25 August 2011, Kuala Lumpur – Congratulations to GM Li Shilong (pix above) of China for scoring 7.5 points from 9 rounds and declared the new champion of the 8th Dato’ Arthur Tan Malaysian Open 2011 held at the CitiTel MidValley Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. He beat 97 other participants to win the DAT Malaysian Open title. Shilong drew his last 9th round against Wan Yunguo of China.
Positions 2-6 were all won by Chinese players beginning with IM Lu Shanglei (2nd, 7.0 points), GM Wen Yang (3rd, 7.0 points), Wan Yunguo (4th, 6.5 pts), GM Wang Rui (5th, 6.5 pts), WGM Wu Wenjun (6th, 6.5 pts).
Positions 7-9 were all won by Vietnamese players beginning with GM San Chez Joseph (7th, 6.5 pts), IM Dimakiling Oliver (8th, 6.0 pts) and GM Salvador Roland (9th, 6.0 pts).
In tenth position, IM Nguyen Duc Hoa from Vietnam with 6.0 pts. Last year’s defending champion GM Cao Sang from Vietnam landed in 20th position with 5.5 pts.