Saturday, April 04, 2009

Thailand Open 2009 - Round 5


Malaysian players had a mix results in round 5 and 6 Thailand Open 2009 yesterday. Malaysian top player - IM Mashafizul is badly out of form when he unexpectedly lost to German - FM Martin Voight and Chinese Zhou Guijue in round 5 and 6 respectively- . FM Mok Tze Meng however managed to draw against higher rated player - GM Ruslan Pogorelov (FIDE 2420, Ukraine) and India IM - Roy Saptarshi (FIDE 2451).



Round 5

IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425) vs FM Martin Voigt (FIDE 2304, Germany) 0-1

GM Ruslan Pogorelov ( FIDE 2420, Ukraine) vs FM MokTze Meng (FIDE 2302) 1/2-1/2

Uehara Shimpei (FIDE 1917, Japan) vs Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) 0-1

Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1636) vs Chong Chur Yuen (FIDE 2027, Hong Kong) 0-1

Juhani Pitkanen (FIDE 1840,Finland) vs Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1725) 1-0


Round 6

IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425) vs Guijue Zhaou (FIDE 2183, China) 0-1

FM MokTze Meng (FIDE 2302) vs IM Roy Saptarshi (FIDE 2451, India) 1/2-1/2

Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) vs Hulmi Teemu Topi (FIDE 2271, Finland) 1/2-1/2

James Attwood (2071, Australia) vs Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1636) 1-0

Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1725) bye




Round 7

Kai Tuorila (2156, Finland) vs IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425)

IM Steven Yap Kim (FIDE 2419, Philipines) vs FM MokTze Meng (FIDE 2302)

Johaness Kvisla (2228, Norway) vs Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082)

Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1636) vs Terje Lie (FIDE 1705, Norway)

Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1725) vs Thanaphon Thanarotrung (FIDE 1446, Thailand)


Malaysian Players Standing after round 6

1. FM Mok Tze Meng (FIDE 2302) 4 points 21th place

2. Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) 3.5 points 38th place

3. IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425) 3 points 51st place

4. Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1636) 1 point 116th place

5. Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1725) 1 point 120th place

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