Monthly Archives: April 2011

Selection trials for chess tournaments

EVERY year, the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) faces the same old dilemma of selecting players to represent the country at official overseas chess tournaments. The federation has not been able to find a satisfactory solution for almost 40 years. Initially, … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt from Syed Kechik’s estate legal battle

There are three lessons to learn from this classic example of intestacy, that is, a situation where someone dies without a Will (or Wasiat in the case of a Muslim). Continue reading

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Playing blindfold chess

Blindfold chess is played differently these days. IT’S just not the same any more. Not since the growing popularity of computer chess programs, anyway. Way back in the past when we talked about blindfold chess, it would mean just that: … Continue reading

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Legal battle for Syed Kechik’s RM400 million estate ends

During his lifetime, politician and businessman Syed Kechik Syed Mohamed Al-Bukhary had amassed an empire that was worth about RM400 million. Continue reading

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Brilliant display

The Chinese chess championship in Xinghua, China, showcased moments of brilliance. WOULD you give an arm and a leg to even play half as well as the winner of this game? I would. From the Chinese chess championship in Xinghua, … Continue reading

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SMS alerts for credit card usage

This is a positive development in improving the security of credit card usage in Malaysia but it’s still a lot away from implementation: Bank Negara Malaysia will implement SMS alerts for credit card transactions by Jan 1, 2012, in a … Continue reading

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Parr’s passing

Larry Parr had made himself such a familiar face on the local chess circuit that he will be missed by his friends in Malaysia. IN the week that I want to share with you a few games from the recent … Continue reading

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Larry Parr: a reflection

In this Friday’s edition of The Star newspaper, I will be writing a piece about the demise of Larry Parr who passed away on 2 Apr 2011 at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre in Selangor after a short illness. He … Continue reading

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Narrow win for Nur Nabila

Nur Nabila Azman Hashim shines at the national women’s closed championship. THE national closed championship two weeks ago was won by Lim Zhuo Ren; in addition, there is a new national women’s champion – Nur Nabila Azman Hashim. The national … Continue reading

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