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Chess Tournaments/Matches
(November 2014 to January 2015) 

Date       Tournament      Download Form   
Cheras Juniors Age Group 2014 
(National rated) 
Orgainsed by Cheras Chess Academy
(Kuala Lumpur)   
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  1 & 2 

16th Kids for Chess Camp 
Orgainsed by Cheras Chess Academy
(Collin Madhavan FT)
(Kuala Lumpur)  
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22 & 23  November  
 National Rapid & Blitz Tournament 2014
(FIDE rated)
(Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP),Perak)
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1 to 6  December   

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


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6 & 7  December 

Penang Chess League

For more details, please email or 
   Or  sms Tan Eng Seong at 
8 to 12  December   
Penang Open
(FIDE rated)
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Online registration

5 to 8   December   

Singapore Chess Federation's 
31st National Age Group Chess Championships
(FIDE rated)

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1  to 9 
January 2015
New Zealand Open Championships
(FIDE rated)
New Zealand)
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26 to 31   January 2015
19th GACC International Inter-varsity Chess Championship
(FIDE rated)
(Kuala Lumpur)  
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Click for rules (Malaysians)

Click for registration form (Malaysians)

Click for invitation letter

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Random photos 

GACC group Selfie
One for the album. 

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Floats like a Butterfly and stings like a Bee! Playing Chess in a very relaxed way. 

The kid on the right gives his assessment of his position. Looks about right. 

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Hong Kong (October 2014)

Occupy Central Hong Kong. Visited Cause Bay during this visit. 

Training with some of the my Hong Kong juniors.  

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IA Hamid Majid - organiser of the Malaysian Chess 
Festival for the past 11 years!! Well done sir! 
(Photo credited to Khong Wai Cheong)

IA KK Chan - Chief Arbiter at the Malaysian Chess Open 2014!
(Photo credited to Khong Wai Cheong)
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Cheras Juniors Age Group 2014 
16 November 2014
(National rated) 
Orgainsed by Cheras Chess Academy
(Kuala Lumpur)   

Here are the final lists of participants. 

Boys under 12 Girls under 12
1 Ahmad Faisal Hakimi bin Ridzauddin 1 Claire Foo Jing Er
2 Ahmad Haikal Nazmi bin Ridzauddin 2 Grace Ngiu 
3 Aidan Wong Weng Seng 3 Leanne Oon Hui Yee
4 Brandon Tien Sreenivasan 4 Lee Jia En 
5 Brendan Mak Yu Weng 5 Looi Pui Yi 
6 Brien Foo Jiu Weir 6 Natalie Chan Jia Yii
7 Calvin Phang Wei Xiang 7 Ng Wei Qi 
8 Chai Chang Yik 8 Ong Weng Yan 
9 Chee Anh Tsuen 9 Ong Zhiqian
10 Cheng Chew Hon 10 Ong Zhiwei
11 Cheng Chew Yee 11 Syuen Ngiu
12 Chew Wei Zhi
13 Chong Bok Siang Under-18 Mix
14 Chong Bok Siong 1 Ahmad Nazmi B Md Nizam
15 Clarance Foo Jiu Yarng 2 Chew Wen Da
16 Danin Devin Arun 3 Christine Lee Mei Yen (G)
17 Darius Kua Keng Hian 4 Dallas Yap
18 Darral Dang Yien Wei 5 Darrel Yap
19 Darren Phang Wei Hao 6 Eric Foo Jiu Wern
20 Guan Shen Hung 7 Ernesto Chong Wei Loong
21 HAFIZ BIN BORHANUDIN 8 Johnathan Ananda Leong Wai Loong
22 Howard Lee Hoe Jin 9 Koh Chun Hoong
23 Ian Lee Mun Hin 10 Low Chee Pang
24 Jaideep Singh Pannu 11 Low Jeng Yiing
25 Joash Yim Sheng Zhou 12 Megat Hilman Megat Osman
26 Joseph Cheung Yan Chi 13 Phuah Jia Meng
28 Kamaleswaran A/L Rajan 15 Tan Cheng Giap
29 KAVINESH NAMBIAR A/L RAVEENDRAN 16 Thenmolzhi Mahindran (G)
30 Khoo Teng Liang 17 Wong Kah Hing
31 Khoo Teng Zhen 18 Yap Seng Kuang
32 Khor Wei En 19 Yee Jian Yang
33 Khor Wei Xiang
34 Koh Chun Nam
35 Lee Yu Heng
36 Leow Zi Ming
37 Linus Dengah
38 Low Chee Fatt
39 Low Hong Hao
40 Lucas Ren Sreenivasan
41 Melbourne Lim Yung Han
43 Mohd Sameer Shaik Mahaboob Saleem
44 Mohd Shahir Shaik Mahaboob Saleem
45 Muhammad Aisy Hakimi
46 Muhammad Akid Hilman
48 Ng Jian Min
50 Olivier Printemps Tan Zhy Ley
51 Praveen Mahindran
52 Preteeb Kumar A/L Prem Kumar
53 Quah Shun Kai
54 Ryan Seow
55 Tan Kim Cheung
56 Tan Kim Soon
57 Tee Sing Hang
58 Tiong Shun Loong
59 Wong Jia Sheng
60 Wong Qi Hao
61 Wong Qi Zhi
62 Yap Jiun Cheng 
63 Yap Jiun Hong
64 Yau Jun Yew
65 Yong Jun Wei

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16th Kids for Chess Camp 
1& 2 December 2014
Cheras Chess Academy
(Collin Madhavan FT)
(Kuala Lumpur)  

    The Cheras Chess Academy, Kids for Chess Program & Imagine Software welcomes you to its 
16th Kids for Chess Camp. The course has been designed to be fun and informative for beginners right up to the aspiring tournament player. 

   The Chess camp is headed by Fide Trainer & Candidate Master Collin Madhavan who will be ably assisted by a team of very capable and experienced trainers. 

  The participation fee has been subsidised and will be as  follow:

RM90 for Beginners,
    RM100 for Lower Intermediate players,
         RM110 for higher Intermediate, & 
              RM150 for Tournament player. 

       All Chess equipment will be provided. If there should be any further enquiries, please feel free to message Collin at +6016-2123578 or send me an email at

      The closing date for submitting the forms is 29th of November 2014. Please note there are limited places for the Camp. So please sign up early so as to avoid disappointment.      

   Some photos from our earlier Chess Camps 
are featured below.

Winners of the training tournaments and a few of the coaches. 

Coach Collin going through some endgame revision before starting on the new material. 

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Raising funds for the 
9th GACC International Inter-varsity 
Chess Championship in January 2015
(University Malaya)

       The students from GACC are organising the 19th GACC International Inter-varsity 
Chess Championship in January 2015 (see above for details)
and are in the 
midst of raising funds for the event. Next on their list of activities is the 

Cheras Juniors Age Group 2014 where
they will assist the Cheras Chess Academy. 
The organisers of the event have pledged the net proceeds from the event go 
towards the GACC fund. The students will also be selling T-shirts, chess sets 
and chess books at the venue. 

If you like to make a contribution to the GACC International Inter-varsity Chess
Championship in January 2015, please send us an email at

You can also help raise funds by joining the Cheras Juniors Age Group 2014 
and/or visit us on the day of the event and buy some of the items on sale.

     Below are a few photos from this year's Malaysian Chess Festival 
where the students  assisted the organisers. 

The night before the big event. 

Always a smile and the Peace sign! 

Always ready to assist. 

All set for the Swensen Age Group 2014 

Picture perfect

Setting the chess clocks

Crowd control

And the winners are .... 

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Malaysian Chess  
Festival 2014 

The Malaysian Chess Festival 2014 consisted of the following events: 
1) 11th IGB Dato’ Arthur Tan International Open Chess Championship
2) 5th KLK Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng International Seniors Open Chess Championship 
3) Bukit Kiara Malaysia Chess Challenge
4) Bukit Kiara Rapid Chess Open 
5) 5th Swensen’s Age Group Championship
6) 34th ASTRO Merdeka Team Chess Championship
7) Malaysian Festival Blitz 

Grandmaster Zhang Zhong - winner of the Malaysian Chess Open 2014

WIM Gong Qianyun (Singapore) drawing against the Vietnamese GM (left).

IM Nitin S (India)

WGM Medina Warda Aulia 

You are not alone. We all know this feeling when we lose a game of chess. 

And again. Another boy after losing his game. 
He is not even able to look at his opponent.  


Malaysian National Chess Ratings 
as at 1 July 2014

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

Click to download the rating list


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 Puzzles

 White to play and win   


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 1.Qh6 Qf8 2.Qxh7+! Kxh7 3.hxg6+ Kxg6 4.Be4# 1–0 Fischer - Magmarsuren 1967



1.Bxe5 fxe5 2.Qd5+ 1–0 Miles - Timman 1985

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