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Thursday, December 24, 2009

MALAYSIA INTERSTATES TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP


 

Sarawak initiative to revive the interstates team championship is very much applauded. The ever productive Sarawak chess association president Lim Kian Hwa to organize and to give free board and logding seem unheard off.I don't remember when was the last time Malaysia Chess Federation came with that.To host such an event is small thing but the worked to find sponsors is a nightmare and I congragulate Sarawak chess for their big effort.

From the list of the participating team they are ten team confirmed their entry for the championship.All states are represented except for Terengganu , Pahang ,Perak ,Melaka and Perlis.For Terengganu the reason for not going there because most of our players are not available.Although I make commitment to fly there with a young player but the other players still cannot make it on that date.

Looking through at the list of players and I know instantly that three teams looks strong to win the title.Penang ,Kelantan and Selangor are the favorite and I consider Sarawak have an outside chances to win.Dont forget team Kuala Lumpur captained by experienced Ismail Ahmad who is leading the youthful team.

Let take a closer looks at each of participating teams.


 

1. Negeri Sembilan. This team is a youth team and will not posed strong threat to any other teams.


 

2. Labuan.Is rather unknown players that may posed little threat to other teams


 

3. Sabah.To be careful with this team because any mistake will cause top team valuable points.


 

4. Johor.Surely Renitha is their weak points here when facing with top team but other team members should be able to hold.


 

5. Kedah.A rather balances team but favorite team should be able to handle them.


 

6. Kelantan.This is a surprise, a very longtime I don't see Kelantan players form a team.Azizul and Nasrul playing as team with Haq and Nik Farouqi.I guess they may pose serious threat to other team and their placing in the final ranking will depend on Azizul and Nasrul Humaimi performance.


 

7. Sarawak.I have a lot of experience with this team as Terengganu always play with them in MAKSAK event and I know how their play. Should be able to beat the weaker team but always high In fighting spirit.


 

8.Kuala Lumpur.Ismail Ahmad with this team and his resourceful young teammates, but I don't know Prabha maybe their weak points.


 

9. Selangor.Kamaluddin, Fairin, Abdullah Che Hassan and Tun Seri Lanang ( playing against home state?!).Who don't know them? They are the most likely candidate to win this event and should have not much difficultlity when playing with most of other team.


 

10.Penang.I always admire them for tradition of strong players and they always producing good results in team event.In the eighties and nineties Penang always be Terengganu very strong rival in team championship.They are there to win and only Selangor ,Kuala Lumpur,Sarawak and Kelantan are able to stop them.


 

My analysis base on my experienced as player and team manager for Terengganu where we managed to win best team in Merdeka chess champion few time and the 1991 state team championship in Sabah.(well that quite long time eh)Good luck to all of the players.


 


 


 

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

TERENGGANU NOT GOING TO SARAWAK

Terengganu pull out of team championship in Sarawak next week for not able to form a strong team.Most of Terengganu top players cannot make it on that week because of work commitment although the dates has been well anounced by the Sarawak chess association.

Your truly who committed to play with Mohd Khairul Nazrin have to cancelled our participant in the championship.Terengganu should be a very strong team if we are able to play.Host Sarawak provided board and lodging for participant team and pay their own airline tickets only which is very generous offer.

I wish all the teams good luck and thank you to Sarawak Chess Association president Mr Lim Kian Hwa.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

RAHIM SECURED 4TH KUALA TERENGGANU CHESS LEAGUE

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Prof Abdul Rahim Ramli of UITM Dungun showed impressive play to win 4th round of Kuala Terengganu chess league which ended at KT Beach Resort in Kuala Terengganu yesterday.He scored 9.5 points from 10 games to finish 1 points clear from second place winner Fairul Yusuff.Rahim conceded a draw with Ahmad Rizal Othman and beat the rest of the field.Third place goes to Hisamullah Harun with 7.5 points.Here are top five winners.

1.Abdul Rahim Ramli
2.Fairul Yusuff
3.Hisamullah Harun
4.Ahmad Rizal Othman
5.Mohd Hafez Hilmi Harun
6.Muhammad Arshad
7.Mohd Shahdan Ibrahim
8.Saleh Omar
9.Rozamzam Ibrahim
10.Che Muhd Rizal Ibrahim
11.Muslim Abdullah

Full list here.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

KEJOHANAN CATUR TERTUTUP PETRONAS GAS BERHAD

Ruzenan Abu Bakar in his elements


Ruzenan Abu Bakar easily won Petronas Gas Malaysia Berhad Closed which ended yesterday at Kompleks Penapisan Gas at Paka Terengganu.He easily outsmart all his five opponents with easily.This selection tournament is part of their preparation for next year Petronas Sport Carnival next year.Here all the result.

Monday, November 23, 2009

WORLD YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP : MALAYSIA DREAM DASHED


Amier Hamzah during Selangor Open 2009


Malaysia hopes of winning any medal at world age group championship ended yesterday when two of its brightest candidate succumbed to more experience opponents.Amier Hamzah lost his 11th round game to Tanuj from America.Amier Hamzah who played french defence lost in 33 moves.He will creates history for Malaysia chess if he beat his opponent and finished among top 3 winners.

Nur Nabila also played well through out the championship but losing two straight games to more experienced opponents who has better opening preparation.


Generally I think our juniors can make it at this stage as Amier and Nabila proved during this championship.I think what they need is the consistance exposure as their peers.Look at Iran who are now able to win world age group championship consistancely and that we need, and up to the MCF to chart the next course.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

WATCHING WORLD YOUTH AT PLAYCHESS.COM




I think it's a rare opportunity to watch live game specially involving Malaysia player at world stage.At the world youth championship the organiser provided live games for top board only at official website.Chess enthusiasts everwhere glued to their computer including me.But I have better option I watched live through playchess.com which provided better coverage,I can add analysis engine to game that being play or watching several board simultaneously.This previlages given to all chessbase products buyer like fritz 12.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

WORLD YOUTH CHESS : NUR NABILA LEADING THE CHARGE



Promising junior player Nur Nabila Azman Hisham is leading the Malaysia juniors players in world youth championship for under 12 girls in Turkey with 6.5 points.She need to win last two rounds in order to finish top honour in the 11 round game.

Today Nur Nabila will play American Sarah Chiang with the black pieces.Whatever the outcome of her last two round result she has performed well beyond, considering the chess scenario in Malaysia.Kudos to her parent Azman Hisham and Zaza.The other Malaysia representative in this category is Camillia Johari who now have 4 points.


PAIRING ROUND 10 TODAY 9 PM MALAYSIA TIME

WORLD YOUTH UPDATE : MALAYSIAN PLAYERS

Now that world Youth Chess Championship entered 10th round and with one more round to go Malaysia juniors hopes of winning any medal look promising.Nur Nabila is doing very well now .But they have shown that they have the capacity to progress in chess provided that are given more chances, in that sense more exposure in tournament overseas maybe.By playing 25 minutes chess that we are use to have over the weekend is not going to help them progress further.Nowaday you can stay at home and play some good chess.

I know that their parents sacrifices a lot for them but individual initiative will not enough , what we need is combine efford by MCF in order for our juniors players to progress.I believed most of top achievers in this championship will progress further and I convinced they will reached the ultimate goal.As for me I will push my six years old son to reach the far limit in chess.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

WORLD YOUTH UPDATE: MALAYSIA PLAYERS

Malaysian youngsters continue fine perfomance in World Youth Championship in Turkey.Nur Nabila Azman Hisham fine permances so far excited all Malaysian chess community.So far she scored 5 points from 6 round to stay on 3rd place out of 100 players in her group.

And in the next few rounds surely will test her ability and her fighting spirit.I hope that she and the rest of the team will not mentally tired for duration of this championship.


Here are the rest of Malaysia players standing in the championship.

1.Under 8 (boys)

Amier Hamzah 4.5 points currently at 15th place from 129 players

Teh De Juan 3 points currently at 66 place from 129 players.

2.Under 8 girls

Teh De Zen 3 points currently at 47 place from 85 players.

3.Under 10 girl

Nur Najiha Azman Hisham 3 points currently at 51 place from 83 players

4. Under 12 boys

Mohd Irfan Haqim Azhar 2.5 points currently at 103 place from 142 players

5. Under 14 girls

Hoh Tjin Li

6. Under 14 boys

Wong Jian Wen 2.5 points currently at 89 place from 138 players

Elgin Lee 3 points currently at 79 place from 138 players

7. Under 16

Sumant Subramaniam 2.5 points from 78 place from 119 player

Friday, November 13, 2009

WORD YOUTH ROUND ONE RESULTS : MALAYSIAN PLAYERS





1.Sumant(2084)(80) lost to Udeshi Aditya (2330)(21)ndia

2.Hoh Tjin Li(85) lost to Sasmazel Burcu (1891)(36) Turkey

3.Wong Jianwen(1905)(79)lost to Doros Radu-Marian (2260)(10)Romania

4.Lee Kah Meng Elgin(1861)(85)lost to Sahoo Utkal Ranjan(2219)(16)India

5.Nur Nabila Azman Hisham (14)win Biryukova Anna (68)Russia

6.Camilia Bt Johari (71) lost to Mahalakshmi Muganda Kumar(1828)(17)India

7.Mohd Irfan Haqim Azhar Huber Martin Christian(1935)(56)Austria (NA)

8.Nur Najiha Hisham (57) win Ulusoy Nİsan (1612) Turkey

9.Teh De Zen (73)win Golubeva Marija (31) Latvia

10.Amier Hamzah Mohd Zuhri (20)drew with Oboladzer Luka Georgea

11.Teh De Juan (112)lost to Erenberg Ariel (48)Israel

Thursday, November 12, 2009

WORLD YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP IN TURKEY








Another edition of world youth championship starts today until 22nd November 2009 in Antalya Turkey, talented Malaysian junior players are now taking part in this 11 round event along with nearly 2000 players from more then 70 countries.Malaysia representatives as per list below.

Beside names below there are also Malaysian playing under New Zealand banner,Nurul Farhana and Nurul Izzah daughter of UITM lecturer Halim Suhaimi Yeop Johari who is doing doctorate there.Catur Terengganu wish all Malaysia representative good luck and success.

Under 8 boys
1.Amir Hamzah Mohd Zuhri
2.Teh De Juan

Under 8 girls
1.Teh De Zen

Under 10 girls
1.Nur Najiha Azman Hisham

Under 12 boys
1.Mohd Irfan Haqim Azhar

Under 12 girls
1.Camilia Johari
2.Nor Nabila Azman Hisham

Under 14 boys
1.Wong Jiawen
2.Elgin Lee

Under 16
1.Hoh Tjin Li

Under 16 boys
1.Sumant Subramaniam

BOBBY FISHER STILL IN THE NEWS














Although Bobby Fisher passed last year he is still in the news because of his fortune which awarded to his wife Miyako Watai ( she once played in zonal tournament in Genting Highland some years ago).But there is new claim of his estate from "live in partner".You can read it all here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ON SALE : CHESS SET AND CHESS CLOCK













































For your infomation all the items are for sale.Prices not included delivery charges to your destination.Discount given for purchase above 5 set.Please contact me.


1.Tournament solid chess set and chessboard(vinyl) RM35.00
2.BHB Chess clock RM230
3.DGT Digital chess clock RM280

Friday, November 06, 2009

TAL MEMORIAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2009

The Tal Memorial Chess Tournament is named after Mikhail Tal the 8th world chess champion.He died at the age of 55 years old in Moscow June 1992.He also known as The Magician From Riga.His is famous for sacrificed material in search for the initiative.

The tournament which started in 2006 now continue with 2009 edition.I had the opportunity to follow the category 21 event last night live.Ten of world class granmasters took part and for those with access with live games sure will enjoy the live broadcast.Round starts at 8.00 pm Malaysia time.

Round 1 however all five boards ended with a draw.Will the defending champion Ivanchuk able to defence the title ?May be we have to wait until the event finished on 14th November.You can go to playchess com to download and also chessdom com to watch live games.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

LAGRAVE AND SOUMYA ARE THE WORLD JUNIORS CHAMPION




























France Granmaster Lagrave has won the world junior title after completed the 13 round tournament with 10.5points.He won 8 games and drew 5 games including drew with Belarussian Zhigalko in the 6th round.Zhigalko had to be satisfied with the second place due to his lower tie break score.Third place was won by Polish Grandmaster Michal Olszewski with 9 points.


In the girls category India Soumya Swaminathan with 9.5 points was declared as a champion after beating two other girls on tiebreak.Turkish players Yildiz Betul who was leading until 12 round drew againt her opponent from India.






Final standing for boys click here

Final standing for girls click here

SOURCE FROM : ARGENTINA CHESS DEDERATION AND SWISS MANAGER HOMEPAGE AND CHESSBASE

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

WORLD JUNIOR UNDER 20 UPDATE







GM MAXIME LAGRAVE VACHIER


WIM YILDIZ BETUL CEMRE

World Junior Chess Championship for under 20 in Argentina continues and the final round will be play tomorrow.Grandmaster Zhigalko of Belarus with 10 points is leading with halfpoint over France GM Lagrave.Zhigalko never lost any games in this event and in the final round he is due to play with Ivan Popov of Russia.

In the girls section WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre of Turkey is leading with 9 points and will be playing with India Monisha Mohanty who has 7.5 points.If the Turkish player get a draw she will be install the new world champion and surely will boost morale Turkish chess players in her native country that will host the world youth championship next week.

Click here for boy crosstable
Click here for girl crosstable




SOURCES FROM :SWISS MANAGER HOMEPAGE/CHESSDOM/CHESSBASE

Monday, November 02, 2009

KUALA KRAI OPEN : CLOSING CEREMONY VIDEO

Result for under 12 category click here video






My 6 years old son won 1st prize for under 9 category

UIA OPEN RESULT

Below are picture of result UIA open which ended yesterday that I received from Mohd Syazwan Zulkifli.


Sunday, November 01, 2009

UIA OPEN: LIM YEE WENG IS THE CHAMP

The Universiti Islam Antarabangsa open rapid event one of the strongest rapid event yet for this year.From the list that I received from Mohd Shazwan Zulkifli the 9th place winner I can see almost country top players were there.From Lim Yee Weng to Nicholas Chan and Ian Udani.Lim Yee Weng emerged a clear winner with 6.5 points from seven games.Sharing second place to fifth place are Nicholas Chan,Sumant Subramaniam,Edward Lee and Jax Tham.Terengganu Nor Ilhamuddin 5 points finished 15th place.

MY FRITZ 12



My frit 12 just arrived and now exploring the function and to get my self familiar with all the function.If you interested to buy the programme please contact me.Original copy at RM300 including delivery charges.

NOVEMBER FIDE RATING LIST

FIDE rating list for November just came out.As expected Topalov of Bulgaria maintained the no 1 spot with 2810.Second on the list is chess prodigy Magnus Calsen who reached 2801 after briliant performence in Nanjing Pearl spring Tournament few weeeks ago.Who knows what this kid will achieved for the next 5 years, will he win the world championship ?

On the Malaysia front Mas Hafizul with 2419 is the number one in Malaysia and Nicholas Chan reached 2402 and IM Mok 2389 still short 11 points from the magic 2400.

And lastly our very own Nor Ilhamuddin is now 2044 and maintained his status as Terengganu number one player.Ilahmuddin played 18 games during the rating period.None other Terengganu players played rated event during that period.Also a few other Terengganu players like Ruzenan Abu Bakar,Abdul Rahim Ramli,Hisamullah Harun and Siti Nuraihan need to play between two or four games in order to be rated.

For Malaysia top players list base on rating click here

For world top 100 players click here

NORAZMI CRUISE TO VICTORY

Season chess player Norazmi Mohd Nor from Dungun Terengganu cruised to win the Kuala Krai Open (Kejohanan Catur Terbuka Petra 2)yesterday with perfect score 7/7.One hundred players majority from Kelantan took part in this tournament.Kelantan former top player Muhd Bakri Jusoh score 6 points losing a game to eventual champion to finish second.Izuddin Ahayat also from Kelantan finished 3rd place also 6 points with lower tie break.Former UPSI palyer Nik Mohd Nazri finished 4th place.

Complete table click here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

WORLD JUNIOR UNDER 20 UPDATE

The world junior for under 20 continues and last night round 7 was played.On board 1 they were encounter between GM Lagrave and Li Chao which ended in a drew from petroff opening.This game may attaract Petroff lovers especially my good friend USM open champion Ruzenan Abu Bakar.

After 7 round of play Belarussian GM Zhigalko is the current leader with 6 points ,crosstable click here

CHESS TOURNAMENTS THIS WEEKEND

This weekend there will be 2 chess tournaments one in Kelantan and the other one at the Universiti Islam Malaysia Gombak Selangor.

Below are the particular :-




To register and information please call these number.Participant please confirm your entry in order to avoid any inconvenient.

Norsharmila Zabani (03-6196 5393)
Ahmad Fadzil Nayan (013-9531278)
Nurul Azlina Bakrin (017-4625224)


and for players in East Coast please register with me asap as I will be at Kuala Krai as an arbiter .Temerloh Open Champion Norazmi Mohd Nor alrady confirm his entry to this tounament and my fellow blogger Badbishop will be playing also.I will update the event regularly through chess-result.com if I can access the internet.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

WORLD JUNIOR UNDER 20 ROUND 6 UPDATE

The world under 20 chess championship in Argentina continues and French super grandmaster (GM) Vacier lagrave is just ahead of (GM)Zhigalko of Belarus although each have 5 points.Both of them drew when they played in the six round.

Lagrave will be playing with Li Chao of China and the latter will be playing with Rodshtein of Israel.After a few round I noticed that Philipine Wesley So didnt played in this championship.My earlier reports base on info from swiss manager crosstable.

In the girl section Padmini Rout is the sole leader with 5 points and follow closely by Turkish player Betul and Chinese Zhang Xiaowen both have an equal 4.5 points from 6 games.

You may follow live game here which start at 17.00 Argentina time and I believe 5 am Malaysia time.For crosstable click here

Saturday, October 24, 2009

KUALA KRAI OPEN / KEJOHANAN CATUR TERBUKA PETRA 2009

TARIKH KEJOHANAN : 31 OKTOBER 2009 (SABTU)

YURAN PENYERTAAN :-

1) KATEGORI TERBUKA : 13 tahun dan ke atas
a) Peserta Daerah Kuala Krai : RM10.00
b) Peserta Luar Daerah Kuala Krai - (Kelantan) : RM15.00;
c) (Luar Kelantan) : RM20.00
d) Pelajar sekolah (RM5.00)
e) kategori bawah 12 tahun RM5.00

HADIAH :-

KATEGORI TERBUKA :
I)JOHAN – RM300.00,
2)NAIB JOHAN – RM200.00,
3)RM150.00, KE-4 – RM100.00,
KE-5 HINGGA KE-10 – RM50.00;
TERBAIK KUALA KRAI – RM50.00


)TERBAIK BAWAH 18 TAHUN DAN 15 TAHUN (LELAKI DAN PEREMPUAN)

JOHAN –RM50.00,
NAIB JOHAN –RM40.00
KE-3 –RM30.00

KATEGORI BAWAH 12 TAHUN (LELAKI DAN PEREMPUAN) :

JOHAN – RM50.00,
NAIB JOHAN – RM40.00,
KE-3 – RM30.00, KE-4 HINGGA KE-10 – SAGUHATI

* SIJIL PENYERTAAN AKAN DIBERIKAN KEPADA SEMUA PESERTA.

JADUAL PERTANDINGAN :-
8.00 – 9.00 PAGI - PENGESAHAN PENYERTAAN DAN PENDAFTARAN LEWAT
9.00 – 9.30 - TAKLIMAT ARBITER & PESERTA
9.30 – 10.20 - PUSINGAN 1
10.35 – 11.25 - PUSINGAN 2
11.40 – 12.30 PETANG - PUSINGAN 3
12.30 – 2.00 - REHAT
2.00 – 2.50 - PUSINGAN 4
3.05 – 3.55 - PUSINGAN 5
4.10 – 5.00 - PUSINGAN 6
5.30 PETANG - PENYAMPAIAN HADIAH & PENUTUP
(Sebarang pertanyaan dan pengesahan penyertaan, sila hubungi Nik Mohd Azrihan : 019-9866428)

WORLD JUNIOR U 20 UPDATE: ALL IN SPANISH

The world junior championship currently being held in Argentina a spanish speaking country.Except for basic infomation which is in english and the rest is in spanish.I also cannot find games from this championship.From my past experienced to read hand writting from different countries and continents are not an easy task.But luckily the organiser upload result to the chess result.At least we have something to do.

Here is current standing for boys and girls.




SOURCE : FROM SWISS MANAGER HOMEPAGE UPLOAD BY THE ORGANISER

Thursday, October 22, 2009

WORLD JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS U-20 2009




World junior chess championship for under 20 starts on 21st October until 4th November in Argentina.91 players from 46 countries are fighting for the conveted title.Vachier Lagrave Mazime of France is the 1st seeded player with FIDE rating 2718.Tournament 2nd seeded player is Andrekin Dmitry of Russia with FIDE rating 2659.Zhigalko Sergei of Belarus 2646 and ASEAN player Wesley So is seeded 4th with FIDE rating 2644.Magnus Calsen is not playing in this tournament although he is still eligible to play.


In girl section 55 players from 35 countries will be playing and India's WGM Mary Ann Gomes FIDE rating of 2396 is seeded first.China Zhang Xiaowen is seeded second with FIDE rating of 2391

Asean powerhouse Vietnam and Indonesia didnt send their representative in this event.


Tournament facf : 38 GM in boy section and 5 WGM in girl section
: 14 IM in boy section and 16 IWM in girl section
: 13 FM in boy section and 6 WFM in girl section
: 1 CM in boy section.

Source from :Argentina Chess

Sunday, October 18, 2009

DUNGUN OPEN : DAY TWO UPDATE

Second day of Dungun,Mohd Khair Wahiduddin is leading the tournament with 4.5 points after beating teammate Abdul Kahlid Musa.His will playing with local player Abdul Rahim Ramli.On the second board Ruzenan Abu Bakar losing to Mohd Khair and will play with Abdul Khalid on the second board.Below is the current standing of the tournament .Round seven will start at 3.00 pm


1.Current standing of Master section

Saturday, October 17, 2009

DUNGUN OPEN UPDATE:

About 78 players took part in Dungun Open at UITM Terengganu.18 players took part Master section and 60 players in the open section.Here is the current standing of the tournament:-

1.Master section
2.Open Section

Friday, October 16, 2009

DUNGUN OPEN STARTS TOMOROW

Dungun open starts tomorow.The two days tournament regretly only open to East Coast players and divided into 2 categories master and open section.Each will offer 5 cash prizes.For the master section the winner will received RM500 while the open section the winner will received RM200.They also also category for under 12 and 18.


Below are players who most likely will take part in master section.

1.Ruzenan Abu Bakar
2.Abdul Rahim Ramli
3.Norazmi Mohd Nor
4.Muhammad Arshad
5.Mohd Shazwan Zulkifli
6.Abdul Kadir Jailani
7.Mohd Ariff Ramli
8.Ramli Setapa
9.Abd Khalid Musa
10.Zailan Abas.

I will up date this event through chess-result.com.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

NATIONAL RATING FOR OCTOBER: TOP PLAYERS

Below are list top players with the highest national rating.Although Ian Udani winning most of rapid event his national rating is 2147.IM Mas Hafizul continue to stay on top of the list with 2284 and Mok Tze Meng with 2229.


1.Mas Hafizul Hilmi 2284
2.Mok Tze Meng 2229
3.Nicholas Chan 2211
4.Ian Udani 2147

Tq Mr Chew Yaw Cheong for correcting my mistake.

OCTOBER NATIONAL RATING

IA Lim Tze Pin Malaysia's rating officer has just released Oct rating list.For the Terengganu players below is list of top players who are included in the list.Nor Ilhamuddin continue to remain on top of the list due to his participants in various tournament in Kuala Lumpur.Junior player Mohd Syazwan Zulkifli who is studying in Universiti Malaysia jump into the second spot gaining 86 points for playing in various tournament there.Petronas staff Ruzenan Abu Bakar secured 3rd place for his achievement.Last week he won the USM open in Kota Bharu.I also included Nor Azmi Mohd Nor in the list as he is the Temerloh Open winner.But the Temerloh organiser didnt submitted result for rating calculation.


1.Nor Ilhamuddin Shaikh Ali 1815
2.Md Syazwan Zulkifli 1766 (1680)
2.Ruzenan Abu Bakar 1757 (1711)
3.Fairul Yusuf 1745 (1667)
4.Hashim Jusoh 1743 (1708)
5.Muhammad Arshad 1733 (1689)
6.Hisamullah Harun 1699 (1699)
7.Abdul Rahim Ramli 1696 (1710)
8.Ahmad Rizal Othman 1688 (1688)
9.Mohd Khairul Nazrin Abd Nashir 1675 (1692)
10.Nor Azmi Mohd Nor 1667 (1683)
11.Abdul Kadir Jailani Ramli 1657 (1657)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

KUALA KRAI OPEN ON 31st OCTOBER

There will be a chess tournament on 31st October in Kuala Krai.The tournament will be divided into 3 category.

1.Open section
2.Under 18
3.Under 12

In the open section will offer 10 cash prizes.First prize winner will received RM300 and second prizes is RM200.To register and infomation please sms me .More details later.

Monday, October 12, 2009

KEJOHANAN CATUR TERBUKA UITM DUNGUN

KEJOHANAN CATUR TERBUKA UiTM DUNGUN TAHUN 2009

SYARAT PENYERTAAN DITETAPKAN OLEH PIHAK PENGANJUR KEJOHANAN

1. TARIKH DAN TEMPAT PERTANDINGAN

TARIKH : 17 – 18 Oktober 2009
HARI : Sabtu & Ahad
TEMPAT : Blok 8, UiTM DUNGUN.

2. SYARAT DAN FORMAT PERTANDINGAN

Pertandingan ini hanya terbuka kepada pemain dari negeri Pantai Timur sahaja. Pertandingan ini mengandungi 2 kategori iaitu
(i) kategori Masters
(ii) kategori Terbuka

Bagi kategori Masters, hanya pemain terpilih sahaja yang dibenarkan bertanding. Manakala semua pemain yang lain akan bertanding dalam kategori Terbuka.

Pertandingan akan dijalan secara 7 pusingan swiss dengan kawalan masa 45 minit sehingga tamat. Sistem pemutus yang akan digunakan adalah seperti berikut.

Bilangan mata, Solkoff dan SB, PE, Kumulatif,

3. Jadual dan Aturcara

Hari Pertama (Sabtu , 17 Oktober 2009) Hari Kedua : (Ahad 18 Oktober 2008)

Pendaftaran : 9.00 pg – 10.30 pagi Pusingan 4 9.00 pg – 10.30 pagi
Pusingan 1 11.00 pg – 12.30 t/hari Pusingan 5 11.00 pg – 12. 30 t/hari
Pusingan 2 2.30 ptg– 4.00 ptg Pusingan 6 2.00 ptg – 3.30 ptg
Pusingan 3 4.30 ptg– 6.00 ptg Pusingan 7 3.45 ptg – 5.15 ptg

Penyampaian Hadiah : 5.30 petang

4. Hadiah Kategori Masters

Johan : RM 500
Naib Johan RM 300
Ketiga RM 200
Keempat RM 150
Kelima RM 100

Kategori Terbuka
Johan : RM 200
Naib johan RM 150
Ketiga RM 100
Keempat RM 80
Kelima RM 70

Hadiah Khas: Hadiah saguhati (RM50 setiap satu) kepada:

(i) 2 pelajar universiti/kolej
(ii) 2 pemain bawah 18 tahun
(iii) 2 pemain bawah 12 tahun
(iv) 2 pemain wanita

Pemain yang memenangi hadiah utama tidak berhak menerima hadiah khas.

5. Yuran :

(i) Pelajar Sekolah Rendah : RM 5.00
(ii) Pelajar Sekolah Menengah/ Kolej/IPT: RM 10.00
(iii) Pemain dalam negeri Terengganu: RM15.00
(iv) Pemain luar negeri Terengganu: RM20.00

Urusetia : Norazmi (012-5560460) dan Siti Naqiah (017-7640764, 0139033181)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

USM OPEN :RUZENAN IS THE CHAMP AGAIN

Season chess player Ruzenan Abu Bakar emerged champion in the USM Open which ended yesterday at Kompleks Sukan USM at Kubang Kerian yesterday.He collected 5 points from 6 round.152 players took part in this annual event.Veteran player Ghazali Che Cob Finished second with 5 points and Suhaidi Mustaffa finished third.Complete result below.



1.Open section crosstable
2.Under 18 crosstable
3.Under 12 crosstable

USM OPEN PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY

video

Thursday, October 08, 2009

USM OPEN

Usm students Council will organise one day chess event at Kompleks Sukan USM Kubang Kerian Campus.This tournamnet will be divided into 3 categories open section, under 18 and under 12.This event will offer small prizes for each category and ideally for local chess players.Please sms to register.First round will starts 9.30 am.

Here list of registed players

1.Open section
2.Under 18
3.Under 12

KASPAROV INTERVIEW WITH CNN

Former chess Champion and also legend had an interview with CNN.He speak about chess and his political ambition.He said he cannot match his success in chess in politic.In politic he starts in total lost position.Enjoy the video.


Tuesday, October 06, 2009

NANJING PEARL SPRING CHESS TOURNAMENT

Below is Carlsen and Wang Yue 8th round game played today.Now the Norwegian teenager is leading with 2 points ,very big margin considering the status of this event.His rating perfomance is 3016 and gained about 24 points.





Below is pairing table for the next two round

Round 9 on 2009/10/08 at 15:00-20:00


4 RADJABOV TEIMOUR 2757 - CARLSEN MAGNUS 2772
3 WANG YUE 2736 - TOPALOV VESELIN 2813
5 JAKOVENKO DMITRY 2742 - LEKO PETER 2762



Round 10 on 2009/10/09 at 10:00-15:00

6 LEKO PETER 2762 - WANG YUE 2736
2 TOPALOV VESELIN 2813 - RADJABOV TEIMOUR 2757
1 CARLSEN MAGNUS 2772 - JAKOVENKO DMITRY 2742


You can follow live game here

Source official Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess and from Swiss
Manager Home page upload by the organiser.

Monday, October 05, 2009

USM OPEN :REGISTRATION REMINDER

The USM Kubang Kerian open will starts this Saturday.I would like to remind all outstation players please SMS me for tournament information.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

MSSM 2010 : LABUAN AGAIN ?

According to my informed sources Labuan will host next year Malaysian School Chess Championship.But it's cannot be confirmed until this December.Labuan was the 2004 host when chess was included back in MSSM calender after 5 years break.According to my sources the championship will be divided into 4 categories only - under 12 boy , under 12 girls , under 18 girl and under 18 boy.This measure is to cut off number of participants , venue and etc.So each state is expected to send 24 players.

But one thing for sure the selection tournament will be fiercely contested and only 6 winners from each category will be selected.The championship is expected to held in 12th to 19th March next year.This year overall championship was won by Selangor who edges out Kuala Lumpur.


video

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DATCC CHESS LEAGUE RATED

The DATCC chess league is officially rated by FIDE.I played two games for Nusa Mahsuri.I beat Lim Chong of BERNAMA formely Malay Mail chess colummist and lose to Kamalariffin Wahiddudin.My former padawan Hashim Jusoh is also played with Nusa Mahsuri.He scored 3 points from 4 games..Here is the tournament report submitted by MCF.

Correction:
Actually I played with Nusa Mahkota not Nusa Mahsuri.Badminton will be always my
favourite sport after chess.You can call me die hard or fanatic badminton fan.Thank you
Hairulov

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Monday, September 28, 2009

REMINDER : CHESS TOURNAMNETS IN KELANTAN

Please take note that there are two events coming up in Kelantan for month of October


1. The USM Kubang Kerian Open on 10/10/2009

2. The Kuala Krai Open on 31/10/2009.



More details will be publised in the next few week.To register and information please call me or sms.(Muhammad Arshad 012 921 0841).

Saturday, September 19, 2009

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI

Kepada semua pengunjung blog ini saya mengucapkan SELAMAT MENYAMBUT AILDIL FITRI.Jika berpeluang anda juga di jemput untuk menghadiri rumah terbuka saya di Taman Semarak Bukit Tunggal pada hari raya kedua bermula jam 12 tengahari hingga 8 petang.

Selamat Hari Raya.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

MAS IN SLOVAKIA (8th Round Game)

Below is Mas 8th round game yesterday.Today is the final round in this grandmaster tournament.This tournament involving 4 players from host country,2 from Germany ,2 from Czech ,1 from Ukraine and Mas Hafizul.From 40 games played so far statistic show that white wins 13 games,drawn games 20 and black could only managed 7 wins.Mas rating performances is 2462 and gain 5 points (until round 8).




Rank after round 8

Rank SNo.
1 8 IM SIMACEK Pavel 2499 CZE 5½ 19.50
2 1 IM JURCIK Marian 2477 SVK 5 19.50
3 7 GM KRIVOSHEY Sergei 2497 UKR 4½ 19.00
4 4 GM POLAK Tomas 2507 CZE 4 17.50
5 2 GM STOHL Igor 2543 SVK 4 15.25
6 10 IM MAS Hafizulhelmi 2416 MAS 4 14.75
7 5 IM MICHALIK Peter 2439 SVK 4 14.00
8 9 FM CSIBA Dominik 2353 SVK 3 11.75
9 6 IM HIRNEISE Tobias 2427 GER 3 11.25
10 3 FM STRUNSKI Andreas 2394 GER 3 11.00


Below Mas game with Dominic from host country who has rating 2353.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

MAS IN SLOVAKIA (7th round game)




Yesterday Mas Hafizul played with black against GM Tomas Polak.After 7 round of play Mas scored 3.5 points,Mas game yesterday was total disaster for him losing in a tame queen gambit position.



SOURCE : SWISS MANAGER HOMEPAGE (UPLOAD BY)

2nd WORLD WOMEN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP







Second world women team chess championship ended today at Ningbo China. Ten team took part in this event organized by China Chess Association.Only France ,Germany and Hungary didn’t took part ,these country are among top ten in the world base on their players rating.However China field up their second team ,Vietnam who are ranked 22nd and Armenia world ranking 18th to make up the number.

China field up their starplayer Hou Yi Fang (FIDE 2585) the highest rated player in this tournament.She played 7 games and scored 4 points losing one game to Irina Krush (FIDE 2458) of USA in an exciting Nimzo Indian Classical Variation which is contributed China 1-3 loses to USA.

The loses didn’t stop China to emerged as a champion with 12 match points and 21.5 games points which is just 0.5 ahead from second place team Russia. China second team player Tang Zhongyi won best board prize for board one who scored 5.5 points from eight games.

Here are final ranking:

Rank Team Gam. + = - MP Pts.
1 China Team One 9 5 2 2 12 21½
2 Russian Team 9 4 4 1 12 21
3 Ukrain 9 4 4 1 12 20½
4 Georgian Team 9 5 1 3 11 20
5 Armenian Team 9 4 2 3 10 18½
6 Poland Team 9 4 2 3 10 17½
7 India Team 9 4 1 4 9 17½
8 American Team 9 2 2 5 6 16½
9 China Team Two 9 2 2 5 6 16
10 Vietnam Team 9 0 2 7 2 11



Board 1

Rank Name Rtg Team % Rp Games
1 Tan Zhongyi 2435 China Team Two 68.8 2597 8
2 GM C. Maia 2506 Georgian Team 57.1 2531 7
3 GM Hou Yifan 2585 China Team One 57.1 2498 7



Board 2

Rank Name Rtg Team % Rp Games
1 IM Kosintseva 2493 Russian 72.2 2608 9
2 IM Mkrtchian 2468 Armenian 72.2 2603 9
3 GM Dzagnidze 2535 Georgian 72.2 2580 9


Board 3

Rank Name Rtg Team % Rp Games
1 IM Gaponenko 2438 Ukrain 68.8 2519 8
2 WGM Karavade 2391 India 66.7 2507 9
3 IM Dworakowska 2345 Poland 64.3 2510 7

Board 4

Rank Name Rtg Team % Rp Games
1 WFM Gunina 2437 Russian 81.3 2560 8
2 WGM Huang 2424 China One75.0 2501 8
3 WIM Melekhina 2220 American 66.7 2463 6


Below are game between Irina Krush Versus Hou Yifan (1-0)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

EURO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

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The Euro Youth Chess Championship just ended yesterday (9th September ).More then 40 European Nations took part in this event which held in Italy.This event was divided into 5 categories Under 18 , under 16,under 14 ,under 12 and under 10 separately for boy and girl.In under 18 boy Ter Sahakyan Samvel (Fide 2480)won this category.He is not a stranger in world junior championship level ,in 2005 he finish equal 1st place with Wesley So ,Srinath Narayanan for under 12 category.Surely he is the one to watch for the coming World Youth Chess Championship to be held from 11th 23rd November in Turkey.Malaysia juniors may play in world.Here is the link to download all the games that may be usefull for Malaysian players.Below is Sahakyan last round game against Maarten Larmuseau.This year world youth host website.



Wednesday, September 09, 2009

MASHAFIZUL IN SLOVAKIA


Malaysia Grandmaster hopeful Mas HafizulHelmi currently in Slovakia.He is playing in a 9 round robin with an average rating of the participants 2455.This tournament is a good platform for Mas to achieve a grandmaster norm.After 5 round of play Mas rating performances is 2540 second best to Slovakia IM Marian Jurcik so far rating perfomance is 2609.But I think its to early to talk about grandmaster norm let him play at best of his ability in order to achieve command able result from this event.This is link to organiser homepage www.sachprievidza.sk.To download games please click here.


source:from swiss manager homepage

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Today is the last day of the Kuala Lumpur Open Chess Championship.The tournament is organized by Kuala Lumpur Chess Association and is being held in Petaling Jaya.The final round will be played will be played at 2.30 pm today.Base on result upload to chess-result by the organizer it’s the young Vietnamese Grandmaster Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son who is leading this event over his fellow countryman Dao Thien Hai.

Also playing in this event is my old friend Ali Nasha Abdul Najid Wahab ( better know as Najid – Hope I get it right ) who has 3 points.The tournament director is Peter Long also frequent participant in Terengganu Open in early nineties.I think I played with FM Peter Long previously but the one that I remember most is in 1991 where he beat me in English Opening but I end up won the second board prize.That was in Sabah during the Interstates Chess Championship.

For complete result here and Kl chess blog is here

Saturday, August 29, 2009

AMBANK CHESS CHALLENGES 2009

The Ambank chess challenge ended today.The Philippine trio just too hot for Malaysian chess players to bite.Terengganu unofficial sole representative Ilhamuddin score 6 points to finish 6 place.34 players took part in this section.

List of winner.

1.Samsom Lim
2.Rodolfo Panapio
3.Roel Abelgas
4.Jax Tham
5.Tan Kok Liang
6.Nor Ilhamuddin Shail Ali
7.Izz Shaifuddin
8.Cheah Cheong Fung
9.Fadli Zakaria
10.Ooi Li Tao

UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA TERENGGANU SELECTION

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) today hold selection tournament to select players to represent UMT for GACC in end of November organised by Universiti Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.18 players took part in and 12 players were selected for training and the final 6 selected will be finalised.This event was won by Mohd Khairul Hafeez and second place was won by Hasnul Hazwan.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

KEJOHANAN CATUR JEMPUTAN UIA KE 2 2009

The Pusat Sukan and Rekreasi Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia will organise kejohanan Catur Jemputan UIAM ke 2 2009.I already post tournament details below.To register and for more infomation don hesitate to call number listed below. Closing date is 30th Sept 2009.

Norsharmila Zabani (03-6196 5393), Ahmad Fadzil Nayan (013-9531278), Nurul Azlina Bakrin (017-4625224).
No. fax: 03-6196 4749 E-mail: alan_ruruka@yahoo.com

KEJOHANAN CATUR JEMPUTAN UIAM KE 2 2009

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Pusat Sukan dan Rekreasi, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) akan menganjurkan Kejohanan Catur Jemputan UIAM Kali Ke-2, 2009 yang akan diadakan pada 3 & 4 Oktober 2009 bertempat di Galeri KAED, UIAM, Gombak. Kejohanan ini terbahagi kepada tiga kategori iaitu Kategori Terbuka, Kategori Bawah 21-tahun dan Kategori Bawah 12-tahun. Yuran penyertaan adalah seperti berikut:



Kategori Terbuka

RM 30

Kategori Bawah 21 tahun

RM 20

Kategori Bawah 12 tahun

RM 20


* Tempat adalah terhad dan tertakluk kepada penyertaan terawal yang diterima.

TARIKH

ATURCARA

MASA

TEMPAT

3 Oktober 2009 (Sabtu)

Pendaftaran Kategori

Bawah 12 tahun & 21 tahun

0800 - 0930

Galeri KAED,UIAM

Pusingan 1

1000 - 1050

Pusingan 2

1100 - 1150

Pusingan 3

1200 - 1250

Rehat

1300 - 1400

Pusingan 4

1400 - 1450

Pusingan 5

1500 - 1550

Pusingan 6

1600 - 1650

Pusingan 7

1700 - 1750

Majlis Penutup dan

Penyampaian Hadiah

1800

TARIKH

ATURCARA

MASA

TEMPAT

4 Oktober 2009 (Ahad)

Pendaftaran Kategori Terbuka

0800 - 0930

Galeri KAED,UIAM

Pusingan 1

1000 - 1050

Pusingan 2

1100 - 1150

Pusingan 3

1200 - 1250

Rehat

1300 - 1400

Pusingan 4

1400 - 1450

Pusingan 5

1500 - 1550

Pusingan 6

1600 - 1650

Pusingan 7

1700 - 1750

Majlis Penutup dan

Penyampaian Hadiah

1800

HADIAH

TEMPAT

KATEGORI TERBUKA

KATEGORI BAWAH-21

1st

RM 1000 + medal + trofi

RM 250 + medal

2nd

RM 750 + medal

RM 200 + medal

3rd

RM 500 + medal

RM 150 + medal

4th

RM 300 + medal

RM 100 + medal

5th

RM 200 + medal

RM 80 + medal

6th – 10th

RM 100 + medal

RM 50

11th – 15th

RM 70

Terbaik IPTA/S

RM 75 + medal

Terbaik Wanita

RM 80 +medal

Terbaik Bawah-21

RM 70 + medal

Terbaik Bawah-12

RM 70 + medal

Terbaik UIAM

1st = RM 80 + medal

2nd = RM 70 + medal

3rd = RM 60 + medal