27 April 2012, Kuala Lumpur – GM Czebe Attila of Hungary continue to dominate after the completion of round 7 in the Melaka International Open 2012. He drew his game with GM Bitoon Richard of Philippines on top board today.
The Chessconnections blog reported that after all the games have ended, GM Czebe cemented and continue his lead in the International section after a hard fought draw again GM Richard Bitoon of Philippines. Following the loss of GM Alfonso Romero Holmes to Indian GM Arun Prasad (pix below) on Table 2, GM Czebe now maintained his one point lead at the top of the pack with GM Richard Bitoon, GM Alexander Fominyh and GM Arun Prasad hot on his trail with a single point behind.
Notable Malaysians in the event still within reach of the top 10 spots are Ismail Ahmad and Yeoh Li Tian, both with 4 points - Ismail Ahmad after drawing his game against Repelita and Yeoh Li Tian, after his sensational win against WGM Kruttika Nadig (pix above). Li Tian's game was very interesting and worth noting as he sacrificed his knight for Nadig's "e" and "f" pawns to gain initiative by keeping the Black King in the center of the board and with disconnected Rooks.
Round 7 Results:
(All photos by Najib Wahab)