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Chess Tournaments
August to December 2018
 

Date      

Tournament     

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21 & 22  August

  
Understanding Openings 
and Endgames 2

(chess training for 
Intermediate level)

Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
       

  
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  (limited places)
21 & 22  August

  
Beginners Holiday 
Chess Camp

(chess training for Beginners)

Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
 

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  (limited places)
1 to 10 August 

      
3rd Eastern Asia Youth Championship 2018
(Shanghai, China)
FIDE rated
  

  

For U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18. 

Click for more details

  

31 August 

  
Harapan Chess Match

Charity match

Click for more details 
20 to 26  August 

  
Malaysia Chess Challenge 2018

(Kuala Lumpur)
FIDE rated
 

Click for more details 
17 to 18  August 

  
MERDEKA RAPID OPEN TEAM  CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

(Kuala Lumpur)
FIDE rated
  

Click for more details 
20 to 24  August 

  
FIDE Arbiter Seminar
(Kuala Lumpur)
 

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10 September 

 
Klang Valley Rapid September
 
Organised by Chess Master 
Fide Rated event
(Kuala Lumpur)
  

Click for more details 
17 September 

  
Cheras September Rapid
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
Fide Rated event
(Kuala Lumpur)
   

Click for more details 
10 to 16  December 

   
4th SG Amateur Chess Championship 2018

 
(Singapore)
FIDE rated
  

More details soon
27 to 30  December 

   
35th National Age Group 
Chess Championship 2018
(Singapore)
FIDE rated
 

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News from the Cheras 
Chess Academy 


Parents donate and setup a Chess Corner at Cochrane Primary school. 
Alvin Pinto (right) represented the parents in handing over the 
Chess Corner to Miss Wong Kai Yeuh, a teacher from the school. 
Well done parents!! We need more kind hearted people in Chess. 

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The Cheras Chess Academy congratulates the following students 
for qualifying for the KL State Championships


The Cheras Chess Academy congratulates the following students 
for qualifying for the Selangor State Championships

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Old friends and arbiters meet in Port Klang for a chat and a meal.

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FIDE Trainers seminar 
in Kuala Lumpur  


Participants at the FIDE Trainers seminar in Kuala Lumpur.
Senior FIDE Trainer Grandmaster Grivas is seated on the right while 
assistant lecturer KK Chan is seated in the middle. 
   

Meeting an old friend of Malaysian Chess, 
Grandmaster Grivas (right) of Greece


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

 EVIZ Rating 

   Currently there is no National Chess Rating list in Malaysia and this is affecting  chess organisers, coaches and players. For tournaments that are not FIDE rated, chess organisers are unable to rank players in an unbiased manner. For players,  there is no yardstick to gauge their progress. 

    As such, the Cheras Chess Academy and a number of other local organisers will be using the new EVIZ Rating system to rate most of our rapid tournaments.

Below is the link to the website:
Website: https://evizrating.evizsoftware.com/players.aspx
  

Click to download the EVIZ rating 
list as at 1 July 2018.

                 

 23rd Kids for
Chess Camp

Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur) 

   The 23rd Kids for Chess Camp 2018 took place on 19 & 20 June at the International Youth Centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Eighty plus participants took part in this popular Chess camp which was organised by the Cheras Chess Academy. 
   The Chess camp was headed by Fide Trainer & Candidate Master Collin Madhavan who was capably assisted by Fide Instructor Olivia Madhavan, Fide National Instructor Ms Doris Wong, Fide Instructor Genkeswaran, Fide Instructor Kumaressan, Fide National Instructor Bob Yap, Fide National Instructor Eddy Kwan and a number of very capable chess instructors. The coaches are all very qualified, capable, children friendly, very responsive to the needs of the children and were very resourceful in finding new ways in teaching theory to the young minds.  
All teaching material for the Chess Camp were carefully structured to increase the level of knowledge as well as interest in the game. 
       The Camp had 5 levels of Chess (based on playing strength & theory). All participants received their chess notes and certificate of participation. Apart from theory in the opening, middle-game and endgame, the camp also had special sparring sessions for all levels along with 9 separate training tournaments for the different categories. Medals were given out based on their assessment scores and playing performance. 
  Here are some of the photos that were taken at the Kids for Chess Camp. 


Coach Olivia (left) and Coach Doris (standing right)


Fide Trainer on the endgames


Eddy on opening play


Coach Olivia watches the students as they find it difficult to give 
her a plan on how to continue with the game


Coach Doris introducing the principles of opening play 


Collin Madhavan (left) and Genkeswaran (right)


Alexander (standing) being trained on chess memory


Hao Ming (standing) being trained on memory and sequencing


Coach Doris explaining to the young ones about notation


With a little smile, trainer Eddy gives a little hint on how to answer his question 


Coach Kumaressan 


Instructor Mogan explaining about the use of the digital clock


Lunch is served


Yum yum. Lunch was good. 


Both participants in deep thought


Training event underway
 

Darrel Yap watching over the kids in his section


Clement and Tea


Ethan and Ken busy setting up the position
   

Coach Olivia (left) stressing a point


Top candidates of the Beginners section 
(theory plus play)


Top candidates of the Higher Intermediate training category
(theory plus play)


Top candidates of the Lower Intermediate L1


Top candidates of the Lower Intermediate L2 training category
(theory plus play)

                 

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Chess lessons in Endah Parade, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

Day & Time: Saturday mornings from 10 to 11.30am.

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: 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: In Cheras, 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

#247
         
Black to play and win

#248

White to checkmate Black in 5 moves

Solution:   
  
  
  
  
      
   
    

 

  
     

  

1... Qb3 0 - 1 Karkajin - Esipenko, 2017 (2. bxc3 Qxc3+ 3. Bb2 Bxb2+ 4. Rxb2 Qc1+ 5. Rb1 Nc2+ 6. Qxc2 Qxc2 -+)

 Solution:              
    
      
       
   

  
                  

 

 

   
  

     
1. Bg5 Kg5 2. R1h6 Nh6 3. Qd2 Kf6
4. Qh6 Ke7 5. Qe6 checkmate 1-0
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