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Kids for Chess Program 
Great Chess Minds 
make Great Students!

Chess Tournaments
June to December 2018



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19 & 20 June

23rd Kids for
Chess Camp

Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur) 


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24 June

Royal Selangor Club 
Age Group event

Organised by 
Royal Selangor Club 
(Kuala Lumpur) 


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5 to 7 July 

FIDE Trainers’ Seminar 
Kuala Lumpur

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5 to 7 July 


Organised by PICA
(Ipoh, Perak) 

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1 to 10 August 

3rd Eastern Asia Youth Championship 2018
(Shanghai, China)
FIDE rated


For U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18. 

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4 to 5 August

A) Borneo International Chess Championship 2018 (Open)

B) Borneo International Chess Championship 2018 (Junior)
(Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)
FIDE rated

Details - Open

Details - Junior event 

21 to 22  August 

Holiday Chess Camp

(chess training for 
Intermediate level)

Beginners Holiday 
Chess Camp

(chess training for Beginners)

Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy 
(Kuala Lumpur)

More details soon
17 to 26  August 

Asian Junior and Girls Championships 2018

(Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
FIDE rated

More details soon
20 to 26  August 

Malaysia Chess Challenge 2018

(Kuala Lumpur)
FIDE rated

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17 to 18  August 


(Kuala Lumpur)
FIDE rated

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20 to 24  August 

FIDE Arbiter Seminar
(Kuala Lumpur)

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10 to 16  December 

4th SG Amateur Chess Championship 2018

FIDE rated

More details soon
26 to 29  December 

35th National Age Group 
Chess Championship 2018
FIDE rated

More details soon

23rd Kids for Chess Camp 


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Earth Day 2018!

Adrian and sister Angela get serious about planting more trees!! Apart 
from the seedling that Adrian received as a door gift during the Cheras 
Earth Day event, Adrian and Angela got their supportive parents 
to buy more tree seedlings to plant in their garden.

Well done children!! 

Women's World Championship 2018

(Photo credit to

Women's World Chess Champion Tan Zhongyi
(Photo credit to

Challenger Ju Wenjun
(Photo credit to

     The FIDE Women's World Chess Championship match between defending champion Tan Zhongyi and challenger Ju Wenjun is a 10 game match taking place from 3 to 20 May. The match is being played in two cities in China. 

Visit the official website here.

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Here are the first four games of the ongoing match.

Ju Wenjun (2571) - Tan Zhongyi (2522) Game 1, 03.05.2018
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 c5 4.d5 e6 5.Bxc4 Nf6 6.Nc3 exd5 7.exd5 a6 8.a4 Bd6 9.Nf3 0–0 10.0–0 Bg4 11.h3 Bh5 12.Bg5 Re8 13.Bd3 Nbd7 14.Ne4 Ne5 15.g4 Nxd3 16.Bxf6 gxf6 17.Qxd3 Bg6 18.Rae1 Qe7 19.Nfd2 Bf4 20.Qf3 Qe5 21.Re2 f5 22.gxf5 Qxf5 23.Rfe1 Re5 24.Nc4 Bh2+ 25.Kg2 Qxf3+ 26.Kxf3 Bxe4+ 27.Rxe4 Rxe4 28.Rxe4 Rd8 29.Ne3 b5 30.axb5 axb5 31.Re7 Kf8 32.Ra7 Be5 33.b3 c4 34.bxc4 bxc4 35.Ke4 Re8 36.Kf3 c3 37.Ra6 Rc8 38.Ke4 Bh2 39.Rc6 Rxc6 40.dxc6 Ke7 41.Nd5+ Kd6 42.Nxc3 Kxc6 43.Kf5 Bg1 44.Ne4 h6 45.Ke5 Kd7 46.Kf4 Bh2+ 47.Kf5 Ke7 48.Nf6 Bg1 49.f3 Kf8 50.Nh5 Bb6 51.Kg4 Ba5 52.Ng3 Kg7 53.Kf5 Bc7 54.Nh5+ Kf8 55.f4 Ba5 56.Ke5 Bc7+ 57.Ke4 Ba5 58.Ng3 Kg7 59.Kf5 Bd2 60.Ne4 Be3 61.h4 h5 62.Nd6 f6 63.Ne4 Kf7 ½–½

Tan Zhongyi (2522) - Ju Wenjun (2571) Game 2 04.05.2018
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4 3.d3 Bxc3+ 4.bxc3 d6 5.g3 f5 6.Bg2 Nf6 7.Rb1 c6 8.Nf3 Qc7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Bg5 Nbd7 11.Nd2 h6 12.Bxf6 Nxf6 13.e4 Be6 14.Bh3 Qd7 15.exf5 Bxf5 16.Bxf5 Qxf5 17.Ne4 Qd7 18.Qb3 Nxe4 19.dxe4 Rf7 20.Rfd1 Qg4 21.Rxd6 Qe2 22.Rf1 Raf8 23.c5 Kh7 24.Qd1 Qxa2 25.Qb1 Qc4 26.Rd2 a5 27.Qb6 Qxc3 28.Rb2 h5 29.Ra2 a4 30.Qb2 Qxc5 31.Rxa4 g6 32.Qd2 Kg7 33.Ra5 Qd4 34.Qxd4 exd4 35.f4 Rd8 36.Kf2 b6 37.Ra6 c5 38.Rxb6 Ra7 39.f5 gxf5 40.exf5 d3 41.Rc6 Ra2+ 42.Kf3 d2 43.Rc7+ Kf6 44.Rc6+ Ke7 45.Rd1 Rc2 46.h3 c4 47.g4 hxg4+ 48.hxg4 Rc1 49.Ke2 c3 50.Rc7+ Kf6 51.Rc6+ Kg5 52.Kf3 Rg8 53.Ke2 Rh8 54.Rd6 Rxd1 55.Kxd1 Rh1+ 0–1

Ju Wenjun (2571) - Tan Zhongyi (2522) Game 3 06.05.2018
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.0–0 Rb8 7.Nc3 b5 8.Ne5 Nxe5 9.dxe5 Nd7 10.Qc2 Bb7 11.Bxb7 Rxb7 12.Rd1 Be7 13.Qe4 Qc8 14.Qg4 g5 15.Qh5 Nc5 16.Bxg5 c6 17.Rd4 Rd7 18.Bxe7 Kxe7 19.Qh4+ Ke8 20.Rad1 Qd8 21.Qf4 Rxd4 22.Rxd4 Qb6 23.Rd6 Rf8 24.Ne4 Nxe4 25.Qxe4 Qb7 26.Rxc6 Kd7 27.Qd4+ 1–0

Tan Zhongyi (2522) - Ju Wenjun (2571) Game 4 07.05.2018
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Nd2 Nbd7 4.Ngf3 h6 5.Bh4 c5 6.e3 e6 7.c3 Be7 8.Bd3 Qc7 9.Qe2 0–0 10.0–0 b6 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 12.Ne5 Bb7 13.f4 Ne4 14.Rad1 Bd6 15.Qg4 f5 16.Qh3 Bxe5 17.fxe5 Qe7 18.Qh5 Kh7 19.Qe2 Rac8 20.Rf4 Rf7 21.g4 Rcf8 22.Qg2 cxd4 23.cxd4 Nxd2 24.Rxd2 g6 25.Qh3 Bc8 26.Rg2 g5 27.Rf3 Kg7 28.Qh5 Bd7 29.h4 fxg4 30.Qg6+ Kh8 31.Qxh6+ Kg8 32.Rxg4 Rg7 33.Rf6 Qb4 34.Qxg7+ Kxg7 35.Rxg5+ 1–0

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 EVIZ Rating 

   Currently there is no National Chess Rating list in Malaysia and this is affecting  chess organisers, coaches and players. For tournaments that are not FIDE rated, chess organisers are unable to rank players in an unbiased manner. For players,  there is no yardstick to gauge their progress. 

    As such, the Cheras Chess Academy and a number of other local organisers will be using the new EVIZ Rating system to rate most of our rapid tournaments.

Below is the link to the website:

Click to download the EVIZ rating list 
as at 28 April 2018.


 Cheras Earth Day 
Chess Tournament
Organised by 
Cheras Chess Academy (Master Collin Madhavan)
and International Youth Centre 
EVIZ Rated event
(Kuala Lumpur)  

   About 160 children participated in the Cheras Earth Day Chess Tournament on 22 April 2018. The event organised by Cheras Chess Academy and the International Youth Centre (IYC). 

  Apart from the usual excitement of playing chess and winning prizes, the children were all given two door gifts, a mint plant seedling as well as a non woven bag to be used whenever possible instead of plastic bags. The highlight of the Earth Day event was the children were treated to a guided tour of the Urban Farming facility that is part of IYC's contribution to sustainable growth. For many of these city kids this was an eye opener. They were even allowed to feed the fish in the giant holding tanks. 

   Here are some of the photos from the memorable day.   

Players briefing followed by the Earth Day message to the juniors

Doris explaining to little Ian on Plastic pollution and its 
adverse effects on the environment and wildlife 


The kids checking out the Earth Day posters

Earth Day treat. The kids were taken on a tour of 
IYC's Rooftop Urban Farming facility.

Yes, there's always time for fun! Hello girls. 

IYC's Puan Jee lead the tour to the Rooftop Urban Farming facility.

So much to see, so much to learn.

This girl was fascinated at the setup.

Smile!! You're on 'Candid Camera'! 

It's feeding time at the fish tanks

One little boy wanted to jump into the tank to catch some fish. 

It's the first time for some of these kids learning about fish breeding

Still at the nursery

Yeah!! It's like a jungle on top of the building

Hello kids

Say Cheese! 

Marcus (left) faces off against Zheng Hong

Very tense

Old friends are paired against each other

From left: Jia Qing, Zhang Liang and Chi Yoong

Fast improving Chock facing some stiff competition

Jun Sern seems amused at his position

Liang stretches a little as he waits for his opponent to appear

Games in the Under-12 Girls section in full swing

Elena (left) finding it difficult to finish off the game against Syuen as 
she has only a minute or two left on her clock. Assistant arbiter 
Krishna pays special attention to this last game for this round. 

Roger (left) playing against Bok Siong (right)

Perak player Zhi Thong (left) and Qing Ling (right) 

Getting ready for the prize giving ceremony

Under-9 Boys: 11th to 20th position

Under-9 Boys Top 10 Winners

Under-12 Boys: 11th to 20th position

Under-12 Boys Top 10 Winners

Under-16 Boys Top 6 Winners

Under-9 Girls Top 3 Winners

Under-12 Girls Top 6 Winners

Under-16 Girls Champion

Under-16 Girls Second

Under-16 Girls Third

The children from Port Dickson who joined us to celebrate Earth Day. 
Thank you for coming children

Click for final results

Under-12 Boys 
Under-12 Girls 
Under-16 Open (Mix) 


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Chess lessons in Endah Parade, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

Day & Time: Saturday mornings from 10 to 11.30am.

Levels:  Beginners to Lower intermediate level.

Age: Only children from 7 years of age and older.

Who should join: Anyone who is interested to play Chess either for fun or to become a 
                         strong player. 

Area: Close to Bukit Jalil, Kesas Highway. Good for folks staying in Sri Petaling, OUG,
         Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Puchong, Subang. 

Enquiries:  Please whatsapps or sms us at  016-2123578, or send an email 

Chess lessons in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Day & Time: Sunday from 3 to 5 pm.

Levels:  All levels from beginner to tournament player.

Age: Only children from 7 years of age and older.

Who should join: Anyone who is interested to play Chess either for fun or to become a 
                         strong player. 

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

Enquiries:  Please whatsapps or sms us at  016-2123578, or send an email 


Chess Puzzles

Black to checkmate White in 3 moves


Black to checkmate White in 3 moves





1... Qxg2 2. Nxg2 Rxh3 3. Kg1 Ne2 checkmate  0-1






1... Qxh2 2. Kxh2 hxg3 3. Kg2 Rh2 checkmate 0 - 1 

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