The highlight of the round will be the clash between of this two unbeaten team - Too Less Ordinary (TLO) against Najib's Rojak Team (NRT). TLO has done what Man City has done in the EPL - trashing big and small team with big score. Albeit seeded no. 1, NRT has still yet to prove their superiority. They have concede 3.5 out of 12 game points compare to TLO seeded no. 4 who has only concede 1.5 points. NRT should field their best line ( IM Mok, Yeoh Li Tian , Sumant and co.) to have a better chance to stop TLO who is on top form. My prediction TLO powered with two Pinoys ( Udani and Michael Angelo) will continue their winning ways so NRJ, like the next Kardashian husband - best of luck.
Prediction : Too Less Ordinary win 2.5-1.5
Kelantan Chess Team vs Seahorse PETRONAS
Kelantan Chess Team are one of only three teams unbeaten in the league. They will face Seahorse PETRONAS. It will be interesting to see Kelantan's first board - IM Mashafizul fare against his former employer team (PETRONAS) who he recently resign to turn full time professional player. Kelantan seems strong on all 4 board so probably a walk in the park for them but Farhan probably could steal a point or half for Seahorse PETRONAS.
Prediction: Kelantan win 3.5 - 0.5
Nusa Mahkota Chess Club vs 17 Chess Club
As usual, the clash between to closed brothers can be label as a derby clash. Both team will once against try to show who will deserved to be called "abang" !? In the previous meeting, Nusa managed to get the 'abang' title so 17 must be looking forward for a revenge.
Another interesting fact about this derby is some of the players has played for both team before. For e.g. Kamaluddin played with the 17 team in the 2nd League while Ilhammuddin once play for Nusa in the 1st League.
Prediction: Nusa win 2.5-1.5
PJMIM Chess Team vs Carikomputer.com
The focus will be on the first board between two former national player - Ismail Ahmad (PJMIM) against Mohd Saprin Sabri. The 'fatherboard' Saprin who own a computer shop - carikomputer must show example for his remaining 'sonboards' and this will be a tough job against former World Police Chess Champion - Ismail Ahmad. The clash on the remaining board ( board 2-4) is quite unpredictable.The 'motherboard' at home must again stay up late to open the door for the 'fatherboard' and 'sonboards' who will definitely arrive home late tomorrow night.
Prediction: Draw 2-2
DATCC Seniors Team vs Swordfish PETRONAS
Although seeded no.2 and with line up like IMs Jimmy and Giam plus strong and experience - Jax Tham, the seniors seems to be struggling so far. However they will definitely amend their previous results with a strong show this time. Swordfish should try their best no to lose with big score.
Prediction: DATCC Seniors Team win 3-1
Renegade Chess Team vs BERNAMA Chess team
BERNAMA has lost three in a row. Neither has been abhorrent. Neither story invokes sympathy. Sitting at last place without a single game point, BERNAMA who made a debutant in this league must take this opportunity to regain their confident by scoring points against Renegade. They probably won’t get much against the relatively strong and experience team.
However 'many' players are looking forward to see this particular BERNAMA's player in action.
Prediction: Renegade win 3.5-1.5