7 September 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Chess-results.com results show that GM Kayumov Dimitry is the champion accumulating a near perfect score of 6.5 points from 7 rounds of play. He takes home a winner’s cheque of RM4,000 and a challenge trophy.
In second place is Ronald Gross of USA, the player fireyrook lost to in the Merdeka Individual Rapid event on the 28th August 2010. Ronald had 5.0 points. In third place is IM Tan Lian Ann of Singapore, also with 5.0 points. In fourth place is FM Brian Jones of Australia ( a member of the Crusher team in the Merdeka Team Rapid held earlier in the chess festival). Brian amassed 4.0 points from 7 round. In fifth place is Sarawakian, Lim Kian Hwa of Malaysia with 4.0 points.
Congrats to all players, arbiters, organisers and sponsors to this year’s Malaysian Chess Festival! News is rife that this year’s Malaysian Chess Festival might be the last. We hope all our foreign guests and participants had enjoyed their stay in Malaysia and hope to see you again in future international chess events in Malaysia!
Sayonara, Adieu!, Terima kasih, Bon Voyage and have a safe return trip to your respective countries!