Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009 Malaysian Interstate Chess Championship : Round 5 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.

27th December 2009- Round 5 which was held on 7.30pm yesterday saw the leader - Ismail Ahmad (KL) lost to the top seed - NM Ng Tze Han (Penang). Other Penangite also fare quite well when Loo Swee Leong beat Nik Ahmad Farouqi (Kelantan) and Tan Khai Boon and Liong Ing Kiat draw against Fairin Zakaria and Abdul Haq (Kelantan) respectively.

Among the upset is Lim Zhouren (KL) lost to Japeri Reduan (Sarawak).

For the team standing, Selangor remain as the leader with 16 points but Penang follow closely with 15.5 points. The host state- Sarawak is now on 3rd place with 14 points.

For round 5 results, standing and round 6 pairings, click here

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