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Draw for Dilwen Ding in Round 3

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17th ASEAN Age-Groups Open Championships
Pattaya, Thailand

Date: 2016.05.31
Round 3

White: Joshua Ruthur (UR)
Black: Dilwen Ding (2429)
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. Be2 Qc7 7. a3 b5 8. O-OBb7 9. Be3 Nf6 10. Nxc6 Bxc6 11. Bf3 Be7 12. g3 O-O 13. Bg2 Rad8 14. Bf4 d6 15. Qe2 Qb7 16. Rfe1 a5 17. Bd2 























17. ...b4 18. axb4 axb4 19. Nd1 d5 20.e5 Ne4 21. Bf4 Ra822. Ne3 b3 23. Bxe4 dxe4 24. cxb3 Qxb3 25. Rxa8 Bxa8 26. Rc1 h6 27. h4 Qb7 28.h5 Rc8 29. Rxc8+ Qxc8 30. Nc4 Qa6 31. Qc2 Qc6 32. Ne3 Bc5 33. Qc1 Bd4 34. Qxc6Bxc6 35. Nc4 Bd5 36. b3 























36. ...Bxc4 37. bxc4 Kf8 38. Kg2 Ke7 39. f3 Kd7 40. fxe4 Kc641. Kf3 Kc5 42. g4 Kxc4 43. Bg3 Kd3 44. Bf4 Bc3 45. Bg3 Bd2 46. Bf2 Bc3 47. Bg3

Loss for Dilwen Ding in Round 2

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17th ASEAN Age-Groups Open Championships
Pattaya, Thailand

Date: 2016.05.31
Round 2
White: Dilwen Ding (2429)
Black: Paolo Bersamina (2378)
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 Qc7 5. O-O e5 6. dxe5 dxe5 7. Nc3 Be7 8. e4 O-O 9. Qe2 b5 10. a3 Be6 11. b3 Nbd7 12. Bb2 Rfd8 13. Rad1 Bc5 14. h3 h6 15. Rd2 Nf8 16. Rfd1 Ng6 17. a4 a6 18. Rxd8+ Rxd8 19. axb5 axb5 20. Rxd8+ Qxd8 21. Nd1Qd6 22. Nd2 h5























23. Qd3 Qxd3 24. cxd3 h4 25. Kh2 Nh5 26. gxh4 Nhf4 27. Bf1 f6 28. Ne3 Nxh4 29. Kg3 Bb4 30. Kxh4 Bxd2 31. d4 exd4 32. Bxd4 Bxb3 33. Nf5 Kf7 34. Bc5 g6 35. Nd4 Bd1 36. Nxc6























36... Nh5 37. Be2 Bxe2 38. f3 Bxf3 39. Ne5+ fxe5

Loss for Dilwen Ding in Round 1

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17th ASEAN Age-Groups Open Championships
Pattaya, Thailand

Date: 2016.05.30
Round 1
White: Che Quoc Huhu (2022)
Black: Dilwen Ding (2429)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Nc6 4. Nc3 Qb6 5. Be2 Nf6 6. d3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Rb1 a6 9. h3 Rd8 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 d6 12. a3 Bd7 13. Qd2 Nd4 14. b4 Nxf3+ 15. Bxf3 cxb4 16. Rxb4 Qc7 























17. e5 dxe5 18. Rxb7 Qc5 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. Rxd7 Rxd7 21. Bxa8 Qxa3 22. Be4 Bg5 23. Qc2 f5 24. Bf3 e4 25. dxe4 Rd2























26. Qa4 Qxc3 27. Qe8+ Kh7 28. Bh5 Qf6



















Dilwen Ding Is In Pattaya!

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The 17th ASEAN Age-Group Chess Championships has a big name in Malaysian's Dilwen Ding who is playing in the U-20 Open.
He is of course accompanied by both his Manager-Mother and his personal Grandmaster Coach and so this proven and tried Team Dilwen can most confidently look forward to even more success.
I have many requests to provide special coverage of the performance our No. 1 player here and will do my best even if my tight schedule here makes that difficult (if not unlikely).

Malay Mail Online: Petty Squabbles That Hold The Game Back

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We Have No One Playing In The Asian Continental Championships?

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http://www.asianchess.com/event/detail/50
The Asian Continental (or Individual) Championships is together with the Zonal Championships the qualifying competition for the World Cup and therefore the World Chess Championship cycle.

While we Malaysians like to talk about becoming Grandmasters when not even anywhere near able to fight for the International Master title, it seems that we do not even take the opportunity to participate in top level competitions when we can.

Besides the Zonals and the Asian Continental, the Asian Nations Cup must be included in these.

So while we are all so excited with going to the World Chess Olympiad later this year, funds have yet to be found and there is still no plan for preparing the team.

I have already said so in a particularly well read piece published in my weekly Malay Mail Online column (see: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/opinion/peter-long/article/choosing-players-for-the-national-team...-why-bother) and I will repeat that if we are not ser…

Malay Mail Online: Yet Another Look At FIDE And Russia

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Missed Opportunity

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I had unfortunately missed the Selangor Open due to the Churchie International in Brisbane but on my return to KL I dropped by the DAT Chess Centre to discuss the FIDE Arbiter's Seminar to be held in Pattaya from 31 May to 4 June 2016 where I will be assisting Hamid Majid.
After we concluded, Hamid, to my surprise, asked my opinion about the decisive game played at the Selangor Open between Yeoh Li Tian and eventual winner Oliver Dimakiling which he was watching as Chief Arbiter and even had some specific questions. I am of course quite familiar with Li Tian's game and understand well his weaknesses (and of course also his strengths) and so I was a little reluctant to discuss what I know.
But as we went through the game, actually one that was rather typical of Li Tian's play, we reached a position where Jimmy Liew (who was watching us analyse) immediately agreed with me was lost after the exchange of Queens but then I suddenly realised that capturing the pawn on f3 was a …

Malay Mail Online: Choosing Players For The National Team... Why Bother?

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FIDE Arbiter's Seminar in Pattaya, Thailand from 31 May to 4 June 2016

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Malaysian Chess Festival Announcement

So many people keep asking me about this - and I do not know any more than what has been announced - so please find the link below:

http://datchesscenter.com/2016-malaysian-chess-festival-announced/

The organiser's contact details should be on this website but if not or unable to find, please email IA Abd Hamid Majid at ahamchess@yahoo.com

IM Kevin Goh Wei Ming - Ex-Singapore National Player!

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Open Letter (and the rant of an ex-National player) This is going to be a long post (read "rant") as the announcement I am going to make is a rather painful one. These days, people are generally a lot more careful with what they post online but I think it is about time that someone voices out the frustration that an experienced and chess player often has playing chess in Singapore.
I have been playing active competitive chess for 13 years. Back in my JC days when I was a mere 2200 player, it would have been seen as a rather bad joke if someone had suggested that I would go on to represent the country in multiple Olympiads, SEA games and various other team tournaments. Somehow, that happened. My earlier days as a young national player was mired with actions driven by immaturity but my passion for chess and competition sustained my interest in the game longer than any chess player in Singapore. I love the game, the intensity that comes during a high level tournament, the satisfa…