Friday, December 9, 2011

Dimakiling Ahead In Penang Open 2011

IM Dimakiling Oliver, PHI Pix 1. IM Dimakiling Oliver, Philippines (Photo by Penang Chess Association )

9 December 2011, Kuala Lumpur – At the 3rd Penang Heritage City International Chess Open 2011, Dimakiling (pix 1) is way ahead with a score of 7.5 points, a full point ahead of his nearest rivals, IM Nguyen (pix 2) and fellow countryman, Olay Edgar Reggie, both with 6.5 points after the 8th round of play.

IM Nguyen Van Huy, Vietnam Pix 2. IM Nguyen Van Huy, Vietnam, the top seed. (Photo by Penang Chess Association)

It looks almost certain that IM Dimakiling Oliver of the Philippines would return as the defending Champion of this year’s Penang Open 2011. Nobody can stop him now.

IM Mas Hafizulhelmi, Malaysia Pix 3. IM Mas Hafizulhelmi, Malaysia lost to Dimakiling in round 7. (Photo by Penang Chess Association)

Earlier in the morning, 7th round, IM Dimakiling, the defending champion, defeated Malaysia’s IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (pix 3) on top board.

Round 8 Penang Open 2011 Results:


Round 7 Penang Open 2011 Results:


Round 9 Penang Open 2011 pairings:-


In round 9, IM Dimakiling meets with NM Tan Khai Boon (pix 4) of Malaysia, who happens to be the highest scoring Malaysian chess player after round 8 with 6 points. IM Mas Hafizulhelmi of Malaysia plays the top seed, IM Nguyen Van Huy of Vietnam on second board.

NM Tan Khai Boon, Malaysia Pix 4. NM Tan Khai Boon, Malaysia. (Photo by Penang Chess Association)

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