Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open - Commentary 1

As GiLoCatur glanced down the first round result from, few results that really excite me especially of our junior chess players who are participating in the DAT Malaysia Open 2009.

The first one is the win by Wong Jianwen againts higher-rated Singaporean IM. The second one is that Yeoh Li Tian managed to draw with a Vietnamese FM. Syabas to both of them.

Come back for further report.

picture from MSSMKL blog

14-year-old Wong Jianwen played black on board 43 and won against IM Tan Lian-Ann from Singapore. The 52-year-old chess master is four times Singaporean Olympiad team member and six times Singapore champion. Hopefully such victory will provide Jianwen's confidence to perform well in the DAT Malaysia open and meeting Malaysian senior players.

Malaysian chess prodigy, Yeoh Li Tian, starts his DAT Malaysia Open journey with a good result when he managed to draw with FM Nguyen Duc Hoa from Vietnam who FIDE rating is 2300+ in the first round.

In second round tomorrow morning, Jianwen will play white against IM Ashot Nadanian on board 15, while Li Tian will play black againts Yu Yangyi on board 20.

BEST OF LUCK to both of them and all other Malaysian players!

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