Malaysian Chess Festival 2024 is back!

The 19th IGB Malaysian Chess Festival will be back from the September 12 to 23, 2024. It’s the biggest chess event in Malaysia as one of the major tournaments of the year in South East Asia. Like in previous years, there will be a potpourri of events – nine in total. All category of chess … Read more

Why I look forward to Penang Open

Checkmating in Paradise: Why the Penang Open Chess Festival is a Unique Experience Chess, a game of strategy and intellect, often conjures up images of hushed libraries or dimly lit tournament halls. But what if you could combine the mental challenge of chess with the allure of a tropical paradise? Enter the Penang Open Chess … Read more

Namelist – Penang Open 2023

 This is a cut-and-paste from the Penang Chess website. See the full list here: No Name Sex Rating Federation 1 Novendra Priasmoro Male 2499 Indonesia 2 Ziaur Rahman Male 2436 Bangladesh 4 Aditya Bagus Arfan Male 2415 Indonesia 5 Pavel Shkapenko Male 2415 FIDE 6 Poh Yu Tian Male 2405 MAS 7 Oleg Badmatsyrenov Male 2399 … Read more

Namelist – Penang Challengers 2023

This is a cut n paste from the Penang Chess website. See the full list here: Full Name Gender FIDE Rat Federation 1 Muhammad Yusof Bin Abdullah Male 2142 Malaysian Chess Federation 2 Roy Marpaung Male 1908 INDONESIA 3 Nathanael Dieudonne Benedictus Simanihuruk Male 1846 INA(Indonesia) 4 Taufik Defasya M. Eda Male 1745 Indonesia 5 Chong … Read more