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Chess Tournaments (February to May 2010) 

Date    
   
Tournament  
   
Download Form  
  
15 to 17 Feb    
   
  
Malaysia-Singapore Friendly Match 
(Kuala Lumpur)   
  

By invitation only 
(See below)  
   

Thursdays -  begins 18 Feb 
   
      

Insofar Open Tournament 2010   
(Kuala Lumpur) 
(FIDE rated) 
  

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the form   

   
    
21 Feb 
 
     
   
  
UTP Open Chess
(Perak)   
    
  
For further datails contact: 
Hussein:017 6410 194, 
Faisal 017 393 4291, 
Qistina 019 260 2094  
  
21 Feb 
    
  
Pearl Point Agegroup Chess   
Tournament (February) 2010  

   
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Feb 26 to 
Mar 02, 
  
Malaysian Women Masters 2010
(Kuala Lumpur)  
    
   By invitation only 
  (more details later)  
      
14 to 16   March   
 
     
National Age-Group Championship 2010
(Penang) 
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the form  
  
  
21 March  
  
   
1st Stonemaster Amateur Special Edition 
(Kuala Lumpur)   
   
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the form  
  
 
21 March  
  
 
Union Chess Open 2010
(Penang) 
  
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the form   
  
     
   

 

 
28 March   
  
  
  
14th Bandaraya Chessmaster Johor Open Chess Championship 
(Johor)

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the form  
 
  
   
14 to 20 April 
   
  
Bangkok Open 2010 
Challengers Tournament 2010
(FIDE rated)  
  
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the form 
  
    
   
13 to 15 April     
  
MSSPP Individual    
(Penang)    
 
20 to 21 April 
    
    
 MSSPP Team  
(Penang)    
  
 
9 to 19 May  
       
 
 
Commonwealth Chess 2010
(India) 
(FIDE rated) 
  
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the form 
    
     
    
29 April to 
May 2   
   
 
Selangor Open 2010
(Kuala Lumpur) 
(FIDE rated) 
 
Details soon.  
   
   
  

Happy Chinese New Year!

   

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Malaysia-Singapore Match 2010

           This year’s Singapore – Malaysia Match shall take place from 15th February to 17th February 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The playing venue is the Standford Hotel, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur. The selection of the Malaysian players is being done by the Malaysian Chess Federation. The Programme for the match is as follows -

16 February 2010 (Tuesday) 10:00 – 14:00 hrs Classical Match 1 (90min+30sec)
16 February 2010 (Tuesday) 16:00 – 20:00 hrs Classical Match 2 (90min+30sec)
17 February 2010 (Wednesday)  09:30 – 10:40 hrs Rapid Match 1 (25min +10 Sec)
17 February 2010 (Wednesday) 11:00 – 12:10 hrs Rapid Match 2 (25min +10 Sec)
17 February 2010 (Wednesday) 12:30 hrs Closing lunch/Prize Giving

                           

DATCC Seniors Chess Tournament 2009

Abdul Shukor Mustafa wins the inaugural DATCC Seniors Chess Tournament that was held in May 2009. Shukor finished with 5½ points, half point ahead of second placed Lim Kian Hwa and third placed KK Chan. The final results of the tournament are as follows:

Rank  Name                                   Pts  BH.
  
1    Abdul Shukor Mustafa (63/60)  5½   23 
  
2    Lim Kian Hwa (55/45)             5      28½
  
3    Chan Kwai Keong (55/45)        5      27 
  
4     Bernard Ng (63/60)               4½    28 
  
5     Eddy Kwan (63/60)                    27 
  
6     S P Low (63/60)                    4½    25 
  
7     Tan Vooi Giap (53/45)             4     25 
  
8     Lam Hoong Cheong (64/60)        22½
  
9     Chan Mun Fye (60/60)             3½   21½
 
10    Lim Chong (55/45)                  3½   21 
 
11    Khor Bean Hwa (56/45)            3    31 
 
12    Dato' Tan Chin Nam (83/90)      3   19½
 
13    Hj Salim Maarof (75/65)              21½
 
14    Abu Mansor Bashir (68/50)         2   21 
 
15    Ng Thiam Hock (75/75)              1   26½
 
16    Ibrahim Bakar (59/45)                1  24 

* Brackets after the name show the age of the participant followed by the time given for each game.


Hj Salim Maarof (75 years 'young')


Abdul Shukor Mustafa, the winner!!


Hj Salim Maarof versus KK Chan (back to the camera)


KK Chan and Dato' Tan Chin Nam


Kian Hwa from Sarawak and Bean Hwa from Penang


KK Chan returned from Hong Kong to play in this tournament.


Lim Chong from Bernama.


Abu Mansor


Chan Mun Fye, 1973 Malaysian Chess Champion.


Ng Thiam Hock


SP Low and Eddy Kwan


Dato' Tan Chin Nam, the 'youngest' participant at 83!


Ibrahim Bakar

Friendly games

Youth versus Experience  
  

Friendly games that were going on in the DATCC office. Former National 
Champion FM Christie Hon (right) playing against Olivia Madhavan. 
IA Hamid Majid seen playing in the background. 

                            

Chess sessions in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Day & Time: Sunday from 3.15 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 3 years. 

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

Enquiries:  Please call/sms Collin at  016-2123578, or email us.  

Chess Puzzles

#77

White to play and win.    

#78
 
White to play and win. 

Solution:   

 

    
          

1.Bd6! Qe3 2.Be5 Qe5 3.Nf7 wins {1...Qg7 2.Be5 a4 3.Bg7 Kg7 4.Nf5 Kf6 5.Ne3 a3 6.Nd5+ Ke5 7.Nc3}

Solution:            

          
    
    

  

1.Ra4! Qxa4 2.Rh3 wins: if 1...Qc8 2.Rh3 Qh3 3.Ra3 wins
 

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