Saturday, July 12, 2014

9th MBSSKL Chess Open Tournament: Midway

At the point of writing, 3 rounds were conducted successfully before the lunch break. Round 4 shall resumes from 1.30pm with many exciting encounters on the card.

In U14 Boys, Lye Lik Zang of KL (Black) is facing Praghashkumar of Selangor. While, Emir Rusyaidi of Selangor (White) is squaring off against MBSSKL hopeful Jaron Tan Xe Yung. Both Selangorians Bryan Yap and Cheah Eason is competing together, while another MBSSKL hopeful Wong Zhu Hock is on Board 4.

In U17 Boys, MBSSKL Darrel Yap is up against top seed Dilwen Ding of KL, while another MBSSKL student Low Chee Pang is paired against Subramanian Sivanesan of Negeri Sembilan.

In U23 Boys, MBSSKL Chess Club President Tan Wei Hao who moves up to play in U23 is up against the only contender Liew Ken Yew.of KL in this category. 

In U14 Girls, National Women Squad player Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan of Negeri Sembilan is pitted against third rank Melanie Koo of KL. While Ellie Emira of Selangor is squaring off against Sim Jia Ru of Penang.

In U17 Girls, the most improved Female player in Malaysia for Q2 2014, Rosamund Koo, is scheduled to play 2nd seeded Ho Chen Ee. Both players are from KL.

In U23 Girls, both pre-tournament favourites had fallen in the hands of unrated players. Both unrated Manda Wong Yun Shan and Angeline Sim Yik Hwa is facing each other in round 4.