It's all over. Thanks to Marlon Bernardino, we have the list of top scorers. Pinoy chesser IM Dimakiling ended his 11th round game in a draw against IM Ashot Nadanian to reach 8 points - the same as 4 other players. Congressman Prospero Pichay was quoted by ABS-CBN as saying, "Despite his second-place finish, Oliver [Dimakiling] did the country proud because he missed the title by only the tiebreak".
And congrats again to Oliver for earning a GM norm.
8.0- GM Dao Thien Hai (Vietnam)
8.0- IM OLIVER DIMAKILING (PHILIPPINES)
8.0-GM Ziaur Rahman (Banglandesh)
8.0-NM DARWIN LAYLO (PHILIPPINES)
8.0-IM Wynn Zaw Htun (Myanmar)
7.5-GM Nguyen Anh Dung (Vietnam)
7.5-GM Nguyen Troc Song (Vietnam)
7.5-GM MARK PARAGUA (PHILIPPINES)
7.5-IM ASHOT NADANIAN (Armenia)
7.5-GM Susanto Megaranto (Indonesia)
7.0-NM JOHN PAUL GOMEZ (PHILIPPINES)
7.0-FM JULIO CATALNO SADORRA (PHIIPPINES)
7.0-GM Yu Shaoteng (China)
7.0-ANTHONY MAKINANO (PHILIPPINES)
7.0-Shen Yuan (China)
7.0-WG Easha Karavade (India)
The official Malaysian sites have not been updated so I don't know the exact performances of the Aussie players. But we can tell from the list above, that they were not high scorers. GM Ian Rogers cannot have had a good tournament. He apparently ran into some Pinoy trouble (or as one Sydney player called it, "the Pinoy nightmare"). Rogers lost to Wesley So.
Monday, August 28, 2006
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Yes congrats to Dimakiling. He started out very strong but the draws at the end prevented him from coming out as clear champion.
Anyway, the Official website http://malaysiaopen.net has just been updated.
The webmaster was occupied keying the game bulletin which prevented him from posting frequent updates. Pictures and games to follow later.
GM Rogers scored 3.5/7 against Filipinos (2.5/6 if you will take out GM Mariano's game who is obviously off-form). He started well by blazing to a 3.5 points after the first 4 rounds, but was able to score only a half-point in the next 3 rounds against 3 Filipinos.
D-Mc is the MAN!!!
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