Monthly Archives: May 2011

More prizes await women and junior players at chess tourney

WILL we ever get to see Hou Yifan, the women’s world chess champion from China, grace any of our local tournaments this year or ever again? I wonder. The first and last time that she played in this country was … Continue reading

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Gold IRA

Several weeks ago, I was exchanging instant messages with a relative in the United States. He’s originally from Malaysia but emigrated to the States in the 1990s. He is now only 46 and recently, he wrote to tell me that … Continue reading

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All eyes on Candidates tournament

Watch the thrilling finale live on the Internet. CHESSWISE, this has been a rather eventful fortnight. The field, which started out with eight players, has by now been whittled down to only two. In case you do not know what … Continue reading

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Tough chess selection trials for SEA Games

It was a tight race at the men’s and women’s selection trials for the SEA Games. LAST weekend, the national selection trials for the SEA Games continued from where it had left off two weeks earlier. When the men’s trials … Continue reading

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Three times a winner

Dr Nicholas Chan scores a hat-trick at the 38th Selangor open chess tournament. NOW, don’t start me off. I’m not going to launch myself with superlatives to describe Dr Nicholas Chan’s feat in winning the annual Selangor open chess tournament … Continue reading

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