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Mini Miniature Games

Apr 19, 2017 | | Say something

When I want to write this topic, I try to find a definition of ‘Miniature’ and to my surprises, there is no fixed definition! In chess forums, there will be different ideas and conditions for a game to be called as ‘Miniature’. So, I just use my own encounters in my years of chess to have […more]

Recommended Chess Playing Sites

Apr 10, 2017 | | Say something

I had played at many chess playing sites. From the early days of FICS, Yahoo, Pogo and ICC to the current sites like chess.com, chesscube.com. My latest site is chess24.com. You can follow my link to the site: chess24.com your playground In the early days, chess playing sites are mostly PC based i.e. you need […more]

FIDE-rated Chess Tournaments in Malaysia

Apr 2, 2017 | | Say something

Every year, there are 2 important and regular International FIDE rated tournaments in Malaysia. The first one is the Malaysia Open and the 2nd one is the Selangor Open. The Malaysia Open is part of the Merdeka Chess Festival happening in the Month of August or September. The Selangor Open is normally scheduled around the […more]

NCC 2017

Mar 27, 2017 | | Say something

The NCC or National Chess Championship is the only tournament where one chess player can gain the title NM or National Master. In recent years, I had noticed that the strength of the players are not quite high, a lot of IM or FM did not take part in this championship. This year’s championship is […more]

Back Online Again

Mar 26, 2017 | | Say something

After around 9 months of in-activity, I will be back online again. With a full-time job, family & friends and other hobbies, it is quite hard to maintain a blog. Anyway, I will try to put more time here for the love of Chess. Hopefully, I will be able to post something once a week? […more]

Ideas behind the Chess Opening

Jul 11, 2016 | | Say something

As I had shared with you the video http://wisepawn.gilachess.asia/wp/blog/2015/10/25/everything-you-need-to-know-about-chess/, I would now like to let you know about a Youtube playlist about chess opening by Dereque Kelley from the chessopenings.com. He shared his ideas about many chess opening and I find his presentation very informative. I now share with you the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKCMXf4g1HU&list=PLPT2Ux0iNpmhU_g9ya9gNb1E_n1MJjPCH. This playlist has 30 videos […more]

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Jul 5, 2016 | | Say something

Wishing all my friends a selamat Hari Raya and happy holidays.

Schedule for MSSM 2016

Jun 24, 2016 | | Say something

  The timing for MSSM seems to be much earlier compared to many years ago.

11th Malaysia Chess Challenge 2016 is Open to all

May 28, 2016 | | Say something

I received confirmation from the organizer that the Challenger event is ‘Open’ to all with FIDE rating 2000 and below (including those un-rated). I’m sure players who are strong (with playing strength >FIDE 2000) will play in the Open category 🙂  

2016 Malaysia Chess Festival

May 28, 2016 | | Say something

The 2016 Malaysia Chess Festival will start from the 9th of September, 2016 till 18th of September 2016. There will be a new tournament called the (1st.) DATIN YEE WAI FONG MERDEKA TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 cater for the juniors (under 12) in the rapid time control. This will run concurrently with the Astro Merdeka […more]