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Friday, January 24, 2014

Round 4 - WFM Alia Anin Azwa sharing the lead

At the conclusion of the 3rd round, WFM Alia Anin Azwa Bakri is currently in the leading pool of perfect scorers along side GM Megaranto Susanto, IM Firman Syah Farid - both if Indonesia, India M.G. Gahan and Antonio Vianni D'Cunha and Libyan FM Elmejbri Ali A. In Round 4, WFM Alia has been paired to play the black pieces against Antonio of India on board 3

On board 1, GM Susanto is playing white against Gahan of India whilst Libya's representative, FM Elmejbri is facing IM Firman Syah on the next table. One surprising performance for Malaysians is in the form of Suniil Kalaivanan who is currently having a good run with 2.5 points and he has been paired to play against Philip Goh of Singapore in board 5.

Other interesting pairings for Round 4 are Fadzil Nayan against WIM Ranasinghe of Sri Lanka on board 7, Isuru Alahakoon against Lew Ke Yew on board 9, and Faeznor against Olivia Madhavan on board 14.

A win by Alia in round 4 may catapult her to pay on board 1 against GM Susanto in round 5 (provided there is no upset against the Indonesian GM) of which the opportunity will create a very interesting and worthwhile match to watch out for.

For pairings and results, please visit http://chess-results.com/tnr122460.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=4&wi=821

WFM Alia on Board 3 - with IM Firman Syah looking over her game

Fadzil Nayan against WIM Ranasinghe of Sri Lanka on Board 7

Charles Lucas at work - updating the score on Swiss Manager

Scene at the start of Round 4

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