Friday, June 28, 2013

First SSTWO Mall Chess Championship 2013

28 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – News of another chess tournament in SS2 Petaling Jaya on 20-21 July 2013 to be held at SStwo Mall. The age-group on 20th July 2013 Saturday and the Open on the 21st July 2013, Sunday.


Map to SSTwo Mall:


Registration Form:


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

SMK Abdul Rahman Talib Kuantan wins Rapid Team Chess in Pahang

26 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur Here is a brief report courtesy of Khairun Nisa of Kuantan of the recently concluded Rapid Team Chess For Secondary Schools in Pahang 2013 held last 22 June 2013, Saturday. The brief report is written in Bahasa Malaysia with pictures.


TARIKH : 22 Jun 2013, Sabtu

MASA : 7.30pagi – 7.00 malam

Tempat : SMK Saint Thomas, Kuantan

Laporan Ringkas : Seramai 26 pasukan dari Negeri Pahang, Terengganu dan Melaka telah mengambil bahagian dalam kejohanan ini. Kejohanan ini telah berjalan secara lancar dan berjayanya. Tuan Ketua Sektor Pengurusan Pembangunan Kemanusiaan, JPN Pahang, Tuan Haji Mohd Raauf bin Hj. Jali, AAP., AMP.telah merasmikan penutupan kejohanan ini.


Tuan Ketua Sektor, Tuan Haji Mohd Raauf bin Hj. Jali, AAP., AMP sedang melihat pemaini-pemain bertanding



Ulasan daripada ketua arbiter – FA Khairunnisa bt Wahidduddin


Ucapan Tuan Pengetua SMK Saint Thomas, Kuantan- Tuan Haji Asruddin bin Haji Abas


Ucapan pearsmian penutupan oleh Tuan Haji Mohd Raauf bin Hj. Jali, AAP., AMP.

Berikut adalah keputusan kejohanan catur ini:

Johan Pasukan : SMK Abdul Rahman Talib, Kuantan


Naib Johan Pasukan : SM Imtiaz YT, Kuala Terengganu


Tempat Ketiga berpasukan


Papan Terbaik Pertama :


Nur Sabrina Aliya bt Asman – SMK Abdul Rahman Talib, Kuantan

Papan Kedua terbaik:


Nur Ayahirah binti Rokeman – SMK Clifford A, Kuala Lipis

Papan Ketiga Terbaik


Muhd Shakir bin Mohd Fauzi – SM Imtiaz YT, Kuala Terengganu

Papan Keempat Terbaik


Mohd Ainal Farhan bin Mohd Johari – Sekolah Model Khas seri Tualang, Temerloh

Papan Kelima Terbaik


Muhammad Ridzwan bin Shahril- MRSM Muadzam Shah

Papan Keenam Terbaik


Muhd Razin bin Rumly – SMK Paya Besar, Kuantan

(Report courtesy of Ms Khairun Nisa of Kuantan Setia Chess Club)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ian Udani wins 1st Ketayong Classic 2013

Ian Udani-PHI

24 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The First Ketayong Chess Classic 2013 was held last weekend at DATCC in Kuala Lumpur with 26 players participating.

Ian Udani finished the two-day tournament with a score of 5.0 points and the champion. Second place went to Kamaluddin Yusof with 4.5 points and third, Fong Yit Ho. Fourth, Chek Kin Keuw and fifth Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli with a score of 4.0 points.


To see more results, please visit or click here.

KUSESS TEAM CHESS Now National-Rated, 6-7 July 2013



Saturday, June 22, 2013

Carlsen’s game vs Nakamura, Tal Memorial 2013

tal13_memorial 2013

23 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Here is the round 8 game between GM Carlsen of Norway against GM Nakamura of USA of the Tal Memorial 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Carlsen is second with 5.0 points and Boris Gelfand is leading with 5.5 points.

Standings after round 8:


The Week In Chess website reported that Magnus Carlsen moved within half a point of Boris Gelfand with a round to go of the Tal Memorial. Carlsen defeated Hikaru Nakamura in a strange game in the Catalan. Carlsen obtained a huge advantage after the opening, Nakamura was probably feeling uncomfortable but his 13...e5 looks an idea not likely to be repeated, 13....exd5 had been played before. After 22.e5 it was difficult to imagine black surviving for long but Carlsen thought just about anything would win and after 29...Bd3 allowing the bishop to return to the game only Bh3 would do. 30...Rxe5! would have almost equalised for black. A move later it wasn't as good and Carlsen finished things off more cleanly the second time around (37...Bc2?!). Carlsen will win the event if he beats Mamedyarov with black in the final round and Gelfand only draws against Kramnik with black. Other permutations are possible.


8th Mikhail Tal Memorial 2013 (Moscow RUS)
Wed 12th Jun 2013 - Mon 24th Jun 2013 - Official SiteLive

8th Tal Mem (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

8th Tal Mem Blitz (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:3m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nakamura catapults to leader at Tal Memorial 2013

Hikaru Nakamura - USA

(Picture from official website,

20 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Here is the round 6 win by Nakamura over Anand at the Tal Memorial 2013 being held in Moscow, Russia. With this win, it catapults Nakamura to the lead with 4.5/6 points.

The Week In Chess website reported that  Hikaru Nakamura goes into the second rest day on 4.5/6 half a point clear of Boris Gelfand in the Tal Memorial in Moscow.

Nakamura has played Anand in 11 times in standard time control games only having white twice yet has gone to a +3 score. Playing 3...g6 in the Ruy Lopez Nakamura got a sharp battle and soon got the advantage. The players traded into a favourable Knight and Pawn ending for Nakamura. Anand's 31.Nc8+ seems to lose by force in an already very difficult ending and indeed Nakamura had a choice of winning methods, Nakamura was somewhat annoyed with himself he missed 34...Ne1+ trading into a trivially winning King and Pawn ending but he was winning anyway forcing resignation on move 45.

This is likely to be Anand's last event before the World Chess Championship match in November. Whilst it isn't a definite predictor of future results Anand needs to score some points to stop this becoming a complete disaster.


Standings After Round 6:



8th Mikhail Tal Memorial 2013 (Moscow RUS)
Wed 12th Jun 2013 - Mon 24th Jun 2013 - Official SiteLive

8th Tal Mem (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

8th Tal Mem Blitz (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:3m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games

Roberto Suelo wins Frank Goon Cup 2013


20 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The Johor Open 2013, also known as the Frank Goon Cup 2013 was won by a Filipino, Roberto Suelo with 6.5 points. Second, Arlan Cabe of Philippines with a score of 6.5 points as well. Third, Malaysian Taulani Tukiran with 6.0 points. The top seed of the tournament, IM Enrique Paciencia of Philippines ended in fourth place with 5.5 points.


Results and pictures courtesy of Steven Cheong from Persatuan Catur Johor facebook page or link here.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Malaysian Chess Contingent Brings Home Five Gold, Nine Silver and 15 Bronze Medals from ASEAN Age Group Chess 2013

18 June 2013, KUALA LUMPUR --- The Malaysian contingent to the 14th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship 2013 has returned victorious from Chiangmai, Thailand to bring honour to Malaysia with a scoop of five gold, nine silver and 15 bronze medals.
The five gold medalist winners are 1st Gold:  Sim Jia Ru (Girl Under 8) : Category -Individual Rapid Game; 2nd Gold:  Nithyalaksimi Subramaniam (Girl Under 14) : Category - Individual  Blitz Game; 3rd Gold:  Teh De Juan (Boy Under 12) Category - Individual Standard Game; 4th Gold:  Amier Hamzah Mohd Zuhri (Boy Under 12) - Individual Standard Game; and 5th Gold : Team  Boy under-12 - Standard Game (Teh De Juan, Amier Hamzah Mohd Zuhri, and Wong Yin Long).
Teh De Juan emerged the award title winner of FIDE Master.
Thirteen countries with a total of 426 players had participated in the championship to include Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand, India, Mongolia, Hong Kong, China, Russia, and Bangladesh.
Malaysia had fielded 44 players for the chess championship held from 5-14 June 2013. They were led by head of delegation Haslindah Ruslan, the vice president of the Malaysia Chess Federation.
Haslindah Ruslan - +6013 3328101
Mohd Zuhri Abdullah - +6012 2241188
ABOUT THE MEDALS OF THE 14th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship 2013
5.1  Medals: Medals shall be awarded to the top three positions in each event and category. (See 5.3)
5.2  Team Medals: Team medals shall be awarded based on the total score of the top three players of a country. Countries with less than 3 players shall not be eligible for a team award. In the case of a tie, the tie-break scores of each player shall be determined. (See 6.1)
5.3  Individual Medal: Where there is a tie, not more than 3 players shall receive the same colour medal. For each category, not more than 5 medals shall be awarded. Examples: If 2 players tied for first and 2 players tied for third, then, 2 Gold Medals shall be awarded, and there shall be no Silver, but 2 Bronze Medals shall be awarded. If 3 players tied for first, then, no Silver and Bronze Medals shall be awarded. If more than 3 players tied for first, then, the 3 highest players based on the tie-break shall receive the Gold Medals and the Silver and the Bronze Medals shall not be awarded.
5.4. In the determination of FIDE Direct Title Awards applicable to Standard Chess only, the tie-break shall be used in case of more than one Gold, or more than one Silver or more than one Bronze were awarded. FM/WFM titles are awarded to the winners (regardless of ASEAN or Non-ASEAN players) of the youth categories. In the case of a tie, after the tie-break, only the top three finishers shall be awarded. CM/WCM titles are awarded, after the tie-break, to Silver and Bronze Medal winners, and not more than one title shall be awarded for each (2nd/3rd) position.
IM/WIM titles are awarded for the ASEAN U-20 category.

PICTURE included as follows:
PHOTO 1: Team Contingent: 44 Players with Malaysian Chess Federation Officers
Head of Delegation: Haslindah Ruslan
Team Captain: Gregory Lau
Other pics available on request from

Friday, June 14, 2013

Caruana’s win of Round 1, Tal Memorial 2013

Anand vs Caruana

15 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Moscow, the 8th Tal Memorial 2013 is taking place. In round 1, Caruana beat Vishy Anand with the black pieces. 


Results of Rounds 1 and 2, Tal Memorial 2013:

Results of Rounds 1 and 2 Tal Memorial 2013

Standings After Round 2:

Standings After Rd 2 Tal Memorial 2013

KL Masters Into Round 2 Today!

Mas Hafizulhelmi - MAS

14 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Invitational Masters 2013 is being held at the Swiss Inn & Palace of the Golden Horses from 13 – 22 June 2013. Yesterday GM Thomas Luther won against IM Aleksandar Wohl, while local IM Mas Hafizulhelmi drew with GM Sergei Tiviakov. WGM Padmini Rout playing black won against Singapore’s GM Wong Meng Kong in round 1.


To see more chess results, please visit this link here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Keputusan Catur Terbuka 1 Malaysia Kastam

M Syakir

12 Jun 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Mohd Syakir Shazmeer Azhar menjadi juara pertandingan catur rapid satu hari anjuran Catur Koperasi Kastam di Kelana Jaya yang telah diadakan pada 9 Jun 2013 yang lalu. Beliau meraih 6 mata dan kejuaraan pertandingan catur terbuka 1Malaysia Kastam.

Kedua, Mohd Nabil Azman Hisham dengan 5 mata dan ketiga, Nur Najiha bt Azman Hisham dengan 5 mata juga.

Photo: Keputusan Catur Terbuka 1 Msia anjuran Koperasi Kastam Malysia Berhad yang berlansung pada 9 Mei 2013

(sumber: Rizal A Kamal’s face book)

Kejohanan Catur Rapid Berpasukan Di Kuantan

Chess Rapid
12 June 2013, Kuala LumpurHere is a new team chess event in Kuantan, Pahang to be held on 22nd June 2013 at the SMK St. Thomas School Hall, Kuantan.
TARIKH : 22 JUNE 2013
yuran kejohanan adalah RM120 untuk 1 pasukan 4+2, sama ada secara tunai pada hari pertandingan atau bank in ke akaun Public Bank Berhad 3078196205
jika menggunakan cek hendaklah atas nama Pengetua SMK St Thomas
Kejohanan ini ialah secara berpasukan, untuk mengiktiraf sekolah terbaik. Ianya terbuka kepada semua sekolah-sekolah menengah di Malaysia.
Ini adalah kejohanan pertama Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri Pahang, dan kejohanan berpasukan sekolah-sekolah yang pertama seumpamanya diadakan di Pahang. Sokongan anda dalam memastikan kejohanan yang lebih besar pada tahun hadapan amatlah digalakkan.
Sebarang pertanyaan hubungi Cikgu Khor Got Hun 012-9213138, Cikgu Noreha Namlur 017-9099018, dan Cikgu Maimunah Mat 016-9375854
(source: Khairun Nisa)

Monday, June 10, 2013

KUSESS Chess Age Group Team Event in Kuala Selangor

11 June 2013,  Kuala Lumpur -  Sek. Men. Sains Kuala Selangor akan menganjurkan Kejohanan Catur KUSESS Kali Pertama 2013 pada 6 Julai 2013 (acara berpasukan 4 pemain antara sekolah U18 dan U12) dan 7 Julai acara individu open, U18 dan U12.

Hadiah wang tunai keseluruhan RM5000.

KUSESS menyediakan pakej penginapan di asrama dan makan minum RM20 sehari utk PELAJAR diiringi Guru sekolah masing2 sahaja, tempat terhad! Details akan disiarkan di blog2 catur dlm waktu terdekat.
Sila hubungi En. Azhar Said h/p: 012-6796193 untuk maklumat lanjut.

Chess Open U-12 By Residents Association of Customs Quarters Kelana Jaya

10th June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – A new chess tournament to be held on 23rd June 2013, Sunday at VVIP Room, Surau Customs Quarters, 22 Jalan SS6/3, Kelana Jaya for Under-12 age category.

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Please contact Rizal Ahmad Kamal 019-3391346 for further details of chess tournament.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

New Strait Times promotes 3rd Lim Chong Memorial Chess Tournament

6 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The New Straits Times was reported to have published the 3rd Lim Chong Memorial Chess Tournament 2013 on its paper of the 6th June 2013 shown below:-


To read more, please visit this link here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

14th ASEAN Age-Group Chess Championship

14th Asean Age-Group Chess

5th June 2013, Kuala Lumpur - Organised by the Thailand Chess Association, the 14th ASEAN Age-Group Chess Championships takes place in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, from 5–14 June, 2013.

There are tournaments in Standard, Rapid and Blitz chess, all eligible for FIDE ratings. In addition, titles will be awarded as in the Olympiads, with IM and WIM titles possible in the under 20's group.

A search on reveals that Malaysia has sent a sizeable contingent participating in this ASEAN Age-Group Chess for all age categories. In the girls, there are at least three participants per age group category, while in the open categories there are six Malaysian players in each age category. Go Malaysia go! We give you our support!


Facebook link:

Website Link:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Invitational KL Masters 2013 announcement!



2 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Intellect Development Foundation through KL Chess has announced an upcoming FIDE Rated chess tournament, the DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Invitational KL Masters 2013. It will be a 10 player, 9 round robin FIDE Rated tournament to be held from 13-21 June at the Swiss Inn Kuala Lumpur.

IM Mas Hafizulhelmi, IM Rolando Nolte, GM Oliver Dimakling are reportedly participating in this edition of the KL Masters.

However, no news of any Kuala Lumpur Chess Open yet.

To read more, please visit or click the link here.

Jimmy Liew wins DATCC Blitz

DATCC Final Ranking-2June2013

2nd June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Today DATCC held a blitz chess tournament over 13 rounds and the final rankings are shown in the picture above (taken by Masrin Erowan of Sabah). IM Jimmy Liew won the blitz with 12 points and declared the Blitz Champion. Meanwhile Masrin Erowan finished second with 10 points, third Ahmad Fadzil Nayan with 9.5 points. Twenty-two players participated.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Aron Teh Eu Wen Crowned New Champion National Closed 2013

Kamin vs Aron, Round 9, National Closed 2013

1st June 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Kuala Terengganu, the final ninth round was played in the National Chess Closed Championship 2013. Aron Teh Eu Wen won his last round and crowned the new National Master (NM) and champion of the National Closed Chess Championship 2013. Aron scored 7.5 points to win outright.

Second, Fong Yit San with 7.0 points. While third went to Wong Jianwen with 6.5 points and fourth, Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli with 6.5 points.

Round 9 Final Results

Final Rankings:

Final Rankings - National Closed 2013