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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Of Melaka Chess Festival - Day 4 Round 6 Ending

It was a tame draw on Table 3 for GM Alexander Fominyh and his opponent Deepan Chakkravathy with both players now having 4 points each. With only 1 round per day to be played from here on until round 9, both players are opting for the longer rest hours to prepare for the final three rounds starting with tomorrow afternoon Round 7 at 3:00pm.

It was also a sensational outcome for Ismail Ahmad who managed to hold GM Laxman to a draw at move 48 after both players realized the inevitable with each having opposite colored Bishops left to play.

IM Mas Hafizul also shared point with FM Hamdani Rudin on Table 8 but another Malaysian Zaidan Zulkipli lost to the more experienced Tajikistan player FM Djuraev Sokhib.

On Table 5, Yeoh Li Tian was not able to hold the much stronger Indian GM Arun Prasad and surrendered after a hard fought 46 mover game.

At print time, Table 1, Table 2 and Table 4 are still bashing it out to earn the right to become the leader of the pack.

In the Challenger section, Gatot Suyono outplayed Abdul Rahim Ramli to become the sole leader for the Challenger section with a perfect 5 out of 5 games. On Table 2, Ugandan player Wakoko Enos also came on top, outplaying local Eddy Fong to stay 1 point behind Suyono.

Local Melaka participant - Masros Tukiran
All the way from Sarawak - Henry Machin Kongkong
Participants looking at the Table 3 match between Endang Andrian and Henry Machin in the Challenger section
IM Mas having a whisper with Cikgu Yus of Pahang with Rathnakaran and Czebe playing at the background
Another game of interest - Philippines GM Bitoon against IM Dimakiling
Onlookers taking interest in the game between India's WGM Kruttika Nadig and Igor Kharito
More news later on as more games concludes

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