RP's, Paragua and Indonesia's, Adianto will represent zone 3.3 at the World Championships. Both finished on 7 points. In round 9 today, the Pinoy GM drew with Wu Shaobin while Adianto beat Wong Meng-Kong.
Asia's first grandmaster, Eugene Torre, ended the tournament on 6.5 points - putting him in outright second place.
Tables for men and women are now available.
Thus ends the 22-day long Malaysian Chess Festival. It was quite exciting to observe even from afar. I think I might actually make a visit next time. In fact, I'm already in training. Over the past two days I've enjoyed some rather delicious Malaysian cuisine. And I reckon all that exciting chess up there has a lot to do with the hot curry.
Finally, let me thank Gilachess for his daily updates on his website. Great job indeed!