Tarakan is a town on an island of the same name in
The tournament were divided into three categories: Grandmaster (GM), International Master and Women International Master. Each category will feature 12 ASEAN players; six of which will be the host players. The aim of the Circuit was to help the ASEAN players to gain titles and rating points without spending much and playing to far in Europe or
Malaysian players results in first round was not very encouraging. FM Mok Tze Meng(photo left) competing in Grandmaster B category lost to Indonesian IM Salor Sitanggang .
IM Mas Hafizul (photo right) competing in Grandmaster “A” category draw with another Indonesia FM Tirta Chandra Purnama.
The tournaments is a 11 round robin sytem with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes to finish with 30 seconds increment starting from the first move.
GM Circuit A:
Category 9 (AR: 2452)
GM Zhang Zhong (Singapore) 2617 GM Susanto Megaranto (INA) 2563, IM So Wesley (PHI) 2526, GM Eugenio Torre (PHI) 2519, IM Danny Juswanto (INA) 2467, IM Barlo Nadera (PHI) 2417, Salor Sitanggang (INA) 2410, FM Cecep Kosasih (INA) 2408, ,IM Nasib Ginting (INA) 2393, IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (MAS) 2382 , IM Moh. Ivan Situru (INA) 2375, and Donguines Fernie (PHI) 2345.
GM Circuit B:
Category 7 (AR: 2398)
GM Mark Paragua (PHI) 2521,GM Cerdas Barus (INA) 2479, IM Jayson Gonzales (PHI) 2455, IM Ashot Nadanian (ARM) 2431, Rolando Nolte (PHI) 2412, Barbosa Oliver (PHI) 2410,GM H. Ardiansyah (INA) 2409, FM Tirta Chandra P (INA) 2383, FM Mok Tze Meng (MAS) 2346, FM Syarif Mahmud (INA) 2344, Sugeng Prayitno (INA) 2312, and WIM Irine Kharisma S (INA) 2266,