Thursday, January 28, 2010


The First GM Chess Academy's philosophy is aimed at developing a positive and nurturing environment where our children are trained to sharpen their mental skills by asking the right questions and to critically apply analytical methodologies to the challenges before them and to maintain a high level of thinking under increasing pressure. Ergo we focus on teaching how to think as opposed to what to think. And we use chess in the spirit of healthy competition as the medium of instruction.

We aim to prepare young Malaysians, irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affinity, to face a globalised world through chess training by developing a winning mindset.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


The First GM chess Academy, is a group of private and corporate citizens who envision a Malaysia with it's first Chess Grand Master. We also see a Malaysia which is able to compete with each other in healthy competition to help bring out the excellence in all of us and yet be able to work in partnership in the face of outside competition.

Our definition of healthy competition is finding ways and means to improve our own individual and collective skills in order to win and NOT by undermining the competition.

The basis of our partnerships is mutual respect, integrity, responsibility, accountablity and transparency. And our alliances are based on those shared values.

We see chess as a good medium to promote these same values for chess already has, in the main, been a mental sport played in the spirit of muhibbah in Malaysia and chess has demonstrated equal excellence in all our diverse communities.