Tuesday, August 21, 2012

World University Chess Championship 2012!

World University Championship Chess 2012 will be held from 19th-26th August in Portugal. A total of 17 countries including Malaysia are taking part in this event. Malaysia are represented by Nur Shazwani, Muhd Syazwan and Asian Amateur Champion -Ahmad Fadzil Nayan. Muhd Syazwan and Ahmad Fadzil Nayan will play in the open section while Nur Syazwani in the women section. China seems going to be the favorites for Open & Women section with GM Bu Xiangzhi (Open) & WGM Tan Zhongyi & WGM Zhang Xiaowen (Women).


China GM Bu Xiangzhi


Opening Ceremony


Malaysia Nur Shazwani


Asian Amateur Champion – Ahmad Fadzil Nayan seems to be cracking his head against Swiss FM Gähler Marco. Result Draw  Behind the backdrop is Muhd Syazwan against host Viela André. Source: Facebook\WUC

[Event "World University Chess 2012"]
[Date "2012.08.20"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Muhd Syazwan"]
[Black "Bilal Reslan"]
[Result "1-0"]
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 e6 5. O-O g6 6. b3 Bg7 7. Bb2 O-O 8. Nbd2 Nd7 9. c4 b6 10. Rc1 dxc4 11. bxc4 e5 12. Nxe5 Ndxe5 13. dxe5 Bb7 14. Nb3 Rb8 15. Qxd8 Rfxd8 16. f4 Nd4 17. Nxd4 Bf8 18. Bxb7 Rxb7 19. Rfd1 Bc5 20. Kg2 c6 21. Nxc6 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Rc7 23. Rd8+ Kg7 24. e6+ Kh6 25. Ne5 fxe6 26. Ng4+ Kh5 27. Nf6+ Kh6 28. Be5 Rf7 29. h4 Be7 30. Ng8+ Kh5 31. Rd7 h6 32. Rxe7 Rf8 33.Nf6+ Rxf6 34. Bxf6 a5 35. Kh3 g5 36. fxg5 a4 37. Rg7 1-0

[Event "World University Chess 2012"]
[Date "2012.08.21"]
[Round "3"]
[White "FM Marco Gaehler"]
[Black "Ahmad Fadzil Nayan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
1. e4 c5 2. Ne2 Nc6 3. Nbc3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 e6 6. d3 a6 7. Be3 d6 8. O-O Nge7 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Ne5 11. Qe2 Qc7 12. Rad1 O-O 13. a4 Bd7 14. Bg5 Nc8 15. f4 Nc4 16. f5 Nxb2 17. f6 Bh8 18. Qf3 Nxd1 19. Nxd1 e5 20. Nf5 Bxf5 21. exf5 Nb6 22. Ne3 Rfe8 23. fxg6 hxg6 24. h4 e4 25. Qg4 Qc8 26. Nf5 Re5 27. Bxe4
Qe6 28. Ne7+ Kf8 29. Bh6+ Ke8 30. Qxe6 Rxe6 31. Bxb7 Bxf6 32. Bxa8 Kxe7 33. Bb7 Nxa4 34. Bxa6 Nc3 35. Bd3 Bd4+ 36. Kg2 Be3 37. Bg7 Bd2 38. Bd4 Ne2 39. Bb6 Bb4 40. Rf2 Nc3 41. Bd4 d5 42. g4 Ne4 43. Re2 Bc5 44. Bb2 f5 45. gxf5 gxf5 46. Kf3 Rh6 47. Rh2 Bd6 48. Rh1 Rh5 49. Bc1 Kf6 50. c4 1/2-1/2

FM Martin Vinicius hold GM Bu Xiangzhi.

[Event "World University Chess 2012"]
[Date "2012.08.21"]
[Round "2.1"]
[White "FM Vinicius Martins"]
[Black "GM Bu Xianzhi"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. O-O Nc6 7. d4 Be7 8. dxc5 O-O 9. Bd2 Bxc5 10. Nc3 b6 11. Nxd5 exd5 12. Bc3 Re8 13. e3 Ba6 14. Re1 Rc8 15. a3 Qd7 16. Nd4 Ne5 17. Qh5 g6 18. Qd1 Bf8 19. Nf3 Nd3 20. Re2 Nc5 21. Rd2 Bb7 22. Bd4 Qe7 23. Rc1 Bc6 24. b3 Bb7 25. b4 Ne4 26. Rxc8 Rxc8 27. Rc2 Rxc2 28. Qxc2 Nd6 29. Ba1 Bg7 30. Bxg7 Kxg7 31. Qc3+ Kg8 32. Nd4 Qd7 33. h4 Nc4 34. h5 Qg4 35. Bf3 Qg5 36. hxg6 hxg6 37. Be2 Qe5 38. Bf3 a6 39. a4 Qd6 40. Bg2 Qd7 41. b5 a5 42. Nf3 Qe7 43. Kh2 Qd6 44. Qd4 Qe7 45. Nd2 Nxd2 46. Qxd2 Qf6 47. Kg1 Qa1+ 48. Kh2 Qxa4 49. Bxd5 Bxd5 50. Qxd5 Qc2 51. Qd8+ Kh7 52. Qh4+ Kg7 53. Qd4+ f6 54. Qxb6 Qxf2+ 55. Kh3 Qf5+ 56. Kg2 Qc2+ 57. Kf3 a4 58. Qc6 Qf5+ 59. Ke2 a3 60. Qb7+ Kh6 61. Qh1+ Qh5+ 62. Qxh5+ Kxh5 63. b6 a2 64. b7 a1=Q 65. b8=Q Qa2+ 66. Kf3 Qd5+ 67. Kf2 g5 68. Qc8 Qd2+ 69. Kf3 Qd1+ 70. Kf2 Qd3 71. Qe6 f5 72. Qa2 Kg4 73. Qb2 Qd1 74. Qd4+ Qxd4 75. exd4 f4 1/2-1/2

Sources: World University Chess Live Games

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Congratulations Lye Lik Zang for winning the 1st Asean International Youth U-8 Open in Singapore!

Lye Lik Zang

Sources: kids4chess.com

Congratulations to Lye Lik Zang for winning the U-8 Open in the 1st Asean International Youth 2012 with 8 points! On the second spot is Penang Ng Shi Yang for the U-8 Open.

In the U-11 Open as expected current world champion U-10 FM Zhu Yi claimed his prize over Sun Jiajun with total points of 8. Malaysian CM Teh De Juan can only drew his last game for 4th placing. As earlier WCM Teh De Zen already won the U-11 Girls with 1.5 points ahead and today she completed her game undefeated with only draw against top Singaporean Tin Ruiqi. Another Malaysian Chua Jia-Tien also claimed her sweet victory against Singaporean Shahana with the reward of 6th placing. Her compatriot Melanie Khoo is just 1 spot behind in the 7th placing.

In the U-14 Open Lim Bing Yi got 9th placing while Rosamund Khoo whom is also the sister of Melanie Khoo achieved 10th placing in the U-14 & U-17 Girls. Malaysian Liew Ken Yew also achieved 6th placing in the U-17 Open.

Congratulations to all of you!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lee Family in First Saturday, Budapest ; Elgin Leads in FM “A” - 1


Elgin & Benjamin seated far left. William standing 2nd from the left. Pictures courtesy from the organiser Nagy Laszlo.

It’s great news to hear that the three brothers; Elgin Lee, William Lee, & Benjamin Lee are travelling to First Saturday, Budapest. The last time that Malaysian ever went to First Saturday whom I recalled was IM Mas Hafizulhelmi if I’m not mistaken. According to Mr Peter Long blog, Elgin Lee had so far with perfect score of 7/7 with a pool of strong Hungarian players highly rated than him with the lead of 1.5 points in the FM A –1 Category. Benjamin scored 3.5 points out of 7 rounds in FM B category. William scored 2.5 points out of 7 rounds FM A -2. Give your best & enjoy the game! Keep up the good work!

Congratulations WCM Teh De Zen for Winning 1st Asean International Youth U-11 Girls!

I wished to congratulate to WCM Teh De Zen for winning the U-11 Girls with 1.5 points ahead with 1 round to spare. You had shown tremendous fighting spirit in your game. Well Done!!!

WCM Teh De Zen

Picture taken from Asian School Championship 2010 Sri Lanka

In the U-8 boys, I can see that Malaysia will grab 1st & 2nd spot with wonderkid Lye Lik Zang already ahead with 1 point than his compatriot Ng Shi Yang.

Lye Lik Zang

Sources: kids4chess.com

CM Teh De Juan also has the chance to claim 3rd-4th placing with the highest tie-break provided he can win Singaporean William Woong in the U-11 Boys. FM Zhu Yi & Pang Tao will have to settle their scores respectively. Ng Jen Sheng & Bausch Koh had to fight for top 10 in must win situation. For the U-11 Girls, Melanie Khoo has the chance for top 3 provided she can overcome top Singapore player Tin Ruiqi. Chua Jia-Tien can also make Malaysia proud by claiming top 10 spot.

In the U-14 Boys, Darrel Yap is facing an uphill task against Vietnamese CM Nguyen Van Toan Thanh to claim top 10 spot together with Lim Bing Yi & Lim Jun Yi. In the U-14 Girls, Rosamund Khoo is facing an uphill battle against Umesh Deodhar of India to be in top 10 spot while in the U-17 Boys, Liew Ken Yew has the possibility to get top 3 provided he wins Indian Ayush Jugele. Malaysia Boleh!!!

Olympic Over Now 1st Asean International Youth Chess 2012

First of all congratulations to Datuk Lee Chong Wei for winning the silver in the badminton singles and Pandelela Rinong for winning the bronze in the women’s 10m individual platform diving in the London Olympic 2012!

The 1st Asean International Youth Chess 2012 is held at Nanyang Primary School in Singapore which started from 7th August 2012 to 12th August 2012. The event will be played over 9 rounds with the time control of 40 moves in 2 hours followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, all without time increment with cash prize of $Singapore 1.5k for the Boys and $Singapore 1k for the Girls each category and zero-start rule applied. Malaysia sent a total of 13 young participants for this event & was led by two Candidate Master whom are CM Teh De Juan & WCM Teh De Zen. At the same time FIDE Trainers Seminar was held which today just concluded. Mr Loo Swee Leong (Penang) & Mr Charles Lucas(Sabah) are the representatives for Malaysia. The event was conducted by FIDE Senior Trainer Jovan Petronic.

Lye Lik Zang & Ng Shi Yang are competing in the U-8 Boys Category. CM Teh De Juan, Ng Jen Sheng & Bausch Koh are competing in the U-11 Boys while WCM Teh De Zen, Melanie Khoo, & Chua Jia-Tien in the U-11 & U-8 Girls. Darrel Yap, Lim Bing Yi, & Lim Jun Yi in the U-14 Boys. Rosamund Khoo is competing in the U-14 & U-17 Girls. Liew Ken Yew is competing in the U-17 Boys.

In the U-8 Boys, it seems like Wilayah Lye Lik Zang showed his supremacy as 1st seed and leading with 6.5 points followed by compatriot Penang Ng Shi Yang 5.5 points closely with 2 rounds to spare.

In the U-11 Boys category with several China players taking part including current World Champion U-10 FM Zhu Yi. FM Zhu Yi, Pang Tao (both China), Singaporean Cameron Goh and Vincentius Galih of Indonesia are leading the pack with 6 points. Our best Malaysian bet will be CM Teh De Juan with 5 points closely chasing the pack. He’s also helped by Baush Koh & Ng Jen Sheng with the points difference of half point each. In the U-11 Girls, WCM Teh De Zen continued to show her supremacy by leading 1 point with 6.5 points. Fighting with her will her teammates Melanie Khoo with 4.5 points and Chua Jia-Tien by half point difference.

Azarya Jodi Setyaki of Indonesia already won the U-14 with perfect score with 2 rounds to spare. Darrel Yap scored 4.5 pts, Lim Bing Yi (3.5 pts) & Lim Jun Yi (3pts). Singaporean WFM Danielle Ho also showed her supremacy in the U-14 & U-17 Girls with the score of 6 points. Following closely will be Deodhar Vrushali Umesh of India with 5.5 points. Malaysian Rosamund Khoo scored 3.5 points. Top seed China Liu Xiangyi is leading U-17 Boys with 6.5 points. Malaysian Liew Ken Yew also scored 3.5 points.



Singapore celebrated its Independence Day & singing the national anthem.


fm Zhu Yi

World Champion U-10 FM Zhu Yi (China) in the U-11 Boys


Two Malaysians playing against each other. WCM Teh De Zen (white shirt) vs Melanie Khoo (red shirt).

Lye Lik Zang

Malaysian Lye Lik Zang, whom is also top seed in the U-8 Boys.

Jen sheng

Malaysian Ng Jen Sheng.

de juan

CM Teh De Juan vs Sanjay Devash.


jia tien

Chua Jia-Tien

FIDE Trainer Seminar Course


FIDE Senior Trainer Jovan Petronic for the FIDE Trainer Seminar.


IM Chan Peng Kong (yellow with stripes shirt), Mr Loo Swee Leong(chequered shirts).


(Pictures taken with permission from Chess Academy Mr Phillip Chan)