Chess Events for October 2016

27 Sep 2016, Kuala Lumpur – Here are two more chess events for the month of October 2016.

1) Kejohanan Catur Piala ADUN Bangi 2016 Kali Ke-4..pada 16 Oktober 2016 ..cara daftar & syarat kelayakan, sila rujuk http://www.caturbangi.blogspot.my

2) Catur GIANT SETAPAK 2016 Kali Ke-2 pada 23 Oktober 2016..maklumat lanjut akan dimuatkan di http://www.cerdikcatur.blogspot.my

Kamalsyah Muhammad of Indonesia is champion for 11th GOLDIS Malaysia Chess Challenge 2016

18 Sep 2016, Kuala Lumpur – In the 11th GOLDIS Malaysia Chess Challenge 2016, Indonesian, Kamalsyah Muhammad scored an awesome 8.0 points from 9 rounds of play. In second position is Malaysian, Tan Yong Zhao with 7.5 points and third, Malaysian Yusoff Fairul with 7.0 points.

Final 9th Round results - 11th GOLDIS Malaysia Chess Challenge 2016

Ranking after 9 rounds for 11th GOLDIS Malaysia Chess Challenge 2016 as follows:

Final Ranking after 9 rounds - 11th GOLDIS Malaysia Chess Challenge 2016

GM Swapnil is Champion of 13th IGB Dato Arthur Tan International Open Chess Championship 2016

18 Sep 2016, Kuala Lumpur – The final 9th round confirms that GM S Dhopade Swapnil of India final score of 7.5 points is the most outstanding of the group.

GM Swapnil S Dhopade - India

Here are the round 9 results:

Final 9th Round results - 13th IGB DAT International Open 2016

Nur Nabila’s game against Austalian Dekic in Round 8, Baku Olympiad Women 2016

17 Sep 2016, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a game played by Nur Nabila Azman Hisham of Malaysia as black on the third board against a stronger opponent Biljana Dekic, Australia during the recent Baku Chess Olympiad 2016. Or visit my other fireyrook chess blog to view the game – http://fireyrook.blogspot.my/2016/09/nur-nabilas-game-in-round-8-against_17.html

GM Swapnil wins eighth round–13th IGB Dato’ Arthur Tan International Open Chess Championship 2016

17 Sep 2016, Kuala Lumpur – Round 8 results continues to solidifies GM Swapnil S Dhopade of India with another win against GM Deepan on top board. GM Swapnil has 7 solid points after round 8 as the standout leader. Meanwhile on second board IM Le Tuan Minh of Vietnam wins over GM Sivuk Vitaly of Ukraine, placing IM Le Tuan Minh in second rank after round 8 play with 6.5 points.

For Malaysians,  FM Nicholas Chan lost on board eight vs  GM Antonio Rogelio Jr and is with 4.5 points. FM Lim Zhuo Ren drew on board 10 vs IM Rolando Nolte and is with 5.0 points after round 8. IM Lim Yee Weng won against IM Das Sayantan of India on board 15 and is with 5.5 points after round 8. Top seed GM Koneru Humpy won against Miciano John Mavin on board 16 giving her 5.0 points after round 8.

Round 8 results - 13th IGB Dato Arthur Tan International Open Chess Championship 2016

Malaysia’s Performance at Baku Chess Olympiad 2016

17 Sep 2016, Kuala Lumpur – Some short takes on Malaysia’s performance at the recently concluded Baku Chess Olympiad 2016.

Malaysia Men’s team lost to Andorra 1.5-2.5 in round 11 Baku Olympiad 2016. Malaysia Men – finished in 134th rank with 8 points. 3 wins, 2 draws, 6 losses. Sumant Subramaniam earned a FIDE-Master Title.                        
Malaysia’s Women team finished in 25th rank after round 11 Baku Olympiad 2016. They achieved 14 points with 6 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. Nur Nabila bt Azman Hashim earned herself a Women FIDE-Master Title.

Congrats to the Malaysian Women’s Chess Team that improved the nation’s ranking tremendously from 66th to 25th ranked. Congrats to Sumant Subramaniam and Nur Nabila bt Azman Hashim for earning their FIDE-Master titles in Baku. Also to the Men’s unsung heroes for helping out the women’s chess team with additional tips and training.

GM Swapnil way ahead in 13th IGB Dato Arthur Tan International Open Chess Championship 2016

17 Sep 2016, Kuala Lumpur – Here are the round 7 results. GM Swapnil S Dhopade of India is firmly in the lead with another win over fellow Indian IM Narayanan Srinath on top board.

7th round Results - 13th IGB Dato Arthur Tan International Open 2016