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Chess Tournaments (April to June 2010) 

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24 March   
3rd DATCC KL Open Chess League Team Championship 2010
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the form   
6 to 12 April    
3rd KL Open Chess Championship 
(Kuala Lumpur) 
(FIDE rated)    
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the form  
11 April   
Cochrane Chess Championships 
Kuala Lumpur) 
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the form  
14 to 20 April 
Bangkok Open 2010 
Challengers Tournament 2010
(FIDE rated)  
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the form 
17 April  
KL Chess Festival 
Training with GM Sadali Iludashov 
(Kuala Lumpur)   

Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Fee: RM 150 per player
For further enquiries, pls contact : 
En Suhairi Hussin: 012 – 3631591 (
9 to 19 May  
Commonwealth Chess 2010
(FIDE rated) 
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29 April to 
May 2   
Selangor Open 2010
(Kuala Lumpur) 
(FIDE rated) 
Details soon.  
4 to 13 June  
11th ASEAN Age Group Championships
(Subic, Philippines) 
(FIDE rated)  
Details soon. Through the  National Federation. 


Cheras Challengers Chess Tournament 2010
March 17 to 20
(Fide rated)

             Norazman Ismail wins Cheras Challengers Chess Tournament. Playing consistently throughout this Swiss tournament, Norazman scored six and a half points with the draw coming from his game against Md. Jaynul Abedin, the top seed of the tournament. 

Norazman Ismail wins the Cheras Chess Challengers 2010.

Mat Zaki Yeop wins the Elo rating 1551 to 1750 category.

Nor Izzudin Afandi Norazman  wins the the unrated & Elo rating below 1551 category.
(Izzudin is also
Norazman Ismail's son.)

     The tournament was organised by Cheras Chess Academy and assisted by Percawi, MSSWP and Insofar Chess Academy, while Cheras Chess Academy and Insofar Chess Academy were the main sponsors for the tournament. 

The winners of the respective categories are as follows: 

  Category Elo rating 1751 to 1950
1 Norazman Ismail 
2 Md. Jaynul Abedin 
3 Francois Wolfaardt 
4 Olivia Madhavan

  Category Elo rating 1551 to 1750
1 Mat Zaki Yeop 
2 Nithya Sivanesan
3 Paul Parimanam 
4 Haslindah Ruslan

  Category unrated & Elo rating below 1551
1 Nor Izzudin Afandi Norazman 
2 Chong Kwai Kun
3 Jayamurthey Pavitranayagi

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and photos



Malaysia-Singapore Match 2010
(15th February to 17th February 2010)

Singapore beat Malaysia 76.5 to 76.5 in this annual match. Singapore wins the Dato’ Tan Kim Yeow Trophy for the 10th time! 




Round 1 (classical)



Round 2 (classical)



Round 3 (rapid)



Round 4 (rapid)






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KL Chess Festival Rapid
14 March

List of winners 
1. Tan Wei Hao 
2. Jax Tham Tick Hong
3. Abdul Shukor Arajah
4. Yat Guo Jie U20
5. Mohamed Ismail
6. Mohd Fadli Zakaria
7. Andrew Ooi
8. Akbar Ramin Abdullah
9. Ismail Hassim
10.Sahir Sarifdin

Best U12
Nurul Aina Rohizan 

Best U20
Abdullah Salleh 

Best Unrated Player
Andrew Yap

Best U1300
Lim Jun Hong U12

Best U1600
Tharoun Sharma Ravindran U20

Best Teacher
Rohizan Mohd Ali

Best Veteran
Iskandar Rashid



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


White to play and win.    

White to play and win. 




1. Qe6  Nbd7 2. Qe8 Nxe8 3. Rxe8 #




1.Re8 Kg7 2.Rxf8 Kxf8 3.Qxf6 Ke8 4.Bf7+ Kd7 5.Qe6+ Kd8 6.Qe8#
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