Eight games have been played in the Malaysian Open and below are the Australian scores. After beating GM Chandler in the sixth round, it was a case of the Wang bump for Lane as he lost to IM Rui Wang then to Li Wang in the seventh and 8th games respectively.
4.5 - IM Gary Lane, WIM Laura Moylan
4.0 - Chris Wallis
3.5 - Max Illingworth, FM Brett Tindall, FM Brian Jones
2.5 - Roland Brockman, Eugene Schon
2.0 - Justin Tan
New Zealanders Hilton Bennett and Paul Spiller are also playing in the event, by the way, and both have 3.5 points. GM Murray Chandler is way off the mark himself on just 4.5 after yesterday defeating Jing Zhang. And Helen Milligan moves up to 3 on account of a draw in the eight game with Bryan Lee.
At the moment there are two surprise leaders - the untitled Chinese players Weiqi Zhou (2469) and Chao Li (2529). Both are on 6.5 points apiece.