Sunday, August 30, 2015

2015 KL International Open Chess Competition Begins Today!

SPORTS - Media Partnership
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Sunday, 30th August 2015

Official Results can be obtained here:-
OPEN Event - Pairings & RESULTS
Juniors U-16 Open - Juniors, Pairings & RESULTS

*pictures courtesy of L.G.Ng, KL Open 2015 Tournament Director

The 2015 KL Open begins today at the Cititel Midvalley - KL.
Round 1 was played in the morning and Round 2 was at 12noon

Round 1 ended with a few upsets in the premium OPEN event notably Olympiad, 11th seeded Sumant Subramaniam (FIDE Rating 2115) loss to CM Ng Jen Sheng (1642) seeded 39th. Other notables were CM Fadli (2024) seeded 20th who lost to Selangor MSSM player Bryan Yap(1417) seeded 48th and 5th seeded Nelson Villanueva(2294) who drew with 33rd seeded Lum Zhun Hong(1779).

In the developmental U16 Juniors category, introduced for the first time by KLCA this year for Juniors development purposes - the "script" or pairings were largely followed.

Round 2 began a short while ago.