Grandmaster Wang Hao, from China, who earlier this year won the 7th Dubai Open, is in the lead after 7 rounds of the Malaysian Open. He is on 6.5 points. Close behind on 5.5 points each are the Pinoy players, IM Gonzales and GM Antonio.
Australian GM Rogers is a half point further back on 5. Brian and Lee are on 2 and 3 points respectively.