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Celebrating 100Years, Celebrating Prof Lim Kok Ann – SG 100 Boards Grandmasters Simultaneous Chess Exhibition

Professor Lim Kok Ann is widely known as the “Father of Singapore Chess” within the chess community. He has helped countless chess players in his lifetime many of whom have gone on to represent Singapore and become the nation’s best chess players. A lesser known fact about Prof is that he is also known as Singapore’s Flu Fighter. He was the first to discover a strain of the Asian Flu that killed millions between 1957-1958.

Prof Lim would have been 100 years old this year and to celebrate this special occasion and to remember his legacies in chess and in microbiology, the #ChessAgainstCovid team is proud to announce SG Grandmasters Simultaenous Exhibition – celebrating Prof Lim Kok Ann’s 100 years.

On 23rd May, from 4pm, our very own Singaporean Grandmasters will each take on 25 brave challengers concurrently. Despite being located in different cities at this juncture, our Grandmasters have decided to join forces in a concerted effort to remember Prof Lim and also in the name of charity.

Registration for this event is free and can be done via and if you like to pick your favourite GM to play against, you can do so at a minimum donation of S$50 only.

Be a part of this historic event and see you soon! ☺️

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