Thursday, April 10, 2014

Two Leaders, Many Challengers in KL International Open


With his second successive win in round six of the DYTM Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah KL International Open IM Mouthun Ly has joined GM Sergei Tiviakov on top of the leaderboard with 5/6 and is now also in contention for a GM title norm.

Ly beat fellow IM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy while Tiviakov with the black pieces took a quick draw against John Paul Gomez. Both leaders will now meet in round seven.



WGM Medina Warda Aulia and WGM Irine Sukandar

Sharing third to eight places on 4.5/6 are Gomez, M.R. Venkatesh and Nguyen And Dung who drew each other, Niaz Murshed and Richard Bitoon who also drew each other, and Nguyen Van Huy who joins them after an easy win over Mari Joseph Turqueza.

Two young players who are impressing are 17 year old WGM Medina Warda Aulia and 15 year old FM Aravindh Chithambaram and are showing they easily belong amongst the group on 4/6. Both are unbeaten despite playing numerous grandmasters and are in contention for the International Master title norm.

Tournament website

Round 6 standings (top seeds):

1 GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2651 – 5
2 IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2440 – 5
3 GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2524 – 4.5
4 GM Venkatesh M.R. IND 2515 – 4.5
5 GM Nguyen Anh Dung VIE 2453 – 4.5
6 GM Bitoon Richard PHI 2414 – 4.5
7 IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2423 – 4.5
8 GM Murshed Niaz BAN 2464 – 4.5
9 GM Atalik Suat TUR 2562 – 4
10 IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh.R IND 2408 – 4
11 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2515 – 4
12 WGM Medina Warda Aulia INA 2332 – 4
13 GM Laxman R.R. IND 2449 – 4
14 IM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy VIE 2474 – 4
15 FM Aravindh Chithambaram VR. IND 2417 – 4
16 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2496 – 4
17 IM Kuderinov Kirill KAZ 2448 – 4
18 FM Pascua Haridas PHI 2375 – 4
19 CM Setyaki Azarya Jodi INA 2181 – 4
20 GM Lazarev Vladimir FRA 2441 – 4
21 IM Nolte Rolando PHI 2417 – 4
22 GM Neelotpal Das IND 2428 – 4
23 FM Pitra Andika INA 2276 – 4
24 WGM Kulkarni Bhakti IND 2246 – 3.5
25 Montoya Edsel PHI 2185 – 3.5

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Impressive field.

Anonymous said...

Without Nakamura? I am not impress.