Friday, December 16, 2011

Sarawak Open - After Round 8

Kuching. Thursday, 16/12/2011

Playing in two back-to-back chess tournaments in Malaysia seems have effect to Indian IM, Lahiri Atanu. He lost the two rounds played today. In the afternoon, Jianwen is the happiest person for being the second person to beat the top seed in the Sarawak Open.

Singaporean player, Jerome, continues his superb performance by winning against Filipino Bagamasbad Efren on the top board. With that win he becomes the leader in the tournament, half point ahead the rest of the players after Round 8. He will play black against Jianwen on the top board battle. A win will ensure  Jerome to become the tournament's champion. Jianwen can be the champion if he wins his game while Thomas Bueder of Germany at least draw with his opponent on second board.

Top 20 Ranking After Round 8

Entering the critical final round, Malaysia's best hope is on Jianwen who is ranked third. Chess veteran, Kamaludin or also known as Abang Bro is ranked fourth with 6/8 points. Can both of them win their respective games to improve the placing.

Top 10 Boards Round 9 pairings

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