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Malay Mail Online: A Long Hard Look At Selection To The World Chess Olympiad

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http://www.themalaymailonline.com/opinion/peter-long/article/a-long-hard-look-at-selection-to-the-world-chess-olympiad

Congratulations to the Winners of the Malaysian Masters 2016

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Men Women

The Cult of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov?

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http://kirsan.today/en/

Malaysian Masters 2016 - The Men Are Almost Decided But The Women Are Hotting Up!

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If the Olympiad Team selection is based on the results of the Malaysian Masters, then Mas Hafizulhelmi, Jimmy Liew Chee Meng and Sumant Subramaniam would have already booked their places as should Ng Tze Han while the last place should be between Ng Jen Sheng and Fong Yit San. The Women started a day later so there are still three rounds to go and is still everything to play for for most but for now it is Li Ting and Alia in the driving seat.

Malaysia's No. 1 Dilwen Ding Will Be Playing In The Selangor Open 2016!

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Malaysia's No. 1 player opted out of the Malaysian, Penang and Johor Opens last year and then declined to play the National Championships and the Malaysian Masters this year and so will almost certainly not be at the Olympiad to help the Malaysian team. Dilwen with the famous organiser of First Saturday Lazlo Nagy, an Arena International Master who was in awe after their game: "I could feel his talent". The above was extracted from the list on entries for the coming Selangor Open posted on  http://selangorchess.blogspot.my/ . So now it seems that after two years we will finally have the privilege to see in action once again a still young player who last played locally at FIDE 1800 level (his national rating is still 1717) but since then has gained some 500 rating points and gotten at least one IM title norm from events in his favourite hunting grounds in Hungary.

Malay Mail Online: Why The Drama About Ukraine, FIDE?

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http://www.themalaymailonline.com/opinion/peter-long/article/why-the-drama-about-ukraine-fide

Yeoh Li Tian Makes IM Norm In Bangkok

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Title Norm Certificate Presentation at Closing Ceremony Performance Breakdown

Our Representatives In Mongolia for the Asian Youth Chess Championships 2016

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Malay Mail Online: A Look At Some Of The Action (Or Lack Of) In South East Asia

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http://www.themalaymailonline.com/opinion/peter-long/article/a-look-at-some-of-the-action-or-lack-of-in-south-east-asia

The Malaysian Chess Festival 2016 Events & Dates Subject To MCF Agreement (Their Negotiated Fee?)

TENTATIVE - 13 th MALAYSIAN CHESS FESTIVAL 2016 – SCHEDULE ASTRO MERDEKA OPEN RAPID TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 1 st DATIN YEE WAI FONG MERDEKA JUNIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 09 th Sep (Friday) Team Manager’s Meeting 14:30 Round 1 – 3 15:00, 16:15, 17:30 10 th Sep (Saturday) Round 4 – 6 08:30, 09:45, 11:00 Lunch Rounds 7 – 9 13:00, 14:15, 15:30 Merdeka Blitz 16:45 Prize Giving 18:00 11 th Sep (Sunday) 7 th SWENSEN’S AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 13 th IGB DATO’ ARTHUR TAN MALAYSIAN OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 th IGB SENIORS OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 th MALAYSIA CHESS CHALLENGE 11 th Sep (Sunday) Arrival 12 th Sep (Monday) Players Meeting 12:00 Round 1 1500 13 th  Sep (Tuesday) Round 2 & 3 0900 & 1500 14 th Sep (Wednesday) Round 4  1500 15 th Sep (Thursday) Round 5 & 6 0900 & 1500 16 th Sep (Friday) M

Malay Mail Online: Time To Head To Bangkok

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http://www.themalaymailonline.com/opinion/peter-long/article/time-to-head-to-bangkok

Dilwen Remains No. 1!

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No, it's not an April's Fool joke! Dilwen Ding remains No. 1 in Malaysia - at least that is what FIDE says - despite not playing in the Malaysian Championships. Yeoh Li Tian's fantastic 8/9 there and winning a round before the end in Sabah (as he too often does in local events) was just not good enough to close the gap, and as he says, he remains (and is just) the No. 2 ranked U-18 player!