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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Yeoh Li Tian Wins The Thaipusam Rapid 2010

At the Excel Chess Academy, Yeoh Li Tian scored an unprecedented 9.0 points out of a possible ten in the Thaipusam Rapid 2010 (10.20.30) on the second day of the tournament, 31st January 2010.

Only Mohd Fadli Zakaria was able to stop Yeoh Li Tian from taking a clean sweep of the maximum ten points from the ten rounds of rapid chess play.

Mohd Fadli Zakaria won second with 8.5 points, Jax Tham won third place with 8.0 points, Lim Zho Ren in fourth with 7.0 points and Low Jun Jian in fifth with 6.5 points.

Congratulations to Yeoh Li Tian and all winners and participating players for making the Thaipusam Rapid 2010 a success!!

Here are the full results of the second day for rounds 6 to 10 for the information of the participating players and the public at large.

Ranking after round 10 of TP123

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 9.0 56.0 47.50 50.0 1807 1967 +1.25

2. 4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 8.5 58.0 46.50 43.5 1749 1883 +1.22

3. 3 JAX THAM 8.0 57.0 41.00 42.0 1785 1820 +0.32

4. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 7.0 55.0 33.50 38.5 1885 1732 -1.47

5. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 6.5 47.5 18.50 31.0 1711 1671 -0.38

6. 8 JOSHUA FOONG 6.0 49.5 17.00 32.0 1547 1593 +0.41

7. 9 TIN JUN HAO 5.0 51.5 15.00 26.0 1500 1454 -0.26

6 LOW JUN KEAT 5.0 50.5 11.50 27.0 1590 1554 -0.31

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 5.0 48.5 10.00 28.0 1228 1448 +0.76

10. 11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 3.5 45.5 5.75 23.0 0000 1272 1272

11. 13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 3.0 46.0 3.50 18.0 0000 1282 1282

12. 7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 2.0 46.5 1.50 15.0 1550 951 -2.34

13. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 1.5 44.0 1.75 11.0 0000 882 882

14. 14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 44.5 0.00 0.0 0000 896 896

Ranking and Games after round 10 of TP123

No. PNo. Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Score

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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 9b1 5w1 3b1 1w1 8b1 4w0 6b1 10w1 13w1 7b1 0 9.0

2. 4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 11b1 1w« 5b1 3w0 10b1 2b1 8w1 9b1 6w1 13w1 0 8.5

3. 3 JAX THAM 10w1 6b1 2w0 4b1 11w1 1b0 5w1 8b1 12w1 9b1 0 8.0

4. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 8w1 4b« 6w1 2b0 5w« 3w1 14b1 7b1 9w0 10b1 0 7.0

5. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 12w1 2b0 4w0 13b1 1b« 6w1 3b0 14w1 7w1 11b1 0 6.5

6. 8 JOSHUA FOONG 1b0 7w1 9b1 10w1 2w0 11b1 4b0 3w0 14b1 12w1 0 6.0

7. 9 TIN JUN HAO 2w0 12b1 8w0 6b0 14b1 13w1 11b1 4w0 1b1 3w0 0 5.0

6 LOW JUN KEAT 13b1 3w0 1b0 9w1 7w1 5b0 2w0 12b1 4b0 14w1 0 5.0

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 3b0 13w1 7b1 8b0 4w0 14w1 12b1 2b0 11w1 1w0 0 5.0

10. 11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 4w0 14b1 12w« 7b1 3b0 8w0 9w0 13b1 10b0 5w0 0 3.5

11. 13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 6w0 10b0 14w1 5w0 12b1 9b0 7w1 11w0 2b0 4b0 0 3.0

12. 7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 14w1 8b0 10w0 11w0 6b0 12w1 13b0 1w0 5b0 2w0 2 2.0

13. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 5b0 9w0 11b« 14w1 13w0 7b0 10w0 6w0 3b0 8b0 0 1.5

14. 14 WONG KAH WENG 7b0 11w0 13b0 12b0 9w0 10b0 1w0 5b0 8w0 6b0 -2 0.0

Ranking after round 8 of TP123

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 7.0 39.0 32.50 33.0 1807 1960 +1.08

2. 4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 6.5 39.0 30.00 27.5 1749 1868 +0.95

3. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 6.0 34.0 21.50 25.5 1885 1835 -0.39

3 JAX THAM 6.0 39.5 26.50 27.0 1785 1803 +0.17

5. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 4.5 34.0 11.50 19.0 1711 1614 -0.65

6. 6 LOW JUN KEAT 4.0 34.0 10.50 18.0 1590 1581 -0.04

8 JOSHUA FOONG 4.0 39.0 13.50 21.0 1547 1593 +0.41

9 TIN JUN HAO 4.0 29.5 8.00 16.0 1500 996 -1.08

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 4.0 30.0 6.50 18.0 1228 1448 +0.75

10. 11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 3.5 27.0 5.75 16.0 0000 1386 1386

11. 13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 3.0 23.5 3.50 12.0 0000 1276 1276

12. 7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 2.0 26.0 1.50 11.0 1550 886 -1.92

13. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 1.5 25.0 1.75 8.0 0000 839 839

14. 14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 28.5 0.00 0.0 0000 898 898

Pairing of round 9 of TP123

Table White - Black Results

----------------------------------------------------------------------- round 9

1 YEOH LI TIAN ( 7 ) - MUHD AMIR RIDWAN ( 3 ) 2- 13 .

2 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA ( 6ォ) - LOW JUN KEAT ( 4 ) 4- 6 .

3 LIM ZHUO REN ( 6 ) - TIN JUN HAO ( 4 ) 1- 9 .

4 JAX THAM ( 6 ) - KAEVIN CHANDRAN ( 1ォ) 3- 12 .

5 LOW JUN JIAN ( 4ォ) - DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV ( 2 ) 5- 7 .

6 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 4 ) - ARVINDH CHANDRAN ( 3ォ) 10- 11 .

7 WONG KAH WENG ( 0 ) - JOSHUA FOONG ( 4 ) 14- 8 .

Ranking after round 7 of TP123

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 6.0 30.0 24.50 26.0 1807 1990 +1.31

2. 4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 5.5 30.0 22.50 21.0 1749 1854 +0.78

3. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 5.0 27.0 16.50 19.5 1885 1823 -0.44

3 JAX THAM 5.0 29.5 18.50 21.0 1785 1787 -0.02

5. 8 JOSHUA FOONG 4.0 29.0 12.50 17.0 1547 1620 +0.60

9 TIN JUN HAO 4.0 20.0 7.00 12.0 1500 971 -0.90

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 4.0 21.0 6.50 14.0 1228 1465 +0.72

8. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 3.5 29.0 10.00 14.5 1711 1614 -0.65

9. 6 LOW JUN KEAT 3.0 28.5 9.00 14.0 1590 1581 -0.04

13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 3.0 18.0 3.50 9.0 0000 1276 1276

11. 11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 2.5 22.0 2.75 12.5 0000 1386 1386

12. 7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 2.0 18.0 1.50 9.0 1550 778 -1.89

13. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 1.5 19.0 1.25 6.5 0000 820 820

14. 14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 22.0 0.00 0.0 0000 864 864

Pairing of round 8 of TP123

Table White - Black Results

----------------------------------------------------------------------- round 8

1 YEOH LI TIAN ( 6 ) - ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 4 ) 2- 10 .

2 TIN JUN HAO ( 4 ) - MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA ( 5ォ) 9- 4 .

3 JOSHUA FOONG ( 4 ) - JAX THAM ( 5 ) 8- 3 .

4 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV ( 2 ) - LIM ZHUO REN ( 5 ) 7- 1 .

5 LOW JUN JIAN ( 3ォ) - WONG KAH WENG ( 0 ) 5- 14 .

6 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN ( 3 ) - ARVINDH CHANDRAN ( 2ォ) 13- 11 .

7 KAEVIN CHANDRAN ( 1ォ) - LOW JUN KEAT ( 3 ) 12- 6 .

Ranking after round 6 of TP123

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 5.0 23.0 18.50 20.0 1807 1969 +1.10

2. 4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 4.5 22.0 16.00 15.5 1749 1832 +0.55

3. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 4.0 24.0 15.00 14.5 1885 1823 -0.44

3 JAX THAM 4.0 22.0 13.00 16.0 1785 1724 -0.40

8 JOSHUA FOONG 4.0 19.5 10.50 13.0 1547 1666 +0.85

6. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 3.5 20.0 8.50 11.0 1711 1671 -0.22

7. 6 LOW JUN KEAT 3.0 18.5 7.00 11.0 1590 1614 +0.15

9 TIN JUN HAO 3.0 15.5 3.50 8.0 1500 971 -0.90

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 3.0 16.5 4.00 10.0 1228 1465 +0.72

10. 11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 2.5 16.0 2.75 10.0 0000 1465 1465

11. 7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 2.0 14.0 1.50 7.0 1550 778 -1.89

13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 2.0 14.0 1.50 6.0 0000 830 830

13. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 1.5 13.0 1.25 5.0 0000 910 0

14. 14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 14.0 0.00 0.0 0000 749 0

Pairing of round 7 of TP123

Table White - Black Results

----------------------------------------------------------------------- round 7

1 LOW JUN KEAT ( 3 ) - YEOH LI TIAN ( 5 ) 6- 2 .

2 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA ( 4.5) - JOSHUA FOONG ( 4 ) 4- 8 .

3 JAX THAM ( 4 ) - LOW JUN JIAN ( 3.5) 3- 5 .

4 WONG KAH WENG ( 0 ) - LIM ZHUO REN ( 4 ) 14- 1 .

5 ARVINDH CHANDRAN ( 2.5) - TIN JUN HAO ( 3 ) 11- 9 .

6 KAEVIN CHANDRAN ( 1.5) - ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 3 ) 12- 10 .

7 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN ( 2 ) - DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV ( 2 ) 13- 7 .

Ranking after round 5 of TP123

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 5.0 14.5 14.50 15.0 1807 2363 +1.70

2. 3 JAX THAM 4.0 16.0 11.00 12.0 1785 1787 +0.00

3. 4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 3.5 14.0 8.50 11.0 1749 1747 -0.02

4. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 3.0 17.0 9.00 10.5 1885 1753 -0.80

6 LOW JUN KEAT 3.0 12.0 5.00 8.0 1590 1680 +0.48

8 JOSHUA FOONG 3.0 13.0 5.00 9.0 1547 1666 +0.85

7. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 2.5 15.0 5.00 7.5 1711 1541 -0.58

11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 2.5 10.0 1.75 7.5 0000 1570 0

9. 9 TIN JUN HAO 2.0 12.5 1.50 5.0 1500 971 -0.90

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 2.0 13.5 3.00 7.0 1228 1465 +0.72

13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 2.0 9.0 1.50 4.0 0000 833 0

12. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 1.5 9.0 1.25 3.5 0000 929 0

13. 7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 1.0 10.5 0.00 5.0 1550 778 -1.89

14. 14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.0 0000 848 0

Pairing of round 6 of TP123

Table White - Black Results

----------------------------------------------------------------------- round 6

1 YEOH LI TIAN ( 5 ) - MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA ( 3ォ) 2- 4 .

2 LIM ZHUO REN ( 3 ) - JAX THAM ( 4 ) 1- 3 .

3 LOW JUN JIAN ( 2ォ) - LOW JUN KEAT ( 3 ) 5- 6 .

4 ARVINDH CHANDRAN ( 2ォ) - JOSHUA FOONG ( 3 ) 11- 8 .

5 TIN JUN HAO ( 2 ) - MUHD AMIR RIDWAN ( 2 ) 9- 13 .

6 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 2 ) - WONG KAH WENG ( 0 ) 10- 14 .

7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV ( 1 ) - KAEVIN CHANDRAN ( 1ォ) 7- 12 .

(source: Jax Tham, Excel Chess Academy)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

2nd Kuala Lumpur Junior Chess Championship 2010, 30-31st January 2010

In Cochrane Sports Center of Excellence, Cochrane, Kuala Lumpur, the 2nd Kuala Lumpur Junior Chess Championship 2010 is on-going and heating up.

To catch the results of rounds 1 to 3, rankings after round 3 and pairings of round 4 for the various categories that include Under 10 (Boys and Girls), Under 12 (Boys and Girls), Under 14 (Boys and Girls) and Under 20 (Boys and Girls), please visit firey rook’s blog at this link. Please search the blog to find the appropriate category result that you are seeking. Or seach the labels 2nd KL Junior Chess Championship 2010 on the rightside of the blog.

Happy hunting!! Simply gilachess!!

7th Round Pairing, 6th Round Results, Thaipusam Rapid 2010, 31st January 2010

Here at the Excel Chess Academy, in the sixth round, Stonemaster stopped the juggernaut, Yeoh Li Tian, from steamrolling everyone in the Thaipusam Rapid 2010 on the second day of the tournament, 31st January 2010.

Muhd Fadli Zakaria jumps to second place with 4.5 points. However, Yeoh Li Tian is still the strong favourite and current leader at 5.0 points from six rounds.

Come catch the action at the Excel Chess Academy to watch Malaysia’s chess prodigy, Yeoh Li Tian, steam rolling in this Thaipusam Rapid 2010. Looks like his stint in China is paying dividends in his chess prowess and ability to win against stronger opponents than him.

 

Pairing of round 7 of TP123

Table  White                     - Black                                Results

----------------------------------------------------------------------- round  7

  1    LOW JUN KEAT        ( 3 ) - YEOH LI TIAN        ( 5 )     6-  2       

  2    MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA  ( 4.5) - JOSHUA FOONG        ( 4 )     4-  8       

  3    JAX THAM            ( 4 ) - LOW JUN JIAN        ( 3.5)     3-  5       

  4    WONG KAH WENG       ( 0 ) - LIM ZHUO REN        ( 4 )    14-  1       

  5    ARVINDH CHANDRAN    ( 2.5) - TIN JUN HAO         ( 3 )    11-  9       

  6    KAEVIN CHANDRAN     ( 1.5) - ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 3 )    12- 10       

  7    MUHD AMIR RIDWAN    ( 2 ) - DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV  ( 2 )    13-  7       


Ranking after round 6 of TP123

No.  PNo.  Name                       Score WP    SB     PS    rat.  TPR  W-We

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  1.    2  YEOH LI TIAN                5.0  23.0  18.50  20.0  1807 1969 +1.10

  2.    4  MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA          4.5  22.0  16.00  15.5  1749 1832 +0.55

  3.    1  LIM ZHUO REN                4.0  24.0  15.00  14.5  1885 1823 -0.44

        3  JAX THAM                    4.0  22.0  13.00  16.0  1785 1724 -0.40

        8  JOSHUA FOONG                4.0  19.5  10.50  13.0  1547 1666 +0.85

  6.    5  LOW JUN JIAN                3.5  20.0   8.50  11.0  1711 1671 -0.22

  7.    6  LOW JUN KEAT                3.0  18.5   7.00  11.0  1590 1614 +0.15

        9  TIN JUN HAO                 3.0  15.5   3.50   8.0  1500  971 -0.90

       10  ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM        3.0  16.5   4.00  10.0  1228 1465 +0.72

 10.   11  ARVINDH CHANDRAN            2.5  16.0   2.75  10.0  0000 1465  1465

 11.    7  DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV          2.0  14.0   1.50   7.0  1550  778 -1.89

       13  MUHD AMIR RIDWAN            2.0  14.0   1.50   6.0  0000  830   830

 13.   12  KAEVIN CHANDRAN             1.5  13.0   1.25   5.0  0000  910 0   

 14.   14  WONG KAH WENG               0.0  14.0   0.00   0.0  0000  749 0   

(source: Jax Tham, Excel Chess Academy)

Rankings and Pairings for rounds 3-6, Thaipusam Rapid 2010, 30th January 2010

At the end of the first day of the Thaipusam Rapid 2010, 30th January 2010 at the Excel Chess Academy, Overseas Union Garden, Kuala Lumpur, the outstanding Yeoh Li Tian is the leader with the full 5.0 points from five rounds of play.

In his wake of victims included Lim Zhou Ren, Joshua Foong, Jax Tham, and Yeoh Li Tian has not finished yet. Stonemaster is next in the sixth round tomorrow morning on the second day of the tournament. Come catch the action at the Excel Chess Academy, OUG, Kuala Lumpur to see how Yeoh Li Tian will maneuver his chess pieces against the solid Stonemaster.

Here are the results of rounds 3-5 and pairings of rounds 4-6 as follows:-

Pairing of round 6 of TP123

Table White - Black Results

----------------------------------------------------------------------- round 6

1 YEOH LI TIAN ( 5 ) - MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA ( 3.5) 2- 4

2 LIM ZHUO REN ( 3 ) - JAX THAM ( 4 ) 1- 3

3 LOW JUN JIAN ( 2.5) - LOW JUN KEAT ( 3 ) 5- 6

4 ARVINDH CHANDRAN ( 2.5) - JOSHUA FOONG ( 3 ) 11- 8

5 TIN JUN HAO ( 2 ) - MUHD AMIR RIDWAN ( 2 ) 9- 13

6 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 2 ) - WONG KAH WENG ( 0 ) 10- 14

7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV ( 1 ) - KAEVIN CHANDRAN ( 1.5) 7- 12

Ranking after round 5 of TP123

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 5.0 14.5 14.50 15.0 1807 2363 +1.70

2. 3 JAX THAM 4.0 16.0 11.00 12.0 1785 1787 +0.00

3. 4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 3.5 14.0 8.50 11.0 1749 1747 -0.02

4. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 3.0 17.0 9.00 10.5 1885 1753 -0.80

6 LOW JUN KEAT 3.0 12.0 5.00 8.0 1590 1680 +0.48

8 JOSHUA FOONG 3.0 13.0 5.00 9.0 1547 1666 +0.85

7. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 2.5 15.0 5.00 7.5 1711 1541 -0.58

11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 2.5 10.0 1.75 7.5 0000 1570 0

9. 9 TIN JUN HAO 2.0 12.5 1.50 5.0 1500 971 -0.90

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 2.0 13.5 3.00 7.0 1228 1465 +0.72

13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 2.0 9.0 1.50 4.0 0000 833 0

12. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 1.5 9.0 1.25 3.5 0000 929 0

13. 7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 1.0 10.5 0.00 5.0 1550 778 -1.89

14. 14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.0 0000 848 0

Ranking after round 4 of TP123

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 4.0 8.5 8.50 10.0 1807 2397 +1.52

2. 3 JAX THAM 3.0 10.5 6.50 8.0 1785 1787 +0.00

8 JOSHUA FOONG 3.0 6.5 4.00 6.0 1547 1734 +0.96

4. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 2.5 11.5 6.25 7.5 1885 1768 -0.58

4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 2.5 10.0 5.75 7.5 1749 1794 +0.18

11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 2.5 5.0 1.75 5.0 0000 1650 0

7. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 2.0 9.0 2.50 5.0 1711 1101 -0.82

6 LOW JUN KEAT 2.0 7.5 2.00 5.0 1590 1598 +0.04

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 2.0 8.0 2.00 5.0 1228 1502 +0.76

10. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 1.5 5.5 1.25 2.0 0000 929 0

11. 7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 1.0 7.5 0.00 4.0 1550 711 -1.42

9 TIN JUN HAO 1.0 10.5 1.50 3.0 1500 971 -0.90

13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 1.0 6.0 0.00 2.0 0000 833 0

14. 14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 6.0 0.00 0.0 0000 873 0

Pairing of round 5 of TP123

Table White - Black Results

------------------------------------------------------------------- round 5

1 JOSHUA FOONG ( 3 ) - YEOH LI TIAN ( 4 ) 8- 2 0-1

2 JAX THAM ( 3 ) - ARVINDH CHANDRAN ( 2.5) 3- 11 1-0

3 LIM ZHUO REN ( 2.5) - LOW JUN JIAN ( 2 ) 1- 5 0.5-0.5

4 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 2 ) - MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA ( 2.5) 10- 4 0-1

5 LOW JUN KEAT ( 2 ) - DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV ( 1 ) 6- 7 1-0

6 KAEVIN CHANDRAN ( 1.5) - MUHD AMIR RIDWAN ( 1 ) 12- 13 0-1

7 WONG KAH WENG ( 0 ) - TIN JUN HAO ( 1 ) 14- 9 0-1

Ranking after round 3 of TP123

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 3.0 4.0 4.00 6.0 1807 2342 +0.93

2. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 2.5 5.5 4.25 5.0 1885 1902 +0.07

4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 2.5 5.0 3.75 5.0 1749 1991 +0.64

4. 3 JAX THAM 2.0 6.0 3.00 5.0 1785 1667 -0.40

8 JOSHUA FOONG 2.0 4.5 2.00 3.0 1547 1770 +0.89

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 2.0 4.0 2.00 3.0 1228 1668 +0.88

7. 11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 1.5 3.0 0.25 2.5 0000 1072 0

8. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 1.0 6.0 0.50 3.0 1711 1101 -0.82

6 LOW JUN KEAT 1.0 5.5 1.00 3.0 1590 1158 -0.40

7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 1.0 4.0 0.00 3.0 1550 711 -1.42

9 TIN JUN HAO 1.0 5.5 0.50 2.0 1500 1000 -0.54

13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 1.0 3.0 0.00 1.0 0000 732 0

13. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 0.5 3.5 0.75 0.5 0000 929 0

14. 14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 3.5 0.00 0.0 0000 873 0

Pairing of round 4 of TP123

Table White - Black Results

----------------------------------------------------------------------- round 4

1 YEOH LI TIAN ( 3 ) - LIM ZHUO REN ( 2.5) 2- 1 .

2 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA ( 2.5) - JAX THAM ( 2 ) 4- 3 .

3 JOSHUA FOONG ( 2 ) - ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 2 ) 8- 10 .

4 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV ( 1 ) - ARVINDH CHANDRAN ( 1.5 7- 11 .

5 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN ( 1 ) - LOW JUN JIAN ( 1 ) 13- 5 .

6 LOW JUN KEAT ( 1 ) - TIN JUN HAO ( 1 ) 6- 9 .

7 KAEVIN CHANDRAN ( 0.5) - WONG KAH WENG ( 0 ) 12- 14 .

(source: Jax Tham, Excel Chess Academy)

Round 2 Rankings, Round 3 Pairings, Thaipusam Rapid 2010

Here at the Excel Chess Academy, in the on-going Thaipusam Rapid, Yeoh Li Tian is leading the race with 2.0 points on the first day of the tournament.

The following two tables are the rankings after round 2 and the round 3 pairings of the Thaipusam Rapid 2010, 30th January 2010:-

Ranking after round 2 of TP123

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 2.0 2.0 2.00 3.0 1807 2283 +0.48

3 JAX THAM 2.0 2.0 2.00 3.0 1785 2086 +0.18

3. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 1.5 2.5 1.75 2.5 1885 1841 -0.10

4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 1.5 2.5 1.75 2.5 1749 1885 +0.18

5. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 1.0 2.0 0.00 2.0 1711 1130 -0.37

6 LOW JUN KEAT 1.0 2.0 0.00 2.0 1590 1108 -0.25

7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 1.0 1.0 0.00 2.0 1550 870 -0.50

8 JOSHUA FOONG 1.0 2.5 1.00 1.0 1547 1718 +0.46

9 TIN JUN HAO 1.0 2.0 0.00 1.0 1500 1130 -0.14

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 1.0 2.0 0.00 1.0 1228 1108 -0.03

11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 1.0 1.5 0.00 1.0 0000 1072 0

12. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 0.0 2.0 0.00 0.0 0000 929 0

13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 0.0 2.0 0.00 0.0 0000 732 0

14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 2.0 0.00 0.0 0000 873 0

Pairing of round 3 of TP123

Table White - Black Results

----------------------------------------------------------------------- round 3

1 JAX THAM ( 2 ) - YEOH LI TIAN ( 2 ) 3- 2

2 LIM ZHUO REN ( 1ォ) - LOW JUN KEAT ( 1 ) 1- 6

3 LOW JUN JIAN ( 1 ) - MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA ( 1ォ) 5- 4

4 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV ( 1 ) - ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 1 ) 7- 10

5 TIN JUN HAO ( 1 ) - JOSHUA FOONG ( 1 ) 9- 8

6 ARVINDH CHANDRAN ( 1 ) - KAEVIN CHANDRAN ( 0 ) 11- 12

7 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN ( 0 ) - WONG KAH WENG ( 0 ) 13- 14

(source: Jax Tham, ECA)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Thaipusam @ Excel latest update

Pairing of round 6 of TP123
Table White - Black Results
----------------------------------------------------------------------- round 6
1 YEOH LI TIAN ( 5 ) - MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA ( 3½) 2- 4
2 LIM ZHUO REN ( 3 ) - JAX THAM ( 4 ) 1- 3
3 LOW JUN JIAN ( 2½) - LOW JUN KEAT ( 3 ) 5- 6
4 ARVINDH CHANDRAN ( 2½) - JOSHUA FOONG ( 3 ) 11- 8
5 TIN JUN HAO ( 2 ) - MUHD AMIR RIDWAN ( 2 ) 9- 13
6 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 2 ) - WONG KAH WENG ( 0 ) 10- 14
7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV ( 1 ) - KAEVIN CHANDRAN ( 1½) 7- 12

Ranking after round 5 of TP123
No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We
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1. 2 YEOH LI TIAN 5.0 14.5 14.50 15.0 1807 2363 +1.70
2. 3 JAX THAM 4.0 16.0 11.00 12.0 1785 1787 +0.00
3. 4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 3.5 14.0 8.50 11.0 1749 1747 -0.02
4. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 3.0 17.0 9.00 10.5 1885 1753 -0.80
6 LOW JUN KEAT 3.0 12.0 5.00 8.0 1590 1680 +0.48
8 JOSHUA FOONG 3.0 13.0 5.00 9.0 1547 1666 +0.85
7. 5 LOW JUN JIAN 2.5 15.0 5.00 7.5 1711 1541 -0.58
11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 2.5 10.0 1.75 7.5 0000 1570 0
9. 9 TIN JUN HAO 2.0 12.5 1.50 5.0 1500 971 -0.90
10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 2.0 13.5 3.00 7.0 1228 1465 +0.72
13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 2.0 9.0 1.50 4.0 0000 833 0
12. 12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 1.5 9.0 1.25 3.5 0000 929 0
13. 7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 1.0 10.5 0.00 5.0 1550 778 -1.89
14. 14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.0 0000 848 0

Thaipusam Rapid, Round 1, 30th January 2010

Here are the round 1 results and round 2 pairings being held at Excel Chess Academy, Overseas Union Garden, Kuala Lumpur. There are 14 players registered. Amongst them are Lim Zhou Ren, Yeoh Li Tian and Stonemaster or his real name, Muhd Fadli Zakaria. Best of luck to the players!

Ranking after round 1 of TP123

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 1 LIM ZHUO REN 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1885 2224 +0.12

2 YEOH LI TIAN 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1807 2177 +0.14

3 JAX THAM 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1785 1905 +0.03

4 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1749 - +0.00

5 LOW JUN JIAN 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1711 - +0.00

6 LOW JUN KEAT 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1590 - +0.00

7 DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV 1.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 1550 - +0.00

8. 8 JOSHUA FOONG 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1547 1208 -0.12

9 TIN JUN HAO 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1500 1130 -0.14

10 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 1228 1108 -0.03

11 ARVINDH CHANDRAN 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 0000 1072 0

12 KAEVIN CHANDRAN 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 0000 1034 0

13 MUHD AMIR RIDWAN 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 0000 913 0

14 WONG KAH WENG 0.0 1.0 0.00 0.0 0000 873 0

Pairing of round 2 of TP123

Table White - Black

Results

----------------------------------------------------------------------- round 2

1 MUHD FADLI ZAKARIA ( 1 ) - LIM ZHUO REN ( 1 ) 4- 1

2 YEOH LI TIAN ( 1 ) - LOW JUN JIAN ( 1 ) 2- 5

3 LOW JUN KEAT ( 1 ) - JAX THAM ( 1 ) 6- 3

4 JOSHUA FOONG ( 0 ) - DANIYAR NAZARBAYEV ( 1 ) 8- 7

5 KAEVIN CHANDRAN ( 0 ) - TIN JUN HAO ( 0 ) 12- 9

6 ISKANDAR DANIAL ADAM( 0 ) - MUHD AMIR RIDWAN ( 0 ) 10- 13

7 WONG KAH WENG ( 0 ) - ARVINDH CHANDRAN ( 0 ) 14- 11

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Development of chess among young children is important

The many tournaments that have been recently announced in most blogs are good news and pleasant music to the ears of most chess enthusiasts.

However, there appears to be a group of chess players that have been neglected or missed. It is the under-8 and the under-10 age group. These group of children have only just appeared to enjoy the game of chess and likes to play it.

In the upcoming Malaysia-Singapore chess challenge in February 2010, the MCF have suddenly found it difficult to find a crop of under-8 or under-10 age group chess players from among Malaysians.

In this light, the Excel Chess Academy is offering an opportunity to these group of children to participate in the various rapid and classical chess tournaments organised by it. It does not require any recording of moves to be submitted. Simply to come and enjoy a game of chess during the tournaments is all that is required.

It is this intention and objective of the Excel Chess Academy to encourage the parents of their chess playing children to assist their children to provide transport and cater to the needs of their children who enjoy playing a game of chess. If this is possible and the sacrifice of parents given for the sake of their children, then Excel Chess Academy would provide that platform and opportunity for their children to participate in its various chess programs and activities that it is offering to the chess public at large and its contribution to chess development in Malaysia as a whole.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Thaipusam Rapid Chess (10.20.30) 2010, 30-31 January 2010

THAIPUSAM RAPID CHESS( 10.20.30. ) 2010

A new rapid chess tournament is being organised by the Excel Chess Academy in conjunction with Thaipusam. The Thaipusam Rapid Chess will be organised on the 30-31 January 2010. Please mark your calendar to participate in this chess rapid event.

VENUE: EXCEL CHESS ACADEMY, 26A. JALAN HUJAN EMAS 4, OUG. JALAN KELANG LAMA .POSKOD 58200 KUALA LUMPUR.

DATES:

ROUND 1 : SATURDAY JANUARY 30, 2010( 9.30 am to 11.00 pm )

ROUND 2 : SATURDAY JANUARY 30 ( 11.15am to 12.45 pm )

ROUND 3 : SATURDAY JANUARY 30 ( 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm )

ROUND 4 : SATURDAY JANUARY 30 ( 3.15 pm to 4.45 pm )

ROUND 5 : SATURDAY JANUARY 30 ( 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm )

ROUND 6 : SUNDAY JANUARY 31, 2010 ( 9.30 am to 11.00 am )

ROUND 7 : SUNDAY JANUARY 31 ( 11.15am to 12.45 pm )

ROUND 8 : SUNDAY JANUARY 31 ( 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm )

ROUND 9 : SUNDAY JANUARY 31 ( 3.15 pm to 4.45 pm )

ROUND 10: SUNDAY JANUARY 31 ( 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm )

FORMAT : 10 ROUNDS OF 20 MINUTES PLUS 30 SECOND INCREMENT EACH MOVE

ENTRY FEE : RM 35.00 ( DISCOUNT GIVEN FOR MORE THAN ONE PLAYER. )

MAIN PRIZES :

1st PRIZE : RM 180.00 + CRYSTAL TROPHY

2nd PRIZE : RM 120.00 + CRYSTAL TROPHY

3rd PRIZE : RM 80.00 + CRYSTAL TROPHY

4th PRIZE : RM 60.00 + CRYSTAL TROPHY

5th PRIZE : RM 40.00 + CRYSTAL TROPHY

6th to 8th PRIZE : CRYSTAL TROPHY

SPECIAL PRIZES : ( MINIMUM 3 PLAYERS IN AGE-GROUP )

BEST UNDER- 16 ( BOY AND GIRL ) CRYSTAL TROPHY

BEST UNDER- 14 ( BOY AND GIRL ) CRYSTAL TROPHY

BEST UNDER- 12 ( BOY AND GIRL ) CRYSTAL TROPHY

BEST UNDER- 10 ( BOY AND GIRL ) CRYSTAL TROPHY

BEST UNDER- 8 ( BOY AND GIRL ) CRYSTAL TROPHY

REGISTRATION by HP SMS 013-3232280 ( JAX ) OR EMAIL jaxtham@hotmail.com

CLOSING DATE 29 JANUARY 2010 (FRIDAY )

ENTRY FORM : NAME: __________________________________

TEL: _________________

D.O.B./ I.C.NO __________________________

SCHOOL : ____________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS : _____________________________________

(N.B.THIS EVENT WILL BE NATIONAL RATED. LODGING CAN BE ARRANGE)

Prize Giving Pictures

Prize Winners


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Champion : Justin Ong



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2nd place: Lim Zhuo Ren



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3rd: Abdullah Che Hassan



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4th: Nik Ahmad Farouqi



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5th: Andrew Ooi



Crosstable Results


Justin Ong Wins The January 2010 First Saturday Series

Justin Ong is the Champion of the January 2010 First Saturday Classical Chess series with 5.0 points from six rounds of play on the final day of the two-day chess tournament at the Excel Chess Academy, Overseas Union Garden, Kuala Lumpur on the 3rd January 2010. Justin scored five wins and a single loss to his fellow colleague Lim Zhou Ren, who finishes in second place with 4.5 points. Lim scored 3 wins and three draws and technically speaking, undefeated over six rounds.

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Justin Ong, FSCC January 2010 Champion!

In third place is Abdullah Che Hassan with 4 wins, a draw and one loss to accumulate 4.5 points. While Nik Ahmad Farouqi, the Malaysian Inter-State Blitz Champion in Sarawak, was in fourth place with 3 wins, 2 draws and one loss to Justin Ong. And in fifth place is, surprise, surprise, Andrew Ooi, who plays for team DATCC in the current 2nd DATCC Kuala Lumpur Commercial and Recreational Chess League 2009/2010. For the record, Justin Ong, also plays for team DATCC.

Congratulations to Justin Ong and all participating players!

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(information: Jax Tham, organiser cum arbiter cum player of the event)

First Saturday (JAN2010) – Round 6 results

Bd White Res Black Res
01
JUSTIN ONG

1

NIK AHMAD FAROUQI

0
02
JAX THAM

½

LIM ZHOU REN

½
03
JOSHUA FOONG

0

ABDULLAH CHE HASSAN

1
04
ANDREW OOI

1

GABRIEL SOONG(14B)

0
05
ANDREW SOONG

½

*GOH XIN YEN

½
06
MUHD ZHARIF MOKHTAR

1

SHUM RUI YUAN

0
07
VINTON WONG

1

ETHAN WONG

0
08
YAT GUO JIE(16B)

½

HASLINDAH RUSLAN

½
09
SHAMSUDDIN SABRI

0

HEW ZHENJING(14B)

1

First Saturday (JAN2010) – Round 5 results

Bd White Res Black Res
01
NIK AHMAD FAROUQI

½

LIM ZHOU REN

½
02
JUSTIN ONG

1

ANDREW OOI

0
03
JOSHUA FOONG

1

MUHD ZHARIF MOKHTAR

0
04
ABDULLAH CHE HASSAN

1

GABRIEL SOONG(14B)

0
05
HASLINDAH RUSLAN

0

JAX THAM

1
06
SHUM RUI YUAN

½

ANDREW SOONG

½
07
*GOH XIN YEN

1

VINTON WONG

0
08
YAT GUO JIE(16B)

½

SHAMSUDDIN SABRI

½
09
ETHAN WONG

1

HEW ZHENJING(14B)

0

Picture Gallery, Part 4, First Saturday Classical Chess January 2010

Scenes at the First Saturday Classical Chess January 2010 on the second day of the classical chess tournament on the 3rd January 2010 during the 4th round of play that started at 9 am in the morning.

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Pix 1. Andrew Ooi on 3rd Board.         Pix 2. Nik Ahmad Farouqi vs Jax Tham.

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Pix 3. Joshua Foong vs Andrew Ooi.         Pix 4. Rd 4 three boards still in play.

(pictures by firey_rook)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Random Pictures

Here are some pictures the players having dinner the night before.

First Saturday (JAN2010) Round 4 report

At the time of writing, Round 5 is underway,

After 4 rounds, 2 clear leaders emerged in the field of 20 participants.

Seasoned players Lim Zhou Ren and Nik Ahmad Farouqi (picture above) are leading with 3.5 points each out of 4.
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Lim Zhuo-Ren

Zhuo Ren defeated Abdullah Che Hassan in the previous round.

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Nik Ahmad Farouqi

Both Nik and Zhuo Ren will meet each other in the exciting round 5 encounter where Nik will be playing the White pieces.

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Following closely behind is Justin Ong and Andrew Ooi with 3/4. However in Round 5 Justin playing against a Andrew (gilachess) needed less than 5 minutes to polish of his opponent and is now 4/5.