Sunday, 13 May 2018

15th Malaysian Chess Festival Schedule


15th MALAYSIAN CHESS FESTIVAL 2018 – SCHEDULE

ASTRO MERDEKA OPEN RAPID TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
3rd DATIN YEE WAI FONG MERDEKA JUNIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

17th Aug (Friday)        Team Manager’s Meeting          14:30
                                    Round 1 – 3                                  15:00 - 16:15 - 17:30

18th Aug (Saturday)   Round 4 – 6                                  08:30 - 09:45 - 11:00                                                Lunch
                                    Rounds 7 – 9                                 13:00 - 14:15 - 15:30
                                    Merdeka Blitz                               16:45
                                    Prize Giving                                   18:00

19th Aug (Sunday)       9th DATCC/Datin Yee Wai Fong
                                     AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
                 
15th IGB DATO’ ARTHUR TAN MALAYSIAN OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
9th IGB SENIORS OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
13th IGB BERHAD MALAYSIA CHESS CHALLENGE

19th Aug (Sun)            Arrival
20th Aug (Mon)           Players Meeting                           12:00
                                    Round 1                               1500
21st  Aug (Tue)             Round 2 & 3                        0900 & 1500
22nd Aug (Wed)          FREE DAY - MERDEKA DAY (12:00 - 18:00)
                                     (Individual Rapid Chess Championship (Open/U18/U12)
23rd Aug (Thu)             Round 4 & 5                       0900 & 1500
24th Aug (Fri)               Round 6 & 7                        0900 & 1500
25th Aug (Sat)             Round 8                               1500
26th Aug (Sun)            Round 9                               0900
                                    Festival Blitz                         1300
                                    Prize Giving / Dinner           20:00
27th Aug (Mon)           Departure

MERDEKA BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP – (16:45 - Saturday, 18th August)
MALAYSIA FESTIVAL BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (1pm - Sunday, 26th August

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Merdeka Festival Blitz


Lim Chong tourney (more pictures!)

Pictures from the last round of the Lim Chong memorial tourney.

Nguyen Van Huy is the sole leader with 5/5 points playing against FM Reyes who is just half a point behind. Tense last round?


Pairing is out !! Who am I playing with ?


Mr Michael Yeap - arbiter


















Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Round 5 Board 1 (live)

Black : GM Jahonghir Vakhidov White : IM Anton Smirnov Live view of the hall

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Start of Malaysian Open !!

Pictures from the first round of the 12th Malaysian Open :-
Uzbek GM Jahongir Vakhidov is the tournament second seed (maybe top seed if Axel Bachmann is indeed not playing)
India's Padmini Rout is last year's Olympiad Gold Medalist and helped India achieved their best ever Olympiad by winning Silver for the women team event.
Top seen GM Axel Bachmann is missing. His opponent didn't turn up too.
This year sees the participation of Malaysia's top player - IM Mas Hafizulhelmi.
FM Nicholas Chan is the Malaysian 2nd seed in the event.