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Chess Tournaments
July to December 2017
 

Date      

Tournament     

Download Form   
29 August

    
Understanding Pawn
Endgames

(chess training for 
Intermediate level)
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
    

Click to download form


   
  Limited places

 

30 August

  
Traps, Sacrifices & Gambits 

(chess training for 
Intermediate level)
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
   

Click to download form

    
   
  Limited places

29 & 30
August

    
Beginners Holiday 
Chess Camp 
(chess training)
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
  

Click to download form

   
   
  Limited places

         
23 July

   
2nd KL Juniors 2017
(Kuala Lumpur)
Organised by KL Teachers (Cikgu Suhairi)
   

Click to download form. 
23 July

        
Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng 
Chess Championship 2017 
(Ipoh, Perak)
Organised by PICA
        

Click to download form. 
22 July

  
12th
MBSSKL CHESS 
OPEN TOURNAMENT 
(Kuala Lumpur)
      

  
Rules and regulations

  
Prospectus  
 
Click for Online registration

   

20 to 30 July

  
13th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2017
(FIDE rated event) 
(Panjin, Liaoning, China)
  

Click to download form. 
30 July

     
PakGam Chess Open 2017
(Kapar, Selangor) 
Organised by CM Fadli (Cerdik Catur)
    

Register online here
9 September

    
 6th Kejohanan Catur Piala YDP MPSJ 
(Kuala Lumpur) 
Organised by CM Fadli (Cerdik Catur)
   
      

Register online here
November
(end)

 
7th Cheras Rating Chess 
Tournament 2017
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
Fide Rated event
(Kuala Lumpur)
 


12-player Round 
Robin tournament.  
The event is 
by invitation only. 

Details to be 
announced later
  
November
(end)

 

  
   4th Cheras Challengers 
Chess Tournament 2017
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
Fide Rated event
(Kuala Lumpur)
  

  
12-player Round 
Robin tournament.  
The event is 
by invitation only. 
  

Details to be 
announced later
  
5 & 6
December

  
  
22nd Kids for Chess Camp 
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
  

Details to be 
announced later
  
4 to 9 
December
  

  
Penang Open 2017
Fide Rated event
(Penang)
  

Details to be 
announced later

23 to 27 
December  

  
Jolimark (HK) International Open Chess Championship 2017
 
Fide Rated event
(Hong Kong)
  

      
Details to be 
announced later

      

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

       

 

Arbiter's Log 
(Understanding the Laws of Chess)
  
   The Laws of Chess are being changed (refined/modified) every two 
years or so. And of course, there is genuinely some confusion of what's 
correct and the  latest. With every website update, I will highlight a 
case or two that needs to be understood in tournament play. 

Case #2. Pawn Promotion

    A boy promoted a pawn and picked up a queen. But before he placed it onto the promotion square, he realised that it would be a mistake. So he then chose a knight instead, placed it on the square and pressed the clock.
    His opponent objected and the arbiter agreed that the touch-move rule applied. Is the decision of the arbiter correct? 

Solution: 
FIDE handbook reference: 
Article
4.4.4 promotes a pawn, the choice of the piece is finalised when the piece has touched the square of promotion.

   In our case, though the boy had earlier picked up a queen, he did not place the queen on the promotion square. He changed his mind and placed yet another piece on the promotion square. 
    Therefore, the arbiter's decision was wrong because the choice of piece was only finalised when the piece touched the square of promotion.

Case #3. Resignation and Stalemate

It was White's move and he resigned in a stalemate position. However, the 
arbiter overruled the resignation and decided the game was drawn because
of the stalemate. Was the arbiter's decision correct? 

Solution: 
FIDE handbook reference: 
5.2.1 The game is drawn when the player to move has no legal move and his king is not in check. The game is said to end in ‘stalemate’. This immediately ends the game, provided that the move producing the stalemate position was in accordance with Article 3 and Articles 4.2 – 4.7.

    In this present case. with the stalemate is already established, the game is over and is a draw. It is irrelevant that a player resigned after the game was legally finished.

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Chinese Chess!!! Wen Da (left) against Nazmi (right). 


Eye of the Tiger!! Fast improving Guru is deep in thought.  

                 

  21st Kids for Chess Camp 
8 & 9 June 2017
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)

   The 20th Kids for Chess Camp 2017 took place on 8 & 9 June at the International Youth Centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. More than a hundred participants took part in the bi-annual Chess camp which was organised by the Cheras Chess Academy. 

  The Chess camp was headed by Fide Trainer Collin Madhavan FT CM IA who was capably assisted by Fide Instructor Olivia Madhavan, Fide National Instructor Ms Doris Wong, Fide National Instructor Bob Yap, Fide National Instructor Genkeswaran, Fide National Instructor Kumaressan, veteran player/coach Eddy Kwan and a number of very capable chess instructors. The coaches were qualified, children friendly, very responsive to their needs and were very resourceful in finding new ways in teaching theory to the young minds.  


Coach Olivia showing the kids that tactics can look comical too!

     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 where medals were given out the respective winners. 

    Here are more photos from the Chess Camp. 


Erin (left) fightling it out against Kim Cheung


Selangor state player Syafa'a Mawaddah (left) and Keeishoor.


Close supervision: Eddy showing the children the proper handling of the opening


Darren: The picture of concentration. 


Ea Son makes time for the camera. 


The ever shy Bok Siong (right)



Roger 


Higher Intermediate


Syuen (left) and Roger


Soma (right)

 


Zyanne (left) and Roshan beside her.


Kim Cheung (centre) shows older brother Kim Soon (left) 
how it's done while Evan looks on. 


Coach Genkes (left) and Eddy during question time. 


Qing Lin (left) playing against Tisya.  Keeishoor.


Former Selangor state player Maahendar (left)


Participants from the Lower Intermediate (L2) section


Looking sharp kids!!! 


Ze Shan (left) grimaces as he sees his move being corrected 
while Chithraleka is all smiles.


Cheng Chen


Edwin (right) 


Coach Kumaressan explaining about sacrifices


Coach Kumaressan


Participants in the Beginners category


Participants from the Higher Intermediate section


Some personal time with the kids


Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L1) training tournament 


Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L2) training tournament 


Winners of the Higher Intermediate training tournament 


Winners of the Beginners training tournament 
  

                 

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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

#231
      
White to play and win

#232
 
White to play and win

Solution:   
 
  
 
  
      
  
   

 

 
    

 
   

  

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

 
Solution:              
  
     
       
  

 
                 

 

  
 

  
  

  

1 Bxf7 Kxf7 2. Qb3 1 – 0 Garcia – Haase, 1976 [2…. Ke7 3. Qe6 Kd8 4. Rd1 Kc7 5. Be5]

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