23 Sep 2012, Kuala Lumpur – At the Olympic Sports Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, the final ninth round of the DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah International Open Chess Championship 2012 is being held. Already on chess-results.com, some results are filtering in. IM Dableo Ronald of Philippines beat FM Lim Zhuo Ren of Malaysia, Masruri Rahman beats GM Ziatdinov Raset, Legaspi Rhobel beats G Vinod, Attwood James drew with GM Wong Meng Kong of Singapore.
Fong Yit San lost to Rom Jasper B, Ding Tze How Dilwen lost to Noguchi Koji on board 23. WFM Nur Najiha of Malaysia won against Chan Yi Meng Ryan on board 28.
Top eight boards no result as yet at 12.00 noon.
GM Tiviakov Sergei looks set to win and is the top favorite to win today. He meets IM Nguyen Van Huy of Vietnam on top board of round 9. Five players are on 6 points. The group comprise of IM Nguyen Van Huy, GM Paragua Mark, GM Barbosa Oliver, GM Cao Sang and IM Nguyen Duc Hoa. Based on rankings, GM Cao Sang is ranked second below GM Tiviakov Sergei, Netherlands.
Top 33 after round 8: