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In a world increasingly taken over by robots and AI, it is not inconceivable that the job of chess coaching can be taken over by machines too. We have all seen what the latest machine learning technology in Alpha Zero has achieved. It beat grandmasters not by sheer brute force of calculations and computations like […]

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NMA-SG SAHABAT NMA-SG ROSES NMA-SG QUEENS NMA-SG PUTERI NMA-SG PRINCESS NMA-SG PENDEKAR NMA-SG PAHLAWAN NMA-SG KINGSMEN NMA-SG KINGHUNTERS NMA-SG FIGHTERS NMA-SG DRAGONS NMA-SG AVENGERS NMA-SG WARRIORS The above is the list of teams sent by Noble Mind Academy for the GACC Open Team Championship held at Dewan Chanselor University Malaya on the 27th January 2019. […]

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Even though they each had to cancel one event out of the crazy multiple events they registered at Gibraltar because of fatigue, both FM Lim Zhuo Ren and Teh Wee Zhun still found success winning category prizes. Additionally, FM Lim Zhuo Ren was champion in the Mix Pair Mlitz event with WGM Irine Kharisma Sukandar. […]

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Some clarification about MCF FIDE fees

A chess enthusiast with the handle “Encik Leng” on Facebook suggested that a cheaper alternative (FREE!) by registering as guest member on FIDE Arena which is free and obtain an automatic FIDE ID with the country code FID instead of paying the RM 50 fees asked. MCF responded back with: Registration on FIDE Arena is […]

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FIDE ID rating fee announced by MCF

This is quoted from MCF official website (http://malaysianchess.org) :- Starting from 09 January 2019, all applications for FIDE ID will be charged a fee of RM 50.00. The Malaysian Chess Federation is being charged for FIDE Rating, and the collection of this application fee will help to reduce our costs. All application for FIDE IDs […]

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IM Yeoh Li Tian made history by getting Malaysia’s first Grandmaster norm winning the very strong 2017 Zone 3.3 Chess Championships thereby qualifying for the World Cup!  He made the nation proud again by getting his 2nd GM norm at the Rilton Cup in Sweden. He met no less than 6 strong GMs in this […]

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Duel dua pecatur putri Indonesia WFM Samantha Edithso (1862) dengan WFM Diajeng Theresa Singgih (2074) di babak ketiga 10th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open 2018 sore tadi dimenangi oleh Diajeng. Harus diakui Diajeng bermain lebih bagus dari Samantha. Diajeng juga lebih berpengalaman meskipun partai mereka berlangsung hingga 72 langkah. Ini kekalahan kedua Samantha di […]

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The Malaysian Men and Women team did well in dispatching Libya and Finland both with the same score of 3½ – ½ respectively.   The men’s team is currently ranked 86/185 which is good considering the initial seeding of 107. The women’s team rank is 41/151. Their initial seeding is 68. The “yo-yo” effect is now less […]

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Malaysia line-up for Round 5

Open: Malaysia vs Saudi Arabia Women: Malaysia vs Bosnia   Average Rating Open Malaysia 2079.75 Saudi Arabia 1931 Women Malaysia 1933 Bosnia 1964.75 For the Open, our men is clearly stronger than Saudi Arabia and Bosnia Women team is just slightly higher rated vs the Malaysian Women. Open Bo. 107 Rtg 142 Rtg 62.1 FM […]

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Even though the Olympiad is where the best chess players from their represented country take part, that doesn’t mean you will not see some scholar’s mate taking place. This in round 2 from the 2018 Batumi Olympiad … Williams, Margoe (jam) – Krubally, Mariama (gam) Women’s World Chess Olympiad Batumi 2018 round 02 Jabbie, Fatou […]

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The Men’s team suffered a defeat. Madagascar captained and coached by GM Maurice Ashley beat Malaysia by 3-1. Board 4 Mukriez Shah using White pieces scored the sole win for Malaysia against the almost 200 ELO rated higher opponent Razanadrakotarisoa, Toavino. The Women team beat Iraq by 3-1. WFM Alia Anin Azwa Bakri as Black […]

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