FIDE effected the K factor of 40 for players under-18 players on 1 July 2014. This was so that the ratings of fast improving young players reflect their increasing playing strength. This change worked out for several Malaysian juniors who recorded outstanding performances at the recent Johor Open and Penang Open.
At the Johor Open, 5 Malaysian Juniors gained more than 100 rating points each:
|Wong, Yinn Long||132||2028||2002|
|Ooi, Zhi Yang||118||1951||1999|
|Lye, Lik Zang||141||1919||2004|
|Chan, Kim Yew||127||1775||2002|
|Zulkiflee, Muhd Hanis Hanafi||114||1940||1997|
While at the Penang Open, 4 Malaysian Juniors achieved the same feat:
|Tan, Jun Ying||116||1849||2003|
|Chan, Kim Yew||136||1775||2002|
|Yap, Egin Darrel||109||1903||1999|
13 year-old Wong Yinn Long moved to above 2000 rating in the 1 Jan 2015 FRL as a result.
Chan Kim Yew, also just 13 years old, gained a stupendous 263 rating points from the two back-to-back events to reach 1775.