The 2018 Malaysia Chess Championship (formerly called the National Closed) ended quietly for me because I wasn’t there 🙂 and the only update I got was from Facebook and Chess-results.com. Even at MCF official website nothing is posted!
3 joint leaders after 8 rounds are: IM Rathnakaran K.
GM Venkatesh M.R.
IM Pascua Haridas
All 3 have 6½ points.
Final round pairings are :-
Two leaders emerge after 6 rounds at the 4th Johor International Chess Open. They are the young 12 year old IM Javokhir Sindarov (below) and IM Priasmoro Novendra who recently played in the Penang Open last week.
The two met each other in round 6…
Round 7 saw the leadership position change hands after first seed GM Grigoryan losing to IM K.Rathnakaran. However the first seed bounced back and won his round 8 game vs FM Praismoro Novendra.
As a result, after 8 rounds the two leaders of GM Grigory…
After 3 rounds, 5 joint leaders emerge from the total of 134 players the 9th edition of the the 9th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open.
IM Roy Prantik
FM Andyka Pitra
GM Grigoryan Karen H.
IM Rathnakaran K.