Thursday, April 02, 2009

Thailand Open 2009 !


I almost forget about Thailand Open 2009. The reason is probably because i "should" have been there but....aaah...forget it. Anyway, Marcus Yeoh did a good job by doing some summary about Malaysian players performance there. As you all know, there are five Malaysian players competing and IM Mas Hafizul is the highest rated Malaysian.

After round 4, IM Mashafizul win 3 straight games before being stop by Iranian - GM Elhasan Moraadiabi in the 4th round. He will face Germany FM Martin Voigt in round 5 . FM Mok Tze Meng also collect 3 points so far. He will face a tough opponent - GM Ruslan Pogorelov (Ukraine) in round 5.

Below are the summary results of the Malaysian players by round.

Round 1

IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425) vs Chong Chor Yuen (FIDE 2027 , Hong Kong) 1-0

Christopher Masters (FIDE 1841, ) vs FM Mok Tze Meng (FIDE 2302) 0-1

Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) vs IM R.R Laxman (FIDE 2521, India) 0-1

Johannes Kvisla (FIDE 2228, Norway) Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1725) 1-0


Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1636) vs Jarred Neubronner (FIDE, Singapore) 0-1


Round 2

John Joyce (FIDE 2259, Ireland) vs IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425) 0-1

FM Mok Tze Meng (FIDE 2302) vs GM Li Shilong (FIDE 2557, China) 0-1

Juhani Pitkanen (FIDE 1840, Finland) vs Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) 0-1

Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1725) vs Johannes Krumm (FIDE 2040,Germany) 0-1

Chengjia Wang (FIDE 2003,China ) Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1636) 1-0



Round 3


IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425) vs Thitumalai Purushothaman ( FIDE 2241, India) 1-0

Benjaman Foo (FIDE 2020, Singapore) vs FM Mok Tze Meng (FIDE 2302) 0-1

GM Ruslan Pogorelov (FIDE 2420, Ukraine) vs Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) 1-0

Joar Gullestad Petterssen (FIDE 2012,Norway) Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1725) 1-0

Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1636) vs Juhani Pitkanen (FIDE 1840,Finland) 1-0


Round 4

GM Elshan Moradiabadi (FIDE 2512, Iran) vs IM Mashafizul (2425) vs 1-0

FM Mok Tze Meng (FIDE 2302) vs Kai Tuorila (FIDE 2156,Finland ) 1-0

Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) vs Louis Le Bris (FIDE 1876, France) 1-0

Hj. Abang Azman Draup (1725) vs Patrick Brunnet (France) 0-1

Poompat Sivara (FIDE 1992, Thailand) vs Abang Draup Zamahari (1636) 1-0



Round 5


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

GM Ruslan Pogorelov ( FIDE 2420, Ukraine) vs FM Mok Tze Meng (FIDE 2303)

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

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

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



Malaysian Standings after round 4


1. IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425) 3 points 13th place

2. FM Mok Tze Meng (FIDE 2302) 3 points 14th place

3. Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) 2 points 65th place

4. Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1636) 1 points 107th place

5. Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1725) 0 points 121th place






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