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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Of GACC Event - End of Round 6

After the conclusion of Round 6, Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli of the host university University Malaya, leads the pack with 5.5 points out of 6 games - with the last round valuable point coming in from his victory over Kelvin Wee of Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. His sterling performance have also help to catapult the University Malaya team back onto the top spot at 15 points, sharing the podium with National University of Singapore who have also amassed the same number of points. Nanyang Technological University of Singapore is in 3rd place with 14.5 points, equaling Universiti Putra Malaysia at 4th place, also with 14.5 points. 

Last year's best Malaysia performer - Islamic International University of Malaysia is currently 5th with 14 points, sharing the spot with Universiti Teknologi Petronas. IIUM suffered a blow when its top player and top seed of the event, Ahmad Fadzil Nayan suffered the cruel "NOKIA gambit" lost to Calvin Chong of University Malaya on Table 2. On Table 3, Geeneish Sivalingam of Universiti Teknologi Petronas lost to Sri Lanka Isuru Alahakoon whilst on Table 4, Universiti Sains Malaysia's Looi Xin Hao overcame strong resistance from Wang Guanyu of National University of Singapore to register his 5th point of the event. On Table 5, Indian national Santhosh P of National University of Singapore went one up against Lawrence Teoh of Naitonal University of Singapore. 

Tomorrow, Sunday will be the off day for the players and the event will resume on Monday at 9:00am with Round 7

For Round 7 pairing, Table 1 will see leader Syazwan with 5.5 points facing off against Isuru Alahakoon who is half point behind at 5 points. On Table 2, a pair of 5 pointers - Looi Xin Hao and Santhosh P will meet to decide who will move forward to inch closer to the pole position and on Table 3, the last of the 5 pointers, Calvin Chong will play against Kelvin Wee who has 4.5 points following his Round 6 loss to Syazwan.

The team standing after Round 6:
 Individual standing after Round 6
Spectators, players and teammates taking interest in the game between Syazwan and Kelvin which was won by the former
Players analyzing and playing chess at the lobby outside the playing hall
Bank Rakyat is the new and proud main sponsor of the GACC 16th edition 2012
Entrance to the playing hall - decorated by a welcoming signature board in the form of 2 black knights


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