At the DATCC, on the 23rd January 2010, after two rounds of play today, Nik Ahmad Farouqi and Wong Jianwen are joint co-leaders with 2 full points and tie-break points of 3.5. Abdullah Che Hassan and Fong Yit Ho also had 2 full points but with 3.0 tie-break points.
The surprised co-leader is Jianwen who beat top-ranked Kamaluddin Yusof in the second round of the Individual FIDE Rated tournament for the year of 2010. Jianwen had both bishops and the Queen cornered and about to make a one move mate on Kamaluddin Yusof who played black.
Roshan Singh also made a killing today by beating Justin Ong Way in the first round of play. Justin Ong Way is also the January 2010 Champion of the First Saturday Classical Chess.
Sahir Sarifdin also surprised higher ranked Nor Ilham Shaik Ali with his first round win over his fifth ranked opponent.
However it is still early days in the tournament and anything may happen.
Here is the results table and the round 3 pairings for tomorrow morning’s play, 24th January 2010:-
Best of luck to all participating players!
(p.s. will be away to Langkawi Island for some work. :-( )