Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
We have decided to rename the KL Open after Raja Nazrin Shah who had kindly consented the use of his name on the Challenge Trophy since the event first started, and from now on it will be known as the Raja Nazrin Shah International Open Chess Championship (KL Open) 2011.
Raja Nazrin, for those who may have known him from his undergraduate student days, can tell you that he was also a serious tournament chessplayer!
Monday, 16 May 2011
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Held under the auspices of the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) at the superior 4 star Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur located between Chinatown and the city's main Bukit Bintang shopping district, the KL Open will be registered with the World Chess Federation (FIDE) as an international title and rated tournament and so be played over 9 rounds using the FIDE Swiss System with the time control used the FIDE time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
For enquiries, please email the Tournament Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.