Monday, May 2, 2011

38th Selangor Open 2011 - Prize winners in Pictures

A group photo of the 38th Selangor Open winners with officials of the Chess Association of Selangor

Pictured below are the winners of the various categories receiving their respective prizes from CAS officials:

Champion - FM Nicholas Chan, receiving his trophy for the third consecutive year  from CAS President En Shafruddin

2nd Place - Ian Udani

3rd Place - IM Jimmy Liew Chee-Meng

 4th Place - NM Lim Zhuo Ren

5th Place - IM Srinath Narayanan

6th Place - Mohd Irman Ibrahim

7th Place - Sumant Subramaniam

8th Place - Fong Yit Ho

9th Place - NM Kamalarifin Wahiduddin

and the 10th Place - Fairul Yusoff

CAS also allocated  special prizes in the various categories as follows:

Adult(1st Prize) - Ismail Ahmad

Adult (2nd Prize) - Mat Zaki Yeop

Veteran - Jax Tham

Ladies - WCM Nur Nabila Azman Hashim

Under 18 (2nd prize) - WNM Tan Li Ting

Under 12 (1st Prize) - Wong Yinn Long

Under 12 (2nd Prize) - Puteri Munnajjah Az-Zaharaa Azhar

Under 1600 - CM Amier Hamzah bin Mohd Zuhri

Under 1400 - Cyrus Low Zhen Yu

Congratulations again to all the Winners and a big thank you to the organisers, officials, sponsors, friends and spectators who helped make this Tournament a success.

38th Selangor Open 2011 - Final Results

FM Nicholas Chan won the event to achieve his third consecutive win in this Tournament. It was a hard fought competition where the winners  could only be determined  until the last Round. Nicholas too pipped Ian Udani who shared the same score of 7 1/2 points through a tie-break.

Congratulations to FM Nicholas and the rest of the Winners!

38th Selangor Open: Round 8 Result and Pairing of Round 9

Round 8 Result:

Round 9 Result:

38th Selangor Open: Results for Round 6 & 7

Click on the image to enlarge.

Round 6 Result:

Round 7 Result:


Sunday, May 1, 2011

38th Selangor Open: Updates

For latest result, please visit here.

38th Selangor Open: Round 5 Result and Round 6 Pairing

The result for Round 5:

The pairing for Round 6:

38th Selangor Open 2011 - In Pictures

The Tournament continued into Round 5 with two of Malaysia's leading players FM Nicholas Chan and IM Jimmy Liew competing for the top spot. The latter emerged the winner of this Round to earn the full 5 points.

With four more rounds to go these players are ready to also claim the top spots.

These are the seasoned campaigners as well as budding youngsters all ready to claim top honours in the Malaysian chess scene

The women too were no pushover creating several upsets.

It is great to see many youngsters participating in this longest running chess event in the country alongside their senior counterparts

In the picture below (top right) is the Tournament Arbiter En Najib Wahab assisting Chief Arbiter IA Lim Tse Pin and IA Hamid Majid, to ensure the smooth running of this event

Friday, April 29, 2011

38th Selangor Open: Round 4 pairing

It seems there is a problem uploading to The problem started 1 hr ago, you can see it yourself if you scroll down the page at chess-result upload log file.

So, I just publish the Round 4 pairing here for the time being.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

38th Selangor Chess Open Tournament 2011 - The Game Begins

The 38th Selangor Chess Open Tournament 2011 (38th Selangor Open) kicked off this evening with 81 participants. As reported earlier leading the charge are the two International Master namely our very own IM Jimmy Liew and from Chennai India IM Srinath Narayanan. Strong contenders include tournament's highest FIDE-rated player FM Nicholas Chan and local based phillipino player Ian Udani as well as youngsters Lim Zhuo Ren and Sumanth Subramaniam.

The latest update of the Tournament will also be posted in this blog

Monday, April 25, 2011

38th Selangor Open - Who are the Pre-Tournament Favourites?

As at this evening, the event has attracted 98 players who have completed the pre-registration process. Payment shall be made on the tournament day, 28th April before 5.30pm at the venue, DATCC, 4th floor, Wilayah Complex,  KL. For those who yet to register, you may do so by sending an email to by today midnight without incurring any penalty.

The pre-tournament favourites are:

1. 31st, 36th and 37th edition Selangor Open Champion FM Nicholas Chan with elo 2375;

2. IM Srinath Narayanan from INDIA with elo 2310;

3. 8 times Selangor Open Champion IM Jimmy Liew with elo 2302;

4. Ian Udani from Phillipines with elo 2288.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

38th Selangor Open Namelist [updated 25th Apr]

Please send your name to if you would like to take part in this event. The pre-registration deadline (without penalty) is extended to today, 25th April 2011.

The names as follow:
01. Muhd Faqih Aminuddin
02. Raja Bazil Bot Raja Badli
03. Afiq Mohd Jamil
04. Muhd Ihsan Syahiran Mohd Najib
05. Mark Siew
06. Mat Zaki Yeop
07. Liew Ashton
08. Sotimin Muhalip
09. Alan Lai
10. Abang Mohd Reduan
11. Hasidin Abdul Rashid
12. Haslindah Ruslan
13. Bustaman Harun
14. Kughan Ravindran
15. Arif Mohd Jamil
16. Sim Chung Seng
17. Abdul Rahim Ramli
18. Ismail Ahmad
19. IM Jimmy Liew
20. Anis Nabilah Ahmad Zuhdi
21. Izzanuddin Irman Aminuddin
22. Ruzenan Abu Bakar
23. Jax Tham Tick Hong
24. Suniil Kalivanan
25. Noor Hafiz Mohd Nor
26. Dawson Tan Soon Wei
27. Dilwen Ding
28. Amier Hamzah Mohd Zuhri
29. Goh Xin Yen
30. Ng Wei Kiang
31. IM Srinath Narayanan
32. Sean Ooi - Paid
33. Viknesh Viajantheran - Paid
34. Ian Udani
35. Daryl Wong Cheng Lim - Paid
36. Poon Jit Wai - Paid
37. Derek Poon Guo Liong - Paid
38. Jaron Tan Xe Yung - Paid
39. Shahrizal Shamsuddin
40. Tariq Ziad Abdul Razak
41. FM Nicholas Chan
42. Vinton Wong
43. Ethan Wong
44. Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli
45. Natasha Kavina Sundra Rajoo
46. Tan Yong Zhao - Paid
47. Ho Chen Ee - Paid
48. Chew Zhi Jing - Paid
49. Chew Zhi Qi - Paid
50. Muhd Amzar Danish Chairil
51. Wong Yinn Long
52. Lee Zhi Wei - Paid
53. Kamaluddin Yusof
54. Ng Shi Yang
55. Ahmad Eizran Ezra
56. Bausch Koh Sian Kuan - Paid
57. Mohd Irfan Haqqim Azhar
58. Mohd Syakir Shazmeer Azhar
59. Puteri Munajjah Azhar
60. Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar
61. Tan Ri Hong - Paid
62. Lucas Matthew Dutton
63. Fong Choong Ee
64. Fong Yit Ho
65. Fong Yit San
66. Jeffrey Tan Soon Keat
67. Hemant Sathish
68. Aina Farzana Che Mohd
69. Gabriel Soong
70. Lim Ming Kang
71. Lim Ming Xian
72. Suhaidi Mustafa
73. Mohan Raj Balasupramaniam
74. Max Wong Zi Quan
75. Wong Zi Qi
76. Chin Shun Yi - Paid
77. Emir Rusyaidi Ahmad Nazari - Paid
78. Ellie Emira Syamimi Ahmad Nazari - Paid
79. Sumanth Subramaniam
80. Shreyes Subramaniam
81. Sarika Subramaniam
82. Michellejeet Kaur
83. Nur Nabila Azman Hisham
84. Nur Najiha Azman Hisham
85. Muhd Nabil Azman Hisham
86. Muhd Najwan Azman Hisham
87. Kamalarifin Wahiduddin
88. Syazrin Abdul Rahman
89. Chew Yaw Chong
90. Ee Sun-Xin
91. Low Zhen Yu Cyrus
92. Muhd Danish Hisyam
93. Tan Li Ting
94. Tan Jun Feng
95. Lim Zhuo Ren
96. Fairul Yusoff
97. Raja Bazli Bot Raja Badli
98. Leong Hao Wee
99. ?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

38th Selangor Open Infosheet

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

38th Selangor Open 2011

This FIDE-rated event (also a nationally rated event) will be organised from 28th Apr to 2nd May 2011 at DATCC, 4th floor, Wilayah Complex, KL. The total prize fund for this event is RM 7,500 with the 38th Selangor Open Champion to receive RM 2,500 in cash.

Confirmation of Participation (28th Apr) >> 4 PM to 5.30PM;
28th Apr >> Round 1: 6.30 PM to 10.30 PM;
29th Apr >> Round 2: 9 AM to 1 PM;
29th Apr >> Round 3: 3 PM to 7 PM;
30th Apr >> Round 4: 9 AM to 1 PM;
30th Apr >> Round 5: 3 PM to 7 PM;
01st May >> Round 6:  9 AM to 1 PM;
01st May >> Round 7: 3 PM to 7 PM;
02nd May >> Round 8: 8.30 AM to 12.30 PM;
02nd May >> Round 9: 2 PM to 6 PM;
Closing Ceremony >> 6.30 PM.

Registration fee:
1. CAS Members with FIDE rating >> RM 70;
2. CAS Members without FIDE rating >> RM 80;
3. Others with FIDE rating >> RM 90;
4. Others without FIDE rating >> RM 100;
5. Schools/Institutions of Higher Learning that send at least 4 players will receive 20% discount.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Lim Chong Memorial Chess Championship 2011 - Sunday 27th March 2011

Press Release:

Tournament in honour of journalist-chess columnist
Kuala Lumpur: In recognition of his vast contributions to Malaysian chess, the Lim Chong Memorial Chess
Championship 2011 will be held next month on Sunday, 27 March. An avid chess player, the late Lim Chong
was a noted columnist with his weekly Chessmate articles in The Malay Mail for more than a decade beginning
1983 and more recently with his online Chess Overboard writings for the Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Centre
(DATCC) Blog. He was also a Council Member of the Selangor Chess Association.
“Lim Chong shared his passion for the game with so many of us by diligently writing about goings-on in the
chess fraternity. His was one of the local chess columns that gave enthusiasts regular updates on the home
scene,” said Abd Hamid Majid, organising chairman of the tournament to be held at the DATCC in Wilayah
Kompleks here.
“Even when he was promoted to senior general manager of IT publications of the New Straits Times Group, he
made it a point to attend or play in tournaments and to lend his support to various chess organisations,”
added Abd Hamid, who is also a member of the Malaysian Chess Federation.
Lim, 56, who joined the Bernama economic news service as a sub-editor in 2004 after opting for early
retirement from IT Publications, succumbed to a heart attack on November 26 on a flight back to Malaysia
from London where he had been sent on assignment.
The holding of a tournament to honour Lim was mooted by Dato’ Tan Chin Nam, Honorary Life President of
the Malaysian Chess Federation who noted that Lim steadfastly managed to write about chess at a time when
“space in newspapers was so precious”.
“The late (Tan Sri) Dr Noordin Sopiee, then the group editor of the NST, once even told me when I approached
him for a chess announcement, that even if one-square inch of space was given, the politicians – 168 members
of Parliament then – would start clamouring for (the whole chess board of) 64-square inches of publicity.”
In view of Lim’s invaluable contributions to the chess fraternity, Dato’ Tan has offered to donate and match
‘ringgit for ringgit’ by friends and members of the public towards the organisation of the tournament. “No
amount is too big or too little in support of this tribute to a respected journalist,” he added.
Lim’s wife Jan Tan Hong See, who is also assisting in organising the tournament, said his family members were
touched by the efforts of the chess fraternity as well as others in honouring her husband. Lim incidentally was
aware that he was to receive the Darjah Kebesaran Ahli Mahkota Selangor (AMS) in conjunction with Sultan
Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s 65th birthday on Dec 11. The posthumous award was accepted on Lim’s behalf by his
son, Yue Seng, 22.
More than 100 participants are expected at the Lim Chong Memorial Chess Championship 2011 to be held in
conjunction with Lim’s birthday on March 27 at the Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Centre in Wilayah Kompleks, Jalan
Munshi Abdullah, Kuala Lumpur.
Entry forms and further details can be obtained by contacting the Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Centre – Abd Hamid
(Tel: 019 3158098 or or Najib Wahab (Tel: 016 3382542). Entry Forms can also be
downloaded from