Showing posts from July, 2011

Beautiful Yangon... and that goes for the Rest of Myanmar too

Last year I was unable to attend the inaugural Campomanes Memorial (which was of course held in the Philippines) so this year I made the point of going to the second which was as a bonus, held in Yangon, Myanmar. I was pleasantly surprised that a number of Malaysians were able to make it and that in the weeks before we were constantly on email sharing information and getting each others help. Because I was on primarily a business trip (wasn't easy to change the dates to coincide with the chess and unfortunately I could not manage to fix it so I could play more than 5 of the 9 games which meant I got to take lots of photos, see plenty of places, and have long chats with lots of parents!). Which meant I could also do a report as follows: See also my tribute to Gilachess whom I had invited to join me as we are both in-between projects (he preferred to play with his iPad in Cameron Highlands and why not if you have o

Opportunity for Our Best Young Talent

The Kuala Lumpur Chess Association, with sponsorship from Polgar Chess Asia - the Polgar Chess University in Asia - has agreed to MCF's request to offer places to all National Age Group Championship winners to play in the Raja Nazrin Shah International Open Chess Championship 2011. Our only conditions are that entries must be received by the 31 July deadline and that only the winners qualify, not the second or third place finishers! Polgar Chess Asia is also offering a pre-event workshop for these young talents, to be coordinated by MCF during the school holidays in August to help with their preparation based on providing individual assessments made through an analysis of their games.