Spoilers : it’s about RM 4000! I was happy to see that the DGT alternative idChess being used in the current ongoing Commonwealth Chess Championship for the Age Group section. It’s about 14 live chess boards being broadcasted from the look of the web based broadcast page. Let’s see how much it would take for…Read more
[FEN “r1bqkb1r/pppp1ppp/2n2n2/1N2d4/3P4/B2P1B2/P3PP1P/RNBQK2R w KQkq – 0 20”] While Black’s gambit offered dynamic chances, it also meant their king remained undeveloped. In this crucial position, White could have pushed for further positional advantage with 20. Nd3, maintaining pressure on the center and Black’s kingside. However, 20. Kf1 allowed Black to consolidate and activate their pieces with…Read more
Game taken from Round 3 of the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2024 held at Malacca International Trade Centre, Malaysia (20th February). The opening Jax Tham chose is called the Elephant Gambit.Here are some interesting facts about it: While the Elephant Gambit can be fun and surprising to use, it’s generally not recommended for serious play due…Read more
Started chess blogging two decades ago. Am still blogging. Iniitial reason was have a chess scrapbook. It was just newspaper cuttings from newspapers like Utusan Malaysia, The Star, News Straits Times and Malay Mail. Every scrap of chess news from the newspapers were cut and pasted into that book. The chess blogs simply became extension…Read more
A sole leader emerges after 4 rounds in 17-year-old Indonesian Aditya Bagus.He is certainly no stranger to Penang having been here since 2015. Here are some of his picture that year, sharing the podium for winning a junior prize when he was 9 years old. From the 5th round pairing above, Aditya will meet the…Read more
After defeating 15-year-old CM Benjamin Leong in less than 20 minutes in his Round 2 match, top seed GM Priasmoro Novendra easily maintained a perfect 2 points. Priasmoro will play veteran IM Angelo Young in Round 3 tomorrow morning. On board 2, the second seed, GM Ziaur Rahman, will meet up with the promising young…Read more
opening of 15th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open 2023.
Participants (total 98) of this year’s 15 the Penang City Heritage Intrnational Chess Open comprise player from no less than 13 countries. They are : • Bangladesh • Brunei Darussalam • China • England • Hong Kong • Indonesia • India • Malaysia • Philippines • Russia • Singapore • United States of America Full…Read more