Monday, April 06, 2009

Thailand Open Chess Championship 2009 Updates !


Malaysian top player - IM Mashafizul and FM Mok Tze Meng both collect 4.5 points after round 8 . Mashafizul beat the tournament organiser - Kai Tuorila (2156 , Finland) in round 7 and draw against Aussie - Matthew Drummonad (FIDE 2252) in round 8. He ill meet Japanese - Shinya Kojima (2277) in the last round.

FM Mok Tze Meng had a solid performance so far with draws against higher rated and titles players. He has the same points with Mas ( 4.5 points ) after round 8. Ismail Ahmad also performed better then his rating and has collected 4 points .



Round 7

Kai Tuorila (2156, Finland) vs IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425) 0-1

IM Steven Yap Kim (FIDE 2419, Philipines) vs FM MokTze Meng (FIDE 2302) 1/2-1/2

Johaness Kvisla (2228, Norway) vs Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) 1/2- 1/2

Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1725) vs Terje Lie (FIDE 1705, Norway) 0-1

Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1636) vs Thanaphon Thanarotrung (FIDE 1446, Thailand) 1/2-1/2

Round 8

IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425) vs Matthew Drommund (FIDE 2252, Australia) 1/2 -1/2

Zhang Ziyang ( FIDE 2419, China) vs FM MokTze Meng (FIDE 2302) 1/2-1/2

Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) vs FM Colm Daly (FIDE 2313, Ireland ) 0-1

Patrick Brunnet (France) vs Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1725) 1-0

Pornpong Petchrongrusamee (FIDE 1785,Thailand) vs Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1636) 1-0


Round 9 (Final Round)

Shinya Kojima (FIDE 2277, Japan ) vs IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425)

FM MokTze Meng (FIDE 2302) vs Vea Odin Blikra (FIDE 2159, Norway)

Tepparit Yothinnorratham (FIDE 1880, Thailand) vs Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082)

Hj Abang Azman Draup(FIDE 1725 ) vs Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1636)



Malaysian Players Standing after round 8

1. IM Mashafizul (FIDE 2425) 4.5 points 33rd place

2. FM Mok Tze Meng (FIDE 2302) 4.5 points 34th place

3. Ismail Ahmad (FIDE 2082) 4 points 56th place

4. Hj. Abang Azman Draup (FIDE 1725) 1.5 point 120th place

5. Abang Draup Zamahari (FIDE 1636) 1 point 121th place

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