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7th Asian Seniors Championships 2016 - Hazel Hotel, Mandalay - Round 6 Pairings

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After Final Round at World Cadets...

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7th Asian Seniors Championships 2016 - Hazel Hotel, Mandalay - Round 5 Pairings

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After Ten Rounds at World Cadets...

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7th Asian Seniors Championships 2016 - Hazel Hotel, Mandalay - Round 4 Pairings

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After Nine Rounds at World Cadets...

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Mandalay FIDE Arbiter's Seminar Begins...

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Opening remarks by Bharat Singh, Deputy President, Asia Chess Federation and Chairman, FIDE Technical Commission
The seminar participants
FIDE Lecturer Bob Gibbons from New Zealand on Anti-Cheating Measures. He is also the top seed in the 7th Asian Seniors 65 Championships 2016 held concurrently.

7th Asian Seniors Championships 2016 - Hotel Hazel, Mandalay - Round 3 Pairings

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Hoogeveen Controversy On Final Ratings

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7th Asian Seniors Championships 2016 - Hotel Hazel, Mandalay - Round 2 Pairings

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Live Games Broadcast of 7th Asian Seniors Championship 2016

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Top Board Battle - New Zealand vs Malaysia - Can You Feel It?

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Photos from Opening Ceremony of the 7th Asian Seniors Championships 2016

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There were wonderful dance performances









Deserving tributes and lifelong friendships










7th Asian Seniors Championships 2016 - Hotel Hazel, Mandalay - Round 1 Pairings

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Malay Mail Online: Rules? What Rules?

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After Six Rounds at World Cadets...

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After Three Rounds at World Cadets...

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Four Malaysians will play at the Asian Seniors Championships

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The 7th Asian Seniors Championships will take place in Mandalay, Myanmar from 26 October to 5 November 2016,

Participants will stay at Hotel Hazel (http://www.hotelhazelmandalay.com/) and play, respectively in the 50 and above and the 65 and above categories, both men (open) and women... for direct International Master titles and Grandmaster norms,

Malaysia has the usual suspects and a new face in Ismail Ahmad, Lim Kian Hwa and Anthony Tan in 50 and above and Abang Draup Zamahari in 65 and above.



A FIDE Arbiter's Seminar will be held concurrently and many participants are also expected to take part given the 7th Asian Seniors Championships is being played with just one round a day... both lecturers are involved, one is the top seed in 65 and above and the other, the Chief Arbiter! 

Malay Mail Online: Spotlight Still On The Malaysian Chess Federation Elections

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Malay Mail Online: Spotlight On The Promotion (Or Lack) Of Local Chess Events

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FIDE Trainers' Seminar in Kuala Lumpur from 22-24 November 2016

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Malay Mail Online: Respecting Women's Rights At The World Chess Championship

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A Malaysian Success Story: From 1800 to 2400...

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It was a disaster for the 2397 rated Dilwen Ding in the World Youth Championships, where, seeded 16th, he finished a shocking 58th amongst 64 players with a very poor 4/11 score, a 1839 performance and a rating loss of 55.1 points. (http://www.thefidetrainer.com/2016/10/dilwen-dings-performance-at-world-youth.html)

This was a drop from losing just 36.5 rating points when he played the IGB Malaysian Open before going to Khanty-Mansyisk.

In June he took part in the ASEAN Age-group Chess Championships where he was the second seed but with 4.5/9 including a bye, finished 10th amongst 13 players and had a 1704 performance but not losing any rating points as the event was unrated. (http://www.thefidetrainer.com/2016/06/dilwen-dings-performance-at-17th-asean.html).


Earlier, Dilwen, then rated 2429, had emerged to play his first local major event for quite some time, at the Selangor Open where he lost 32.5 rating points.


This was surprising as he had, in the previous month, warmed up in Serb…