15th Dato’ Arthur Ran Malaysian Open draws to a close today with the last round being played at 9am.
GM Wang Hao is now leading after beating 2016 Johor Champion GM Idani Pouya in Round 8. However close behind him just half a point behind is Olive…
Top seed GM Wang Hao lost the lead for a while but is now back sharing the lead with GM Firouzja Alireza after 7 rounds. Both have 6 out of 7 points.
With 2 more rounds to go it will be a close fight as there are many players just half a point from th…
After 4 rounds 2 leaders emerge from the two day tournament.
The remainder 4 rounds played on Sunday.
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.