Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mazlan Harun Wins NS Closed 2012

1 July 2012, Kuala Lumpur - latest news : Champion, Mazlan Harun, Melaka, 2nd Jonathan Augustine, 3rd Hezri Che Aziz.

Negri Sembilan will send a team to KaSUGI comprising of Jonathan, Hezri, Faiezul and Zaidan.

(source: Syazrin A Rahman)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Four Tournaments To Play

30 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur - Here are four tournaments over this weekend to choose from:-

1. 7th Negeri Sembilan Closed 2012, 30 June 2012, Venue: Lobby Area 1st Floor, Plaza Ampangan Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

2. 1st SMK Seri Bintang Utara, Kuala Lumpur Open Tournament (Age-Group), 30 June 2012, Venue: School Premises, SMK Seri Bintang Utara, Kuala Lumpur.

3. 23rd Rakan Muda Tebrau Open 2012 (3 categories), 1st July 2012, Venue: Plaza Pelangi, Johor Bahru, Johor.

4. 23rd Selangor Juniors Open Tournament 2012, 1st July 2012 (Under-10 and Under-14), 8th July 2012 (Under-12 and Under-16), Venue: Arthur Tan Chess Center, Wilayah Complex, Kuala Lumpur.

Have a wonderful fun weekend.

7th MBSSKL Chess Open Tournament 2012

29 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The Methodist Boys’ Secondary School Kuala Lumpur is organising the 7th MBSSKL Chess Open Tournament 2012 on the 7th July 2012, Saturday.

Four categories will be offered for both boys and girls: Under-14, Under-17, Under-23 and Special Education.



For further details, please contact the school office (03-2978 2293) or Pn Yong (016-492 5530) or En. Sanusi (012- 656 9182).

To download the registration forms, please click here.

To download the rules of the tournament, please click here.

Update of Pre-registered Teams For KaSUGI 2012

29 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur - Latest update of pre-registered chess teams for KaSUGI 2012 from Mohd Fadli Zakaria.
Mohd Fadli Zakaria 10:11am Jun 29
UPDATE : pendaftaran pasukan catur negeri melalui persatuan catur negeri masing2 ke Kejohanan Catur Berpasukan KaSUGI 2012@ 14 dan 15 Julai bertempat di Cititel Ekspress KL-
Penang (PCA) 11 pasukan,
Selangor (CAS) 5 pasukan,
Kelantan 2 pasukan,
Terengganu 2 pasukan,
Perak (PICA) 1 pasukan,
Negeri Sembilan 1 pasukan,
Johor 1 pasukan,
Sarawak 1 pasukan,
Sabah 1,
Wilayah (KLCA) 1 pasukan,
kedah 2 pasukan.
Jumlah pasukan pra daftar - 70 pasukan. Daftar sebelum 30 jun - 20% yuran diskaun.
Tarikh tutup pendaftaran - 13 Julai. 1 pasukan dari setiap pasukan negeri yg didaftarkan oleh persatuan catur negeri masing2,akan dapat penginapan PERCUMA semalam dan PERCUMA sarapan pagi untuk 4 pemain untuk semalam pada 14 Julai. Semua peserta juga akan dapat lunch PERCUMA selama 2 hari kejohanan. Sila buat bayaran yuran awal sebelum bulan julai untuk dapat diskaun 20%,nama2 pemain xperlu hantar awal dan boleh hantar beberapa hari sebelum kejohanan. Nama-nama juga boleh diganti sebelum tarikh kejohanan bermula.
Maklumat lanjut, sila layari

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah International Open 2012


28 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah International Open 2012 Chess Championship 2012 is due 17-23 September 2012 at the Olympic Sports Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Format of the tournament will be played over a 9 rounds Swiss System and according to FIDE Title and Rating Regulations with a time control of 90 minutes over 40 moves followed by 30 minutes plus a 30 second time increment per move for the rest of the game.


For further details, please contact Peter Long, email: or hp: 013-3920920

Or you may download the prospectus at this link here.

White To Move and Win

28 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a chess puzzle. Find the winning white move.


L. Nisipeanu – A. Areshchenko, European Championship 2012


MMU International Chess Open 2012 – 1st Sept 2012

27 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The organisers of the Multimedia University (Melaka Campus) International Chess Open (ICO) 2012 has rescheduled the tournament to the new date of 1st-2nd September 2012.

It will be a 7 round rapid FIDE Swiss-System with a 45 minutes + No increment time control.




Registration Form:


Further enquiries:

1. Poh Pei Hong (014-3806693)

2. Gan Yan Yang (017-6514769)

3. Win Soh Tian Sheng (013-6515080)

To download the ICO entry form, please click here.

To download the ICO 2012 Invitation letter, please click here.

To see similar posts about International Chess Open 2012 – MMU Melaka, please click here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Anand On Predictive Analysis, Accenture

27 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur - Here is a lecture from Five-Time World Chess Champion, GM VIshy Anand, on predictive analysis in chess at Accenture, Spain.



Monday, June 25, 2012

Svidler Wins 3-1 In Prague

Peter Svidler vs David Navara

Pix 1. Peter Svidler, Russia vs David Navara, Czech Republic (Photo from

26 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Prague, Svidler won his game against Navara with two wins and two draws giving him a 3-1 win.

image reported that Peter Svidler defeated David Navara with a score of 3-1 in the traditional Čez Chess Trophy match in Prague, Czech Republic. The Russian grandmaster decided the match on Saturday with a second win, and then the last game was drawn on Sunday.


Here is the third game between Navara and Svidler in Czech Cez Trophy in Prague, Czech Republic. Svidler won with black pieces. (show chess board)(hide chess board)


After black played, 41…Qe1+, White resigned.

White To Move and Win

25 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a chess puzzle. It is a game between C.Cruz – X.Vila Gazquez, Catalonia 2012. Find the winning move for White!


KaSUGI Team Chess Championship 2012, 14-15 July 2012

25 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The upcoming KaSUGI Team Chess Championship to be held on 14-15 July 2012 at the CITITEL EXPRESS Hotel, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur is listed in World Chess Calendar of It offers a prize fund of RM 41,500 (USD 13,114.24), the highest prize fund ever in Malaysia for a team event.


To see for yourself, please visit this link on :

To see similar posts on KaSUGI Team Chess Championship 2012, please click here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fong Yit Ho Wins Datuk Bandar Ipoh Open 2012

Fong Yit Ho - MAS
Pix 1. Fong Yit Ho, Malaysia.

25 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Ipoh, Perak, the Datuk Bandar Ipoh Chess Open 2012 was held and the tournament was won by Fong Yit Ho with 6 points from 7 rounds of rapid play.

Pix 2. Asian Master Ahmad Fadzil Nayan, Malaysia.

In second place, Fong Yit San with 6 points, in third, Ahmad Fadzil Nayan with 5 points and in fourth is Abdullah Che Hassan with 5 points and fifth, Mohd Johan Jamil, also with 5 points.
Final Standings:
Organizer(s): PUNCAK, CLASSICAL CHESS while the Tournament director is GUNABALAN and the Chief-Arbiter: ZAKI MAHMOOD
Site : IPOH TOWN HALL(Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang, Ipoh)
To see more results, please visit or click here.

Bagamasbad Efren Jose Wins MBPJ Open 2012

Bagamasbad Efren Jose, PHI 

24 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In the MBPJ Chess Open 2012 held earlier today at the MBPJ Library hall, Bagamasbad (pix above) of Philippines won with 7 points out of 7 rounds.

Muhd Nabil Azman Hisham, MAS    NM Kamalarifin Wahiduddin, MAS

In second was Muhd Nabil Azman Hisham (pix above left) with 6 points and third went to veteran Jax Tham Tick Hong, also with 6 points. In fourth place, Muhd Syakir Shazmeer Azhar with 6 points and fifth was NM Kamalarifin Wahiduddin (pix above right) with 5.5 points.



To see more results, please visit or click here.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

SMK ST Thomas Wins Team Chess Rapid

St Thomas Chess Team, the champions!

24 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Kuantan Pahang, eight schools participated in a team chess rapid event organised by Kelab Setia Catur Kuantan and Sekolah Menengah St Thomas, Kuantan. Sekolah Menengah St Thomas emerged the champions with a 14 Match Points and 24.5 board points.


Tournament director : PN KHOR GOT HUN while the Chief-Arbiter was KHAIRUNNISA WAHIDDUDDIN

To read more, please visit Kelab Catur Setia Kuantan or click here.

(Photo courtesy of Kelab Catur Setia Kuantan’s blog)

1st SMK Seri Bintang Utara KL Open Tournament 2012


23 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a new school chess tournament to be held on 30th June 2012 at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Bintang Utara, Kuala Lumpur. The tournament is called 1st SMK SBU Chess Open Tournament 2012, organised by Kelab Kebitaraan Catur SMK SBU for the age-groups, U-10, U-12, U-15, U-18 categories.


Registration Form:


Schedule and Fees:


To download form of the tournament:

Facebook link:

13th ASEAN International Youth Championship 2012 Vietnam

Closing Ceremony 13th ASEAN International Age-Group Championship 2012

23 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Vietnam, reported that the 13th ASEAN Age-Group Championships opened on 11th June in the ancient city of Hue, Vietnam with more than 400 players from 11 countries competing in 78 events – classical, rapid, blitz – individual and team. Hue City this year celebrates its 1,000th Anniversary. The opening ceremony which took 90 minutes was broadcast live on national TV.

Located in the center of Vietnam, Hue city is well known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Participants were divided in the U-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20 Age-Groups for Girls and Open. In addition, Seniors (aged 50 and above) was held. Here are the final standings of the classical chess.

The next large youth ASEAN event is the 1st ASEAN International youth championship.

Some selected results involving Malaysian players has been extracted for readers to view. Not all categories were extracted. Please read for full final results.

Boys U-20


Girls U-20


Boys U-16


Girls U-16


Boys U-14


Girls U-14


Boys U-10


To read more, please visit or click here.

(Photo from

Muzychuk, Koneru Joint First, Kazan FIDE Women GP

Humpy Koneru, India and Anna Muzychuk, Slovenia with Kirsan

23 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Kazan, both Humpy Koneru of India and Anna Muzychuk of Slovenia were declared joint winners with Kirsan doing the honours.

The official website of the tournament reported that the closing ceremony took place in the Korston Hotel and was attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Minister on Affairs of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan Rafis Burganov, players, officials and spectators. The winners Anna Muzychuk and Humpy Koneru were awarded with big wooden chess pieces and all the participants of FIDE Grand Prix in Kazan were awarded with flowers and presents. Viktorija Cmilyte received a special prize devoted to 100 years anniversary since the birthday of Rashit Nezmetdinov. Her victory against World Champion Hou Yifan was chosen by the organizing committee as the best game.

At the closing ceremony FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has made a surprising gift for the Chess Federation of the Republic of Tatarstan - a set of electronic boards, in which participants played!

Closing Ceremony with Players and Officials of Kazan FIDE Women Grand Prix 2012

Audience of Closing Ceremony Kazan 2012

(All photos from closing ceremony of official website and Photos made by Rashit Shiriyazdanov and Anastasiya Karlovich)

MMU International Open Now Scheduled For 1-2 Sept 2012

23 June 2012, Kuala LumpurLatest News: A little bird on the net has informed me that the Malacca MultiMedia University (MMU) International Chess Open 2012 will now be held on 1-2 September 2012 at the same venue in Malacca.

To see previous posts on the same subject, please click here.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Three In Co-Lead Kazan Women GP 2012

Viktorija Cmilyte 3 in Kazan, LTU 

22 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Two decisive scores in the tenth round. IM Alisa Galliamova and GM Viktorija Cmilyte won their respective games. Meanwhile the three players in the lead are GM Humpy Koneru of India, GM Viktorija Cmilyte and GM Anna Muzychuk of Slovenia.

Humpy Koneru, India

The official website of the tournament reported that before the last round of FIDE Women Grand Prix in Kazan three players are on top. Viktorija Cmilyte won against Nadezhda Kosintseva  and replaced Elina Danielian, who was defeated by Alisa Galliamova. Elina chose to go into a sharp position in the middle game but missed intersting opportunity on 19th move and her position became worse.

Alisa Galliamova, RUS

Russian player Alisa Galliamova, who lost four previous games, played precisely today, neutralized all threats of her opponent and left with extra material.   Other leaders Anna Muzychuk and Humpy Koneru made draws against Hou Yifan and Alexandra Kosteniuk accordingly and share first place with Viktorija Cmilyte with 6.5 points.


Standings After Round 10: