Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Invitation from DAT

DAT Chess Center is issuing an open invitation to high tea in celebration of Yeoh Li Tian's IM title. There will also be a blitz event at the venue.

Venue: DAT Chess Center F-03A-9 Starparc Point, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, 533000 Kuala Lumpur
Date: 7th January 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

All are welcome!

Monday, December 26, 2016

GACC Chess Championships

The GACC chess championship returns for the 21st Edition. There are three events
- Open Age Group for Under 8/10/12/14/16/18
- Open and Team
- Inter -Varsity

The registration for Inter-Varsity is already closed. Registrations for the other two events  are open until 10th Jan 2017. See below for details.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Play chess this New Year

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Congratulations IM Yeoh Li Tian!

Yeoh Li Tian is currently playing in the 2016 Australasian Masters Tournament in Australia. He now has 7 points, the required number for his final IM norm. In the penultimate round, he drew with FM Dusan Stojic to tally six wins and two draws and not losing any game.

His close competitor GM Daryl Johansen lost to FM Liu Xiangyi and both have six points trailing Li Tian by one point. Johansen has to beat Li Tian in the final round tomorrow to have a mathematical chance of winning the tournament. Any other result will end with Li Tian winning his first international.

One wonders what is next in store. Will he continue with his winning streak to go for a GM title? Will the newly elected Malaysian Chess Federation officials extend some help be it financial or in other ways?

Yeoh Li Tian closing in on IM title

Yeoh Li Tian currently playing in the 2016 Australasian Masters Tournament in Australia is closing in on his third (some say fourth) IM norm. He has 6.5 points from seven games, winning six and drawing one. He needs just another half point from the remaining two games.

His score also means he is leading the tournament with his closest competitor half point behind. They are scheduled to meet in the last round possibly determining who will be the champion.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Yeoh Li Tian top seeded at 2016 Australasian Masters IM Norm Tournament

Yeoh Li Tian is the top seed at the 2016 Australasian Masters IM Norm Tournament. This is his second tournament in Australia after the Lidums Young Masters where he gained the IM norm. This tournament could be his try for the final norm for the IM title.

So far, only one round has been played. Li Tian drew against FM Liu Xiangyi from Singapore.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Yeoh Li Tian close to 2nd norm

Malaysian FM Yeoh Li Tian is playing in Australia at the Lidums Young Masters in Adelaide. This is a ten player round robin. After seven rounds, Li Tian has scored 4.5 points and is tied for 2nd placing. He needs another one point from the remaining two games to achieve his 2nd IM Norm.

This is quite a strong tournament with one GM and four IMs. The remaining are FMs with one exception, Patrick Gong who is also the lowest rated. Li Tian will play IM James Morris in the current round and Patrick Gong in the final.

The rankings after round 7:

Latest update 1:15 PM 
No sooner have I just posted this and results came in. Yeoh Li Tian beats IM James Morris and shares joint lead with IM Bobby Cheng!

Friday, December 2, 2016

1st Kimma Chess Tournament announcement

The 1st Kimma Chess Tournament is scheduled for 5th February 2017. The champion will receive the YB Senator Datuk Seri Syed Ibrahim Kader Trophy. This event is managed by DAT Chess Centre.

Rounds: 7
Time control: 25 minutes to finish
Venue: Dewan Serbaguna Pusat Perdagangan PT 80 DBKL,  Lorong Bunus 4,
Masjid India, 50050 KUALA LUMPUR (Belakang Haniffa Departmental Store)
Contact: Abd Hamid Majid (019 3158098) / Siraj (010 5499916) / Fadli (014 2312370)
Prizes: There are prizes for Open, Under 18 and Under 12 with the winner of the Open receiving a generous RM1000.

For the prospectus go to www.kimmachess.blogspot.my or Click here.