Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009 Malaysian Interstate Chess Championship : Round 4 Update

The Malaysia Interstate Chess Championship is taking place from December 25th to 27th in Sibu, Sarawak. This is a two-in-one tournament comprising an individual event and a team event.Each state is invited to send four players for the individual event; their accumulated scores will be counted for the team results. Apart from these four official entries per state, other players – except those who played in the last Chess Olympiad in Dresden – are also eligible to take part in the individual tournament.

26th December 2009- Round 4 saw Ismail Ahmad (KL) emerged as the sole leader with maximum 4 points. The former World Police Champion and National player beat Abdullah Che Hassan (Selangor) in a brilliant game. Ismail is being follow closely by six other participants - Nik Ahmad Farouqi (Kelantan), Mohd Fairin Zakaria (Selangor), NM Ng Tze Han (Penang), Tan Khai Boon (Penang), Tun Sri Lanang (Selangor) and Kamaluddin Yusof (Selangor) - all with 3.5 points.

So far i didn't have the overall standing according to states but from my rough calculation, Selangor is leading the tournaments with 13.5 points followed by Penang 12.5 points and Kuala Lumpur with 11 points.

Found round 4 results, standings and round 5 pairing, click here

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