Other than these two draws, most of the higher ranked players managed to win against their opponent in a very quick round 1 affairs.
Pairing for Round 2 are as follows:
|Round 1 casualties - Syazwan and Ilham dropping to mid field with half point each after drawing against their respective opponents in Round 1|
|FM Ronnie Lim maintaining his position on Table 1|
|Scene at the playing hall at the start of Round 2|