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Brunei Campomanes Grandmaster Open 2012 Begins

With 40 players from 8 countries including 7 Grandmasters, 5 International Masters and 3 FIDE Masters, the Brunei Campomanes Grandmaster Open 2012 gets underway today.

Organised by the Brunei Chess Federation from 7-12 April under the leadership of its President Hj Zainal Ali with Vice President Pg Abdul Rahman Yussof the Tournament Director, the latest edition of the Campomanes Memorial was made possible through a prize fund of USD 10,000 provided by Rosneft.

Top seeded is Oliver Barbosa from the Philippines who is back for his third successive annual pilgrimage to Brunei and he is expected to have serious competition from Vietnam’s Dao Thien Hai and Uzbekistan’s Dzhumaev Marat and Vakhidov as well as from experienced competitors Richard Bitoon, Nguyen Anh Dung and Oliver Dimakiling.

The Brunei Campomanes Grandmaster Open 2012 will be followed by a 10 player Round Robin FIDE title norm tournament held from 13-17 April 2012 and more chess is of course available soon after at the 750 Years Melaka International Chess Festival in Malaysia from 20 April to 1 May 2012.

News by Peter Long

Brunei Chess Tournament

Grandmaster Tahir Vakhidov and Tournament Director Pg Abdul Rahman Yussof

Players list:

1 GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2585
2 GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2515
3 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2494
4 GM Vakhidov Tahir UZB 2481
5 GM Bitoon Richard PHI 2455
6 IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2447
7 GM Nguyen Anh Dung VIE 2439
8 GM Sriram Jha IND 2406
9 IM Yap Kim Steven PHI 2405
10 IM Vakhidov Jakhongir UZB 2396
11 IM Mas Hafizulhelmi MAS 2377
12 IM Sharma Dinesh K IND 2350
13 FM Pitra Andika INA 2305
14 FM Turqueza Mari Joseph PHI 2273
15 Yeoh Li Tian MAS 2204
16 FM Yee Soon Wei BRU 2200
17 Abidin Zukkernain BRU 2126
18 Pg L Wijaya Pg Hj Mohd Limbang BRU 2126
19 Hj. Azahari Md Aliuddin BRU 2097
20 Zulkipli Zaidan MAS 2066
21 Hj. Azahari Siti Nur Fatimah BRU 2059
22 Muhd Kasim Abdul Matin BRU 2036
23 Yap Choow Tun BRU 2028
24 Fong Yit San MAS 2002
25 Fong Yit Ho MAS 2001
26 Hj. Azahari Md Nur Arrifin BRU 1986
27 Kamis Kamarunsalehin BRU 1821
28 Lee William Kah Howe MAS 1777
29 Ding The How Dilwen MAS 1739
30 Karunanayake Mayuri SRI 1675
31 Adenan Metussin BRU 0
32 Hj. Mahrup Hj. Kipli BRU 0
33 Koh Pokk Huan BRU 0
34 Lee Benjamin Kah Teng MAS 0
35 Morani Md Nazif BRU 0
36 See Jun Wei BRU 0
37 Suni Syairazi BRU 0
38 Timbang Japar BRU 0
39 Yussof Pg Abd Rahman BRU 0
40 Zain Izzuddin BRU 0

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