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Chess Tournaments/Matches
(December 2013) 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
29 Dec  

14th CAS Fourth Quarter Allegro 
(Chess Association of Selangor)
(Kuala Lumpur)

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17 to 29 Dec



(FIDE rated)
(Al Ain, U.A.E.) 

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17 to 29 Dec



World Youth Chess Championships 2013
(FIDE rated)
(Al Ain, U.A.E.) 


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Academy Chess News and 
an idea for a book.

After famous books like 
Think Like a Grandmaster, 
Train Like a Grandmaster, 
Plan Like a Grandmaster & 
Play Like a Grandmaster, 

I am convinced that I need to publish the one book 
that every chessplayer needs to have by his bedside, 
"Talk Like a Grandmaster"!! 

Yes, a must have for any chessplayer who wants to make a profound impact on 
his opponent before his game and of course, after eventually losing his game. 
Keep your fingers crossed and you may have a book to place beside your 
copy of Simon Webb's Chess for Tigers! 


Off to the World Youth Chess
 Championships in Al Ain, UAE

The Cheras Chess Academy wishes Lik Zang all the best at the coming 
World Youth Championships. He has been preparing for the past few 
months and hopes to do well against the best in the world. The nine-year 
old is playing in the under 10 Open category. Last year, he emerged 
joint 4th in the under-8 open category. 

The Cheras Chess Academy also wishes 8-year old Wong Zi Yue 
who plays in the under-8 Open section. Even though this is the first 
time that he will compete at the World event, the lad promised 
that he would try his best throughout the 11 round event.


Malaysian team wins Bronze medal 
at the SEA Games in Myanmar.

The Cheras Chess Academy congratulates the team for 
winning the Bronze medal in Traditional chess. From left: 
Khugan Ravindran, Mok Khye Zen, Mok Tze Meng and Genkes Muniyan.  

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

Old friends and students meet up at the Haiyan Relief Chess Match in Cheras. 
From left, Olivia, Joshua and Camilia. 


The Haiyan Relief 
Chess Match
(8 December)

From left: Chew Wen Da, Liew Ken Yew, Olivia Madhavan, 
Camilia Johari, Collin Madhavan and Joshua Teo. 

       With the help of TheSun newspapers, Mercy Malaysia, friends and the chess community, the Cheras Chess Academy and Kids for Chess Program managed to raise RM5,770 in donations for victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines. '


My good friends, Goh Ah Kow (left) and Tan Lip Heong.

       The Haiyan Relief Chess Match was a simultaneous chess match where 5 students and Master Collin played more than 70 consecutive chess games against donors and their nominees at the International Youth Centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. The match lasted 3 hours. 

Olivia Madhavan 

The ever smiling Chee Fatt with Xin Tai and Samuel Khor. 

Camilia Johari (standing) facing Jeremy Phuah.

Chew Wen Da (standing) 

Liew Ken Yew (standing) with Low Chee Pang (seated, right)


Collin Madhavan (standing)

Joshua Teo

Camilia Johari

Joshua Teo

Liew Ken Yew





In the background playing (standing from left) are 
Olivia Madhavan (white blouse), Chew Wen Da (red shirt), 
Liew Ken Yew (white shirt) and Camilia Johari (black blouse). 
Photo credits to Daniel Chan of the TheSun newspapers. 

               Thanks for everyone's support. 
                   I believe that we made a small difference.
                 The charity chess match was also mentioned in: 
TheSun newspapers   & 

         Grandmaster Susan Polgar's blog.


14th Kids for Chess Camp 
12 & 13 December 2013
Cheras Chess Academy
(FT Collin Madhavan)

   Two days of chess training and fun, that's what the 14th Kids for Chess Camp 2013 meant to  the participants. With a new venue at the International Youth Centre in Cheras, a carefully structured chess course for all levels of players and a team of experienced chess trainers, the Chess camp had delivered all that it promised it would. 

   Organised by the Cheras Chess Academy and the Kids for Chess Program, the Chess camp was headed by Fide Trainer & Candidate Master Collin Madhavan. He was  assisted by guest trainer  Spanish-born Fide Trainer Alberto Muniz from Hong Kong and a team of very capable and experienced trainers. Below follows a pictorial report of the Chess Camp. More photos will be uploaded soon. 

Alberto (right) and Collin (left) discussing chess ideas 
during one of the tea breaks at the chess camp. 



Notice anything? They were the stripped heroes of the Camp. 

The Ng twins.

The masked beauty. 

Winners of the training tournament (Higher Intermediate) 

Winners of the training tournament (Beginners section). 
Coach Doris Wong (right)

Winners of the training tournament (Lower Intermediate). 
Coach Olivia (right)

Participants from the Aspiring Tournament Player section.
Trainers Alberto and Collin are seated.

Participants from the Higher Intermediate category.
                             More photos soon



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 7 years. 

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

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

Chess lessons in Petaling Jaya
(to be announced soon)

Day & Time: Saturdays from January 2014 onwards.

Age: Children from 5 years of age to 16.

Area: In Petaling Jaya. 

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

Chess Puzzles

             White to checkmate Black in 2 moves.    


White to checkmate Black in 2 moves. 




1. Qg4 Bxg4 2. Bf7#





1. Qxf8 Kxf8 2. e7#

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