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4th Kuala Lumpur International Open Chess Championship

4-10 September 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Chess Association

The 4th Kuala Lumpur International Open Chess Championship for the Raja Nazrin Shah Challenge Trophy is scheduled to take place from 4-10 September 2011.

The KL Open will be held at the superior 4 star Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur located between Chinatown and the city’s main Bukit Bintang shopping district.

Last year World Champion and Grandmaster Hou Yifan proved a worthy winner and joins other illustrious KL Open champions Grandmaster Anton Filippov (2008) and Grandmaster Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (2009).

The tournament is sponsored by the Masterskill Education Group Berhad and organised by Polgar Chess Asia for the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) under the auspices of the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) and is registered and recognised by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) as an international title and rated tournament.

The tournament will be played over 9 rounds using the FIDE Swiss System as paired using the Swiss Manager program. The time control used will be 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.

More information on the official website from where you can also contact the Tournament Director Peter Long.

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