Peter Long

Peter Long


Peter Long heads the Institute of Chess Excellence which is also the Malaysian Chess Federation's National Chess Academy. He is an International Arbiter and Malaysia's first FIDE trainer. Contact him on Twitter @PeterCBLong or [email protected]

Recent Opinion

  • 1 year ago

    MCF needs to get ahead of the latest dress fiasco

  • 1 year ago

    A matter of priorities

  • 1 year ago

    What it takes to become a grandmaster

  • 1 year ago

    As long as the children (and parents) are happy!

More from Peter Long

  • 1 year ago

    In search of excellence

    JANUARY 12 ― It has now been a month since the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) elections and despite a good start by the new leadership, it is clear that too much “business...

  • 1 year ago

    The way forward after the MCF election

    DECEMBER 29 — The long-awaited Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) election was finally held on December 11, 2016 and incumbent president Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib finally retired....

  • 1 year ago

    What we learned from the World Chess Championship Match

    DECEMBER 8 ― The World Chess Championship Match held in New York City ended a little over a week ago with Magnus Carlsen from Norway successfully retaining his title although...

  • 1 year ago

    All eyes on the World Chess Championship in NY

    NOVEMBER 10  —  Magnus Carlsen and Sergei Karjakin will contest a 12-game match for the World Chess Championship in the iconic Fulton Market building in...

  • 1 year ago

    Rules? What rules?

    OCTOBER 27 ― Chess has always been very important in the Netherlands and this is undoubtedly due to Dr Max Euwe who not only became their one and only World Champion in 1935 but...

  • 1 year ago

    Spotlight still on the Malaysian Chess Federation elections

    OCTOBER 20 — There is so much going on in the world of chess as the year rushes to its end! There are so many events and tournaments going on. But for those vested in the future...

  • 1 year ago

    Spotlight on the promotion (or lack) of local chess events

    OCTOBER 13 — One of the most common questions I am always being asked is: “Where do I find information about where I can go to play chess?” Usually this is asked by someone...

  • 1 year ago

    Respecting women's rights at the World Chess Championship

    OCTOBER 6 ― It was quietly approved by the General Assembly of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Congress which was held concurrently with the 42nd World Chess Olympiad last...

  • 1 year ago

    Doing their countries proud

    SEPTEMBER 29 ― History ― and quite a lot of it ― was made at the 42nd World Chess Olympiad held from September 1-14, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Understandably, USA's victory...

  • 1 year ago

    The good, the sad and the ugly

    SEPTEMBER 22 ― The Malaysian Chess Festival which ended on Sunday represents everything that is Malaysian chess: the good, the sad and the ugly! Now in its 13th year, the number...

  • 1 year ago

    Malaysia’s performance at the World Chess Olympiad

    SEPTEMBER 15 — The World Chess Olympiad held in Baku from September 1-14 has just ended and most will agree that this was one of the best Olympiads in...

  • 1 year ago

    Anti-cheating shenanigans at the World Chess Olympiad

    SEPTEMBER 8 ― The World Chess Olympiad held in Baku, Azerbaijan from September 1-14 is well underway with four rounds played at the time of writing. Azerbaijan has a lot of...

  • 1 year ago

    A look at the upcoming FIDE Congress

    SEPTEMBER 1 — Every year, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Congress takes place and concludes with the General Assembly (GA) which delegates from member national...

  • 1 year ago

    Chess competitions and their significance

    AUGUST 25 ― The World Junior Chess Championships has just ended in Bhubaneswar, India; the winner of the Open U-20 was 15-year-old Jeffery Xiong representing the USA while...

  • 1 year ago

    High (Malaysian) drama in regional chess championships

    AUGUST 18 ― The last two weeks have been busy ones for our young Malaysian players... well, at least for those who represented the country in international competition. As has...