Chess makes you Smart
Great Chess Minds 
make Great Students!

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YAB Dato' Seri Haji Idris bin Jusoh, 
the Menteri Besar of Terengganu (second from left). 

The playing area, before the match. 

From 18 to 21 January 2008, Pusat Minda Terengganu (Mindcet) organised Pesta Minda Terengganu (Terengganu Mind Festival), the first ever Mind Festival in Malaysia! A variety of  events were organised for the festival as it included famous speakers and practitioners in memory and mind development. Two Chess events, a blindfold Chess match during the Gala dinner and a simultaneous Chess match, were also part of the festival. 

In the simultaneous Chess match, Double Malaysia Book of Records holder, Candidate Master Collin Madhavan, played against 66 players at the Pusat Perdagangan Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu. The exhibition match which lasted 3 hours, is the biggest  simultaneous Chess  match ever to be held in the State. It is estimated that a total of 2,000 plus spectators watched the Chess match which saw Collin winning 41, drawing 24 and losing 1 game to Encik Hamedi Zaidi.

All the participants received gift packs while 20 autographed copies of Kids for Chess Program Volume I were given out to promising and deserving players. 

Chess Lessons 

N-Shiki Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Kids for Chess Program and Chess for Life Program, have begun weekly Chess classes every Saturday morning from 9.45 am to 12.30 pm at their premises. The course has been designed to be fun and informative for the absolute beginner, the intermediate player, aspiring tournament player as well as the tournament player. The Chess program which has been developed by Candidate Chess Master Collin Madhavan, has International Master Jimmy Liew as its advisor, and is supported by a number of experienced Chess coaches and instructors.

For further details, please call 03-41081498 or email

Chess Practice sessions

Royal Selangor Club

There will be regular Chess practice sessions every Sunday from 2 to 4 pm beginning 27 January 2008

The Club will also be starting regular Chess classes after the Chinese New Year. More details will be available within the next few weeks. For further enquiries, please contact the RSC Chess Convenor Dr. Ajit Singh, Jax Tham (013-3232280) or Dr. Wahid Karim (012-3033047). You can also email your enquiries to

Royal Selangor Club, 
Kiara Sports Annexe,
Jalan Bukit Kiara, 
Off Jalan Damansara, 
60000 Kuala Lumpur.

3rd Kids for Chess Camp 2007 (December 11 to 13)

The 3rd Kids for Chess Camp turned out to be a major success especially with the children enjoying themselves while learning and improving their game of Chess. The three-day Chess Camp, which saw 92 children taking part, was divided into 4 different levels. The 4 levels, which were tailored for the different levels of chess play, included the Absolute Beginner, the Beginner, The Intermediate Player and The Aspiring Tournament Player.

Organised by Kids for Chess Program, the Chess Camp had a wealth of chess experience and knowledge. The 6 chess trainers and 2 chess instructors, included International Master Jimmy Liew, Candidate Master Collin Madhavan, National Master Kamal Abdullah, National Master Choo Min Wang, Tham Tick Hong (FIDE 2113) and S. Balen (FIDE 1960). So apart from the chess theory that was taught to the various levels, 6 grading tournaments were also included into the program. There were altogether 12 winners from the different sections while 2 newcomers to Chess received special prizes from International Master Jimmy Liew for their quick appreciation of the game.

Sekolah Sri Garden were the main sponsors for the event. The school sponsored five worthy students as well as subsidised the fees of all their students who participated in the Camp. The Camp ended with all the participants receiving their notes as well as their certificates of attendance.

Click for more photos from the Dec. Chess Camp

 Chess Puzzles 


White to play and win.   


to play and win.



1. Nxh7 Nxh7 2. Qg6 1 - 0 Schlechter - Havasi 1918    



1. Qh6 Kg8 2. Qxg7! 1 - 0 Schlechter - Leonhardt 1912 [2..... Kxg7 3. gxf3 wins]    

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