Tag Archives: Chess

All the right moves

It has been two long years since I wrote my last chess column. I thought that I had been forgotten by the people in The Star until one day in February when one of their sub-editors emailed me to ask … Continue reading

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Merdeka open chess

Guess who I bumped into at this year’s Merdeka open team chess championship at the Cititel Midvalley over the weekend?

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Chinese players dominate

Chinese players make an impression. ONE clear sign of the eighth Arthur Tan Malaysia open chess championship that ended at the Cititel Midvalley Hotel last week was the sheer dominance of the Chinese players. The Chinese have always been fervent … 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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Passing of a legend

The Philippine’s godfather of chess will long be remembered for bringing the game to new heights. FLORENCIO Campomanes touched different people in different ways. Among the Western nations, Campoma­nes was despised as a dictator who overstayed his tenure as president … Continue reading

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Punch and counterpunch

The ongoing world chess championship has its exciting moments. IT HAS been a week since the start of the world chess championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and his challenger, Veselin Topalov. After all the drama of Anand’s overland … Continue reading

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Girl power

Teen sensation captures the hearts and imagination of players and spectators alike at KL open. CHINA has a lot of young and talented chess players but few have made an impact like wonder lass Hou Yifan, 16. Yifan, who started … Continue reading

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Game of joy and creativity

Love your chess but don’t get carried away. TODAY marks the third day of the Kuala Lumpur Open chess tournament. It is one of the country’s bigger chess tournaments this year. There’s an unprecedented number of foreign players in the … Continue reading

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Passing of a master

Vasily Smyslov will long be remembered for his love for chess and music. IT IS very easy to get excited when meeting revered players such as world champions, or even former world champions. When my friends and I were in … Continue reading

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