Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009 Malaysian Interstate Chess Championship : Round 6 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 - The Penang players show why they are the no.1 seed in this tournament when they overtake Selangor in the overall standings. In round 6, Penang score 3 out of 4 points with NM Ng Tze Han draw against Fairin Zakaria (Selangor), Tan Khai Boon win against Kamaluddin Yusof (Selangor), Loo Swee Leong beat Abang Mohd Reduan (Sarawak) and Liong Ing Kiat draw against Ahmad Afiq (Sarawak 2).

Penang now lead the standing with 18.5 points followed by Selangor ( 18 points). Three teams - Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Kedah tied for the third place with and 14.5 points. The host team - Sarawak suffered a heavy blow when all their first team players lost in this round.

For round 6 results, standing and round 7 pairing click here

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