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Chess Tournaments (April to June 2013) 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
26th Apr to 
1st May 

Selangor Open 2013
Kuala Lumpur
(FIDE rated)
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25 May 2013
Gula Perlis Open Chess Challenge 2013 
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27 & 28 May


13th Kids for Chess Camp 
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5 to 14 June


14th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championships Chiang Mai, Thailand


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14 June  
(Kuala Lumpur)
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22 & 23 June   
( Kuala Lumpur)
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30 June 
5th SJKC Jalan Davidson Youth Open
(Kuala Lumpur)
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9 to 16 August

10th IGB Dato’ Arthur Tan International Open Chess Championship 2013
4th KLK Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng International Seniors Open Chess Championship 2013

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13 August
4th Swensen’s Age Group Championship
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17 & 18 August
33rd ASTRO Merdeka Team Chess Championship
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Random Chess photos

Taking a break after a another day of intensive chess training. 
Back row (from left): Julian, Ken Yew, Wan Lin, Ian Parr, Brian and Joshua Teo.
Front row (from left): Ying Hui, Shu Jie, Joo Hui and Olivia

Enjoying a game of chess in Benares India   

The Statue of Bruce Lee. I managed 
to visit my idol's statue in Hong Kong. 


Remembering Fide Master Chia Chee Seng  
(1955 to 2013)

So long friend. You made a difference. 

Chee Seng (right) with IM Rico Mascarinas (Philippines)

" It is with great sadness that the SCF announces the passing of 
IA/FM/NI Chia Chee Seng on Saturday, 30 March at the age of 58. 
Chia was an extremely strong player and for many years a fixture on the 
local competitive circuit (winning several brilliancy awards for his games 
in the late 1970s). He was awarded the FM title and by mid-1983 he was 
playing in IM events in Southeast Asia, regularly defeating 
strong IMs in the process." 
Excerpt from the Singapore Chess Federation website.

    I first met Chee Seng at the 1980 Selangor Open where he, Larry Parr and I were tied for second place. Later that year, I played against Chee Seng at the blitz tournament that was held at the end of the Penang Open. He played the Grob's Attack as White, and yes, I grabbed the g4 pawn and suffered a quick loss. Ha!

     And the last time I met Chee Seng was a few years ago at the Singapore Open where we both served at arbiters. He was his quiet usual self but still had his sense of humour. I remember at one stage he told me had to leave the playing hall and head to the smokers' corner where he needed to 'clear his lungs'. Ha! 

   Finally, a few words from his childhood friend. 

   "Ignatius Leong writes: I have known Chia for 42 years, since our schooldays
 at Queenstown Secondary Technical School. He was one year my senior. 
He loved Chess so much that he would catch me everyday after school to 
have blitz games. Within a couple of years, his playing strength surpassed 
me. Coming from a poor family, he would borrow chess books from the National 
Library and hand copy all the games that he could get hold on; including all 
games from the numerous volumes of Chess Informator. He made an IM norm 
and played in the Olympiads of 1982 (5.5 of 12 games) and 1984 (4 of 8). 
He was one player many feared as he rarely accepted draws. As a player, 
he was always  punctual, gave 100% focus on every game he played and 
displayed great sportsmanship. He will be sadly missed by those have 
known him for years."
Excerpt from the Singapore Chess Federation website.


Hong Kong Easter 
Chess Clinic
(29 & 30 March)

All winners at the HK Easter Chess Clinic. 

In deep thought.


Cross Straits Four Chess Tournament in Shenzhen, China 

In U10, James Kwong ended on the 11th place, earning an Award of Honour with 7.5 points and by himself as one-man-team he also managed with these 7.5 points to get 3rd prize for best team! Well done, James.


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 SS2, Petaling Jaya

Day & Time: Saturday from 12.30 to 1.30 pm.

Age: Children from 5 years of age to 16.

Area: In SS2, Petaling Jaya. 

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

Chess Puzzles

White to play and win   


White to play and win   




1.g4+! Kxg4 2.Rg3+ Kh5 3.Rh3+ Kg4 4.Rfxh6 Rb4 5.Ke5 1–0 Beliavsky - Adams 1990 




1.Qxf6 Rxf6 2.Rgxg7+ Kh8 3.Rxh7+ Kg8 4.Reg7+ Kf8 5.Nd7+ Ke8 6.Nxf6+ 1–0 Jansa - Tisdall 1987

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