Saturday, September 5, 2009
Round 3 Results
The top four boards drew their games in the third round played in the morning session. One interesting result is the draw between a below-2000 rated Indonesian, Masruri Rahman, and GM Nguyen Anh Dung, the 8th seed.
As for Malaysian players,
It is a good result for Edward Lee who managed to draw with Tolentino Rustum whose Elo is nearly 300 points higher than him. Both Tan Li Ting and Wong Jianwen won their respective games whereas the rest could not manage to win.
In the afternoon session game (Round 4), both Li Ting and Edward Lee were defeated by their respective 2300+ rated opponents. On the 20th board, a junior player meet againts a senior player. Jianwen came out with a happy win againts Ismail Ahmad.
While both unrated Najib and Abdul Haq are happy for winning againts their respective rated opponents - Chan Yi and Dassanayake. Unfortunately, the rated Haslindah lose to the unrated Virda from Indonesia.
Round 5 Pairing
Can CM Firman Syah upset the top seed, GM Nguyen Ngoc Son on the top board tomorrow? GiLoCatur believes that whomever win the game, he would be the champion. If they both draw, it would be an open fight until the end of the tournament.
It would be important games for both Jianwen and Li Ting tomorrow. If they both manage to win, their rating will soar up. There would be another Malaysian battle tomorrow between Najib Abdul Wahab (white) and Edward Lee (black). Abdul Haq will play againts a pinoy Woman International Master, Ismail Ahmad will meet an Indian player and Haslindah will play againts a Sri Lankan player.
Going to the fifth round that will be played tomorrow afternoon at 2.30pm, there are three leaders with 3 and 1/2 points. The top two are GMs - one each from Vietnam (the 1st seed) and Uzbekistan (the 3rd seed). The third one is surprisingly and amazingly the 26th seed Candidate Master from Indonesia.
12 other players including the other 4 GMs are closely behind the three leaders with 3 points whereas 9 others score 2 and 1/2 points including Ian Udani.
GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (FIDE 2589)
GM Marat Dzhumaev (FIDE 2532)
CM Firman Syah Farid (FIDE 2207)