Thursday, July 4, 2019

Malaysian Chess Festival 2019

Dear Friends

The Dato' Arthur Tan Chess Centre (DAT Chess Centre) with endorsement from Malaysian Chess Federation will be organizing the 16th Malaysian Chess Festival as follows:

Website: ‪

09 - 10‬th August 2019 (Friday & Saturday) (CLOSING DATE 01 AUGUST 2019)

1) Merdeka Team Chess Championship (OPEN)

2) Datin Yee Wai Fong MERDEKA Junior Team Chess Championship (JUNIOR U12) 15th August (Thursday)

3) 10th DATCC/DATIN YEE WAI FONG Age Group Chess Championship (CLOSING DATE: 15 JULY 2019) 11th August (Arrival) - 19th August (Departure) - Monday to Monday (CLOSING DATE: 01 AUGUST 2019)

4) 16th IGB Dato' Arthur Tan International Malaysian Open Chess Championship

5) 10th IGB Dato Tan Chin Nam International Seniors Open Chess Championship

6) 14th IGB BERHAD Malaysia Chess Challenge 11th August 2019 (Sunday) (CLOSING DATE: 01 AUGUST 2019)

7) Merdeka Day Individual Rapid Chess Championship (Open/Under18/Under12)

8) MERDEKA BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (17:15 Saturday, 10th August) (Registration during Festival)

9) MALAYSIA FESTIVAL BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (13:00 - Sunday, 18th August) (Registration during Festival) Entry Forms are attached.

Please register early so that we can accept you! Last year we had to reject many entries especially Merdeka and Age-Group because of space constraints. (Please inform your fellow chess players)


My email address is as follows: (Send to All)
Email: Email: Email:
Hon Secretary, Malaysian Chess Federation DAT CHESS CENTRE Mobile: ‪+60 19 3158098‬,
Fax: ‪+60 3 40244337‬

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

23rd Grand Asia Chess Challenge (GACC) in Kuala Lumpur

20th Nov 2018, Kuala Lumpur - The University of Malaya is organising the 23rd Grand Asia Chess Challenge (GACC) 2019 from 26 January - 2 Feb 2019 at Dewan Tunku Canselor, University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur.

There is the Inter Varsity, Open and Team Chess categories, Age Group Chess and Blitz Chess during the week long event.

The flyer is shown below:-
Photo 1. Grand Asia Chess Challenge 2019

To download forms, please visit the following facebook page as shown below:-

Friday, August 31, 2018

Round 2 Pairings - ICE Chess Challenge Serie 6 2018

1 Sept 2018, Kuala Lumpur - Kamar Dani is the top seed. Haslindah Ruslan of Malaysian Chess Federation is in the tournament as well. About 40 players are playing in the ICE Chess Challenge Serie 6 in today's tournament. 

The following is the round 2 pairings.

Table 1. Round 2 pairings, ICE Chess Challenge Serie 6 2018

Figure 1. The players at start of round 1, ICE Chess Challenge Serie 6.

ICE Chess Challenge Serie 6 2018

31st Aug 2018, Kuala Lumpur - The popular ICE Chess Challenge continues this coming month with Serie 6. The ICE Chess Challenge Serie 6 will begin tomorrow. It will be held at the well-kept Institute for Chess Excellence in Puchong. The tournament is meant for under 1600 rated players and will be played over two days, 1-2 Sept 2018. Time control will be 30 minutes plus 30 second increment.

At the moment there are 45 players have registered so far.

Please contact Emran, hp: +60196675675 for more information and registration.
Facebook ICE Chess Challenge - Link here

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Upcoming 45th Selangor Open 2018

4th March 2018, Kuala Lumpur - The upcoming 45th Selangor Open 2018 will be held at the Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor, CitiTel Midvalley Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. An update has been made on the timing of the players meeting 'which will now be held at 12 noon, 27th April 2018.

The closing date will be on 22nd April 2018. Please check flyers for entrance fees. There will be two major sections: a. FIDE Open, b. Challenger Section.

Time control will be 90 minutes plus 30 sec increment.

Players meeting time has been set at 12 noon, 27th April 2018.  This players meeting has been changed from the original 1.00 p.m., 27th April 2018 as it is a friday and timing will affect muslim players.

Flyers and Entry Forms:

For enquiries, please contact  En. Abdul Hamid Majid hp: 019 - 315 08098,, or Mr Lim Tse Pin, at 012- 298 4922.  

To read more, please visit this link here

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Chess Tournaments in Malaysia 2018

29 December 2017, Kuala Lumpur - To see more upcoming chess tournaments in Malaysia for the year 2018, please visit this link here -

To register for 2nd KIMMA CHESS Open Championship 2018, please contact Abdul Hamid Majid, email:

Monday, May 2, 2016

Malaysia Chess Festival 2016

3rd May 2016, Kuala Lumpur - The upcoming Malaysian Chess Festival 2016 is slated for the 9th - 19th September 2016 for the ASTRO Merdeka Open Rapid Team Chess Championship 2016, 1st Datin Yee Wai Fong Merdeka Junior Team Chess Championship 2016, Merdeka Blitz Chess Championship, 7th Swensen's Age-Group Chess Championship 2016, 13th IGB Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open Chess Championship, 7th IGB Seniors Open Chess Championship, 11th Malaysia Chess Challenge, Individual Rapid Chess Championship.