World & Asian Schools, ASEAN+ Age Group Championships

It is great news for young Asian chess players as “Amazing” Thailand and “Surprising” Singapore, easily accessible and tourist hospitable countries with some of the best infrastructure in South East Asia will be host to three leading international youth championships in the first

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15th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2015

The 15th Bangkok Chess Club Open will take place on the same dates as last year – 12-19 April – in the spacious ballroom of the Dusit Thani Pattaya (with up to 2,400 square metres / 26,000 square feet of uninterrupted playing space). The Swiss System format is

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Highlights & Lessons of 2014

JANUARY 1 — It was a particularly eventful year for chess in 2014 and so as we begin 2015, it’s a good time to recap the major events that largely shaped the year that was. MAJOR NEWS FIDE Elections The obvious start

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Short & Belous Win GM Zaw Win Lay Memorial

The GM Zaw Win Lay Memorial Myanmar International Open Chess Championship took place in Yangon from November 23-30, 2014 and was very well received with 128 players representing 17 countries participating. This included 28 titled players, 10 of whom are Grandmasters. In

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Celebrating 10 Years: The Malaysian Chess Festival 2014

The Malaysian Chess Festival, now in its 11th edition and so having become one of South East Asia’s long standing events,  will be once again be held at its long time home at the Cititel Hotel, MidValley Kuala Lumpur from 12-21 September 2014.

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