Round 3 saw all top four board draw their games. No big upset accept that untitled Indonesian player - Rahman Mahsuri (FIDE 1987) draw against Vietnam GM - Nguyen Anh Dung (FIDE 2454).
Malaysian based Pinoy - Ian Udani failed to continue his good from when he lost to Uzbekistan GM - Saidali Iuldachev. NWM Tan Li Ting is the Malaysian leading player with 2 points after beating Timothy Chan Yin Jun.
Top seed GMs Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Marat Dzumaev beat their opponent IM Dede Liu and IM Tirto respectively. Both players + Farid Firman Syah lead the tournament with 3.5 points each. Upset of the round was produced by two Indonesian: -
(i) CM Farid Firman Syah (FIDE 2207) when he beat Philipinnes IM - Richard Bitton (FIDE 2490) as black !
(ii) untitled Jafar Sofyan who beat IM Rahul Shetty (FIDE 2270)
Two juniors- NWM Tan Li Ting and Wong Jianwen lead Malaysian challange with 2 points each.
Tommorow will saw the leaders meet each other :-
CM Farid Firman Syah vs GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son
GM Dao Tien Hai vs GM Marat Dzumaev