Happy New Year !!!
We celebrate 2019 with a happy 3 way clash of events. Happy because they cannot be further separated geographically (unless we have another in Sabah!).
Distance would mean each event will not affect the other allowing chess enthusi…
Malaysian Cheah Cheok Fung and Cheah Kah Hoe also took part in the recently concluded Hong Kong LEAP 2018.
The current joint leaders are:
GM Lorparizangeneh Shahin
WGM Muminova Nafisa
FM Dang Hoang Son
GM Barsov Alexei
You can register online hereorLook for GilaChess (Andrew Ooi) in the hall to registerNote: if you register online, payment must be made at tournament hall before Saturday to get early bird discount (RM 30). Otherwise the entrance fee is RM 40.
With the win against top seed GM ‘Bong’ Villamayeur in Round 7 and yesterday’s Round 8 draw IM Anjas Novito sets himself a good position to win the 2018 Penang Open.
Today is the last round.
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After 6 rounds, Indonesian IM Novitas Anjas with 5 wins and a draw.
Following closely with just half a point behind are FM Kurniawan Muhamad Agus and GM Villamayor Buenaventura.
There are 3 more rounds to go.
I have seen many strong players after taking up coaching have their own strength rapidly fall. It’s almost universal with some rare exceptions.
That is why I am impressed by WGM Nafisa Muminova who is not only coaching (her students are playing he…
IM Novitas won over NM Marcus Chan in Round 3 of the 2018 Penang Open putting him in joint lead with 6 other players at 3 points out of 3. The other 6 players are:
FM Andyka Pitra , FM Lim Chuin Hoong Ronnie , IM Gunawan Ronny , FM Kurniawan Muhamad Ag…
This year, Jagdeep Singh Deo who is the Penang State Executive Councillor officiated the 10th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open 2018.
It’s unfortunate as the date of Open is close to the Asian Continental Chess held in Philip…