Sunday, August 26, 2007

None Title Player Won DATMO 2007!

Li Chao from China won this year Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open (DATMO) with 9 points from 11 rounds ahead of strong field GMs and IMs. It was quite an unusual story for untitled player won a tournament with such a big name playing e.g GM Zhang Zhong, GM Utut Adianto, GM Muray Chandler, GM Dao Tien Hai and others GM and IM. In fact, the second place also won by another "untitled" player Wan, Yunguo (China).

Some of photo taken by me during the tournaments.

GM Utut Adianto (Indonesia) 7 points from 11 . Chairman of the Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi) finding hard to compete with younger generation nowadays.

GM Murray Chandler - 6.5 points from 11 . Managing Director of Gambit publication found that selling books are easier than playing chess!

One unusual feat was his lifetime score of two wins, no draws, no losses against Garry Kasparov. One win was in the World Under-16 Championship in 1976, and the other in a simultaneous display in 1985

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