May Edition by Chess Clicks

We have a new World Chess Champion - Ding Liren! New for arbiter friends is the Call of Interest for arbiters' positions in FIDE events 2023 is open! Then, there are events like the Issykkul Open Chess Festival in Kyrgyzstan, Abu Dhabi Chess Festival in UAE, 7th CSIT World Sports Games in Italy etc. For education, there is the Chess Symposium by ASEAN Chess Confederation & European Chess Union in Thailand. In news, we have Global Chess League announced Dubai as the venue for the inaugural edition!

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Ellie Emira Syamimi

5/5/202323 min read

47th Selangor Open & Challenger Chess Championship 2023. KL Gateway Mall Chess. Malaysian Chess. 47th Selangor Open & Challenger Chess Championship 2023. KL Gateway Mall Chess. Malaysian Chess.
CMC Mall June Chess Festival 2023. MesaMall, Nilai. Malaysia Chess. CMC Mall June Chess Festival 2023. MesaMall, Nilai. Malaysia Chess.

There are currently not many tournaments for Mid-May locally, but towards the end of May, there is the Selangor Open & Challenger Tournament from 26th - 31st May at KL Gateway Mall. Despite the new venue, players will be playing in a hall, and for those who joined the GACC25 rapid, it's that same hall that will be used. Don't get missed out by registering now!

Then in June, there is the local CMC Mall June Chess Festival 2023 from 3rd - 5th June 2023 at MesaMall, Nilai, the Singapore Chess Festival 2023 from 4th - 11th June at Jurong Spring Community Club, and the newly released National Youth Chess Championship 2023 from 9th - 11th June at Universiti Teknologi Perak (the same venue for the 2022 edition), followed by the Guam International Open Tournament 2023 from 12th-18th June at Guam Reef Hotel, Guam.

Singapore Chess Festival 2023. Singapore Chess Federation. SG Chess FestivalSingapore Chess Festival 2023. Singapore Chess Federation. SG Chess Festival
21st ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championship 2023. ASEAN Chess. Thailand Chess Association21st ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championship 2023. ASEAN Chess. Thailand Chess Association
8th Johor International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series. Malaysia Chess 8th Johor International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series. Malaysia Chess
Thailand International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series - Chiang Mai. Thailand ChessThailand International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series - Chiang Mai. Thailand Chess

Also happening in June is the 21st ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championship 2023 from 17th - 27th June at Asia Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. Right after the ASEAN+ Age Group is the ASEAN Chess Series, a back-to-back tournament series starting from Chiang Mai, Thailand followed by Johor, Malaysia. And later on in October, Vientiane, Laos (details are to be announced)!

The tournament details are as followed, Thailand International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series - Chiang Mai from 28th June - 4th July at Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, followed by the 8th Johor International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series from 5th - 11th July at Fairview International School, Malaysia, the same venue that hosted the 7th Johor Open in December 2022. The total prize fund for Johor Open is RM135,000 equivalent to 30460 USD for the classical & rapid tournaments. Also, note that normally the Johor Open is held in December but this year it is being held in July alongside ASEAN Chess.

4th Sunway Chess Championship 2023. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia. 4th Sunway Chess Championship 2023. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia.
4th Sunway Team Chess Championship 2023. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia. 4th Sunway Team Chess Championship 2023. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia.

In June, there is also the 4th Sunway Chess Championship 2023 from 17th-18th June 2023 at Sunway University Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Selangor. It's a 2-day rapid & blitz event compromising of Team Rapid & Individual FIDE Blitz on 17th June, followed by Individual FIDE Rapid on 18th June with total prize money of over RM16.5K !!! Make sure to register fast!

4th Sunway Rapid Chess Championship 2023. Sunway Chess Malaysia. Malaysia Chess4th Sunway Rapid Chess Championship 2023. Sunway Chess Malaysia. Malaysia Chess
Issykkul Open 2023. Kyrgyzstan Chess. Chess Clicks Issykkul Open 2023. Kyrgyzstan Chess. Chess Clicks

In July, for international events, there is the Issykkul Open Chess Festival 2023 from 11th - 21st July 2023 at Recreation Center Solemar, Korumdu, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. The chess festival is divided into 3 tournaments, Issykkul Open A, B, and C, to show different rating groups categories.

The other event in July would be the Blue Chevaliers International Open 2023 from 23rd - 29th July at Novotel Phuket Resort, Thailand. It's a 9-round Swiss system tournament played over 7 days with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds. The comfortable capacity of the playing room is 100 players so make sure to register early! There are discounted room rates for players and a special Grandmaster Accommodation Offer, do check the regulations for the details. The Champion Prizes are as followed: Open Category: 1st 50,000 baht = 1450 USD, Female Category: 1st 12,000 baht = 348 USD, Senior Category: 1st 5,000 baht = 145 USD. The full tournament details, which include the registration process, accommodation, and prize list can be found on chessresults.

Blue Chevaliers International Open July 2023,  Novotel Phuket Resort, Thailand. Thailand Chess. Blue Chevaliers International Open July 2023,  Novotel Phuket Resort, Thailand. Thailand Chess.
[CMC] MyCatur Contest Mydin Tunjung, Kelantan 2023. Malaysian Chess Tournaments[CMC] MyCatur Contest Mydin Tunjung, Kelantan 2023. Malaysian Chess Tournaments
3rd 3Damansara Chess Tournament 2023. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia3rd 3Damansara Chess Tournament 2023. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia
Aspiration Chess Championship 2023. Aspiration International School. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia.Aspiration Chess Championship 2023. Aspiration International School. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia.

Happening locally in July are mostly rapid events. There is the [CMC] MyCatur Contest Mydin 2023 on 8th July 2023 at Mydin Seremban 2, Negeri Sembilan, the Aspiration Chess Championship 2023 on 15th July 2023 at AIPS, Plaza Damansara Utama, PJ, and 3rd 3Damansara Chess Tournament 2023 from 15th - 16th July 2023 at 3Damansara Mall, Selangor. Then a newly released event on 19th August, the [CMC] MyCatur Contest @ Mydin Tunjung, Kelantan Tournament.

Keningau Open Chess Championship 2023, Riverside Resort, Sabah. Sabah ChessKeningau Open Chess Championship 2023, Riverside Resort, Sabah. Sabah Chess

In July, there is also the Keningau Open Chess Championship 2023 [FIDE Rated], in conjunction with World Chess Day. The tournament is from 22nd - 23rd July 2023 at Taman Bandukan, Riverside Resort, Sabah. It's a 9 rounds rapid event with a time control of 25 minutes plus 10 seconds increment. The champion prize of the event is an impressive RM3500!! Even the 2nd place itself is RM2000, and the 3rd place RM1000! If you're keen on joining the event, you may register here.

Keningau Open Chess Championship 2023, Riverside Resort, Sabah. Sabah ChessKeningau Open Chess Championship 2023, Riverside Resort, Sabah. Sabah Chess
Keningau Open Chess Championship 2023, Riverside Resort, Sabah. Sabah ChessKeningau Open Chess Championship 2023, Riverside Resort, Sabah. Sabah Chess
7th CSIT World Sports Games Chess Championship 2023, Congressi Milano Marittima, Cervia Italy7th CSIT World Sports Games Chess Championship 2023, Congressi Milano Marittima, Cervia Italy
Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2023. Abu Dhabi Chess. UAE Chess. Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2023. Abu Dhabi Chess. UAE Chess.

In the coming months, there is the Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival from the 14th - 25th August 2023. Note that there was a change in dates as it is now starting on 14th August instead of ending on. Another international event for the coming month of August & September, there is the 7th CSIT World Sports Games 2023 from 5th - 10th September at Centro Congressi Milano Marittima, Italy for rapid and blitz.

Also, a heads up that the Malaysian Chess Festival dates are from 26th August to 3rd September. The full details are not out yet as there are things pending confirmation, but we will share it once it's published!

FA Seminar 2023 Conducted By The Sandokan Chess Club in Sabah, Malaysia. FA Seminar 2023 Conducted By The Sandokan Chess Club in Sabah, Malaysia.

Here, we found some exciting news that must be shared! The Call of Interest for arbiters' positions in FIDE events 2023 is out!!! For my dear arbiter friends, hope you take this chance to apply to stand a chance to get a FIDE event from around the world. You can apply here, be mindful that those who wish to apply are to be in the Panel List first, which means you would have to be a minimum of FA titled arbiter. The call of interest is open from April 24th 2023 to May 7th 2023, 23:59 CEST. You may read more about it here. And here is where you can check for the panel list, more about it in the FIDE Handbook.

For Chess Workshops & Education, as mentioned in the previous edition, there will be a FA Seminar Conducted By The Sandokan Chess Club in Sabah, Malaysia from 17th to 20th May 2023. The lecturer will be IA/IO Bunawan Bong of Indonesia, assisted by FA Charles Lucas of Malaysia. Register here for those who wish to become a FIDE Arbiter.

In early May, there are a few classical tournaments which have started, among which are the Big Rook Chess Festival 2023 in Bangkok Thailand, the Malaysian Chess Championship, Asian Zonal 3.3, & Baku Chess Festival. The following weekend, there is the 10th KLMaster U1800 Chess Championship 2023 from 13th - 14th May at Nexus Hotel, Shah Alam.

Here is the May Edition! This May edition feels like the start of a brand new Chess era as the crown for the World Chess Champion has been changed & crowned to Ding Liren. The final tiebreak match which decided the fate for this happened on 30th April and it couldn't have been any more thrilling for the chess world to witness such a feat!

For this edition, there was only an add in 2 to 3 tournaments or so as most have already been published in previous Editions. Nevertheless, hope you enjoy the compilation list of upcoming events, on top of the chess workshop & chess news section, we would like to highlight this piece of exciting information for arbiters about the interest in World events. Apply fast as the closing date is coming in VERY soon!

Click the picture above for the Facebook post with tournament details.

Ding Liren crowned World Champion. Chess Clicks. World Chess Championship 2023Ding Liren crowned World Champion. Chess Clicks. World Chess Championship 2023

Ding Liren crowned World Champion

Ding Liren. Chess Clicks. World Chess Championship 2023Ding Liren. Chess Clicks. World Chess Championship 2023

Ding Liren makes history, becoming World Champion

As we all should know by now, when the new month came in, the chess world was greeted with a new World Chess Champion - GM Ding Liren of China. He's also made history for China by being the 1st Chinese player to win the World Chess Championship match! Scroll down below to view the video of the final moments which took place! We (mostly your IA Ellie) at Chess Clicks love the video and have watched it on repeat! It was such an emotional moment for the Chinese Superstar.

Big Rook Chess Festival 2023. Thailand Chess. Big Rook Chess Academy BangkokBig Rook Chess Festival 2023. Thailand Chess. Big Rook Chess Academy Bangkok
Malaysian Chess Championship 2023. Chess Malaysia. Catur Malaysia. Malaysian Chess FederationMalaysian Chess Championship 2023. Chess Malaysia. Catur Malaysia. Malaysian Chess Federation
Asian Zonal 3.3, Century Park Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia. Percasi Indonesia. Asian Chess FederationAsian Zonal 3.3, Century Park Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia. Percasi Indonesia. Asian Chess Federation
Asian Mixed Doubles Chess Championship 2023 by Asian Chess FederationAsian Mixed Doubles Chess Championship 2023 by Asian Chess Federation

Recently concluded was an online tournament by the Asian Chess Federation, the 2023 Asian Mixed Doubles U-18 Team Championship, where the Indonesia team won gold! The closing ceremony was held on Friday 5/5 where General Secretary Hisham Al Taher graced the closing ceremony. We would like to wish all winners (& arbiters) congratulations to those who won prizes and for a successful show!

P.S. Our Chess Clicks founder x IA Ellie is there! Rightmost, the second frame below IA Mehrdad.

Mid-April Edition by Chess Clicks. Chess Tournaments Malaysia. International Chess TournamentsMid-April Edition by Chess Clicks. Chess Tournaments Malaysia. International Chess Tournaments
April Edition 2023 by Chess Clicks, Ellie Emira Syamimi. Chess TournamentsApril Edition 2023 by Chess Clicks, Ellie Emira Syamimi. Chess Tournaments

In case you missed it, you can also check out the April Edition & Mid-April Edition for more events! Especially the Mid-April Edition Blog which we're pretty proud of right now! Here is the Facebook version of the April Edition & Mid-April Edition so you can view the tournament details.

Call of Interest: Chess Arbiters positions in FIDE Events 2023. FIDE Chess News. Chess Arbiter NewsCall of Interest: Chess Arbiters positions in FIDE Events 2023. FIDE Chess News. Chess Arbiter News

In our Chess News section, of course, the highlight of this month would be Ding Liren, our new World Chess Champion! His journey to the World Chess Championship is admirable! Take a look at the video above for the final moments in the tiebreak game when he becomes the new champion! He was overwhelmed with emotions as the fate of the game has been decided.

Ding Liren crowned World Champion. Chess Clicks. World Chess Championship 2023Ding Liren crowned World Champion. Chess Clicks. World Chess Championship 2023

Final moments when Ding Liren becomes World Champion

World Chess Championship "The World vs Kazakhstan". The World defeats Kazakhstan chess matchWorld Chess Championship "The World vs Kazakhstan". The World defeats Kazakhstan chess match

In the side event to the World Championship match, "Kazakhstan vs The World", Team World has come out victorious against Team Kazakhstan with a score of 34.5 : 29.5 for the rapid tournament. Team World was leading after the first day, having won in three out of the four rounds played and achieving a lead of 18,5 points to 13,5. The second day saw four more rounds being played in Astana’s International Financial Centre. In the end, after the blitz portion was also completed, Team World emerged as the winner of the event against Team Kazakhstan!

Lastly, we have the Global Chess League (GCL), which is a joint venture between FIDE and Tech Mahindra, as they announced Dubai as the venue for the inaugural edition. GCL is the world’s largest and first-ever league-styled chess tournament set to take place from June 21st, 2023, to July 2nd, 2023. The first edition of GCL will feature six teams with six players each, including a minimum of two female players and one icon player per team.

All of the upcoming tournaments can be found below, along with all the news. We hope you enjoyed this article❤️ Thanks for making it till the end, and make sure to 𝙁𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 our Facebook & Instagram so you're not left out!

World Chess Championship "The World vs Kazakhstan". The World defeats Kazakhstan chess matchWorld Chess Championship "The World vs Kazakhstan". The World defeats Kazakhstan chess match
Chess Symposium by ASEAN Chess Confederation & European Chess UnionChess Symposium by ASEAN Chess Confederation & European Chess Union
Chess Symposium by ASEAN Chess Confederation & European Chess UnionChess Symposium by ASEAN Chess Confederation & European Chess Union

Besides that, there will be a Chess Symposium by ASEAN Chess Confederation & European Chess Union from 19th - 24th June 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand, alongside the ASEAN+ age group which will also be happening during that time. There are 3 separate workshops, - Trainers, Arbiters, & Organizers Workshop.

Dubai becomes the host for the inaugural edition of Global Chess LeagueDubai becomes the host for the inaugural edition of Global Chess League

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May Edition 2023 by Chess Clicks, Ellie Emira Syamimi. Chess TournamentsMay Edition 2023 by Chess Clicks, Ellie Emira Syamimi. Chess Tournaments

Click the picture for the Facebook post with tournament details.

Here is the May Edition! This May edition feels like the start of a brand new Chess era as the crown for the World Chess Champion has been changed & crowned to Ding Liren. The final tiebreak match which decided the fate for this happened on 30th April and it couldn't have been any more thrilling for the chess world to witness such a feat!

For this edition, there was only an add in 2 to 3 tournaments or so as most have already been published in previous Editions. Nevertheless, hope you enjoy the compilation list of upcoming events, on top of the chess workshop & chess news section, we would like to highlight this piece of exciting information for arbiters about the interest in World events. Apply fast as the closing date is coming in VERY soon!

Click the picture above for the Facebook post with tournament details.

Ding Liren crowned World Champion. Chess Clicks. World Chess Championship 2023Ding Liren crowned World Champion. Chess Clicks. World Chess Championship 2023

As we all should know by now, when the new month came in, the chess world was greeted with a new World Chess Champion - GM Ding Liren of China. He's also made history for China by being the 1st Chinese player to win the World Chess Championship match! Scroll down below to view the video of the final moments which took place! We (mostly your IA Ellie) at Chess Clicks love the video and have watched it on repeat! It was such an emotional moment for the Chinese Superstar.

Big Rook Chess Festival 2023. Thailand Chess. Big Rook Chess Academy BangkokBig Rook Chess Festival 2023. Thailand Chess. Big Rook Chess Academy Bangkok

In early May, there are a few classical tournaments which have started, among which are the Big Rook Chess Festival 2023 in Bangkok Thailand, the Malaysian Chess Championship, Asian Zonal 3.3, & Baku Chess Festival. The following weekend, there is the 10th KLMaster U1800 Chess Championship 2023 from 13th - 14th May at Nexus Hotel, Shah Alam.

47th Selangor Open & Challenger Chess Championship 2023. KL Gateway Mall Chess. Malaysian Chess. 47th Selangor Open & Challenger Chess Championship 2023. KL Gateway Mall Chess. Malaysian Chess.

There are currently not many tournaments for Mid-May locally, but towards the end of May, there is the Selangor Open & Challenger Tournament from 26th - 31st May at KL Gateway Mall. Despite the new venue, players will be playing in a hall, and for those who joined the GACC25 rapid, it's that same hall that will be used. Don't get missed out by registering now!

Then in June, there is the local CMC Mall June Chess Festival 2023 from 3rd - 5th June 2023 at MesaMall, Nilai, the Singapore Chess Festival 2023 from 4th - 11th June at Jurong Spring Community Club, and the newly released National Youth Chess Championship 2023 from 9th - 11th June at Universiti Teknologi Perak (the same venue for the 2022 edition), followed by the Guam International Open Tournament 2023 from 12th-18th June at Guam Reef Hotel, Guam.

Asian Mixed Doubles Chess Championship 2023 by Asian Chess Federation
Asian Mixed Doubles Chess Championship 2023 by Asian Chess Federation

Recently concluded was an online tournament by the Asian Chess Federation, the 2023 Asian Mixed Doubles U-18 Team Championship, where the Indonesia team won gold! The closing ceremony was held on Friday 5/5 where General Secretary Hisham Al Taher graced the closing ceremony. We would like to wish all winners (& arbiters) congratulations to those who won prizes and for a successful show!

P.S. Our Chess Clicks founder x IA Ellie is there! Rightmost, the second frame below IA Mehrdad.

Thailand International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series - Chiang Mai. Thailand ChessThailand International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series - Chiang Mai. Thailand Chess
8th Johor International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series. Malaysia Chess 8th Johor International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series. Malaysia Chess

Also happening in June is the 21st ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championship 2023 from 17th - 27th June at Asia Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. Right after the ASEAN+ Age Group is the ASEAN Chess Series, a back-to-back tournament series starting from Chiang Mai, Thailand followed by Johor, Malaysia. And later on in October, Vientiane, Laos (details are to be announced)!

The tournament details are as followed, Thailand International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series - Chiang Mai from 28th June - 4th July at Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, followed by the 8th Johor International Chess Open 2023 - ASEAN Chess Series from 5th - 11th July at Fairview International School, Malaysia, the same venue that hosted the 7th Johor Open in December 2022. The total prize fund for Johor Open is RM135,000 equivalent to 30460 USD for the classical & rapid tournaments. Also, note that normally the Johor Open is held in December but this year it is being held in July alongside ASEAN Chess.

4th Sunway Chess Championship 2023. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia. 4th Sunway Chess Championship 2023. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia.

In June, there is also the 4th Sunway Chess Championship 2023 from 17th-18th June 2023 at Sunway University Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Selangor. It's a 2-day rapid & blitz event compromising of Team Rapid & Individual FIDE Blitz on 17th June, followed by Individual FIDE Rapid on 18th June with total prize money of over RM16.5K !!! Make sure to register fast!

April Edition 2023 by Chess Clicks, Ellie Emira Syamimi. Chess TournamentsApril Edition 2023 by Chess Clicks, Ellie Emira Syamimi. Chess Tournaments
Mid-April Edition by Chess Clicks. Chess Tournaments Malaysia. International Chess TournamentsMid-April Edition by Chess Clicks. Chess Tournaments Malaysia. International Chess Tournaments

In case you missed it, you can also check out the April Edition & Mid-April Edition for more events! Especially the Mid-April Edition Blog which we're pretty proud of right now!

Also since the two are already fully updated while waiting for this Edition to be fully updated.

Here is the Facebook version of the April Edition & Mid-April Edition so you can view the tournament details.

Aspiration Chess Championship 2023. Aspiration International School. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia.Aspiration Chess Championship 2023. Aspiration International School. Malaysia Chess. Catur Malaysia.

Happening locally in July are mostly rapid events. There is the [CMC] MyCatur Contest Mydin 2023 on 8th July 2023 at Mydin Seremban 2, Negeri Sembilan, the Aspiration Chess Championship 2023 on 15th July 2023 at AIPS, Plaza Damansara Utama, PJ, and 3rd 3Damansara Chess Tournament 2023 from 15th - 16th July 2023 at 3Damansara Mall, Selangor. Then a newly released event on 19th August, the [CMC] MyCatur Contest @ Mydin Tunjung, Kelantan Tournament.

Issykkul Open 2023. Kyrgyzstan Chess. Chess Clicks Issykkul Open 2023. Kyrgyzstan Chess. Chess Clicks

In July, for international events, there is the Issykkul Open Chess Festival 2023 from 11th - 21st July 2023 at Recreation Center Solemar, Korumdu, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. The chess festival is divided into 3 tournaments, Issykkul Open A, B, and C, to show different rating groups categories.

The other event in July would be the Blue Chevaliers International Open 2023 from 23rd - 29th July at Novotel Phuket Resort, Thailand. It's a 9-round Swiss system tournament played over 7 days with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds. The comfortable capacity of the playing room is 100 players so make sure to register early! There are discounted room rates for players and a special Grandmaster Accommodation Offer, do check the regulations for the details. The Champion Prizes are as followed: Open Category: 1st 50,000 baht = 1450 USD, Female Category: 1st 12,000 baht = 348 USD, Senior Category: 1st 5,000 baht = 145 USD. The full tournament details, which include the registration process, accommodation, and prize list can be found on chessresults.

Blue Chevaliers International Open July 2023,  Novotel Phuket Resort, Thailand. Thailand Chess. Blue Chevaliers International Open July 2023,  Novotel Phuket Resort, Thailand. Thailand Chess.
Keningau Open Chess Championship 2023, Riverside Resort, Sabah. Sabah ChessKeningau Open Chess Championship 2023, Riverside Resort, Sabah. Sabah Chess

In July, there is also the Keningau Open Chess Championship 2023 [FIDE Rated], in conjunction with World Chess Day. The tournament is from 22nd - 23rd July 2023 at Taman Bandukan, Riverside Resort, Sabah. It's a 9 rounds rapid event with a time control of 25 minutes plus 10 seconds increment. The champion prize of the event is an impressive RM3500!! Even the 2nd place itself is RM2000, and the 3rd place RM1000! If you're keen on joining the event, you may register here.

In the coming months, there is the Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival from the 14th - 25th August 2023. Note that there was a change in dates as it is now starting on 14th August instead of ending on. Another international event for the coming month of August & September, there is the 7th CSIT World Sports Games 2023 from 5th - 10th September at Centro Congressi Milano Marittima, Italy for rapid and blitz.

Also, a heads up that the Malaysian Chess Festival dates are from 26th August to 3rd September. The full details are not out yet as there are things pending confirmation, but we will share it once it's published!

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2023. Abu Dhabi Chess. UAE Chess. Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2023. Abu Dhabi Chess. UAE Chess.
FA Seminar 2023 Conducted By The Sandokan Chess Club in Sabah, Malaysia. FA Seminar 2023 Conducted By The Sandokan Chess Club in Sabah, Malaysia.

Here, we found some exciting news that must be shared! The Call of Interest for arbiters' positions in FIDE events 2023 is out!!! For my dear arbiter friends, hope you take this chance to apply to stand a chance to get a FIDE event from around the world. You can apply here, be mindful that those who wish to apply are to be in the Panel List first, which means you would have to be a minimum of FA titled arbiter. The call of interest is open from April 24th 2023 to May 7th 2023, 23:59 CEST. You may read more about it here. And here is where you can check for the panel list, more about it in the FIDE Handbook.

Call of Interest: Chess Arbiters positions in FIDE Events 2023. FIDE Chess News. Chess Arbiter NewsCall of Interest: Chess Arbiters positions in FIDE Events 2023. FIDE Chess News. Chess Arbiter News

For Chess Workshops & Education, as mentioned in the previous edition, there will be a FA Seminar Conducted By The Sandokan Chess Club in Sabah, Malaysia from 17th to 20th May 2023. The lecturer will be IA/IO Bunawan Bong of Indonesia, assisted by FA Charles Lucas of Malaysia. Register here for those who wish to become a FIDE Arbiter.

Ding Liren crowned World Champion. Chess Clicks. World Chess Championship 2023Ding Liren crowned World Champion. Chess Clicks. World Chess Championship 2023

In our Chess News section, of course, the highlight of this month would be Ding Liren, our new World Chess Champion! His journey to the World Chess Championship is admirable! Take a look at the video above for the final moments in the tiebreak game when he becomes the new champion! He was overwhelmed with emotions as the fate of the game has been decided.

World Chess Championship "The World vs Kazakhstan". The World defeats Kazakhstan chess matchWorld Chess Championship "The World vs Kazakhstan". The World defeats Kazakhstan chess match

In the side event to the World Championship match, "Kazakhstan vs The World", Team World has come out victorious against Team Kazakhstan with a score of 34.5 : 29.5 for the rapid tournament. Team World was leading after the first day, having won in three out of the four rounds played and achieving a lead of 18,5 points to 13,5. The second day saw four more rounds being played in Astana’s International Financial Centre. In the end, after the blitz portion was also completed, Team World emerged as the winner of the event against Team Kazakhstan!

Besides that, there will be a Chess Symposium by ASEAN Chess Confederation & European Chess Union from 19th - 24th June 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand, alongside the ASEAN+ age group which will also be happening during that time. There are 3 separate workshops, - Trainers, Arbiters, & Organizers Workshop.

Dubai becomes the host for the inaugural edition of Global Chess LeagueDubai becomes the host for the inaugural edition of Global Chess League

Lastly, we have the Global Chess League (GCL), which is a joint venture between FIDE and Tech Mahindra, as they announced Dubai as the venue for the inaugural edition. GCL is the world’s largest and first-ever league-styled chess tournament set to take place from June 21st, 2023, to July 2nd, 2023. The first edition of GCL will feature six teams with six players each, including a minimum of two female players and one icon player per team.

All of the upcoming tournaments can be found below, along with all the news. We hope you enjoyed this article❤️ Thanks for making it till the end, and make sure to 𝙁𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 our Facebook & Instagram so you're not left out!

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Malaysian Chess Championship 2023. Chess Malaysia. Catur Malaysia. Malaysian Chess FederationMalaysian Chess Championship 2023. Chess Malaysia. Catur Malaysia. Malaysian Chess Federation
1st Tropicana Gardens Mall Chess Competition 2023. Cerdik Catur Malaysia. 1st Tropicana Gardens Mall Chess Competition 2023. Cerdik Catur Malaysia.
Baku Chess Open Festival, Baku Crystal Hall. Azerbaijan Chess. Baku Chess Open Festival, Baku Crystal Hall. Azerbaijan Chess.
Pertandingan Catur Terbuka Benteng Ampangan. Catur Malaysia. Pertandingan Catur Terbuka Benteng Ampangan. Catur Malaysia.
TAR UMT Chess Open 2023 Pulau Pinang. Penang Chess. Catur MalaysiaTAR UMT Chess Open 2023 Pulau Pinang. Penang Chess. Catur Malaysia
100th Anniversary Of Heydar Aliyev – Azerbaijan National Leader’s Day Malaysian Chess Tournament. 100th Anniversary Of Heydar Aliyev – Azerbaijan National Leader’s Day Malaysian Chess Tournament.
10th KLMaster U1800 Chess Championship. Malaysia Chess. Chess Clicks10th KLMaster U1800 Chess Championship. Malaysia Chess. Chess Clicks
6th Sharjah Masters 2023 International Chess Championship. UAE Chess. 6th Sharjah Masters 2023 International Chess Championship. UAE Chess.
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