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Chess Tournaments
August to December 2016
 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
12 September   
Secrets of Rook Endgame 
(chess training)
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
  
   
Click to download form

Fee will be discounted if the participant signs up for both the 12 & 13 Sep events. 
  
   
  Limited places
   

13 September  
Attacking Chess 
(chess training)
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
  
    
Click to download form  

Fee will be discounted if the participant signs up for both the 12 & 13 Sep events. 

   
  Limited places
  

  
12 & 13 
September
  
  
Beginners Holiday Chess Camp  
(chess training)
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
  
Click to download form 
 
    Limited places
28 August   
Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng 
Chess Championship 2016 
6th leg in Ipoh
(National Rated)
(Ipoh, Perak)
 
Click to download form. 
  
9 to 18   September
  
  
Malaysian Chess Festival
(Fide Rated events +
National rated events) 
(Kuala Lumpur)
  
   
Click to download form. 

     
    
9 October  
    
    
2nd Klang Valley Masters 2016
Organised by KL Teachers 
(National rated event) 
(Kuala Lumpur)
    
    
  
Click to download form. 
  
  
29 & 30 November 
  
  
20th Kids for Chess Camp 
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
   
More details soon
  
5 to 10 
December 
   
 

Penang Open 2016
Fide Rated event
(Penang)
  

Click to download form. 
10 & 11 
December 
  
Penang Chess League 2016
National
Rated event
(Penang)
  
Click to download form. 
  
19 to 22 
December 
  
    
Singapore National Age Group 2016
FIDE
Rated event
(Singapore)
 
    
  
More details soon
  

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Random photos 

June 2016 Chess Camp 


Fide Instructor Olivia at the Chess Camp. 
Who is the boy with the mask? 
(Photo credit: Vince Le)

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Cheras Scholastic  Chess Finals 2016
  


Last board to finish
(Photo credit: Vince Le)

                

The Eternal Gambiteer

Frank James Marshall 
(10 August 1877 – 9 November 1944)

Frank James Marshall was the U.S. Chess Champion from 1909–1936, and was one of the world's strongest chess players in the early part of the 20th century. His memorable playing style was characterized by brilliant sacrifices and his legendary penchant for saving a lost position by an unexpected tactical twist. 

       'Marshall had a very simple recipe for playing the openings. He either 
selected a gambit to begin with or else he played an orthodox opening and 
turned it into a gambit.' 

   -    Fred Reinfeld in Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the Chess Masters. 

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Frank James Marshall - Amos Burn, 1905

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb4 
7. Kf1 ......... 

       That's Marshall for you. 
         Better was 7.Bd2 Nxe4 8.Bxb4 Nxb4 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Qb3+ d5 11.Qxb4

7 ........ Ne4 8. d5 Ne7 9. Qd4 Nf6 10. Bg5 Ng6 11. Nbd2 h6 
12. Re1 Kf8 13. Bd3 Be7? 14. Bg6 hxg5 

        If 14...fxg6 15.Ne5 Kg8 16.Nxg6 Bf8 17.Bh4 
          Better was 14 ..... d6

15. Ne5 ....... 

        'I saw the move in a flash!' - Marshall

15 ........ fxg6 16. Ng6 Kf7 17. Re7 Kg6 18. Qd3 Kh6 
19. h4! g4 20. h5!! Nh5 21. Qf5 g6 22. Qf4 .....

        Also possible is 22.Rxh5+ gxh5 23.Qf6 checkmate

22 ....... g5 23. Qf6 checkmate 1–0

Classic Game Classic Game Classic Game Classic Game  
                 

19th Kids for Chess Camp 
(1 & 2 June)
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)

   

  The 19th Kids for Chess Camp 2016 took place on 1 & 2 June at the International Youth Centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Almost 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 & Candidate Master Collin Madhavan who was capably assisted by Fide Trainer Jimmy Liew, Fide Instructor Olivia Madhavan, Fide Instructor Jax Tham, 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.   

     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 some of the photos that were taken at the Kids for Chess Camp. 


Our team of coaches 


Participation: Children are encouraged to participate in the training.  


Fide Trainer & International Master Jimmy Liew 
speaking to participants in the Junior Masters section.


Collin (left) testing Mickie on one of her opening lines.

 
Doris Wong (next to the demo board) explaining how important the King is 
in the endgame. Standing on the right is instructor Mr Krshna. 


FIDE Trainer Collin Madhavan discussing with the Junior Masters 
some of the difficulties that they face in their game. 


Theory: Always learning something new at the chess camps. 


Theory: And more theory 


Analysing: working out lines with FT Liew. 


Fun and friendship: Making new chess friends at the camp


Happy: Chee Pang has time to smile to the cameraman! 


Training tournament: For all levels


Cheeky: Sebastian (left) 


Bon Voyage: So long Sofia and Sebastian. 
Will miss you both when you return to Barcelona. 


Sister and brother


Involved: Waiting for the next position to be setup


Training tournament: It's tense


Fide National Instructor Kumaressan (right) explaining 
to the Beginners section. FT Liew looks on.


Making time: Michelle making time to explain to this newcomer. 


Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L2) category. 


Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L2) category. 


Winners of the Higher Intermediate section. 


Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L1) category. 


Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L1) category. 


Winners of the Beginners category. 


The Junior Masters category with FT Collin (left), 
Eddy Kwan (2nd from the left) and FT Jimmy Liew (right) 


Selfie: There's always time for a selfie! 

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Cheras Scholastic Chess Finals 2016
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(National rated event) 
31 July 2016


All set for the Cheras Scholastic Finals  


Another view of the venue


Top board in the Under-15 Open section. 


Opponents at the board, Friends away from it!! 


Sibling Power!! Emir (left) won the under-20 Boys category 
while Ellie (right) won the Girls Under-20 section. 

More photos soon

Under - 20 Open (Mix) category 
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Under - 15 Open (Mix) category 
Click for results  

   

Under - 12 Boys category 
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Under - 12 Girls category 
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Under - 9 Boys category 
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Under - 9 Girls category 
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Chess lessons in Endah Parade, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

Day & Time: Saturday mornings

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: Children from 6 years of age to adults.

Who should join: Anyone who is interested to play Chess either for fun or to become a 
                         strong player. 

Area: In Cheras, 56100 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

#213
   
White to checkmate Black in 3 moves

#214
   
White to checkmate Black in 3 moves

Solution:   
 
  
 
 


 
 
    
 
  

 

 
 

 

1. Qf5 Kd4 2. Be3 Ke3 3. Qf2 checkmate
  
Solution:              
  
    
       
 

 

 


                

 

 

 
1. g4 Kg6 2. Qe8 Kg5 3. Qh5 checkmate 

 

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