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Chess Tournaments
(December 2015 to January 2016) 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
14 to 19 
Johor Open
(FIDE & National rated event)
(Johore Bahru)

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Register online  

20 December
21 December
22 December
23 December

         4 Rapid tournaments 
                  in 4 days

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the details  
2016 Chess  
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17 Jan 2016       
2nd Cheras Juniors January 
Age Group 2016 
(FIDE rated - under-20 Open) 
(National rated - Under-12 Girls & Boys) 
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
Details to be  
announced later 
21 to 26 
Jan 2016
20th GACC International Inter-varsity
Chess Championship 2016 
(FIDE rated)
(Kuala Lumpur)
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Click for rules (Malaysians)
Click for registration form (Malaysians)
Click for invitation letter
22 to 24 
Jan 2016

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24 Jan 2016   
(National rated event) 
(Kuala Lumpur)
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23, 24, 30, 31
January 2016
  (4 days)
1st Shah Alam Classical 
FIDE Rated 2016
(FIDE rated)
(Shah Alam, Selangor)
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31 Jan 2016
7th Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng,  
Perak Grand Prix Chess  Championship KLK 
(National rated event) 
(Sungei Siput, Perak)
Venue : SMK Shing Chung, 31100 Sungai Siput Utara Perak.  
More details to be  
announced later 

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News & photos 

Chess Champ goes 
to Singapore!! 

    With the help and support from family, friends, the chess community and many kind people, Ahmad Nazmi made the trip to Singapore to represent the Malaysian Paralympic Chess team at the 8th Asean Para Games. Ahmad Nazmi and his family would like to thank the following: Children's Wish Society of Malaysia, See Swee Sie, Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia, Ung Su Ling, Eshwant Singh, Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan, Bob Yap, Evelyn Ho, Susan Quat, Richard Cheng, Vince Le, Tan Keigan, Chong Bok Siong, Chong Bok Siang, Phileas Mah, Aadarsh Ramanathan, Emir Rusyaidi, Yee Jian Yang, Leong Qing Ling, Rusyaidi, Suhairi Hussein, Hairulov, the teachers and students of Sekolah Menengah Desa Perdana and many other individuals who wish to remain anonymous. Terima Kasih.   

The donation from Children's Wish Society of Malaysia. 

Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia made a cash donation 
plus T-shirts and badges. 

The donation from Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan

A few photos of Nazmi at the 8th Para Games in Singapore. 

N.B.: Ahmad Nazmi suffers from a genetic disorder known as Type II Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Spinal muscular atrophy manifests in various degrees of severity, which include progressive muscle wasting and mobility impairment. At age seven, Nazmi lost his ability to walk and has since been in a wheelchair. He lost his elder sister to this same disorder a few years ago.

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Birthday boys! 


Nazmi celebrates his 16th birthday with his teammates from the Academy. 

While Lee Yib Yi celebrated his 14th birthday with his opponents! 
It was the first day of the 2nd Cheras Challengers Chess Tournament . 
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The Polgar sisters? 
No, it's the Martin sisters from Sungei Siput

The 4 lovely daughters of Cikgu Abu Bakar Martin from Sungei Siput, Perak. 
It was great having you at the Chess Camp. 

18th Kids for Chess Camp 
1& 2 December 2015
Cheras Chess Academy
(Collin Madhavan FT)
(Kuala Lumpur)  

   The 18th Kids for Chess Camp 2015 has come and gone. But for many, the 2 days  was not enough, they wanted more Chess. One boy came up to me and wished that the Chess Camp would never end. He summed it up best by saying, "This Chess School is better than normal school."  Ha. 

   Yes, I must say that the coaches played a major part in the Camp. Apart from being good and qualified, the coaches were 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), 10 coaches and 114 participants!! All participants received their chess notes and certificate of participation. Apart from theory in the opening, middlegame 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. 

Kai Xin (right) all ready to play against Dzulhilmy

FIDE Instructor Olivia Madhavan

Roshan (left) and Eaxon 

 Checkmate!! Good one boys. 

Collin (right) speaking on 'Fighting Chess'!! 

Coach Genkes ready to correct the technique of the participants.
In the middle is Wei Na. 

Special training games for the Junior Masters. Veteran player Jax Tham Tick Hong
did a good job by playing specially prepared lines against the participants. 

"No, no, I'm not crying. I'm just very emotional over such 
a beautiful game. It's my own Mona Lisa of Chess!!"  
Well done Chee Pang. 

Seth had a good time at the camp. 

Wide-eyed Shi Xuan (left) and Preteeb

FIDE Trainer Collin Madhavan explaining to the 
Junior Masters the foundation of higher chess. 

FIDE Trainer Collin Madhavan

FIDE Instructor Olivia Madhavan

FIDE Instructor Jax Tham Tick Hong

FIDE National Instructor Genkes

Instructor Karen Kwan

Chess trainer Eddy Kwan 

FIDE National Instructor Doris Wong

Instructor Michelle

FIDE National Instructor Kumaressan

FIDE National Instructor Bob Yap

Michelle (left) and Doris 

Chee Pang (left) with Ying Hui. 

Yu Heng (left) and Jun Wei (right) 

Helping to arrange the pieces on the demo board

Coaches having an extra quick lunch

Daren (middle) studies the position on the board. 


Imran Syafiq (right) from Terengganu

Cher Yee (foreground) is very focused on the analysis 
while Bok Siong (on the other table) has a BIG smile for cameraman!! 

And now it's Bok Siang's (left) turn. 

Yum yum! 

Grace and Hao Ming

Hello Amanda (standing) 

Serious work

More theory for the Higher Intermediate

Training tournament (beginners) 

 Lower Intermediate (L2) 

Hello Jia En

Lower Intermediate (L1) 

Winners of the training tournament (Higher Intermediate) 
with coaches Olivia, Tick Hong & Collin 

Winners of the training tournament (Lower Intermediate L1) 
with coaches Doris & Karen

Winners of the training tournament (Lower Intermediate L2) 
with coaches Eddy Kwan & Genkes 

Junior Masters section
with coaches Tick Hong & Collin 

Winners of the training tournament (Beginners) 
with coach Bob and instructors Michelle and Kumaressan

The 4 lovely daughters of Cikgu Abu Bakar Martin from Sungei Siput, Perak. 
It was great having you at the Chess Camp. 

2 days after the Camp, lunch with some of the coaches. 
KK Chan was the guest of honour.  


(A)   5th Cheras Rating Chess Tournament 2015

(B)   2nd Cheras Challengers Chess Tournament 2015
                   (Organised by Cheras  Chess Academy)
                        (24 to 26 November 2015)
                        (FIDE rated)(Kuala Lumpur) 

Ninjas in Kuala Lumpur? Don't worry, it's only Mohd Sameer (left) playing against
 Jian Yang, the eventual winner at the 5th Cheras Rating Chess Tournament 2015. 

Kian Hwa (left) playing against Ying Hui. Olivia assisting at the event. 

Deputy Chief Arbiter Jax Tham Tick Hong (left) keying in the results. 
Watching over the work is Chief Arbiter Collin (right) 

Participants at the 5th Cheras Rating Chess Tournament 2015.

Participants at the 2nd Cheras Challengers Chess Tournament 2015

Little Bok Siong thinking hard.

International Arbiter KK Chan visits the tournament

Yee Jian Yang (second from left) wins the 5th Cheras Rating Chess Tournament 2015. 
Second was Liew Ken Yew (right) and third was Lim Kian Hwa. 

Coach Genkeswaran Muniyan won the 2nd Cheras Challengers Chess 
Tournament 2015 while Lee Yib Yi emerged second. 

For full results, click the link below:

2nd Cheras Challengers Chess Tournament 2015

5th Cheras Rating Chess Tournament 2015


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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 9 years. 

Area: In Cheras, Kuala Lumpur (near Cheras Leisure Mall). 

Enquiries:  Please whatsapps or sms us at  016-2123578, or send an to


Chess Puzzles

 Black to play and win

 White to play and win





1…Rc1 2. Rc1 Qd5 0-1 
                 (2. Bc1 Qb1#)






1. Bh6 Kh6 2. Nf7 Kg7 3. Nd8 1-0 
          (1… Kh8 2. Nf7#)

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