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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Of Melaka Chess Festival - Day 4 Round 5

All eyes will be on Table 4 for the match up between Malaysian IM Mas Hafizulhelmi against IM Oliver Dimakiling - a win for Mas could catapult him into the top pack and at least half a point behind the leaders. 

On Table 1 and Table 2, Hungarian GM Attila Czebe faces Russian GM Alexander Forminyh and Attila countryman, GM Adam Horvath playing against Philippines GM Richard Bitoon. 

Malaysian hopeful Yeoh Li Tian is playing on Table 8 playing the White pieces against IM Praveen Kumar of India whilst on Table 10, Zaidan Zulkipli handling the White pieces against WGM Kruttika Nadig
Players looking at their 5th Round pairing on the LCD TV screen
Chess is a wonderful game that goes beyond gender and age - Rahim against Suci Rohaya on Table 1 of the Challenger Section
IM Mas Hafizul preparing to make a move against IM Dimakiling
Tajikistan sole participant in the International Section - FM Djuraev Sokhib
Gatot Suyono - Indonesia
Suci Rohaya - the Indonesian lass who is currently sharing the lead in the Challenger section
WGM Kruttika Nadig - as she awaits her opponent, Zaidan Zulkipli
Yuranda Irawan - another youngster from Indonesia playing on Table 2. The sole player with 3 1/2 points, half point away form the leading pack
In the Challenger section, its the Indonesians who are dominating the top two tables with Suci Rohaya playing the Black pieces against Malaysian Abdul Rahim Ramli whilst on Board 2, Gatot Suyono faces his younger compatriot in Yuranda Irawan.

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