Monday, December 7, 2009
The 9th seed, IM Mas had to satisfy for a draw against his Vietnamese IM opponent at Table #2. And it is a win for IM Yee Weng against a lady opponent, WIM Nguyen Quynh Anh of Vietnam.
The leader of the tournament which is also the defending champion, GM Le Quang Liem, is distancing himself in front. Surely, he is on top form and on his way to be the champion again. Can he continue his superb performance? Who will stop him? Just stay tuned for the results and news.
In the next round tomorrow morning, IM Mas has to face a tough challenge from the second seed, GM Dao at Table #2. Can IM Mas win? Let's pray for that.
Meanwhile, his compatriot IM Yee Weng will play black against the young Singaporean FM, Howard Fernandez. Let's hope that Yee Weng can win the battle.
GM Dao Thien Hai (Elo 2524)
GM Dao was the champion of the 3rd DAT Malaysian Open (2006)
(picture from klchess.com)