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First Friday Round Robin norm Tournaments

These tournaments are unique opportunities for players all around the world to achieve their norms in closed round robin tournaments.

February 2018 edition of First Friday IM norm tournament

Date: 2nd-7th February 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The list of players will be updated in the space below:


Entry fee structure:

IM/WGM/above 2401 USD 100
2351-2400 USD 150
2301-2350  USD 200
2251-2300  USD 250
2201-2250  USD 300
2151-2200 USD 400
Below 2150 USD 500

Standard Schedule:

Day 11200 Arrival
 1800 Player’s Meeting
Day 20900 Round 1
 1600 Round 2
Day 30900 Round 3
 1600 Round 4
Day 40900 Round 5
 1600 Round 6
Day 50900 Round 7
 1600 Round 8
Day 60900 Round 9
 1500 Departure

Proposed Program for 2018:

2-7 February IM, FM & CM Tournaments

2-7 March IM, WIM, FM & CM Tournaments

6-11 April GM Tournament

6-11 July IM, FM & CM Tournaments

3-8 August IM, FM & CM Tournaments

7-12 September IM, FM & CM Tournaments

2-7 November GM, IM, WGM, WIM, FM & CM Tournaments


All those interested to play in the event must write to with a copy (cc) to

FM Peter Long of Malaysia is the chief organizer of the First Friday events.

Travel logistics and accommodation:

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Previous articles:

October 2017

D. Gukesh was the winner of the October 2017 edition of First Friday and he made his maiden IM norm

R01+02: 11-year-old Indian prodigy leads at First Friday inaugural event

R03+04: Gukesh leads October First Friday with 3.5/4

R05+06: Gukesh still the sole leader as first edition of "First Friday" moves towards the end!

R07+R08: Can Gukesh make his maiden IM norm?

R09: 11-year-old Gukesh makes his maiden IM norm!


November 2017

GM Niaz Murshed to play in first Friday November

Opening junkie Kevin's First Friday explorations

Setyaki leads First Friday November with 3.5/4

Raja Rithvik joint winner at First Friday November