Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Thursday, November 8, 2012

SUKipt Acara Catur Individu Perempuan

Acara Catur Individu Perempuan

SUKipt Catur Individu Lelaki

Acara Individu Lelaki.

Monday, October 15, 2012

2nd Indonesia chess open result

2nd edition of Indonesia Chess Open result

Sunday, October 14, 2012

UPSI open 2012 result

This tournament started from 13th Oct -14th Oct 2012. Ian Udani is the champion for this edition. Congrat to all participant. Result as below: Source

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 2012 Malaysian Chess National rating update.

Check your new october 2012 rating below link

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 2012 National rating

New rating for July 2012 already release. My rating drop 14 point in 4 tournament. Will continue hunting more point after Raya Puasa.

Kedai Kak Wan Crew Rating.
Muhamad Nawawi - 1613 (first rating)
Azudin Abdullah     -1574 (+69)
Alias Hanafi             -1549 (-14)
Norazwan              -1549 (-1 )
Abd Aziz                -1528 (no change)
Syukor                   - 1386 (first rating )

Check your rating clicking below link.

July 2012 rating update <click here>
Rating change from April - June <click here>

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

SK Tasik Damai National Rating

SK Tasik Damai chess tournament: National rating change as below: Thanks to Mr Guna.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Keputusan Catur Terbuka Politeknik Tuanku Sultanah Bahiyah, Kulim

Tahniah kepada Ahmad Fadzil Nayan kerana menjuarai kejohanan ini dengan kutipan 7 mata dari 7 pusingan. Tahniah juga kepada pihak penganjur dan penaja utama.

Pemenang-pemenang kategori terbuka:

1st : Ahmad Fadhil Nayan

2nd : Anthony Liong Ing Kiat

3rd: Tan Khai Boon

4th: Mahadzir Zainal Abidin
5th: Ismail Ahmad

6th: Azizan

7th: Syazwan Zulkifli

8th: Zaharin Che Man

9th: Alias Hanafi a.k.a Capman

10th: Mohd Huzairi Husin

Pemenang kategori IPT:
    1st IPT: Ahmad Zulhilmi

    2nd Ipt: Looi Xin Hao

    3rd Ipt : Muhamad Nawawi

    Bawah 18 lelaki:
    1st : Ahmad Fitri

    2nd : Mohd Darwis

    3rd: Abdul Muizz

    4th: Muhd Sirajuddin Munawwir

    5th :

    6th : Muhd Nuriman

    7th :




    Bawah 18 Perempuan:
    1st : Faizruz Hamizah Ahmad Fuad

    2nd : Nadira






    Bawah 12:
    akan di kemaskini

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    World Championship Match Round 1 Video

    World Championship Match Round 1 Video by Andrew Martin.
    Draw with Grundfend exchange variation (D85).

    [Event "WCh"]
    [Site "Moscow RUS"]
    [Date "2012.05.11"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "Anand, V."]
    [Black "Gelfand, B."]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "D85"]
    [WhiteElo "2791"]
    [BlackElo "2727"]
    [PlyCount "48"]
    [EventDate "2012.05.11"]

    {D85: Exchange Grünfeld: Unusual White 7th moves and lines with 7 Nf3} 1. d4
    Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. Bb5+
    Nc6 9. d5 {last book move} Qa5 10. Rb1 a6 11. Bxc6+ bxc6 12. O-O Qxa2 13. Rb2
    Qa5 14. d6 Ra7 15. Bg5 exd6 16. Qxd6 Rd7 17. Qxc6 Qc7 18. Qxc7 Rxc7 19. Bf4 Rb7
    20. Rc2 O-O 21. Bd6 Re8 22. Nd2 f5 23. f3 fxe4 24. Nxe4 Bf5 1/2-1/2

    Sunday, May 13, 2012

    Keputusan Catur Gula Perlis 2012

    Tahniah kepada pihak penganjur kerana menganjurkan satu pertandingan yang teratur dan selesa. Tahniah juga kepada para pemenang-pemenang dan kepada pemain yang kurang bernasib baik untuk menerima hadiah pada edisi kali ini , cuba lagi pada tahun akan datang.
    Saya ingin mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada pihak penganjur.. kerana memberi cenderahati buah pelam @ mangga yang manis-manis. Keputusan untuk kategori terbuka (di ambil dari blog gilachess)

    Thursday, May 3, 2012

    39th Selangor Open Chess Tournament Result

    39th Selangor Open Chess Tournament via Chess-result

    SK Tasik Damai full result via chess-result

    Full result for SK Tasik Damai. Congrat to the champion.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    SK Tasik Damai result

    Kulim crew + KAMI team show good performance at Ipoh. Only me, unlucky to make some impact, 3 straight lose starting R#3. Azudin beat 1st seeded, A'amaludin beat 2nd seeded , unrated Nawawi beat 2 or 3 high rated played. Final standing for open category. Next tournament: Gula Perlis Chess Challenger 2012 at Dewan Belia, Kangar.

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    Historical Melaka International Chess : Round 1 game

    Historical Melaka International Chess Championship 2012 : Round 1 game re player. Random game selected from round 1

    Tan Li Ting Vs IM Mas

    Yeoh Li Tian Vs Sugeng, Mulijanto

    Ahmad Fadzil Nayan Vs Fominyh, Alexander

    Top seed draw,
     Anasrullah Vs Arun Prasad

    Historical Melaka International Chess Championship 2012

    Historical Melaka International Chess Championship 2012 is a 9 round FIDE rated event. 36 player battle in 9 round classical game, just 1 mission, to be crown as 1st Melaka historical chess champion.

    Historical Melaka Challenger Chess Championship 2012

    Historical Melaka Chess :challenger category

    Florencio Campomanes Memorial International Rapid Chess Championship 2012 750 Years Melaka International Chess Festival

    Pinoy conquered this rapid event. overall 35 title player take part with 14 GM.Result courtesy from chess result.

    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    Gula Perlis Open Chess Challenge 2012

    Gula Perlis annual chess event is coming. This year, the tournament upgrade it's level to National rated event.
    If u not the top ten contender, still have other supporting prize. I hope this year, I will get the lucky prize and some additional  changes in my national rating.
    Pakat-pakat mai main ...Teringat kenangan bermain catur peringkat MSSPs dulu-dulu.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    New April 2012 MCF Rating

    New rating list already publish.
    click here to check your rating.

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    Killing the Legend: part 1

    To become a legend, firstly you must kill the current legend. I will post an article an analysis some of the chess opening that familiar used in our local tournament (northern region).


    The Elephant Gambit, popular on the club level, has recently received a fair amount of theoretical attention. It is often seen in scholastic tournaments, but even advanced amateurs try it from time to time.
     After White captures on d5, Black has explored several plans, but they are easy enough to deal with.
    1.e4 e5; 2.Nf3 d5; 3.exd5 ... 

    Black has three distinct plans. 3…e4 is the most familiar idea for most players, and we take that as the main line. Black has two very interesting alternatives, which we deal with in the supplement:
    3…Qxd5 (A) and the gambit approach 3…Bd6 (B).
    4.Qe2 Qe7. The move one would expect to see most often.
    4…Be7; 5.Qxe4 Nf6; 6.Bb5+ Bd7; 7.Qe2 Nxd5; 8.Bxd7+ Qxd7;
    9.d4 gave White a big edge in Morphy-Paulsen, New York (blindfold) 1857.
    4…f5; 5.d3 Nf6; 6.dxe4 fxe4; 7.Nc3 Be7 (7…Bb4; 8.Qb5+ c6;
    9.Qxb4 exf3; 10.Bg5 cxd5; 11.O-O-O Nc6; 12.Qa3 Be6 was seen in Tal vs. Lutikov, Tallinn 1964, and Tal pointed out that White could get a clear advantage with 13.gxf3!)
    8.Nxe4 O-O; 9.Nxf6+ Bxf6; 10.c3 Re8; 11.Be3 or 10…Qxd5; 11.Qc4 Be6; 12.Qxd5 Bxd5; 13.Be2.
    Black has also sacrificed a second pawn by 4…Nf6, and this is probably his most dangerous attempt to seize the initiative. Play continues 5.d3 with four options for Black.

    continuee .. elephant gambit

    Next part will cover:
    • Siccilian Grand Prix/Closed Siccilian
    • Dutch Defend -: stone wall , leningrad , anti-dutch , dutch againt the English and Reti
    • King Indian
    • English symmetrical  
    • Queen Gambit -Slav & etc
    • etc..

    Saturday, March 31, 2012

    Jakovenko, Dmitry Vs Fressinet, Laurent

    Final round,

    Chess tie break.

    Now day, can considered all chess tournament are using the Swiss Pairing System.
    Swiss Pairing System is designed to maximize the fair treatment of the players. This means that players having the same score should have met as equal opposition as possible during a tournament. If the Sonnenborn-Berger and/or Buchholz and/or Median, of all players in the same score-group, is nearly equal, the goal is reached. As a Swiss System is a more or less statistical system, this goal can only be reached approximately.
    The approach is the attempt to equalize the strengh of the opponents of all players in a given score group. Therefore the pairing of each round will tend to pair players who have high Sonnenborn-Berger (or Buchholz or Median) with players having low Sonnenborn Berger (or Bucchholz or Median) in the same score-group.
    The ratings of the players should be taken into consideration only when the Sonnenborn-Berger (or Buchholz or Median) is equal (e.g. in the first two rounds); otherwise, only current data of the tournament itself should be the basis for measuring the "strength" of the players and making the pairings thereafter -Fide handbook.

    Basic pairings principles:

    • Two players who have played each other shall not be paired again. 
    • Before making the pairings in each round, players in every SG (including "floaters" from another SG) shall be arranged in the order of their (1) Sonneborn-Berger (SB); (2) Buchholz; (3) Median (4) rating. The player with the highest SB shall be No. 1 in the SG. Players with the same SB shall be arranged in the order of their Buchholz and so on.
    • For accelerating pairing, in the first two rounds, an ‘imaginary’ point shall be added to the score of each of the players in the top half of the initial list of participants (arranged in the order of their R). This imaginary point shall then be deducted before making the pairings of the third round.
    Berger or Sonneborn-Berger
    This is calculated by adding scores of the opponets who were beaten by a given player and half the scores of the opponents who she drew with. This has been adopted from round-robin tournaments and is usually used as a secondary method.

    Buchholz (FIDE) or Solkoff 
    This is the sum of opponents' scores. The idea is that the same score is more valuable if achieved against players with better performances in a given tournament. Looks like an ideal tie-breaking method and has been used since the Swiss system was invented. However it has some weaknesses which are addressed by other methods (see Median-Buchholz, Progress, Berger).

    Median-Buchholz (FIDE) or Median
    Same as above but discarding the highest and the lowest opposition's scores.
    Its idea is to eliminate distortions in Buchholz values caused by taking into account games against run-away winners and bottom placed players.

    Suppose a player participated in a Swiss tournament and he scored as shown in the table below.

    Example: Player #57 faced the players mentioned in the first line. In the second line the score of #57 against these opponents is listed, and in the third line you find the total scores of his opponents.
    The Buchholz score of player #57 is the sum of the scores: 3½ + 4½ + 2 + 5 + 4 + 6 + 5½ = 36.
    The Median Buchholz is the Buchholz score reduced by the highest and the lowest score of the opponents.
     In Table 1 we would have to reduce the scores of #8 (2 points) and #28 (6 points).
    The Median Buchholz is in this case: 3½ + 4½ + 5 + 4 + 5½ = 22½.

    The following is very important and also a little bit complicated:

    Progress (FIDE) or Cumulative 
    Calculated by adding points from a progress table eg if your scores were: Win, Loss, Win, Draw then your progressive scores are 1, 1, 2, 2.5 and your Progress tie-break value is 6.5
    This is an attempt to put a higher value on scores which were achieved by scoring better in the initial rounds than by finishing from behind. It is common knowledge that the latter is usually much easier to achieve.
    The problem is that the order of the Progress tie-breaks is known before the last round (last round scores will change the actual value but not the order within a point group). This may encourage some undesirable tournament "tactics" in the last round.

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    Kulim chess community game review

    Date: 30 March 2012
    Venue: Kedai Kak Wan , Lunas, Kedah.
    Time: 9.00 P.M - 2.00 A.M

    Only 4 player turn up this night, Alias, Azudin , Azwan and Syukor. We are preparing for our next tournament, USM Engineering Open and other tournament after this. Target to improve our game and try to finish top 10 during any tournament. For a long term planning, we are targeting to get top 5 in any tournament especially in Kedah. For next gathering , will be discussing about our opponent opening and weakness. Targeting analysis on a few Kedah top player games.

    Below are some game review and discusion.

    Benko Gambit: A58

    Ruy Lopez: Berlin Wall C65

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

    National rating January 2012

    Malaysia National rating January 2012 already publish. My rating increase 43 point for 2 tournament , Mind Chess Championship and 3rd Penang Heritage City International Open.

    New national rating <click here> or visit for more article on January 2012 rating list.

    Sunday, January 8, 2012

    Chess and biorhythms

    What is biorhythms?
    Our biorhythm charts depict a range of days centered on the target day. The numbers -14, -7, +7, and +14 across the top mark dates ranging from the past to the future. The numbers from +100% (maximum) to -100% (minimum) indicate where the rhythms are on a particular day. In general, a rhythm at 0% is thought to have no real impact on your life, whereas a rhythm at +100% (a high) would give you an edge in that area, and a rhythm at -100% (a low) would make life more difficult in that area. There is no particular meaning to a day on which your rhythms are all high or all low, except the obvious benefits or hindrances that these rare extremes are thought to have on your life.

    The three primary biorhythm cycles are:
    Emotional: This cycle tracks the stability and positive energy of your psyche and outlook on life, as well as your capacity to empathize with and build rapport with other people.
    Intellectual: This cycle tracks your verbal, mathematical, symbolic, and creative abilities, as well as your capacity to apply reason and analysis to the world around you.
    Physical: This cycle tracks your strength, health, and raw physical vitality.

     The three secondary cycles that derive from the primaries are:
    Mastery: This is the composite of the Intellectual and Physical cycles. Mastery encompasses your ability to succeed at tasks and to obtain what you desire. This cycle also tracks athletic ability and the focus required to learn physical skills.
    Passion: This is the composite of the Physical and Emotional cycles. Passion encompasses your motivation to act, and the drive that allows you to continue a difficult pursuit. This cycle also tracks sexuality in its purest form.
    Wisdom: This is the composite of the Emotional and Intellectual cycles. Wisdom encompasses your understanding of the world, your role in it, and the things that are truly important to your life. This cycle also tracks the presence of mind that you need to make crucial decisions.

    We will be more advantage during chess tournament if our biorhythms in a positive side. This can avoid from blunder and contribute to a best move calculation.

    example of my biorhythms:
    •  This is my biorhythms for month of February.After second week in February , all my graph is in a positive side. So around 15 February afterward.. i have full strength and power to defeat anyone..hehe.
    • This is just a few minor item that can help us in tournament , so the result not depends on this 100% , but your preparation is most important during tournament. Experience can help you a lot.After joining a tournament , but the result not well , those loses game may be a consider as a process of learning, made some changes in your repertoire untill you master it. After your master it , you will become ...National Master , Fide Master , International Master and Grand Master. Good Luck.
    Can search in internet for the biorhythms calculator and its free just key in your birthday. Below are some of the free biorhythm website calculator:

      Chess popular at street during economic downturn

      Chess has become more popular on the street  during economic downturn at United State. It taken from Source from Alexandra Kosteniuk - This situation will never happened at Malaysia because the effected person  preferred to " planting grapes " or tanam anggur. If economic downturn at Malaysia , we can hear the most popular Malay slogan "balik kampung, tanam jagung".

      Monday, January 2, 2012

      January Chess activity

      What chess player doing in January ?

      • Check his/her new rating - Fide rating or  National rating. Fide rating already publish at Fide website , but for National Rating still pending.
      • Check 2012 chess calendar. Stonemaster already publish his 2012 calendar and  activities.

      Next local chess tournament schedule in January:
      1. Negeri Sembilan Open -7 January at Seremban Parade
      2. 2nd Cerdik Catur Semi Pro Chess Champioship - 15 January at DATCC
      3. Insofar Combined Tournament - 29 January at DATCC