Historic Chess Gold in SEA games

Malaysia’s “almost” GM (one more norm!), International Master Yeoh Li Tian made history as he won Malaysia’s first chess gold medal in SEA Games history on Tuesday. The historic event took place at the Traveler’s Hotel in Subic. Li Tian made it look easy going 4.5 out of 5 but of course the tail end […]

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Funny Mates

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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Batumi Round 4

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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Batumi Round 1

Batumi Round 1

It’s the start of the 2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad and the Malaysian Men had a tough first round meeting the very strong Belarus all-GM team. Fong Yit San’s  fighting draw on board 4 saved Malaysia from getting white washed 4-0. 1 GM Zhigalko Sergei 2610 1 0 FM Lim Zhuo Ren 2182 2 GM Aleksandrov […]

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