2001 Lim Chuin Hoong (Penang) won the National Championship.NM Siti Zulaikha Foudzi won the women section.
2001 IM Mas Hafizulhelmi FIDE rating reach 2456 in April 2001 - the highest ever FIDE rating for any Malaysia
2001 - Terengganu win 2001 Majlis Sukan dan Kebajikan Anggota- Anggota Kerajaan (MAKSAK). Runners up goes to Sarawak. The team event was held in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Source: Rizal Ahmad Kamal's blog
2001 Singapore won the Annual Malaysia-Singapore match held at Singapore (42.5-47.5)
2001 Datuk Sabaruddin Chik stepped down as the Malaysia Chess Federation president. The committee accepted his resignation without any objections. Deputy president Datuk Mohamad Rosli bin Abdul Aziz took charge as acting president.