The 5th round clash between the top two seeds proved a victory for the Pinoy player - the Philippines' latest grandmaster, Mark Paragua. He overcame GM Dao Thien Hai of Vietnam. Paragua is now on 4.5 points, just a measly half point ahead of Adianto. The Indonesian drew with Grandmaster Antonio today.
Other Pinoys in action were Gonzales and Barbosa whose duel on board 6 ended peacefully. Both are now on 3.5 points. As for Torre, he did manage to win against compatriot Dimakiling and moves up a point to 2.5.
Our man in KL, Gilachess, has once again provided some photography. Look out for recent visitor to Australia, Jesse Sales who seems to have settled into the 'Matrix' look. I wonder how he sees the board given that he normally wears prescription glasses. Today, he lost to IM Situru. Also in that link above is a short video of a post-game analysis. Great job Gila!
And here is the drawn game between Paragua and Adianto from the fourth round.
Zone 3.3, Malaysia
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 c5 4. d5 d6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bb5+ Nfd7 7. a4 O-O 8. O-O Na6 9. Re1 Nc7 10. Bf1 b6 11. Bf4 Bb7 12. Qd2 Re8 13. Rad1 Nf6 14. h3 a6 15. Bc4 Qd7 16. Qe2 Nh5 17. Bd2 b5 18. axb5 Bxc3 19. bxa6 Bxd2 20. axb7 Bxe1 21. bxa8=Q Bxf2+ 22. Qxf2 Rxa8 23. e5 Rf8 24. Ra1 Na8 25. Ng5 Nb6 26. Be2 Ng7 27. Bg4 Qb7 28. exd6 exd6 29. Bf3 Qe7 30. Qh4 h5 31. Qf4 Nf5 32. c3 Re8 33. Be4 Qe5 34. Qxe5 Rxe5 35. Bxf5 Rxf5 36. Ne4 Kg7 37. Ra6 Nxd5 38. Nxd6 Rf4 39. Ra1 f5 40. Re1 Ra4 41. Re5 Ra1+ 42. Kh2 Rd1 43. Nc4 f4 44. Re6 g5 45. Rd6 Kf7 46. b4 cxb4 47. cxb4 Ke7 48. b5 g4 49. hxg4 hxg4 50. b6 g3+ 51. Kh3 Rh1+ 52. Kg4 Ne3+ 53. Nxe3 Kxd6 54. Kxf4 Ke6 55. Kxg3 1/2-1/2