(Photo by Najib Wahab)
4 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In the 39th Selangor Open Chess Tournament, IM Rolando Nolte has scored 4.0 full points from 4 rounds of play and is the sole leader.
Three players are bunched at 3.5 points comprising of Zaidan Zulkipli, Kamaluddin Yusof and NM Kamalarifin Wahiduddin.
In round 5 this evening, Nolte meets Kamalarifin on top board while Zaidan meets Kamaluddin Yusof on second board.
The Chessconnections.blogspot.com reported that with IM Nolte's convincing win over compatriot Ian Udani on Table 1, and Zaidan drawing Mohd Saprin on Table 2 in Round 4, it looks like the Selangor Open may see a runaway winner in IM Nolte who is currently the sole leader in the Selangor Open after only just 4 rounds. With 1/2 point ahead of 3 other players - Zaidan, Kamaluddin and Kamalariffin - who has been paired to play Nolte in Round 5, another win by the Filipino could draw him apart from the rest of the pack.
Round 5 Pairings:
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