Showing posts from April, 2016

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


Congratulations to the Winners of the Malaysian Masters 2016



The Cult of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov?


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

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!

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

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?


Yeoh Li Tian Makes IM Norm In Bangkok

Title Norm Certificate
Presentation at Closing Ceremony
Performance Breakdown

Our Representatives In Mongolia for the Asian Youth Chess Championships 2016


Malay Mail Online: 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?)

ASTRO MERDEKA OPEN RAPID TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 1st DATIN YEE WAI FONG MERDEKA JUNIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 09th Sep (Friday)Team Manager’s Meeting14:30 Round 1 – 315:00, 16:15, 17:30 10th Sep (Saturday)Round 4 – 608:30, 09:45, 11:00Lunch Rounds 7 – 913:00, 14:15, 15:30 Merdeka Blitz16:45 Prize Giving18:00
13th IGB DATO’ ARTHUR TAN MALAYSIAN OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 7th IGB SENIORS OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 11th MALAYSIA CHESS CHALLENGE 11th Sep (Sunday)Arrival 12th Sep (Monday)Players Meeting12:00 Round 1 1500 13th  Sep (Tuesday)Round 2 & 3 0900 & 1500 14th Sep (Wednesday)Round 4 1500 15th Sep (Thursday)Round 5 & 60900 & 1500 16th Sep (Friday) MALAYSIA DAY - FREE DAY (Individual Rapid Chess Championship (Open / U18 / U12) 17th Sep (Saturday)Round 7 & 80900 & 1500 18th Sep (Sunday)Round 90900 Festival Blitz1300 Prize Giving / Dinner20:00 19th Sep (Monday…

Malay Mail Online: Time To Head To Bangkok


Dilwen Remains No. 1!

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!