For Round 3, the heavy gunners are starting to meet one another with Nabil Azman Hisham playing the white pieces against IM Rolando Nolte of the Philippines on Table 1. For Table 2, Ian Udani faces off with compatriot Stewart Manaog whilst former National Champion Kamalariffin Wahiduddin playing against Fong Yit Ho on Table 3. Yit Ho's brother, Fong Yit San faces chess player turned chess parent Mohd Saprin Sabri on Table 4 and two National Junior players fighting it out on Table 5 - Sumant Subramaniam handling the White pieces against Roshan Singh. Rounding up the top 6 tables, Zaidan Zulkipli faces another Filipino player in Ernesto Ramos on Table 6.
Other notable pairings are Chan Mun Fye against the young Amir Ghaazi on Table 15, Syazrin against Nabila on Table 11, and Haslindah Ruslan against Wan Aizuddin Wan Razali on Table 25.
|MCF Vice President and CAS Committee member Puan Haslindah Ruslan taking some time off to play chess.|
|Young Amier Hamzah playing against a much older opponent in Harun Bustaman|
|Interesting battle between National Junior players - Sumant (left) against Roshan (right)|
|Muhd Nabil Azman Hisham will have a tough time against IM Rolando Nolte of Philippines but, Nabil can pull off surprises|
|Some of the crowd seen at the playing hall.|