Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Malaysian Chess Championship 2009 - Day 4

National Championship 2009

Barring any upsets Zhuo Ren is set to be crowned this year's NM. But Abel Yap second in line with only a 1/2 point behind is ready to take the slack. Likewise there are four other 6-pointers Evan Capel, Abdullah and Saprin (pic) or maybe NM Edward Lee, ready to stake claim on tie-break. Another consideration is the battle for second place which will qualify for participation in  the upcoming Malaysian Masters

Pairing Round 9

National Women Championship 2009

Li Ting is set to capture the NWM title to create a major upset in this category simply because she is not listed as a pre-tournament favourite. Her third round draw over Nabila probably gave her the impetus to go the distance. The final hurdle would be against another experienced player Haslindah (pic) with Renitha lurking over the shoulder should the leader lapse

Pairing Round 9


Tomorrow 3rd June 2009 will be the final Round 9 play (09:00hr to 13:00hr) and Closing /prize giving Ceremony is scheduled at 14:00 hr