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  1. Prize winners’ List
  2. Rd 9 – Wei Ming earns final GM norm and Gong Qianyun makes WGM title
  3. Rd 8 – Batchuluun and Wei Ming in cruise mode
  4. Rd 7 – Batchuluun and Wei Ming leave the rest in dust with the only wins of the round
  5. Rd 6 – A mind boggling round with many twists and turns…

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June 8, 2018
Round 3 -The junior bashing round…

Cover pic: IM Liu Xiangyi in post mortem analysis with GM Batchuluun, joined by GM Andrey Kvon (Round 3 was covered by a friend, as I was still in a zombie state following the exertions of the previous day’s work) The third round of the QCD-Prof. Lim Kok Ann Grandmaster Invitational saw four decisive contests,…

June 8, 2018
Round 2 – What might have been…

Round 2 was a clear case of what might have been…for Gong Qianyun and Lee Qing Aun. The problems of being good pals with your tournament rival arose for Wei Ming as he couldn’t nail down a proper line to use against Qianyun. She got the bishop pair early and was consolidating the position when…

June 8, 2018
Round 1 – A Great Start for the Singaporeans!

The 5-strong Singapore field in the event made a great start to flag off the first round, save FM Lee Qing Aun who had to face of all people, Singaporean No 1 IM Goh Wei Ming with the black pieces. Life is tough when you have to face someone who understands your style thoroughly and…

June 7, 2018
Opening Ceremony

Today, a few generations of Singaporean chess players made their way to the Olive Room in Metropolitan YMCA for the opening ceremony of the QCD-Prof Lim Kok Ann Grandmasters Invitational 2018 event. The sponsors, the press, masters and grandmasters, top juniors, chess convenors, members of the current and past Singapore Chess Federation Exco got together…

June 7, 2018
Opening Address by the Organizing Chairman Dr Mark Liew

QCD LKA GM INVITATIONAL 2018 OPENING SPEECH photo credit: FM Peter Long   A warm welcome to everyone. I thank you for taking the time to grace this event. I would especially like to acknowledge the following guests: Ms Stella Kon, daughter of the venerable Professor Lim Kok Ann, and an esteemed playwright. International Master…

May 14, 2018
Top seed – GM Timur Gareyev – by Junior Tay

Let me introduce our Grandmaster guests. Firstly, our top seed, GM Timur Gareyev is no stranger to Singapore, having made his way over for a blindfold simul match against Singapore Chess Federation’s HPE squad members.¬†   Timur had sent this cracker of a Schliemann Gambit against Indonesian IM Ali Muhammed¬† Lutfi after the game when…

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