Monthly Archives: September 2015

Peter Svidler in the 2015 FIDE World Cup Final

Sep 29, 2015 | | Say something

Peter Svidler beat Anish Giri to gain a seat in the Baku FIDE World Cup 2015 final. His opponent will be either be Pavel Eljanov (UKR) or Sergey Karjakin (also from Russia). So all 3 players are from the former Soviet. Peter Svidler is a 7-time Russian Champion (wow). It has been said that it […more]

Hunting Ground in Malaysia Chess Challenge

Sep 29, 2015 | | Say something

It has been known for years that the Malaysia Chess Challenge is a place for a lot of Filipinos and Indonesians to gain FIDE ratings. These are strong players that are not rated. This has also happened in recently completed Malaysia Chess Challenge 2015 where the top 10 players are all foreigners. 9 out of […more]

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

Sep 27, 2015 | | Say something

Happy Mid-Autumn festival to all my friends. Traditionally, we called this as moon-cake festival in South East Asia countries like Malaysia and Singapore but with more interaction with the mainland China it has now been changed to the standard Mid-Autumn festival. There are many version of how this festival come about, one can just google […more]

A Real Tough 1-Day Tournament (Lim Chong Memorial)

Sep 25, 2015 | | Say something

It was a real surprise to see so many GMs, IMs, xMs and highly rated player taking part in this year’s Lim Chong Memorial Chess Championship see chess-results here. Personally, I don’t remember being placed at the bottom-half of the starting list since I was rated. Anyway, it was an experience playing against so many […more]

A New World Chess Champion

Sep 22, 2015 | | Say something

I think this might be too early to announce but with the elimination of Veselin Topalov in the 4th round of the 2015 FIDE World Cup following the lost of Kramnik in round 3, there is no more World Champions in contention to the title. Who will be new champion? Let’s see if I can create a poll […more]

FIDE Arbiters’ Magazine

Sep 21, 2015 | | Say something

The FIDE Arbiter’s commission has published the First Issue of Arbiters’s Magazine. This publication is FIDE’s attempt to offer to all the Arbiters around the world the necessary knowledge and information, to enable them to exercise their duties in the best way. The Magazine will include real incidents from the tournaments and respective actions of the […more]

Baku FIDE World Cup 2015

Sep 20, 2015 | | 1 comment

While the battle in the Malaysian Chess festival is just starting. 128 GMs and Super GMs are fighting in the FIDE World Cup 2015 from 10 September to 5 October 2015 for 2 places to the 2016 candidates match in order to challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen. So far, former world champion Vladimir Kramnik has been eliminated in round […more]

1st SJK(C) Lai Meng Juniors Open Chess Tournament on 15th Nov 2015

Sep 17, 2015 | | Say something

The closing date on Entry Form is 18th Oct (Sunday) The whole tournament info is from the MalaysianChess blog:

Kejohanan Catur Terbuka Politeknik Malaysia 2015 (FIDE Rapid rated)

Sep 16, 2015 | | Say something

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Selamat Hari Malaysia

Sep 16, 2015 | | 1 comment

Jalur Gemilang.   Malaysia Day is celebrated on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian Federation. Happy Holiday.