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Chess Tournaments/Matches
(July to December 2014) 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
12 July     
Methodist Boys School Chess Open 2014
(National rated)
(Kuala Lumpur)  
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23 August   

3rd The Summit Chess Competition
(USJ, Selangor)  



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13 to 21 

Malaysian Chess Festival 2014
11th IGB Dato’ Arthur Tan International Open Chess Championship

5th KLK Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng International Seniors Open Chess Championship 

9th AmBank Malaysia Chess Challenge

5th Swensen’s Age Group Championship

34th ASTRO Merdeka Team Chess Championship

(Fide and National rated)
(Kuala Lumpur)   
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30 Sep to  
6 Oct  
 Hong Kong International Open Chess 
Championship 2014  
(FIDE rated)
(Hong Kong) 
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1 to 6  December   

1st Johor International Chess Open 2014
(FIDE rated)
(Johor Bahru)


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Random photos 

Asean+ Age Group Chess 
Championships in Macau 

Cheras Chess Academy congratulates Lik Zang on winning a bronze medal
 in under-12 individual Blitz event, a silver in the under-12 team Blitz 
event and the Gold medal in the under-12 team Rapid event. 

Cheras Chess Academy also congratulates Liew Ken Yew (seated) on his 
two bronze medals and  Chew Wen Da on his bronze medal. 

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Hong Kong Chess

Brothers Kwong: Chess anyone? 

Joey seems to be saying that Brandon is in danger if 
he plays chess without a helmet!  

Joey (left) shows me how to play safe chess .... with a helmet!! 

Students of Cheras Chess Academy Hong Kong getting ready before 
round one of the ActiveKids tournament on 14 June.  

KJS win second spot in the team event. Congrats kids. 


6th SJKC Jalan Davidson Youth Open
(Cheras Chess Academy)

Registrations for the 
Open are now closed. 

Please click here to view the 
latest list of players. 
As at 21 June 2014 


15th Kids for Chess Camp 
29 & 30 May 2014
Cheras Chess Academy
(Collin Madhavan)
(Kuala Lumpur)  

A few photos from the Chess Camp. More to follow soon. 



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15th ASEAN+ Age-Group 
Chess Championships 2014

The playing hall at the Conrad Cotai

Fountains in the Sands complex. 

Another attraction at the Sands. 

One for the album. With KK Chan (right) 

The Venetian at night

Visiting old Macau

Epic photo. (I did not take this, wish I had.)

The bashful Master Lye. All ready for 9 days of chess action. 

Making friends. Cyrus Nisban (Spore) meets James (Hong Kong) 
and Lik Zang (Malaysia) 

Ernest (Hong Kong) at the official dinner hosted by the Macau organisers. 

Little Ooi sandwiched between KK Chan (right) and me. 

And another one with KK Chan (right) 

Arbiters planning for the Blitz competition 

Sheung Wan (Hong Kong) Macau Ferry Terminal. There's already 
a big crowd waiting at 6.30am for the first Water Jet to Taipa Island Macau.  

The new look. James had some slight eye infection. 

KK Chan (left) with the legendary Grandmaster Utut Adianto from Indonesia.  

Harold (Hong Kong) all ready to start his next game. 

Ooi is all smiles and raring to go. 

A section of the players. 

Zi Yue (left) playing against James (Hong Kong). 
Looking on is Dinesh (behind Zi Yue) from Malaysia. 

Steven Kong (right). Though residing in Hong Kong, 
Steven is registered under Australia. 

Lik Zang at the Blitz event. 

Ken Yew (seated) seems relaxed while IA Ang Keung (New Zealand) 
looks ever vigilant and ready to take action against any rule breakers. (-:
Way to go Keung!!! 

Wen Da (right) plays Wei Bin from Malaysia.

From left to right: Ming Xian, Subra and Dilwen. 

Part of the Malaysian contingent

KK Chan (left) and IA Hamid Majid

IA Keung (New Zealand) and IA Wang (China) 

Keung (right) and me

Ignatius Leong singing 'My Way'. 

Chief Arbiter Jackson Li.

Chief Arbiter Jackson Li (left) singing a duet with 
FIDE secretary, Ignatius Leong.  

Grandmaster Utut Adianto (left), Grandmaster Zhang Zhong (right) 
and me in the middle. 

Red card or yellow card? 
The Arbiters group photo. 

During the closing ceremony, these lovely ladies 
enchanted us with their soothing music. 

Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov, giving a short 
speech before proceeding to give medals to the rest of the winners.  

We are one family!


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Malaysian National Chess Ratings 
as at 1 April 2014

To check on your latest Malaysian Chess ratings, please click on the link below. 

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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 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
We are currently looking for an ideal place. 
Any suggestions, please email us at

Day & Time: Saturday mornings.

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 3 moves.    


White to checkmate Black in 3 moves. 




 1. Qh4 Kxh4 2. Rxh7 Kg5 3. h4#





1. Qxh6 gxh6 2. Be5 Kh7 3. Bg6#

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