Saturday, December 10, 2011

3rd Penang Heritage City International Chess Tournament - DIMAKILING OLIVER is the Champion for the Open Section

DIMAKILING OLIVER is the champion in the 3rd Penang Heritage City International Chess Open held from Tuesday, 6th until today, 10th December 2011. He scored 8/9 points from seven wins and two draws. In the final round today, a draw is enough for him to claim the championship with one point difference. Another Filipino, Olay Edgar Reggie, is the first runner up after winning on tie break over the tournament's top seed, IM Nguyen Van Huy from Vietnam.

Top 20 Final Ranking - Penang Open

Eight Malaysian chess players are among the top 20 in the tournament. Malaysian chess wonder kid, 12-year-old Yeoh Li Tian, is the best Malaysian player after winning the fifth spot with 6.5/9 points. In the fifth round, Li Tian recorded an amazing win over Filipino IM, Dableo Ronald who has FIDE ratings of 2445. It would be more amazing if he could win over Vietnamese IM, Nguyen Van Huy.

The second best Malaysian is NM Tan Khai Boon. A draw in the final round with the eventual champion has pushed him to the sixth spot. IM Mas Hafizulhelmi and FM Ronnie Lim Chuin Hoong are 8th and 12th respectively. The former is the best six (6) pointers.

Click here for the complete final ranking.

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