FIDE Master and former National Champion – Peter Long (photo above) gave a chess talk organised by Neo Manhattan Chess Centre (NMCC) at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur on the 22nd March 2009. Peter Long is a FIDE Trainer, Fide Arbiter and FIDE Web Editor. Recently he was appoint as Concillor for both the FIDE Trainers’ and FIDE Chess in Schools Commission. Peter is two time National Junior champion who in 1986 also won the National Championship. In the past, he was also a prolific chess writer with columns in 3 major national newspapers.

In his two hours talk, Peter share his vast experience and knowledge gain from attending several international chess training seminars all over the world . Among the topics is :-

    1. How to improve your chess


    1. The “Improvement Problem”
    2. Scholastic Programs & The ASEAN Chess Academy


    1. The Benefits of Chess


  1. Teaching the ABC’s or Begginer Stage : Challenge & Solutions

6. Levels of trainer

He also showed some of his game where he apply ideas from former World Champion – Garry Kasparov’s game and succesfully apply the idea on his own game. Below is the game between former World Champion – Garry Kasparov against Andrian Mikhalchisin in Frunze 1981. Peter studied the game carefully and apply some of the ideas to his game against Sharadevian .


Below is Peter’s game against Shadarevian in Asian Team Championship in 1986.



Shamsol Bahrin from NMCC giving the introduction


Two special guest : bloggers – Andrew Ooi and Marcus Yeoh



Two lovely kids Tan Jun Feng (left) and Tan Li Ting (right)

Their parent also follow the talks and reading handouts provide by Peter