One surprising fact is Asian chess powerhouse - Vietnam didn't send a single player which is quite surprising considering that both country have a diplomatic relation and it only take about 2 hours flight from Thailand to Vietnam.
Our top Malaysian players in the Open tournament is IM Mas Hafizul followed by our young hot shot- Yeoh Li Tian , Asian Amateur Champion - Ahmad Fadzil Nayan, Wong Jianwen, ex-World Police Chess Champion - Ismail Ahmad , Muhd Syazwan, sibling Fong Yit San and Fong Yit Ho, Tan Jun Ying, Ryan Chan Yi Meng and Sri Siva Kumar.
|IM Mas beat IM Manuel Bijaoui (left) in round 7.|
The organizer is doing a great job by sending and updating news, results and photos to reporters/ bloggers all around the world. They also have a live broadcast of the top 10 game for every round. However i think there is one think that they can improved which is to provide the pgn for every games .
Special thanks to Jeffry Wong who sending all the photos and news about the Malaysian players.
For further details click here and for the Live game click here