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Chess Tournaments
January 2016
 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
17 Jan 2016       
2nd Cheras Juniors January 
Age Group 2016 
(FIDE rated - under-20 Open) 
(National rated - Under-12 Girls & Boys) 
Organised by Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)
     
  
Click to download form. 
       

     
Additional rules 
and regulations 

 
  
21 to 26 
Jan 2016
  
    
20th GACC International Inter-varsity
 
Chess Championship 2016 
(FIDE rated)
(Kuala Lumpur)
  
   
Click for brochure
     

Click for rules (Malaysians)
      
Click for registration form (Malaysians)
 
        
Click for invitation letter
     
22 to 24 
Jan 2016
   
FIDE ARBITERíS SEMINAR 2016
(KUALA LUMPUR)
  

Click to download the details (prospectus)
    
24 Jan 2016   
GACC JUNIOR AGE GROUP CHESS TOURNAMENT 2016
(National rated event) 
(Kuala Lumpur)
  
Click to download form. 
23, 24, 30, 31
January 2016
  (4 days)
   
1st Shah Alam Classical 
FIDE Rated 2016
(FIDE rated)
(Shah Alam, Selangor)
    
Click to download form. 
   
31 Jan 2016
     
      
7th Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng,  
Perak Grand Prix Chess  Championship KLK 
(National rated event) 
(Sungei Siput, Perak)
   
   
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News & photos 

Grandmaster Preparation(!?)


The room of one of our students preparing for tournaments. 
    

And another student learning about King safety!! Yeah. 
Chee Pang took care of his King for a certain period of time to 
learn how to care for his King during his chess games!! Well done!!! 

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Penang Open 2015


Darrel Yap played well at Penang Open 2015 and this year's  
World Youth Championships in Greece. 
(photo courtesy of Penang Chess Association)
  

Yee Jian Yang gave a good account of himself at the Penang Open 2015.
(photo courtesy of Penang Chess Association)


Lee Yib Yi at the Penang Challenger 2015.
(photo courtesy of Penang Chess Association)
  

Chew Wen Da did very well to easily win the 4th Johor Causeway 
Open Rapid event. That's our Wonder (Wen Da) boy! 

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The three Musketeers!! 

From left: Olivia, Ken Yew and Wan Lin. 
     
 
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Is 16-year old Grandmaster Yi Wei  
from China a future world champion?
 

Wei Yi
(Photo credit: www.chessgames.com)
 
  

Many believe that Grandmaster Yi Wei who just turned 16 this year, may one day become World Chess Champion. 

Here are some facts and statistics from www.chessgames.com
  
At 13 years 8 months and 23 days, Yi Wei  became the fourth youngest Grandmaster ever after Sergey Karjakin, Parimarjan Negi and Magnus Carlsen. He is also the youngest player to reach 2600 and the youngest to reach 2700..
  
Wei gained his FM title by winning the World U12 Championship in 2010. He won his IM norms at the Aeroflot Open 2012 B, and at the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012) (a 20-game norm), becoming an IM a few weeks before his 13th birthday. His GM norms came at the World Junior Championship (2012), the 2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012) and at the Reykjavik Open (2013).  

His games have been impressive and he is beating the strongest masters around  with ease. In July this year, Yi Wei beat Cuban Grandmaster Batista in what many have labelled as The Immortal Game of the 21st Century. I have given the game below. Enjoy it! 

Grandmaster Yi Wei (2724) - Grandmaster Lazaro Bruzon Batista (2669), 6th Hainan Danzhou, July 2015 

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 a6 4. Be2 Nc6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Qc7 
7. O-O Nf6 8. Be3 Be7 9. f4 d6 10. Kh1 O-O 11. Qe1 Nxd4 
12. Bd4 b5 13. Qg3 Bb7
14. a3 Rad8 15. Rae1 Rd7 16. Bd3 Qd8 
      {Though seen in master play, this move does not seem right.} 
17. Qh3 g6 18. f5 e5 19. Be3 Re8 20. fxg6 hxg6 21. Nd5 Nd5? 
22. Rf7! Kf7 23. Qh7 Ke6 24. exd5+ Kd5 


White to play

      It's a King hunt by the young Chinese Grandmaster. 
25. Be4 Kxe4 

     {If 25... Ke6 26. Qg6 Bf6 27.Qf5 Ke7 28. Qh7 Ke6 29. Bf5 Kd5 30. Bd7} 
26. Qf7 Bf6 27. Bd2 Kd4 28.Be3 Ke4 29. Qb3 Kf5 30. Rf1 Kg4 
31. Qd3 Bg2 32. Kg2 Qa8 33. Kg1 Bg5 34. Qe2 Kh4 35. Bf2 Kh3 
36. Be1 1-0

     
               

18th Kids for Chess Camp 
1& 2 December 2015
Cheras Chess Academy
(Collin Madhavan FT)
(Kuala Lumpur)  

   The 18th Kids for Chess Camp 2015 has come and gone. But for many, the 2 days  was not enough, they wanted more Chess. One boy came up to me and wished that the Chess Camp would never end. He summed it up best by saying, "This Chess School is better than normal school."  Ha. 

   Yes, I must say that the coaches played a major part in the Camp. Apart from being good and qualified, the coaches were children friendly, very responsive to their needs and were very resourceful in finding new ways in teaching theory to the young minds. 

   All teaching material for the Chess Camp were carefully structured to increase the level of knowledge as well as interest in the game. The Camp had 5 levels of Chess (based on playing strength & theory), 10 coaches and 114 participants!! All participants received their chess notes and certificate of participation. Apart from theory in the opening, middlegame and endgame, the camp also had special sparring sessions for all levels along with 9 separate training tournaments for the different categories where medals were given out the respective winners. 

    Here are a few of the photos that were taken at the Kids for Chess Camp. 


Kai Xin (right) all ready to play against Dzulhilmy
  



FIDE Instructor Olivia Madhavan
 

Roshan (left) and Eaxon 
 

Special training games for the Junior Masters. Veteran player Jax Tham Tick Hong
did a good job by playing specially prepared lines against the participants. 
    
   

Yu Heng (left) and Jun Wei (right)  


FIDE Trainer Collin Madhavan

FIDE Instructor Olivia Madhavan

FIDE Instructor Jax Tham Tick Hong

FIDE National Instructor Genkes

Instructor Karen Kwan

Chess trainer Eddy Kwan 

FIDE National Instructor Doris Wong

Instructor Michelle

FIDE National Instructor Kumaressan

FIDE National Instructor Bob Yap


Winners of the training tournament (Higher Intermediate) 
with coaches Olivia, Tick Hong & Collin 
 
 

Winners of the training tournament (Lower Intermediate L1) 
with coaches Doris & Karen


Winners of the training tournament (Lower Intermediate L2) 
with coaches Eddy Kwan & Genkes 


Junior Masters section
with coaches Tick Hong & Collin 
  

Winners of the training tournament (Beginners) 
with coach Bob and instructors Michelle and Kumaressan

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(A)   5th Cheras Rating Chess Tournament 2015

(B)   2nd Cheras Challengers Chess Tournament 2015
 
  
                   (Organised by Cheras  Chess Academy)
                        (24 to 26 November 2015)
                        (FIDE rated)(Kuala Lumpur) 


Ninjas in Kuala Lumpur? Don't worry, it's only Mohd Sameer (left) playing against
 Jian Yang, the eventual winner at the 5th Cheras Rating†Chess Tournament 2015. 
 

Kian Hwa (left) playing against Ying Hui. Olivia assisting at the event. 
  

Little Bok Siong thinking hard. 
   

Participants at the 5th Cheras Rating†Chess Tournament 2015.
  
 

Participants at the 2nd Cheras Challengers Chess Tournament 2015
   

For full results, click the link below:

2nd Cheras Challengers Chess Tournament 2015
  

5th Cheras Rating†Chess Tournament 2015
  

               

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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 6 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 10 years. 

Area: In Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur (near Cheras Leisure Mall). 

Enquiries:  Please whatsapps or sms us at  016-2123578, or send an to geodat@yahoo.com.

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Chess Puzzles

#201
    
White checkmates in 2 moves

#202
 
 Black checkmates in 2 moves

Solution:   
 
  
 
 
 
 
    
 
  

  

 

 
 

1. Be1 Re1 2. g3 checkmate 1-0 
Schmidt - Heinz Liebert, 1967

Solution:              
  
   
       
 

 

 


                

 

 

1... h3 2. Kxh3 Qh1checkmate 0-1
Andreu Sos - Nino Khurtsidze 2012 
(If 2. Bd2 Qg2#)

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