Malaysian Chess Festival 2016 – Press Release

For chess aficionados in the district, the greatest show will soon be back around the local area! Yes, Cititel Hotel at Mid Valley Kuala Lumpur will at the end of the day have the USD 20,000 $ Malaysian Chess Festival 2016.

As in earlier years there will be the twelfth IGB Dato' Arthur Ten International Open Championship, ASTRO Merdeka Rapid Open Team Championship, sixth KLK Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng International Open Seniors Championship, tenth Malaysian Chess Challenge, and sixth Swensen's Open Rapid Age-Group Championships.


From 18-28 September 2016 it will again be 11 days of relentless chess!

International Open Championship

The IGB Dato' Arthur Tan International Open Championship or IGB Malaysian Open as it is famously known is obviously the lead occasion with a rundown of past victors that would beauty any adversary rivalry.

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A year ago it was Singapore's Zhang Zhong and in 2013 China's Xiu Deshun while in 2012 the Philippine's Rogelio Antonio was the victor without Chinese members. China's Li Shilong won in 2011 while 2010 was the turn of Vietnam's Cao Sang.

China's Ni Hua was the primary champ in 2004 and he was trailed by Wang Hao in the next year 2005. Vietnam's Dao Thien Hai softened the Chinese control quickly up 2006 which was reestablished by Li Chao in 2007 and 2008 when he turned into the main ever two time and consecutive champ. However another enormous name champ was India's Parimarjan Negi who then won in 2009.

For some members an equivalent highlight and maybe a significantly all the more avidly anticipated occasion is the ASTRO Merdeka Day Rapid Open Team Championship.

About group occasions

What is it about group occasions? Every year the top neighborhood players racer amongst themselves to shape the most grounded groups in order to be the best Malaysian group while outside players quick to participate in a customary fun two days before the begin of the IGB Malaysian Open would search for less exceedingly positioned local people to make up their groups.

This is obviously on account of a rating roof forced by the coordinators to make everything fair by requiring that the players in every group normal 2250.

Nobody is forgotten with the seniors having the sixth KLK Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng International Open Seniors Championship and additionally the beginners and those exceptional youthful players still under 2000 in the Malaysian Chess Challenge, both which run simultaneously with the IGM Malaysian Open.

Malaysian Chess Festival 2016 – Press Release

The Malaysian Chess Festival is constantly held amid the two week Malaysian summer school break thus there is dependably a phenomenal reaction to the sixth Swensen's Open Rapid Age-Group Championships which brings out players of any age for this one day occasion and which for the members in the more IGB Malaysian Open, Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Seniors and Malaysian Chess Challenge, additionally speaks to a one day rest – and a chance to quiet down – after the fervor of the ASTRO Rapid Teams!

New sponsorship from the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific has guaranteed the well-known conventional occasion is finishing. 

Blitz Championship is tackling another life and making conceivable a second rush occasion to observe Malaysia's freedom mid route through the occasion while the Lim Chong Memorial will have the capacity to proceed as a Rapid competition on the rest day.

Malaysian Chess Festival 2016 – Press Release

For a long time now the Malaysian Chess Festival has been the point of convergence of all neighborhood chess movement while keeping the nation noticeable in global chess and credit for it needs to go to the resigned. 

Previous Malaysian Chess Federation President Dato' Tan Chin Nam who has proceeded as a supporter for the amusement with this brainchild while as of late the Organizing Chairman Daniel Yong Chen-I who is likewise the Executive Director of Mid Valley City has tackled a hands on part with has everything except guaranteed the occasion will proceed.