Round 8 result
The top seed – GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son add win on his round 8 game to be the clear leader with 6.5 points going into final round this evening. His close rival – GM Dao Tien Hai failed to collect full point after conceding a draw against Kazahkstan champion- FM Evgeny Pak. Dao with another two players ( GM Marat Dzhumaev and GM Susanto Megaranto) are half points behind with 6 points after round 8 and they are the contender for the title. The Uzbek GM Marat Dzhumaev beat FM Daniel Chan while Indonesian GM Susanto Megaranto beat IM Irwanto Sadikin.
Today’s final round will saw all four players meet each other ( Ngoc vs. Dzhumaev and Dao vs Megaranto) to decide who will be declared the 2009 KL Open Champion!
As I mention in my previous post, Megaranto is the man to watch because all his games has ended in a desicive results. Although he has blown some game against relatively lower rated player, he came back with three straight win going into the final round.
Among the host players, NM Edward Lee produced a good result by beating Indian IM – Gokhale Chandrashekar. Edward now has 4.5 points and will meet Ian Udani in the last round who beat R V Sathiyanarayanan in round 8.Below is the full results for round 8
Round 8 on 2009/09/08 at 0830
Round 9 on 2009/09/08 at 1430