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Chess Tournaments (February to April 2010) 

Date    
   
Tournament  
   
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6 to 7 Feb. 2010       
     
First Saturday Classical (February) 
(Kuala Lumpur)  
  

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6 & 7 Feb 2010  
  
  
   
   
Kejohanan Catur SMK Seri Putra   
6 February 2010 - Under 10 & under 12
7 February 2010 - Under 15 & open
(Perak)   
  
Contact: 
Abu Bakar M. Abdullah 014-2510852 / 014-2510952   
    
  
6 & 7 Feb 2010     
  
  
 
  
MMU Malacca International Chess Tournament  2010 
(Malacca)
   
Contact: 
Jason  014 9309816  
Chua Kar Tzun 0149309816
   
   
   
15 to 17 Feb   2010  
  
Malaysia Vs Singapore Match 2010 
(Kuala Lumpur)   
  

By invitation only 
(See below)  
   

Thursdays -  begins 18 Feb 
2010 
      

Insofar Open Tournament 2010   
(Kuala Lumpur) 
(FIDE rated) 
  

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the form   

   
    
21 Feb 2010  
 
     
   
  
UTP Open Chess
(Perak)   
    
  
For further datails contact: 
Hussein:017 6410 194, 
Faisal 017 393 4291, 
Qistina 019 260 2094  
  
21 Feb 2010  
    
  
Pearl Point Agegroup Chess   
Tournament (February) 2010  

   
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Feb 26 to 
Mar 02, 2010      
  
Malaysian Women Masters 2010
(Kuala Lumpur)  
  
  
   By invitation only 
  (more details later)  
   
   
14 to 16 March 
2010   
  
National Age-Group Championship 2010
(Penang) 
Details soon. 
  
28 March 2010  
  
  
  
14th Bandaraya Chessmaster Johor Open Chess Championship 
(Johor)

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the form  
 
  
   
14 to 20 April 2010 
   
  
Bangkok Open 2010 
Challengers Tournament 2010
(FIDE rated)  
  
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13 to 15 April   2010  
  
MSSPP Individual    
(Penang)    
 
20 to 21 April 2010  
    
 MSSPP Team  
(Penang)    
  
 
29 April to 
May 2, 2010   
   
 
Selangor Open 2010
(Kuala Lumpur) 
(FIDE rated) 
 
Details soon.  
   
   
  

                              

Thaipusam Rapid Chess

     National junior player, Yeoh Li Tian, wins the Thaipusam Rapid Chess tournament. Li Tian who turns 11 
this year, won ahead of strong competition from season players like The Stonemaster Fadli, Jax Tham 
and Lim Zhuo Ren. This is Li Tian's first BIG win after returning from the 6 week training stint in China. The 
tournament was organised by Jax Tham's Excel Chess Academy. The results are as follows:
No. PNo. Name                  Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We
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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN               9.0 56.0 47.50 50.0 1807 1967 +1.25
2. 4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA    8.5 58.0 46.50 43.5 1749 1883 +1.22
3. 3 JAX THAM                   8.0 57.0 41.00 42.0 1785 1820 +0.32
4. 1 LIM ZHUO REN              7.0 55.0 33.50 38.5 1885 1732 -1.47
5. 5 LOW JUN JIAN              6.5 47.5 18.50 31.0 1711 1671 -0.38
6. 8 JOSHUA FOONG            6.0 49.5 17.00 32.0 1547 1593 +0.41
7. 9 TIN JUN HAO                5.0 51.5 15.00 26.0 1500 1454 -0.26
6 LOW JUN KEAT                 5.0 50.5 11.50 27.0 1590 1554 -0.31
10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM   5.0 48.5 10.00 28.0 1228 1448 +0.76
10. 11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN   3.5 45.5 5.75 23.0 0000 1272 1272
11. 13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN   3.0 46.0 3.50 18.0 0000 1282 1282
12. 7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV  2.0 46.5 1.50 15.0 1550 951 -2.34
13. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN     1.5 44.0 1.75 11.0 0000 882 882
14. 14 WONG KAH WENG       0.0 44.5 0.00 0.0 0000 896 896

                            

Malaysia-Singapore Match 2010

           This year’s Singapore – Malaysia Match shall take place from 15th February to 17th February 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The playing venue is the Standford Hotel, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur. The selection of the Malaysian players is being done by the Malaysian Chess Federation. The Programme for the match is as follows -

16 February 2010 (Tuesday) 10:00 – 14:00 hrs Classical Match 1 (90min+30sec)
16 February 2010 (Tuesday) 16:00 – 20:00 hrs Classical Match 2 (90min+30sec)
17 February 2010 (Wednesday)  09:30 – 10:40 hrs Rapid Match 1 (25min +10 Sec)
17 February 2010 (Wednesday) 11:00 – 12:10 hrs Rapid Match 2 (25min +10 Sec)
17 February 2010 (Wednesday) 12:30 hrs Closing lunch/Prize Giving

                           

DATCC Seniors Chess Tournament 2009

Abdul Shukor Mustafa wins the inaugural DATCC Seniors Chess Tournament that was held in May 2009. Shukor finished with 5½ points, half point ahead of second placed Lim Kian Hwa and third placed KK Chan. The final results of the tournament are as follows:

Rank  Name                                   Pts  BH.
  
1    Abdul Shukor Mustafa (63/60)  5½   23 
  
2    Lim Kian Hwa (55/45)             5      28½
  
3    Chan Kwai Keong (55/45)        5      27 
  
4     Bernard Ng (63/60)               4½    28 
  
5     Eddy Kwan (63/60)                    27 
  
6     S P Low (63/60)                    4½    25 
  
7     Tan Vooi Giap (53/45)             4     25 
  
8     Lam Hoong Cheong (64/60)        22½
  
9     Chan Mun Fye (60/60)             3½   21½
 
10    Lim Chong (55/45)                  3½   21 
 
11    Khor Bean Hwa (56/45)            3    31 
 
12    Dato' Tan Chin Nam (83/90)      3   19½
 
13    Hj Salim Maarof (75/65)              21½
 
14    Abu Mansor Bashir (68/50)         2   21 
 
15    Ng Thiam Hock (75/75)              1   26½
 
16    Ibrahim Bakar (59/45)                1  24 

* Brackets after the name show the age of the participant followed by the time given for each game.


Hj Salim Maarof (75 years 'young')


Abdul Shukor Mustafa, the winner!!


Hj Salim Maarof versus KK Chan (back to the camera)


KK Chan and Dato' Tan Chin Nam


Kian Hwa from Sarawak and Bean Hwa from Penang


KK Chan returned from Hong Kong to play in this tournament.


Lim Chong from Bernama.


Abu Mansor


Chan Mun Fye, 1973 Malaysian Chess Champion.


Ng Thiam Hock


SP Low and Eddy Kwan


Dato' Tan Chin Nam, the 'youngest' participant at 83!


Ibrahim Bakar

Friendly games

Youth versus Experience  
  

Friendly games that were going on in the DATCC office. Former National 
Champion FM Christie Hon (right) playing against Olivia Madhavan. 
IA Hamid Majid seen playing in the background. 

                            

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

#75

White to play and win.    

#76
 
White to play and win. 

Solution:   

 

    
          

1.Qxh7+! Kxh7 2.Rh5+ Kg8 3.Ng6! 1–0 Janowski,D – Schlechter 1899 [3.Ng6 Rf6 4.Rh8+ Kf7 5.Rf8#]

Solution:            

          
    
    

  

1.Qg5!! fxg5 2.Nh6 1–0 Urusov – Kalinsky cor 1880  [2.Nh6 Kh8 3.Bb2+-]
 

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