Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sarawak Open - After Round 6

The Sarawak Chess Open is entering Day 4. Six rounds has completed. Three more rounds to go, two rounds tomorrow and the final one on Friday.

So, who is (are) leading the tournament right now?

Indian International Master (IM), Lahiri Atanu is in the lead with 5.5/6 points. In second place is Filipino chess player named Bagamasbad Efren who also has same score. They drew with each other in the fifth round held today. Two Singaporeans are in the third and fourth place. Both of them are the only 5 pointers in the tournament.

The best Malaysian is MSSM KL player, Wong Jianwen followed by recently-crowned Asian Amateur Master (AM) Ahmad Fadzil Nayan. Both of them have 4.5/6 points. The tournament's second seed, Filipino Legaspi Rhobel, scores 4/6 points and is placed 14th. 

Top 20 After Round 6

The top seed, Indian IM

One of two Filipino players in Sarawak Open

"Abang Bro" Kamaludin 

Abang Bro takes two weeks off from office to participate in two back-to-back chess tournaments, the Penang Open and the Sarawak Open.

The sole PCNK representative, Nik Farouqi
credit: all the above photos are from

Top 10 boards Round 7 pairings
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Can Singaporean chess players - Jerome Eng Andre and Benjamin Foo, win over their respective top two ranked opponents? Let's find out tomorrow night after the results is published online at the

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