Friday, September 27, 2013

Universiti Malaya team leading at UTP Team Tournament 2013

27 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Seri Iskandar, Perak, the UTP Inviational Chess Team Tournament 2013 has played two rounds today. Team Universiti Malaya is leading with 4 MPs, 7.5 Board Pts. Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli is the anchor player for UM. Sixteen teams are contesting in this team tournament.

Team Results Round 2:

Round 2 Team Results UTP 2013

Rank after Round 2:

Rank after Round 2, UTP Team Chess 2013

Round 2 Team Results:

Rd 2 Team Results UTP Invitational Chess Team Tournament 2013

To see more results, please visit or click here.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ahmad Fadzil, Nurul Najmi Winners of IPT-UM Invitational Chess 2013

23 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur - The IPT-UM Invitational Chess Tournament 2013 was held last weekend and the final results are as follows:-

Champion: Ahmad Fadzil Nayan
Second: Muhd Syazwan
Third : Au Yoong Yow Loo.

Champion: Nurul Najmi
Second: Alia Anin
Third: Atiyah Najiyah.

(results courtesy of Ng Siew Cheok, UM)

JKR Chess Team Finished In Tenth Spot - MAKSWIP 2013

JKR Chess Team 2013
2nd Picture JKR MAKSWIP Chess Team 2013
22 Sep 2013, Kuala Lumpur - The JKR chess team ended on tenth placing overall after completion of the six rapid rounds of the MAKSWIP Team Chess 2013 held at RISDA Headquarters in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 22 September 2013.
All rounds JKR Team MAKSWIP
OVERALL Standings:
MAKSWIP Overall Standings 2013
To see more results, please visit or click here.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hou Yifan crowned Women’s World Chess Champion 2013

HYifan-7thGameTaizhou201321 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Taizhou, China, Hou Yifan of China successfully wrests the crown back after winning the 7th game of the series and scored 5.5-1.5 points over her opponent, dethroned ex-Women’s World Champion, Anna Ushenina of Ukraine.

Hou Yifan won the 7th game against Ushenina as white.

Final Standings WWC 2013 - Taizhou China

Position after white played 40. Rd1 and black resigned.

Position after white played 40. Rd1 and black resigned.

Official website:

(Picture by Anastasiya Karlovich)

MAKSWIP Chess on 22 September 2013

Majlis Kebajikan Dan Sukan Anggota-Anggota Kerajaan WP

21 September 2013, Kuala LumpurThe Inter-Governmental Agency Team Chess tournament in Wilayah Persekutuan, known simply as MAKSWIP Team Chess 2013, is taking place at the RISDA Headquarters along Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur tomorrow. For die-hard chess fans, may visit the cafetaria area of the RISDA HQ office to follow the chess event.

The short announcement is shown below:-

i. EN. RAZIF  (012 - 3364589)
ii. EN. ZAM (012 - 5959098)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hou Yifan races ahead with a win in the sixth game, WWC 2013


18 Sep 2013, Kuala Lumpur - In Taizhou, China, the sixth game of the World's Women Chess Championship 2013 just ended this evening. The challenger, Hou Yifan of China won the sixth game of the 10 games match series giving her a commanding 4.5 – 1.5 lead over reigning Women World Champion, Anna Ushenina of Ukraine.


Tomorrow is a rest day and will resume the 7th game on Friday, 20th September 2013. In theory, Ushenina can still defend her world title by winning at least three of the remaining four games. Let’s see if the tide will change after the rest day.

(Picture by Anastasiya Karlovich)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Johor Inter District Chess–Chief Minister’s Cup

17 Sep 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The Johor Bahru District Chess Association, Johor in collaboration with Rakan Muda are organising the Johor Inter-District Chess Tournament – Johor Chief Minister’s Trophy on the 13th October 2013 at Kompleks Belia dan Sukan Negeri Johor, Larkin, Johor Bahru.

Inter District 2013

For more details, please contact En. Narayanan Krishnan, 013-7717525.

GIANT Skudai Juniors Chess Tournament 2013

17 Sept 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The Johor Bahru District Chess Association, Johor in collaboration with Rakan Muda are organising the GIANT Skudai Juniors Chess Tournament 2013 on the 29th September 2013, Sunday. The flyer details is shown below:-

Giant Skudai Jr Tourney 2013 JB

Please contact En Narayanan Krishnan, 013-7717525 for further details.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Selangor Wins Malaysia Inter-State Team Championship 2013

14 Sep 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Sabah, the Malaysia Inter State Team Championship 2013 has been won by team Selangor with 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss with 11 Match Points and 20 Board Points.

Selangor chess team 2013 comprises of Nicholas Chan, Yeoh Li Tian, Sumant Subramaniam and Roshan Singh. Scoring 20 board points is a dominant figure in this tournament. Second placed Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur also scored 11 Match points but scored lower on board points. While third placed team, Johor scored 10 Match points and 17 board points.

Malaysia Inter State Team Ch 2013 Final Rankings

Round 7 Board Pairings Result:

Round 7 team results - Malaysia Team 2013

To see more results, please visit MAS.

Hou Yifan leads in Taizhou Women’s World Championship 2013

GM Hou Yifan, China

14 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur In the current Women’s World Chess Championship 2013 between Hou Yifan and reigning world women champion Anna Ushenina has now played their third game and a win for Hou Yifan playing as black in the third game. With this win, Hou Yifan is leading with 2.5 – 0.5.

Third round Results - FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2013

Here is the pgn for the third game between Ushenina, Anna and Hou Yifan in Taizhou China during the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2013.

(Picture by Anastasiya Karlovich)

World Chess Championship Women 2013 (Taizhou CHN)
Tue 10th Sep 2013 - Sat 28th Sep 2013 - Official Site

WCh Women 2013 (2 players 10 Rds Match Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

WCh Women 2013 (2 players 10 Rds Match Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Advantages of the Two Bishops

8 Sep 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The FIDE Trainers' Commission announces start of publishing high-quality chess training materials (in English language) in the form of Trainers' Surveys, targeted at improving the understanding of chess middlegames and endgames. All in downloadable/ viewable pdf format.

Two Bishops Advantage :

The FIDE Trainers’ Surveys website has a host of interesting chess tips for chess players to learn from. The link below leads to an interesting article written by Semon Palatnik regarding the advantage of having Two Bishops.

To read more chess articles, please visit the link here.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

UPSI Chess Open 2013 in October 2013

5 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The annual UPSI Chess Open is coming this October 25-27, 2013 in Tanjung Malim, Perak. It will be a two-day chess event with a time control of 60 minutes. It is considered a rapid event and will be conducted over a 7 rounds Swiss System.

Details of event follows:-

UPSI Open 2013 flyer, Tg Malim, Perak

Schedule of UPSI Open 2013 and Prizes

Registration Form:

Registration Form for UPSI Open 2013



Facebook link by Louis Gimir under “Persatuan Catur Negeri Johor” page:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Higher Education-University of Malaya's Invitational Chess Competition 2013

3 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The Ministry of Higher Education and University of Malaya are again jointly organising the MOHE-UM Invitational Chess Competition 2013 in September 20-22, 2013. Details of the tournament follows:-

This tournament is sponsored by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). The purpose of this tournament is to provide a standard time control tournament for chess players from local Institution of Higher Learning.
This tournament is by invitation only. Anyone who have fulfilled the following requirements can apply to participate in this tournament. The application must be sent to the organizing committee before 11th of September. For successful applicants the invitation will be sent by 13th of September.
1) Must be a Malaysian studying in an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Malaysia which includes
a. Institute of Higher Learning (Public / Private)
b. Community College
c. Polytechnic
d. College
Procedures for shortlisting the players
1) Only a maximum of 32 Males and 32 Females will be invited.
2) Any IHL can send as many players as possible as long as their players fulfill the criteria. The short list is based on first come first serve basis. Due to limited places, the top 4 players (boys and girls) from each university will be given priority. The others will be in the KIV list.
3) If any of the players do not accept the offer by the 16th of September, this offer will be given to the other players in the KIV list.
4) The committee decision is final and no appeal will be entertain.
For further enquiries, please send an email to Dr. Ng Siew Cheok (
UM invitational 2013, Sept 20-22 2013

Registration Form:

Kramnik won in Finals FIDE World Cup 2013

Round 7 final results, FIDE World Cup 2013

3 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Vladimir Kramnik drew his fourth classical game with Andreikin in the finals of the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway giving him a comfortable 2.5-1.5 win. With this win, Kramnik is the World Cup 2013 Champion in this year’s knock-out format pitting 128 top chess players from around the world.

The Week-in-chess website reported that Vladimir Kramnik comfortably held Dmitry Andreikin to a draw in the final game of the FIDE World Cup in Tromso to win the match 2.5-1.5. Andreikin played what turned out to be a Symmetrical English and did manage to generate an imbalance but never seemed seriously worse. Improvements for Andreikin should be sought around move 15-16 (maybe 15.Re1!?). 18.Ne2 was complicated but all the complications seem in black's favour. Andreikin remained reasonably confident until 26...Qd6 after which he suddenly understood he was in trouble. Andreikin offered a draw on move 34 which was almost immediately accepted. Kramnik was much better but there was enough in the position to take the match win straight away.

Game 4, Round 7, final FIDE WC 2013, Tromso, Norway

To replay the game 4 of the Finals of the FIDE World Cup 2013 between Andreikin and Kramnik, please use the pgn viewer below:-

Kramnik continues to be ahead 2-1 after 3rd Game, World Cup Final 2013

Kramnik vs Andreikin, Game 3 yesterday, Final WC 2013

2 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur - In Tromso, Norway the Final Game 3 was held last night and ended in a draw bringing Kramnik a half point closer to his World Cup title much closer. Kramnik is now 2-1 ahead of Andreikin, his challenger in the Finals of the FIDE World Cup 2013.

Tonight they will play the fourth game, and Andreikin is in a “must-win” situation. He needs to make the odds even and push the series into a tie-break. Otherwise, it would be curtains for him and Kramnik will be declared the champion if another draw prevails tonight.

Kramnik vs Andreikin after Game 3, Final WC 2013

The Week-in-chess website reported that Dmitry Andreikin held Vladimir Kramnik to a draw with black in the third game of the FIDE World Cup in Tromso and will have a final chance with white on Monday to take the game into a day of tie-breaks.

Kramnik played fairly quietly against Andreikin's Chebanenko Slav and 8...Bb4 was a novelty even if it was not an entirely surprising one. Kramnik played for a tiny controlled advantage but after 12.Qxd8 exchanging queens the game was already close to a draw.


FIDE World Cup 2013 (Tromso NOR)
Sat 10th Aug 2013 - Thu 5th Sep 2013 -
Official Site - Results -Live

FIDE World Cup 2013 (128 players 7 Rds KO Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

(Photo from official website of FIDE World Cup 2013, Tromso, Norway)