All Malaysian players lost to their higher seeded opponents. In the open section, Asian Amateur Champion - Fadzil Ahmad Nayal lost to Polish GM - Pawel Czarnota (2535), Syazwan lost to Russian GM - Nikita Matinian (2438) and in the women section WCM Nur Shazwani Zulkifli lost to first seed Chinese WGM - Zhongyi Tan ( 2456).
|Syazwani in round 1. Photo from official site fb|
Both our players in the men section won. Fadzil beat unrated Angola player - David Adao and Syazwan win against unrated Lebanese player - Rislan Bilal but unfortunately for Syazwani, she still failed to register a point after losing to Polish WGM - Beata Kadziolka (2311).
|Round 3: FM Marco Gahler vs Ahmad Fadzil Nayan . Photo from official site fb|
Fadzil draw an interesting game against Swiss FM - Marco Gahler (2302) while Syazwan lost to host player - Andre Viela (2183). Syazwani won her first point against host player - Marta Martins (1621) in the women section.