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GM Marat Dzhumaev wins the Brunei Campomanes Memorial

With a last round win over Indonesian FIDE Master Pitra Andika, until then the surprise tournament leader, Grandmaster Dzhumaev Marat emerged as the champion of the Brunei Campomanes Memorial Grandmaster Open 2012.

It was a good day for the Uzbekistan players as young International Master Jakhongir Vakhidov also won his last round encounter against fellow IM Sharma Dinesh K from India to take second place.

The Brunei Campomanes Memorial Grandmaster Open 2012 was organised by the Brunei Chess Federation (BCF) at the Orchid Garden Hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan from 7-12 April with a prize fund of USD 10,000 provided by Rosneft.

Pitra Andika - Marat Dzhumaev

The decisive game between Pitra Andika and Marat Dzhumaev

GM Marat Dzhumaev receiving trophy

GM Marat Dzhumaev receiving the trophy

Gracing the prize giving and closing ceremony was Datuk Seri Setia Awang Hazair Abdullah, Minister of Sport, Brunei with BCF President Hj Zainal Ali in attendance.

Young 13 year old Malaysian Yeoh Li Tian despite being rated 2204 proved to be the star of the event, finishing in a tie for 4th-8th places while successfully playing 4 Grandmasters, 2 International Masters and 1 FIDE Master and missed an IM norm by just half a point.

Full standings bellow. Report by Peter Long.

Yeoh Li Tian

Yeoh Li Tian

Brunei Campomanes Memorial playing hall

Brunei Campomanes Memorial - Trophies

Final standings:

1 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2494 – 6.5
2 IM Vakhidov Jakhongir UZB 2396 – 6.5
3 FM Pitra Andika INA 2305 – 6.5
4 GM Vakhidov Tahir UZB 2481 – 6
5 GM Sriram Jha IND 2406 – 6
6 IM Yap Kim Steven PHI 2405 – 6
7 GM Nguyen Anh Dung VIE 2439 – 6
8 Yeoh Li Tian MAS 2204 – 6
9 IM Sharma Dinesh K IND 2350 – 5.5
10 GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2515 – 5.5
11 GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2585 – 5.5
12 FM Turqueza Mari Joseph PHI 2273 – 5.5
13 Fong Yit Ho MAS 2001 – 5.5
14 IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2447 – 5
15 GM Bitoon Richard PHI 2455 – 5
16 FM Yee Soon Wei BRU 2200 – 5
17 Fong Yit San MAS 2002 – 5
18 Kamis Kamarunsalehin BRU 1821 – 5
19 Zulkipli Zaidan MAS 2066 – 4.5
20 IM Mas Hafizulhelmi MAS 2377 – 4.5
21 Hj. Azahari Md Nur Arrifin BRU 1986 – 4.5
22 Lee William Kah Howe MAS 1777 – 4.5
23 Pg L Wijaya Pg Hj Mohd Limbang BRU 2126 – 4.5
24 Karunanayake Mayuri SRI 1675 – 4
25 Hj. Azahari Md Aliuddin BRU 2097 – 4
26 Hj. Azahari Siti Nur Fatimah BRU 2059 – 4
27 Abidin Zukkernain BRU 2126 – 4
28 Zain Izzuddin BRU 0 – 4
29 Ding The How Dilwen MAS 1739 – 4
30 Yap Choow Tun BRU 2028 – 3.5
31 Morani Md Nazif BRU 0 – 3.5
32 Muhd Kasim Abdul Matin BRU 2036 – 3.5
33 Yussof Pg Abd Rahman BRU 0 – 3.5
34 Suni Syairazi BRU 0 – 3
35 Timbang Japar BRU 0 – 3
36 Hj. Mahrup Hj. Kipli BRU 0 – 2.5
37 See Jun Wei BRU 0 – 2.5
38 Koh Pokk Huan BRU 0 – 2.5
39 Lee Benjamin Kah Teng MAS 0 – 2
40 Adenan Metussin BRU 0 – 2

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