Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2009 is happening now and in final round today. Participants are also stronger with alike GM Li Chao , the 2634 rated player is the rating favorite in this tournament. Below him there are GM Ghaem Ehsan Maghami, Parimarjan Negi, Darwin Laylo, three of current most famous name, surely to boost this year event to be the most anticipated in Malayan Peninsula.
After some dramatic take over in top position, the final round saw Phillipine surprise Senador Emmanuel 2372 playing in board 1 against Parimarjan Negi. The later is currently reported as the winner as well as confirmed the highest point by 7/9. But by eight more players with 6 points in final round, let's wait until the official report to confirmed the clear winner. The rest of pairing are :
UPDATED: Finally the official site is given a report of the final round, but only provide the final standing, so here reconstruction of final round result below.
1. Senador, Emmanuel 6½ vs 6 GM Negi, Parimarjan 0-1
2. GM Li, Chao 6 vs 6 GM Iuldachev, Saidali 1/2-1/2
3. GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son 6 vs 6 Yu, Yangyi 1/2-1/2
4. GM Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan 6 vs 6 GM Laylo, Darwin 1/2-1/2
5. GM Megaranto, Susanto 6 vs 6 IM Dableo, Ronald 0-1
Indonesian WGM Irene K. Sukandar is paired with Singapore based IM Ashot Nadanian in final round, both with 4 1/2 point. Complete Indonesian pairing :
IM Ashot Nadanian 4 1/2 vs 41/2 WGM Irene K. Sukandar 1-0
Li, Hanbin 5 vs 5 IM Tirto 1-0
Jordan, Dirk, Dr. 4 vs 4 FM Wahono, Awam 0-1
Sano, Tomu 4 vs 4 FM Simanjuntak, Sebastian 0-1
Gates, David 1½ vs 2 WCM Kadek, Iin Dwijayanti 0-1
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