek Teong (MAS)                3.0  14.5   6.50  12.0  
  8.    6  Bernard Ng  (MAS)                2.5  14.5   6.25  10.0  
        5  Zinyaddin Akiyev (AZE)           2.5  14.5   5.75   8.5  
       14  Cornelius Bong  (MAS)            2.5  13.0   5.25   7.5  
       10  Seto Kwai Mun   (MAS)            2.5  11.5   2.75   6.5  
        9  Leo Belov  (RUS)                 2.5  10.0   2.25   7.5  
 13.   13  Chan Mun Fye (MAS)               2.0  11.5   2.00   3.0  
       11  Anthony Tan  (MAS)               2.0  10.5   1.00   5.0  
 15.   18  John Law  (MAS)                  1.5  12.0   2.25   6.5  
 16.    7  Sergey Drobyshevsky (RUS)        1.0  10.5   0.50   3.0  
 17.    3  Andrey Stephanov (RUS)           0.5  10.0   0.25   0.5  
       15  Nikolay Savenko  (RUS)           0.5   8.5   0.25   0.5  
  

    

1st Pudu Youth Chess Open 2007

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2nd Kids for Chess Camp 2007

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Chess Puzzles (June 2007)  

 #13     

White to checkmate in 3 moves.  
   

#14

White to play and win  

 

 

Solution #13:  1. Rg5 Rh1 2. Rg2 Rh3 3. Rxf4 mate (Composer unknown)

 

 

Solution #14: 1. Rd7 Bxd7 2. Bxh7 Nxh7 3. Qxf7 Kh8 4. Ng6 mate (Fred Reinfeld)

 

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