Monday, November 1, 2010

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#14

The result for the Under-18 category,

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#13

The result for the Under-14 category,

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#12

The result for the Under-12 category,

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#11

The result for the Under-10 category,

Sunday, October 31, 2010

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#10

The Sixteen edition of Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship was concluded with great success. A total of 270 players turned up for the event albeit having 288 paid entries, maximum number of players who can fit into the school hall. This represents a small percentage of players who did not turn up for the event.

The organiser of the event, SJK(C) Kepong 2, would like to take this opportunity to thanks all volunteers, teachers, parents and players for making this event a great success. To those of you who had missed the opportunity to register in this year event, please register early for next year edition. The tournament form for this event will begin its circulation from late July onwards.

The result for the Under-8 category,

Friday, October 29, 2010

World Youth Chess Championship 2010: Update#4

Let see how the fairer sex fares two rounds later after the day off. Are we going to see major movements like in the boys categories?

In Under-8 Girls category,

The Chinese is still maintaining the half-point advantage over the field. It is very suprising to see two Americans were booted out the Top 10 standing alongside with one Hungarian. Who have taken over their places? Well, it is another Slovak, Russian and Bulgarian.

In Under-10 Girls category,

The sole leader from Russia at half-way stage had a terrible last two rounds that saw her knocked off from the throne by a Netherlander who herself has established a half-point advantage over others with another 3 rounds to go. There is only one casualty with an Iranian getting out and was replaced by an Azerbaijani.

In Under-12 Girls category,

Is is a very sad day for the Belarusans where their heroin who is the sole tournament leader at half-way stage was knock out of Top 10 by receiving a double K.O. after the day off. This is a clear and good example where the aspect of Mind Coaching is so bloody important !!!!! Let this scenario be also a lesson to be learnt by all Malaysians. May be one day in future, we have a Malaysian who can reach the same pinnacle at WYCC and we must make sure he/she does not suffer the same fate like this girl. Other casualties include a Russian and a Chinese. While, an Azerbaijani, an American and an Iranian have replaced them in the Top 10 standing.

In Under-14 Girls category,

The Chinese who was the sole leader at half-way stage no longer have the 1 point lead over the field. Currently, she is sharing her top spot with a Kazakh. Both of them have a half-point advantage over the chasing pack. Players from 4 countries namely Spain, Georgia, Iran and India were booted out of the Top 210 Standing and replaced by players from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Russia and Armenia.

In Under-16 Girls category,

Again, the Belarusans saw their heroin lost the sole leader status obtained at half-way stage. Now, she is sharing the top spot with 4 other players. Hope that she can survive the ordeal till the finishing line. A Spaniard and an Armenian could not survive the heat at Top 10 and were replaced by a Kazakh and an Azerbaijani.

In Under-18 Girls category,

The sole leader from Azerbaijan at half-way stage has pulled ahead with a one point lead over the chasing pack of 6 players. Players from Greece, Russia and Vietnam were knock out from Top 10 Standing and were replaced by players from India, Belarus. and Czech Republic.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

World Youth Chess Championship 2010: Update#3

Let see how the top players in each category fare two rounds later after the day off.

In Under-8 Boys category,

The top two leaders still maintaining their respective position, while the Uzbeks, Indians, and Vietnamese still among the chasing pack. There is two new entries into Top 10 i.e. Estonia and Georgia taking over from Russia and India contender.

In Under-10 Boys category,

One of the joint leaders at half-way mark has moved into driver seat position by being a sole leader with 1 point ahead of the chasing pack. USA still maintaining 3 players in the top 10 standing, while India is down to 2 players. Players from Serbia and Bulgaria were booted out of Top 10 List, replacing them are Poles, Iranian and our beloved neighbour who is represented by this sole representative. So far, Tin's performance is superb and getting stronger and stronger to the finishing line. He is on his way to make Singapore proud. Personally, I hope to see this boy can have a podium finish.

In Under-12 Boys category,

One of the joint leaders at half-way mark has moved into driver seat position by being a sole leader with 1 point ahead of the chasing pack. Only one player from Russia was booted out of Top 10 and was replaced by another Turks.

In Under-14 Boys category,

The Lithuanian still maintaining his 1 point lead he obtained at half-way stage. This group saw the highesty casualties number with 5 players (from England, Armenia, Spain, Ukraine, and Poland) dropped out from the Top 10 Standing. Which countries have replaced them? Iran, France, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, India. Now, India has 3 representatives.

In Under-16 Boys category,

The Poles are really dominating in this category. With 3 Poles in Top 10 standing which includes 2 of them in First and Second. This category is theirs for the taking. Other big winners are the Netherlanders and Russians with 2 new entries each into Top 10 Standing. One British also gets into the Top 10. On the other hand, the Danes were the biggest casualties with both players booted out of Top 10 alongside with a Spaniard, Mongolian, Israelis, and French.

In Under-18 Boys category,

The Armenian still maintaining his half point advatage over the field. One Israelis and one Iranian have taken over the place of a Turk and a Russian. The rest of the players in Top 10 still the same compare to the half-way stage.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

World Youth Chess Championship 2010: Update#2

Lets see which countries stand out for the Girls Categories at half-way mark.

In Under-8 Girls category,

Here we see a completely different scenario from the boys with the domination of contenders from 3 countries namely USA with 3 contenders, followed by Hungary and India with 2 each.

In Under-10 Girls category,

Here, there is 2 Greeks alongside with sole representative from 8 other countries in the Top 10 at the half-way mark.

In Under-12 Girls category,

Again, we see a similar dominance like the U8 category from different 3 countries namely China with 3 contenders, followed by Russia and India with 2 each. Will it be the same after 12 y.o.?

In Under-14 Girls category,

The domination by certain countries seem to mellow down. Nevertheless, there is still 2 Indians and 2 Iranians among the Top 10 contenders.

In Under-16 Girls category,

A similar trend just like in U14. It's good to see 2 Vietnamese alongside with 2 Georgians are currently among the top 10 contenders.

In Under-18 Girls category,

Another round of good news with 2 Vietnamese alongside with sole representative from 8 other countries in the Top 10 standing.

The South East Asia are better represented in the Girls category with 6 contenders coming from Vietnam. A very strong showing from the Vietnamese. Besides them, Indians and Chinese too have 6 contenders each in the Top 10 standing for the 6 categories contested.

World Youth Chess Championship 2010: Update#1

The World Age-Group 2010 better known as World Youth Chess Championship or in short WYCC 2010 has just concluded the half-way stage. Lots of local chess bloggers are reporting the performances of Malaysian players in this year WYCC.

I would not like to add more to it as I believe they are doing a decent reporting. Instead, I would like to report on which countries are fighting for top placing for each category. In view that the event only at halfway stage, there are still many contenders have their shot for Championship. I will cover the top 10 contenders for each category.

In Under-8 Boys category,

We are seeing 3 Indians propel into Top 10 in the youngest category. Why? They have the best decentralised Development Programme for Juniors in the World at this point in time or should I said began 10 years ago in a mass production effort.

In Under-10 Boys category,

Again, we are seeing the same thing as in Under-8.

In Under-12 Boys category,

Again, we are seeing 2 Indians as opposed to sole representative from 8 other countries. Let see whether this scenario changes after 12 y.o.

In Under-14 Boys category,

Now, there is 2 Poles besides 2 Indians inside top 10 standing. What about U-16?

In Under-16 Boys category,

Oops, no more Indians in the top 10 ranking, why? While, there is still 2 Poles dominates this category alongside with 2 Danes.

In Under-18 Boys category,

Finally, we see 2 Russians alongside with 2 Indians in the Top 10 standing.

Lets look at countries nearer to our home, the whole of South East Asia has only 1 contender in the Top 10 of the 6 categories contested. This give a strong indication to us on how far are we away from the world best.

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#9

The first 100 players aka "Early Birds" shall receive a very special magic bag. Hey the list showed 102 players. Why? Well, the school received these "last" entries together on the same day (i.e. 9th Aug 2010) and decided not to choose some entries into the Early Birds List and left out two entries.

Are you the lucky one? Here is the list sorted according to alphabetical order .........

1 Amierullah Ibrahim Ismail
2 Aneel Arora Singh
3 Benjamin Ho Kar Ming
4 Bryan Soo Buo Yuan
5 Calvin Lee Ji Ho
6 Chan Kah Mun
7 Cheng Hui Wen
8 Cheng Kai Rong
9 Cheng Zai Chern
10 Cheong Jie Yao
11 Cheong Keat Zhen
12 Chew Yung-Serng
13 Chew Zhi Jing
14 Chew Zhi Qi
15 Chew Zhi Xuan
16 Choo Jing Liang
17 Chua Yee Ler
18 Chua Yue Chern
19 Damian Wong Xin Hoe
20 Daryl Wong Cheng Lim
21 Davendran Balasubramaniam
22 Derek Poon Guo Liong
23 Diya Gobindram Chandmani
24 Domimic Sze Weng Long
25 Edwin Tan Yin Rong
26 Eric Choong Ee Jin
27 Ethan Wong Hsien Aun
28 Foo Jia Qi
29 Goh Xin Yen
30 Ho Chen Ee
31 Ivan Tan Tee Yan
32 Jeremiah Ng Zhi Wern
33 Joanne Chin Zhi May
34 Jonathan Ho Kar Leong
35 Jonathan Low Jun Yee
36 Julian Chin Tze Wen
37 Koh Kai Quan
38 Koh Kai Sen
39 Koh Kai Xin
40 Kong Dak Nam
41 Kughan Ravindran
42 Law Charmaine
43 Law Jing Chung
44 Law Jing Jhi
45 Lee Guang Shen
46 Lee Zheng Xuan
47 Lee Zhi Wei
48 Lee Zhi Yan
49 Lew Chun Yik
50 Liew Xun Heng
51 Lim Chin Shen
52 Lim Rong
53 Lim Way Shearn
54 Loh Zu Hao
55 Loong Yee Chong
56 Low Chee Pang
57 Lu Hwang
58 Lum Sun Yuan
59 Lum Ting Fang
60 Mok Khye Zen
61 Mok Shu Zing
62 Ng Jin Jin
63 Ng Jing Shun
64 Nittikorn Chian Promchan
65 Oon Zhi Hoo
66 Poh Jian Hui
67 Poon Jit Wai
68 Randy Chin Wei Sin
69 Sean Ho See Jian
70 Sean Ooi Zhi Jian
71 Shim Shi Ling
72 Shum Rui Yuan
73 Sk Prawein
74 Soh Jen Shven
75 Soh Jen Yang
76 Sophia Tham Yi Ting
77 Tan Jun Hong
78 Tan Poh Syuen
79 Tan Qian Hui
80 Tan Ri Hong
81 Tan Wei Hao
82 Tan Xin Le
83 Tan Xue Ren
84 Tan Yong Zhao
85 Tay Kit Ken
86 Teh Kai Wen
87 Teh Qing Hong
88 Teo Boon Kee
89 Teo Chong Guan
90 Teo Jun Sim
91 Teo Yi Yang
92 Tew Kae Shyuan
93 Tham Ju Rong
94 Tham Zhi Hong
95 Than Kok Chen
96 Viknesh Viajantheran
97 Vinton Wong Hsien Loong
98 Wha Yong Zi
99 Wilson Wong Wei Shien
100 Yap Ern Yee
101 Yap Seng Fei
102 Yap Wen Yi

If you did not show up during tournament day, this very special bag will not be given to other players outside this list. The school practices "No proxy is allowed" policy.

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#8

Please check and make sure your name is listed at the correct category (except overquota cases) for this Sunday event. In the rules and regulations section, we have mentioned that each category will be accepted until 64 players, thereafter the organiser has the right to push up players to higher category.

The good news is there still a poosibility that the organiser may push down some overquota players back to their respective category on tournament day subject to the availability of the lower category and will be based on the sequence listed on this page.

In a case where your name is listed in the wrong category (except overquota cases) or not listed at all in any category, please contact me asap @ 012-2984922.

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#7

Under-18 namelist
1 Andrew Soong Loc Yang
2 Boey Jin Huey
3 Chau Chee Hau
4 Ho Wing Kit
5 Ho Yan Bing
6 Joyce Tan Sue Lee
7 Koh Kai Sen
8 Kow Yu Yang
9 Lee Sai Men
10 Lim Chin Shen
11 Lim Joon Kiat
12 Low Jun Jian
13 Naren Odaiyappan
14 Poon Jit Wai
15 Sarika Subramaniam
16 Suniil Kalivanan
17 Tan Ri Hong
18 Teh Kai Wen
19 Yap Seng Fei
20 Yong Phi Lip

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#6

Under-14 namelist, (Overquota in designated category by sequence)
1 Afsana Jehan Mohd Nahu, U10-7
2 Alexander Lee Hao Ming, U12-16
3 Benjamin Ho Kar Ming
4 Cheng Zai Chern
5 Cheong Peng Sam, U12-2
6 Chieng Jin Han
7 Chong Shi Xian, U12-1
8 Chong Yan Meng
9 Derek Poon Guo Liong
10 Emir Rusyaidi Ahmad Nazari, U10-4
11 Eric Choong Ee Jin
12 Gabriel Soong Mun Hey
13 Goh Xin Yen
14 Hafiz Akram Azmi, U12-7
15 Hew Wei Chen, U12-3
16 Hoh Lap Hang, U10-9
17 Jeevanjit Singh Sukhbeer, U12-17
18 John Goerge Varugnese
19 Khoon Sze Yern, U12-11
20 Kishendren Sivananda Ratnam, U12-13
21 Koh Chun Hoong, U10-6
22 Koh Kai Quan
23 Lau Kar Jing
24 Law Jing Chung
25 Lee Jie Hong
26 Lee Kei Lum, U10-1
27 Lee Ting Yan
28 Lee Xi Wei, U12-5
29 Liew Ashton
30 Lim Qi Yang, U10-12
31 Lim Vyan Keane
32 Lim Way Shearn
33 Loo Xin Wei, U10-10
34 Low Jun Keat
35 Lucas Matthew Dutton
36 Mah Siew Zheng, U12-8
37 Max Wong Zi Quan, U10-2
38 Micaiah Chai Jien Zheng, U12-20
39 Muhd Amir Ridhwan Mohd Rohaizad
40 Muhd Rashad Hairizam, U12-10
41 Mukesh Kumar Sivakumar
42 Mun Wai Hong
43 Nabil Azmi, U10-3
44 Ng Jun Khai, U12-6
45 Nur Masitah Mohd Nazir
46 Pavitranayagi Jayamurthey
47 Phuan Hong Won, U12-15
48 Rizal Mohd Suhaimi, U12-9
49 Shaw Yun Min, U10-11
50 Shreyes Subramaniam, U12-18
51 Siti Mukhlisah Mohd Izahid
52 Sivasudhan Venkatesh, U12-14
53 Sk Prawein
54 Sriram Odaiyappan, U10-8
55 Tan Jia Jin, U12-19
56 Tan Wei Hao
57 Than Kok Chen
58 Tharoun Sharma Ravindran
59 Theng King Wai
60 Thien Zhong Vei, U10-5
61 Veronica Shalini Charles Anthony
62 Vinton Wong Hsien Loong
63 Vishvaraj, U12-12
64 Wong Jun Ming, U12-4
65 Wong Jun Xing
66 Wong Zhen Yau
67 Yap Ern Yee
68 Yap Wen Yi

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#5

Under-12 namelist
1 Alakarthika Ulaganathan
2 Aneel Arora Singh
3 Calvin Lee Ji Ho
4 Cheng Hui Wen
5 Cheong Jie Yao
6 Chew Yung-Serng
7 Chew Zhi Jing
8 Choo Jing Liang
9 Chua Yee Ler
10 Daryl Wong Cheng Lim
11 Davendran Balasubramaniam
12 Dawson Tan Soon Wei
13 Dilwen Ding Tze How
14 Dixon Tee Teng Hui
15 Diya Gobindram Chandmani
16 Ethan Wong Hsien Aun
17 Hadi Haikal Noorazman
18 Harghun Singh
19 Henry Chay Yam Weng
20 Ho Jun Kin
21 Hovindra Ramais
22 Jayethisan Namana Rajan
23 Jonathan Low Jun Yee
24 Julian Chin Tze Wen
25 Kajendrra Ramais
26 Kam Lih Ren
27 Koh Kai Xin
28 Kughan Ravindran
29 Kumaran Tamilselvam
30 Kyne Francis
31 Lau Jia Yi
32 Law Jing Jhi
33 Lee Jun Yi
34 Lee Wei Pin
35 Lee Zhi Wei
36 Lim Jing Yih
37 Lim Ming Xian
38 Lim Rong
39 Lim Zhao Kang
40 Loo Han Meng
41 Loong Yee Chong
42 Lu Hwang
43 Mohan Raaj Kalithasan
44 Mok Khye Zen
45 Oon Zhi Hoo
46 Owen Soong Szhen Yen
47 Pavitra Tamilseluam
48 Poh Jian Hui
49 Pravin Kumar Sivakumar
50 Randy Chin Wei Sin
51 S. Raj Kumar Selvarajoo
52 Sandya Rageene Ramana Rao
53 Santhosh Krisnapillay
54 Satgunalingam Gopalakrishnan
55 Shum Rui Yuan
56 Soh Jen Shuen
57 Soh Jen Yang
58 Subramanian Sivanesan
59 Sumedha Anne Sethupathy
60 Tan Jun Hong
61 Tan Keigen
62 Tan Yi Yao
63 Tay Kit Ken
64 Teo Chong Guan
65 Teoh Eyang
66 Tham Ju Rong
67 Tharisiny Thayalan
68 Vaishanaui Saravanan
69 Viknesh Viajantheran
70 Vishal Praven Ravi
71 Vivig Avinash Viganeswaran
72 Wha Yong Qi
73 Wong Jing Wen
74 Yashvindra Kumar Kalaithasan
75 Yugatheeban Subramaniam

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#4

Under-10 namelist
1 Amierullah Ibrahim Ismail
2 Bausch Koh Sian Kuan
3 Bryan Soo Buo Yuan
4 Chan Tian Yeong
5 Cheah Eason
6 Cheng Kai Rong
7 Cheong Keat Zhen
8 Choi Zhe Yoong
9 Chua Yue Chern
10 Dominic Long Sze Weng
11 Edwin Tan Yin Rong
12 Evan Loo Hsien Rong
13 Foo Jia Qi
14 Hee Zi Qi
15 Ho Chen Ee
16 Ivan Tan Tee Yan
17 Jaron Tan Xe Yung
18 Jeremiah Ng Zhi Wern
19 Joel Abraham
20 John Turkson
21 Jonathan Ho Kar Leong
22 Kong Dak Nam
23 Lau Tze Wei
24 Lau Xin Yi
25 Lee Guang Shen
26 Lee Zheng Xuan
27 Lee Zhi Yan
28 Leong Ca Tjun
29 Leong Jing Xiang
30 Lier Yi Xin
31 Liew Xun Heng
32 Lim Jun Hong
33 Lim Ming Kang
34 Loh Zu Hao
35 Low Chee Pang
36 Low Wen Jun
37 Luke Anand Soosay
38 Lum Sun Yuan
39 Mah Siew Hang
40 Mok Shu Zing
41 Moo Chi Yuen
42 Muhaziq Haikal Muhazrizal
43 Ng Jen Sheng
44 Ng Jing Shun
45 Ngew Wai Kin
46 Ngew Wai Kit
47 Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan
48 Nittikorn Chian Promchan
49 Raviindra Ramais
50 Rishi Deepak Gharpuray
51 Ryan Tey He Yang
52 Sangeetha Ragu
53 Sanjay Mogan
54 Sean Ho See Jian
55 Sean Ooi Zhi Jian
56 Shim Shi Ling
57 Sim Si Yuan
58 Sophia Tham Yi Ting
59 Tan Qian Hui
60 Tan Xin Le
61 Tan Xue Ren
62 Tan Yong Zhao
63 Teh Qing Hong
64 Teo Boon Kee
65 Teo Yi Yang
66 Tew Kae Shyuan
67 Tham Zhi Hong
68 Urugowtham Ulaganathan
69 Vivig Durgathini Viganeswaran
70 Wilson Wong Wei Shien
71 Wong Kai Xi
72 Yee Jian Yang
73 Yuuanes Ran Achiah

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#3

Under-8 namelist
1 Aaren Tan Whei Lung
2 Abdullah Alif Ali Mohd Ali
3 Adam Lee Jun Yim
4 Anxon Tee Teng Sheng
5 Avinesh Rao Achiah
6 Benjamin Chan Yenn Wing
7 Chan Hao Xian
8 Chan Junwin
9 Chan Kah Lok
10 Chan Kah Mun
11 Chan Kit Wai
12 Chan Tian Shin
13 Chew Zhi Qi
14 Chew Zhi Xuan
15 Chin Yi Hao
16 Chong Zhi Chee
17 Damian Wong Xin Hoe
18 Evelyn Tan Eng Thong
19 Herish Kovalan
20 Jayitaa Ann Sethupathy
21 Jessica Tan Sue Ann
22 Joanne Chin Zhi May
23 Jovel Andreal Lee Arnesto
24 Kabilen Vijandran
25 Kuhan Kovalan
26 Law Charmaine
27 Lee Jie Hang
28 Lee Meng Jun
29 Leong Zhe Cheng
30 Lew Chun Yik
31 Lim Jun Shen
32 Lim Kai Xian
33 Low Hao Jie
34 Lum Ting Fang
35 Muhd Afsar Mohd Nahu
36 Ng Jin Jin
37 Nygell Thomas Headley
38 R Deabernishwaran Sharma Ravindran
39 Ricnish Raj Rueban
40 Saransh Raina
41 Sophia Mohd Johan Shadzli
42 Tan Cheok Kee
43 Tan Kok Kian
44 Tan Poh Syuen
45 Tan Xuar Yan
46 Teh Xintian
47 Teo Jun Sim
48 Teoh Elite
49 Thien Zhong Syuen
50 Threeyampaghee Kalithasan
51 Wong Chun Yung

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#2

On behalf of the school, I wish to inform that the registration for all Categories were closed. Thank you for registering in this competition. This competition has attracted close to 300 participants in the 5 categories contested.

The school had received an overwhelming response for the Under-10 and Under-12 categories with more than 180 combined participants of which 30 plus players from these two categories were forced to be upgraded into Under-14 category. This means the Under-14 category will have around 70 players.

Please make sure to turn up on tournament day (31st OCTOBER) BEFORE 8.30AM @ Foyer area of the school main building to confirm your name for Round 1 pairing. See you there ........

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

16th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship: Update#1

On behalf of the school, I wish to inform that the registration for Under-10 and Under-12 categories were closed with the last entry form dated 1st Oct where the school received on 7th Oct 2010. Entry forms for these two categories that were received by the school after 7th Oct 2010 had been upgraded to the next available category i.e. Under-14.

For those U-10 and U-12 players who yet to register for this nationally rated event, you may still register yourselves in Under-14 category by sending the entry form together with cheque to the school address listed on the form. So far, 46 players have registered (include 10 players upgraded from U10 and U12 category) in this category.

Also, Under-8 category is filling up fast. However, there is about 20 more places up for grab. Please register yourself with payment enclosed A.S.A.P. before Closing Date on 18th Oct 2010.

Friday, October 8, 2010

MCF Chess Rating OCT 2010

I've just finished compiling the latest rating changes into the master database. A copy of the complete list can be downloaded from here.

For those who wish to see who are our top 100 juniors in Malaysia, please click here.

Please take note that I have removed 6 duplicate names and have their respective ratings adjusted accordingly that had appeared in the Rating Changes for the period July to Sept 2010 List that was uploaded on 1st Oct. A new copy of this list can be downloaded from here.

Friday, October 1, 2010

MCF Rating Updates: Rating Changes for July - Sept 2010

The rating changes on 896 individuals for the period July to Sept 2010 have been compiled successfully. In this period, a total of 11 events were submitted for rating purposes namely
1) MBSSKL Open;
2) Merdeka Rapid Age-Group;
3) Merdeka Individual Rapid;
5) AmBank Open;
6) Dungun Open;
7) Razzmatazz Open;
8) Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Senior Open;
9) Merdeka Team Rapid;
10) Sizzling Open;
11) Super Supreme Open;

The following event file has not been received by the Rating Officer at press time.
1) Segamat Challenge

A copy of the rating changes for all 890 players (updated 8 Oct) can be downloaded from here.

A copy of Top 20 rating changes in term of playing performance among the 896 players can be downloaded from here.

These rating changes will be compiled into the existing players database (> 8000 players) and is expected to be made available by end of next week.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

5th MBSS Open [U-14]: Dark-horse Suniil has crushing wins and Pavitranayagi dominates

In Under-14 Boys category, under rated Suniil Kalivanan of SMK Subang Utama triumphed over Albert Ang in Round 4 had proven basically my prediction made over the last few days when one of the MBS (Primary) students asked me who will win the Under-14 category.

For you information, Albert as a former MBPS student is well known among his juniors in primary school. Every chess player in the primary school try to emulate his chess glory in primary school. We have witnessed Derek in NAG last year, then Viknesh in MSSMWP this year, and now Jaron Tan in MBSS event.

Lets come back to Suniil, he is trained by my master in chess. Who is my master? U find it out yourself. With the victory against Albert, he has one more critical hurdler to clear i.e. Win against Tan Yong Zhao in Round 5 which he secured easily. In the last round, he was pitted against Tin Jun Hao who is 1 point behind the sole leader and all he needs to do is to offer a draw but alas this event is conducted under "No Draw by mutual agreement in first 30 moves". He waited patiently until 30 moves were reached before drawing the game. While, Tin was happy with the draw after he suffered unexpected lost in Rd 4 to Alexander Hoon and did not want to suffer the same fate like the top two seeded players in the event.

Meanwhile, Tan Yong Zhao scored 4 consecutive wins which include stopping giant-killer Nikk Johari who in earlier rounds had shattered the championship dream of Tan Ri Hong and Derek Poon. However, he failed to stop Suniil marched towards the title. Nevertheless, he won his last round against another giant-killer Emir who had upset one of the pre-tournament favourites, Lim Jing Hong, in round 5. By the way, Albert was awarded 3rd placing based on better tie-break over 7 other players who obtained 4.5 points.

In Under-14 Girls category, Pavitranayagi Jayamurthey of Convent Sentul has emerged as the Champion for her category after scoring 5 wins and a draw. Her only draw was against her nearest rival, Goh Xin Yen, in round 4.

Meanwhile, Goh Xin Yen had a scared of her life by almost losing to Alakarthika in the following round. She was lucky to escape with a draw after a series of bad moves in endgame played her opponent. Again, she had the luck in taking advantage of her inexperience opponent to score a full point in her last round against Yap Ern Yee. With both the results, she secured a 2nd place finishing. While, Alakarthika had to settle for 3rd place after managing only 4 wins and a draw.

5th MBSS Open [U-17]: Both Yeap and Teh secure an easy victory in their respective group

In Under-17 Boys category, Yeap Eng Chiam of MBSS crushes all his 6-round opponents include some resistent over the board from another pre-tournament favourite, Wong Jianwen of Wesley Methodist. While, Wong finishes 3rd after losing on tie-break to another title contender, Poon Jit Wai. Both players suffered 1 defeat only at the hand of the Champion. Poon justified his 2nd place finishing with highest solkoff points in this category by defeating players who had finished at 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 10th in this event. He has +2 solkoff points margin over Yeap.

In Under-17 Girls category, Teh Kai Wen of SMK Kepong Baru as expected crushes all her 6-round opponents to win the title. While, Eunice Yee justified her seeding by finishing 2nd behind Teh. Third place went to Yow Chooi Yee who lost to both top two seeded players in the event.

5th MBSS Open [U-20]: Yat finishes as Champion on tie-break and Olivia cruises to an easy victory

In Under-20 Boys category, Yat Guo Jie triumphed over Tan Wei Hao in top of the board clash in the final round gave him a memorable victory. Both players experienced shocking defeat at the hands of their school mates Boey and Gabriel on Round 3.

At one stage, it looked like Gabriel Soong which was not in my Championship prediction list was going to champ the event after able to win against Boey Jin Huey in Round 4. However, Yat stoled the limelight by stopping Gabriel in Round 5 to throw the Championship wide open and reinstate Tan as the favorite since the latter has the highest tie-break before the final round. Well, Yat just delivered the unexpected result and the rest is history.

While, Gabriel completed the event on 2nd place after his wins against Cheah Dong Wah who himself won against Boey in Round 5. Boey must be cursing himself after having a fine run in the first 3 rounds but throwed away the title hope with 2 consecutive losses before securing a last round victory to finish on 4th place. Liew Ken Yew is the luckiest person in this category which see him propels to 3rd place without fighting any strong player except Tan where he lost in Round 4.

In Under-20 Girls category, Olivia Madhavan of SMK Seri Bintang Selatan emerged as Champion after crushing all her 6-round oppnents easily. While, Lee Pui Yin who was pitted against Olivia in Round 1 must be the happiest person in this category to finish 2nd behind Olivia. She overcame the Rd 1 nightmare of playing top seed by picking up a bye in Rd 2, won her 3rd round against the only other rated player, then got a walkover aganist Ong Yee Wen in Rd 4, followed by 2 consecutive wins. It is just unbelievable how a contestant fortune can be changed so rapidly. Third place went to Loke Mee Sie who secured 2.5 points from 3 games before conceeding a walkover to Olivia without playing in Rd 4. Then, she lost her Rd 5 to Lee before getting a walkover from Ong in the last round.

5th MBSS Open: Who are the favourites in Under-20?

In Under-20 Boys category, Tan Wei Hao (13 y.o.) of MBSS is the pre-tournament favourite at least on paper to win the title. However, he is ahead by 5 rating points over his school mate, Yat Guo Jie. The dark horse in this category is Boey Jin Huey who is under rated with only 1305 rating points. One of the names listed here should be the Champion for this category.

In Under-20 Girls category, Olivia Madhavan of SMK Seri Bintang Selatan is the pre-tournament favourite to win the title. She has a massive 449 rating points advantage over the next opponent. She will win this category easily.

5th MBSS Open: Who are the favourites in Under-17?

In Under-17 Boys category, Yeap Eng Chiam of MBSS is the pre-tournament favourite to win the title. He has a massive 190 rating points advantage over his next opponent, Wong Jianwen of Wesley Methodist. The dark horse in this category is Poon Jit Wai who in recent tournaments had defeated players like Jax Tham and Abdullah Che Hassan. One of the names listed here should be the Champion for this category.

In Under-17 Girls category, Teh Kai Wen of SMK Kepong Baru is the pre-tournament favourite to win the title. She has 182 rating points advantage over her school mate, Eunice Yee. One of the names listed here should be the Champion for this category.

5th MBSS Open: Who are the favourites in Under-14?

In Under-14 Boys category, Albert Ang of MBSS is the pre-tournament favourite to win the title. He has a massive 142 rating points advantage over his next opponent, Tan Yong Zhao (10 y.o.) of SJK(C) Kepong 2. There are 4 other players within 60 points range from Yong Zhao, namely Lim Jing Hong (MBSS), Tan Ri Hong, Tin Jun Hao, and Derek Poon (MBSS). The dark horse in this category is Suniil Kalivanan who is under rated with only 1327 rating points. One of the names listed here should be the Champion for this category.

In Under-14 Girls category, Pavitranayagi Jayamurthey of Convent Sentul is the pre-tournament favourite to win the title. She has 108 rating points advantage over her next opponent, Goh Xin Yen. There are 2 other players within 70 points range from Xin Yen, namely Nurulhana and Alakharthika too have some chances for the title. Other contenders with outside chances are Veronica, Nurul Aina, and Yap Ern Yee. One of the names listed here should be the Champion for this category.

5th MBSS Open Chess Championship Namelist [Under-20]

No Under-20 Boys
1 Beh Huan Yuong
2 Boey Jin Huey
3 Chang Mun Sum
4 Cheah Dong Wah
5 Chin Zhi Yi
6 Chong Chee Leong
7 Chong Ming Low
8 Gabriel Soong Mun Hey
9 Ho Wing Kit
10 Khiew Chun Hoe
11 Lau, Chi Pang (H)
12 Liew Ken Yew
13 Loo Mun Chun
14 Muhd Nazih Sakani Wazir
15 Pu Ji Yang
16 Seah Wei Hon
17 Soo Hoo Joe Wai
18 Tan Chee Wei
19 Tan Chun Kiat
20 Tan Wei Hao
21 Wong Chun Chieh
22 Wong Kuan Hoong
23 Yat Guo Jie
24 Yong Phi Lip

No Under-20 Girls
1 Chiam Huey Wen
2 Choo Keng Ming
3 Irina Ong Ween Fern
4 Koh Yi Ling
5 Lee Pui Chin
6 Loke Mee Sie
7 Olivia Madhavan
8 Ong Yee Wen
9 Phang Chee Wai
10 Teong Yan Teng
11 Wong Mei Suet

5th MBSS Open Chess Championship Namelist [Under-17]

No Under-17 Boys
1 Ahmad Izzuddin Zahidi
2 Ambrose Yee
3 Amsyar Jauhar Ahmad Jaafar
4 Andrew Soong Loc Yang
5 Dominic Lee Kuang Wei
6 Erik, Chan (H)
7 Foong Wai Loon
8 Hew Zhen Jing
9 Lankesmetrra Ravindran
10 Lee Sai-Keet
11 Lee Sai-Mon
12 Leong Ngai Mun
13 Li, Henry Hao Yuan (H)
14 Liew Zhen Yuan
15 Lim Chee Loong
16 Lim Chi Mun
17 Marcus Tay Kwan Yong
18 Muhd Nazih Suhaimi Wazir
19 Muhd Nizamuddin Jamil
20 Muhd Ruzaini Abdul Aziz
21 Muhd Zuhdi Shariff
22 Ng Choong Jin
23 Ng Jia Yang
24 Ng Shyue Jer
25 Nik Amirul Rasyid Nik Abd Aziz
26 Poon Jit Wai
27 Puvaneshwaran Selvam
28 Rajeshwaran Selvam
29 Sam Lim D-Zhen
30 Tan Jun Hong
31 Tharoun Sharma Ravindran
32 Wong Jianwen
33 Wong Wan Xin
34 Yap Seng Fei
35 Yap Wan Lin
36 Yeap Eng Chiam

No Under-17 Girls
1 Adlene Izzarina Adnan
2 Ammira Shahira Nor Azihan
3 Eunice Yee
4 Khew Jo Von
5 Khew Jo Yee
6 Koh Kelly
7 Lee Wan Yee
8 Nur Hafiah Shaharudin
9 Nurhamin Aqila Mohd Noor
10 Sharifah Alya Syed Azmi
11 Teh Kai Wen
12 Wong Mei Jen
13 Yow Chooi Yee

Friday, July 23, 2010

5th MBSS Open Chess Championship Namelist [Under-14]

No Under-14 Boys
1 A. Rahman Anwar
2 Albert Ang Keliang
3 Alexander Hoon Thien Qing
4 Anthony Sebastian Anugraham
5 Benjamin Ho Kar Ming
6 Chan Wil Liam
7 Cheng Zai Chern
8 Cheong Jie Yao
9 Chew Zhi Qi
10 Chew Zhi Xuan
11 Chia Teng Guan
12 Colin Chan Guo Gin
13 Dallas Yap
14 Damian Chuah Tjun Kit
15 Darrel Yap
16 Daryl Wong Cheng Lim
17 Derek Poon Guo Liong
18 Dominic Long
19 Emir Rusyaidi Ahmad Nazari
20 Eric Choong Ee Jin
21 Ethan Wong Hsien Aun
22 Gurugowtham Ulaganathan
23 Ian Lung Shi Yuan
24 Jaron Tan Xe Yung
25 Koh Kai Xin
26 Lee Jun De
27 Lee Kun Ze
28 Len Choong Tuck Wai
29 Leong Tjen Wye Marcus
30 Lim Jing Hong
31 Lim Jun Hong
32 Lim Jun Shen
33 Loh Zu Hao
34 Lu Hwang
35 Marcus Woo Ming Leang
36 Mohd Fajrul Ameerul Abdul Aziz
37 Muhd Faez Ridzuan Abdul Rahim
38 Muhd Haziq Norzain
39 Muhd Nazih Syafiee Wazir
40 Muhd Nazreen Abdul Jalil
41 Muhd Zulfikri Mohd Sulkifly
42 Neo Xue Wei
43 Nhavin Kumaresan
44 Nikk Johari Low
45 Nur Faiz Mohd
46 Nurshulhul Mohd Nasir
47 Ooi Hong Tek
48 Poh Jian Hui
49 Sean Ooi Zhi Jian
50 Shanker Karthir Velu
51 Steven Wong Zhuliang
52 Suniil Kalivanan
53 Tan Ken Shin
54 Tan Ri Hong
55 Tan Yong Zhao
56 Teo Yi Yang
57 Tin Jun Hao
58 Turiya Deva Sinnathamby
59 Viknesh Viajantheran
60 Vinton Wong Hsien Loong
61 Wong Jin Hui
62 Yap Wing Heng
63 Yap Wing Jun

No Under-14 Girls
1 Alakarthika Ulaganathan
2 Atiqah Zaid
3 Cheong Keat Zhen
4 Chew Zhi Jing
5 Ellie Emira Syamimi Ahmad Nazari
6 Goh Xin Yen
7 Hiew Koh How
8 Ho Chen Ee
9 Jessica Tan Sue Ann
10 Joyce Tan Sue Lee
11 Norsabrina Edora
12 Nurul Adlina Mohd Sulkifly
13 Nurul Aina Akmar Rohizan
14 Nurulhana Syuhada Mohd Sulkifly
15 Pavitranayagi Jayamurthey
16 Shameena Anwar
17 Shim Shi Ling
18 Siti Nadia Qarmila Nazri
19 Siti Nasihah Suhana Wazir
20 Tan Qian Hui
21 Veronica Shalini
22 Yap Ern Yee

Monday, June 14, 2010

5th MBSSKL Chess Tournament on 24th July (SAT)

Source: MBSSKL website

Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Laki-Laki Methodist, Jalan Hang Jebat Kuala Lumpur, MBSSKL is organizing its 5th Chess Open Tournament following the success of “LARGEST CHESS TOURNAMENT”, four years ago where we achieved a measure of success by making it into The Malaysia Book of Records as the school with the highest numbers of chess players at one time. Applications are now open, and interested individuals and parties may now register using the entry form found at the link here. This year’s event is on a more modest scale and we expect about 200 participants.

Attractive prizes are offered for all categories and entries from schools are encouraged. Those who wish to sponsor in cash and kind please contact the school at the numbers listed below.

Register now to avoid disappointment!


* To promote RACIAL INTEGRATION in line with RIMUP, Ministry of Education.
* To forge friendlier ties with other schools
* To foster a closer bond with the community at large

Details of the tournament are as follow:

Venue: School Hall, MBSSKL

Date: 24 July 2010 (Saturday)

Time: 8.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m



Please call >> 0320782293

Result: 12th CAS-OCTAGON Second Quarter Allegro

This event began @ 9.40am with 51 people turned up for the event. As usual 20% of the pre-registered names did not turn up due to various reasons. One of the reasons definitely due to England vs. USA match that ended after 4am. It was unfortunate that England only drew 1-1 against USA. I too watched the first half of the match but got to force myself to switch it off else maybe it's me who can't make it to the event as Chief Arbiter.

This event was participated by 3 players who came all the way from Singapore, one Singaporean (seeded 13th), one Vietnamese (unseeded), and one "Mat Salleh" from Eastern European country (seeded 3rd). After 8 hrs of incident-free arbitering, GM Ziaur Rahman with Nat. Rating 2467 whipped the entire field with a perfect score. In addition, nine out of top 10 pre-seeded players based on National Rating eventually finish the event in Top 10 bracket. Also, a total of 17 pre-seeded players came out in top 20 representing 85% seeding accuracy.

The next best result at 5.5 points was shared by 3 players namely "Allegro veterans" Cheok Fung and Fariz, alongside with giant-killer Sheng Yip (seeded 33rd) who earlier in the day had trounced Zaidan and Ismail Ahmad before settling for a draw in a hard-fought last round encounter against Fariz.

Next, Ian Udani (Allegro King for the past 2 years in the absent of local boy FM Nicholas) with 5 points came in at 5th place alongside with 4 other players after losing his last round to GM Ziaur. His reign supreme in local Allegros are likely to come to an end if GM Ziaur continues to join the local Allegros.

Fadli aka SM made it into the top 10 by collecting 4.5 points. The best CAS member title went to 16 y.o. Poon Jit Wai who produced a shocking win against Abdullah Che Hassan in Round 2. Andrew Soong claimed the Best U-15 title, while Shum Rui Yuan got the U-12 title. The Best CAS Veteran title went to fireyrook blogger, Shamsuddin Sabri. Lastly, the Best Girl title won by Hisyamiza Ismail.

Below is the full result based on tie-break (after incorporating provisional Nat. Rating to unseeded players) and its crosstable:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

CAS Allegro 2010 Updates: Pre-registered Names

Source: CAS website

The final list of the pre-registered names as follow:

1 Andrew Ooi Boon Seng 1514
2 Andrew Soong Loc Yang (U15) 1460
3 Andrew Yap 1390
4 Ashman Raziuddin
5 Bausch Koh Sian Kuan (U12) 1233
6 Chan Sheng Yip 1362
7 Che Muhd Hafiz Che Ismail 1527
8 Cheah Cheok Fung 1832
9 Chek Kin Keuw 1543
10 Chong Kwai Kun 1536
11 Chong Yan Meng (U15) 1516
12 Crivoi Alexandru 2127
13 Derek Poon Guo Liong (U15) 1454
14 Dominic Lee Kuang Wei (U15) 1222
15 Emir Rusyaidi Ahmad Nazari (U12) 1359
16 Fariz Shafruddin 1902
17 Gabriel Soong Mun Hey (U15) 1408
18 Hasidin Abdul Rashid 1459
19 Hisyamiza Ismail (U12) 1200
20 Ian Udani 2130
21 Iskandar Danial Adam (U15) 1179
22 Ismail Ahmad 1884
23 Izuddin Ahayat 1545
24 Keegan Lim Ming Ze (U15) 1123
25 Kiernan Lim Ming Jun (U15) 1177
26 Kong Dak Nam (U12) 1207
27 Kughan Ravindran 1191
28 Lee Zhi Wei (U12) 1276
29 Lee Zhi Yan (U12) 1175
30 Lim Chong 1437
31 Lim Ming Kang (U12) 1426
32 Lokman Hakim Abdullah 1455
33 Lum Zhun Hoong 1393
34 Mohan Raj Balasupramaniam 1492
35 Mohd Fadli Zakaria 1784
36 Mohd Irwan Syah 1347
37 Mohd Zullghafari Saparmin 1433
38 Mok Khye Zen (U12) 1079
39 Mok Shu Zing (U12G) 1318
40 Muhd Asyraaf Said Muhd Khalil
41 Ng Jen Sheng (U12) 1426
42 Nguyen, Tien Thanh
43 Peter Wirija 1603
44 Poon Jit Wai 1530
45 Rahman, Ziaur 2467
46 Shamsuddin Sabri 1397
47 Shum Rui Yuan (U12) 1360
48 Sim Chung Seng 1366
49 Suhaimi Mustafa Albakri 1661
50 Syazrin Abd Rahman 1512
51 Tan Ken Wei 1782
52 Tang Wei Chiat 1581
53 Tasmin, Sultana
54 Teh Wee Zhun 1455
55 Tharoun Sharma Ravindran (U15) 1242
56 Victoar Imanueol Simon 1411
57 Wan Mohd Fazli Wan Nawawi 1652
58 Wan Tarmizi Wan Sulaiman 1588
59 William Choo 1505
60 Zaidan Zulkipli 1776
61 Ziaur, Thaksin

Please report yourself to the tournament venue by 9AM. CAS hopes to see all the names listed above will turn up for the event and enjoy the tournament ........

Friday, June 11, 2010

Selangor Has Retained The MSSM Overall Chess Champion Title

A very anti-climax situation has arised after taking into account the points awarded to all the state teams for other results outside the medal standing. Selangor is said to have amazed more than 100+ points to be crowned as Overall Chess Champion for MSSM 2010.

While, Penang not only unable to finish the event as Champion although winning 4 gold medals (more than Selangor, for details please refer to my earlier post). They are pipped by Wilayah Persekutuan and had to settle for 3rd placing with 80+ points. Where as, Wilayah Persekutuan accumulated 96 points for a 2nd place finishing.

What happens to Penang in the last Round? From the cross-table, Penang lost some last round points from the Girl's Individual category. As we all know, 1 point lesser in the final standing will affect between 4 to 7 places in any tournament with 28 players. Nevertheless, I believe Penang players will be more determine than ever to win the Overall Chess Champion Title in future MSSM.

Lastly, Well done, Selangor !!!. A post mortem SWOT analysis should be done by both contingents from Klang Valley after this event if the Klang Valley Giants would like to finish 1-2 again in future editions.

MSSM 2010 Medal Tally

The MSSM Chess Championship 2010 has concluded with Penang and Selangor have won the lion shares of 7 golds, 8 silvers and 3 bronzes from 12 categories. If you add up all the medals both states actually had won half the medals contested. Penang has won 1 more gold than Selangor, but the latter won 4 more silver than the former.

The medal tally is summarized below:

If the calculation is based purely on the medal tally listed above, just like the Olympic system, it is very clear that Penang is the Overall Champion. However, the actual results that are used to calculate the Overall Champion is not based solely on the Gold - Silver - Bronze medal standing only. Instead, it uses a system similar to MotoGP or Formula1 where a 10th placing or 16 placing will be awarded with points.

After factor in other results into the actual medal standing, Selangor may still end up pipping Penang to the Overall Championship title.

Will post the final result on the Overall Champion when I receive more updates from Perlis.

MSSM 2010 Overall Chess Champion - Penang !?

With one round remaining, all 14 teams are motivated to give a final push to their respective players for a good last round performance. After a hard-fought 6 rounds battle, Penang has emerged as the frontrunner and likely to sweep this year overall MSSM title for the first time since Chess was introduced back to MSSM calendar in 2004 at Labuan.

Penang will also become the first state to break Klang Valley dominance since 2004 if they continue their good performance in today last round. Why Penang can show such dominance until they are in a driver seat position for the last phase of the race in this year edition, let me starts the ball rolling........

1. They are very discipline.

2. They are very united.

3. They are very humble in chess learning.

4. They didn't let their ego get into their heads.

5. They have a systematic way of centralised training.

6. They are fighters.

7. They are hardworking.

8. They are determined.

9. They have great admin people to implement the right things.

10. The key to all - They organised this year NAG (March 2010) where most top players around the country took part ...... scoresheets analyzed !!
and the list can goes on but I will stop here.

When the Klang Valley contingents return back from this competition, they must do a thorough SWOT analysis on two aspects i.e. (i) the pre-MSSM preparation; (ii) the things that happened during MSSM.

Will Penang falters on their own at the last hurdler or Selangor to produce a superb result to overturn the deficit against Penang with a razor-thin margin to retain the Crown? We will know the answer in the next 12 hrs.

My bet is Penang is not going to falter. Hence, Selangor needs a miraculous effort from 36 players (like winning at least 33 pts from 36 games) to retain the title.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

12th CAS-OCTAGON Second Quarter: Pre-registered Names

Source : CAS website

The pre-registration process has received 34 names so far with 4 days to go before the event date. A very slow start leading to the event that offers up to 25 prizes and it's a nationally rated event for the period April to June 2010.

The list as follow:
1. Sim Chung Seng
2. Mohd Irwan Syah
3. Andrew Yap
5. Kughan Ravindran
6. Emir Rusyaidi Ahmad Nazari
7. Wan Tarmizi Wan Sulaiman
8. syazrin abd rahman
9. Hasidin Abdul Rashid
10. Ashman Raziuddin
11. Iskandar Danial Adam
12. Wan Mohd Fazli Wan Nawawi
14. Peter Wirija
15. Lum Zhun Hoong
16. Shum Rui Yuan (U12)
17. Shamsuddin Sabri
18. Mohan Raj
19. Crivoi Alexandru
20. Ismail ahmad
22. Hisyamiza Ismail (U12)
23. Bausch Koh Sian Kuan (U12) pd50
24. Teh Wee Zhun
25. Dominic Lee (U15)
26. Lee zhi Yan (U12)
27. Lee Zhi Wei (U12)
28. Izuddin Ahayat
29. William Choo
30. GM Ziaur Rahman
31. Sultana Tashmin
32. Taksin Ziaur
33. Poon Jit Wai _pd20
34. Tan Ken Wei

For those who wish to take part in this event, please send your name to by 11th June (FRIDAY). Thank you.

Friday, May 28, 2010

12th CAS - OCTAGON Second Quarter Allegro on 13th June 2010 (Sunday)

This is a Nationally-rated event. This is an event specially created for you if you are interested in obtaining your first national rating (not many events are nationally-rated in a year) or see how much you have improved in playing strength since the last rating released in April 2010.

You may pre-register yourself for this event by sending an email (your name and hp number) to

Sunday, May 23, 2010

CAS Closed 2010: Final Ranking

FM Nicholas Chan won his last round against IM Jimmy Liew to bag a perfect 6 points out of 6 games. Kamaluddin defeated NM Kamalariffin to finish a clear 2nd behind Nicholas. Muhd Nabil, NM Yeoh Chin Seng and Mark Siew finished the event with 4.5 points. Nabil defeated Chin Seng's son, Li Tian. In turn, Chin Seng demolished off the strong challenge of Nabil's sister, WCM Nur Nabila. While, Mark won against Nabil's another sister, WFM Nur Najiha. Although with the defeat, both sisters finished 1-2 in the Female category.

Other categories winners were Mohd Faizal in U12 and IM Jimmy in Veteran. Also, CAS newly elected exco members who took part in the event were prize winners too. Mat Zaki (Veteran - 2nd), Lim Chong (Veteran - 3rd), and Haslindah (Female - 3rd).

CAS Closed 2010: Round 5 Pairing

Rd 4 saw several interesting results been produced. IM Jimmy Liew lost to WCM Nur Nabila on Table 2, newly elected Vice-president of CAS NM Yeoh Chin Seng drew with WFM Nur Najiha on Table 3. A good performance for Azman's children.

MSSWP Chief Trainer Shamsuddin defeated NJM Muhd Tariq on Table 7. Yeoh Li Tian was outplayed by Jimmy in Rd3.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

MSSWP Chess Under-18 Boys Round 7 Action

At press time, Izz drew with Jin Huey on Table 1, Samuel drew with Guo Jie on Table 2, Anantha won on Table 3, Ashwin won on Table 4, Jien Min won on Table 5.

From the results, Izz, Samuel, Guo Jie, Jin Huey, and Ashwin seems to have qualify themselves to represent KL. The last ticket will directly goes to Anantha if he is a Malaysian.