7 Sep 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia lost both matches last night. The Open, Malaysia lost to Colombia, 1.5-2.5. The points coming from Lim Zhuo Ren and IM Lim Yee Weng. And the ladies, at last, has to concede defeat to their more superior opponents, Netherlands, 0-4. The Netherlands were simply a better team all-round.
Malaysia will meet Japan, a lower rated team, in the tenth round in the open category. While the Malaysian lasses will meet team Philippines, a 57th seeded team.
(Photo by David Llada, official website of 40th Chess Olympiad 2012, Istanbul, Turkey)