29 August 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia will now meet the 93rd seeded team, Monaco in the second round of the 40th Chess Olympiad 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Monaco team lost to Poland 0-4 in the first round. However they do have one GM, by the name of GM Efimov Igor and two FIDE Masters on their team. Malaysia needs to treat their opponents with respect and win all four boards as Malaysia is seeded higher and should, in theory, win this match.
Meanwhile Netherlands, the 9th seeded team, will meet Venezuela in round 2. While the Malaysian women’s team will meet Japan, the 104th seeded team in the women’s section in round 2. Japan lost 0-4 to Moldova in round 1.