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The date for the ASEAN Chess Tournament (ASEAN Chess not the Standard Chess) is from 22nd June to 26th June and not was published earlier.

The earlier date mentioned was for the actual Thailand Open (Standard Chess) in Chiang Mai from the 28th of June to the 4th of July 2023.

ASEAN Chess is a variant of International Chess that was officially introduced at the Myanmar SEA Games in 2013. With Ouk Chatrang making its appearance at the recent SEA Games in Cambodia, there will be more initiatives by regional organizers to introduce traditional chess variants common to the region such as Ouk Chatrang, Makruk and ASEAN Chess.

With Thailand announcing that it will introduce ASEAN Chess as one of the events offered at the ASIAN Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) 2023, the host country is taking it a step better by organizing the Thailand Open ASEAN Chess Tournament to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 28th June to 4th July 2023 for players to acclimatize with the chess variant.

To attract more players to take part in the event, Thailand is offering FREE ACCOMMODATION and A USD200 ALLOWANCE for official players sent by the respective Chess Federations around the region to participate in the event.

With that, the MALAYSIAN CHESS FEDERATION invites interested chess players (with MCF ID and FIDE ID) to apply as our OFFICIAL REPS to the event. All applications must be accompanied by a RM20 application fee and closing date is set on 9th June 2023. Those selected will be announced and contacted on the 11th June for their names to be submitted before the closing date. Please use the link below to register as other forms of registration will not be entertained nor accepted.


MCF Secretariat