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Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Straits Times on the Asian Amateur Chess


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) is set to organise this year's Asian Amateur Open and Women Chess Championship 2011 that will see more than 40 countries participating in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 25 to Dec 1.
This championship, sanctioned by the Asian Chess Federation, offers nine round individual championships opened to all Asian players with a FIDE rating below 2,100 and unrated players. Time Control for the event is 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per player from move one.

MCF president Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib said: "We are delighted that the Malaysian Chess Federation has been awarded by the Asian Chess Federation to host the Asian Amateur Open and Women Chess Championship 2011.

"The championship is second in its series after Lebanon became its inaugural host last year."

At the conclusion of the championship, an Open Blitz tournament will be organised to cap the week-long championship providing opportunities for other players to join in the fray and pit strength in a speed chess challenge against some of the best Amateur players in the world.

The championship is expected to attract players as well as a large number of spectators and supporters from more than 40 Asian countries.

Entry fee for the Open category is RM412 each and RM495 for unrated players. Entries close on Nov 4.

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