|Pix 1. IM Dimakiling, Oliver of Philippines (Picture courtesy of www.kids4chess.com)|
6 Dec 2011, Kuala Lumpur – The Penang City Open 2011 will begin today. 11 countries are participating with 74 players playing in the Open category. Among the countries playing include Australia, France, England, India, USA, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia, the host country. There are 12 titled players, 7 are International Masters, 3 FIDE-Master and 2 WFM. IM Dimakiling Oliver of the Philippines is the defending champion and is playing. IM Mas Hafizulhelmi of Malaysia, Malaysia's number one chess player, is participating in this year's Penang Open 2011.
Here are the round 1 pairings of the 3rd Penang Heritage City International Open 2011, 6 December 2011 held in Penang.
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