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GM Zhang Zhong clear first in Malaysia Open (Video)

The 11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open took place from 15-21st September at the Cititel Hotel Mid Valley, MidValley City, Kuala Lumpur.

130 players from 15 countries, including 14 Grandmasters and 19 International Masters, competed in the event.

Top rated GM Zhang Zhong (Singapore) emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points after defeating the 2nd-seed GM Zhou Jianchao (China) in the final round.

FM Le Tuan Minh from Vietnam surprised by taking the second place ahead of many strong players. Full standings below.

Vijay Kumar presents the round 9 video

Final standings:

1 GM Zhang Zhong SIN 2608 – 7.5
2 FM Le Tuan Minh VIE 2347 – 7
3 GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2468 – 6.5
4 IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2433 – 6.5
5 GM Laylo Darwin PHI 2495 – 6.5
6 FM Sean Winshand Cuhendi INA 2382 – 6.5
7 IM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan IND 2414 – 6.5
8 GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2583 – 6
9 GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2483 – 6
10 GM Megaranto Susanto INA 2527 – 6
11 IM Farid Firman Syah INA 2408 – 6
12 IM Nolte Rolando PHI 2393 – 6
13 IM Pascua Haridas PHI 2389 – 6
14 IM Dableo Ronald PHI 2415 – 6
15 GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2519 – 6
16 GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2482 – 6
17 GM Nguyen Anh Dung VIE 2465 – 6
18 FM Pham Chuong VIE 2366 – 6
19 FM Muhammad Luthfi Ali INA 2380 – 6
20 IM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2515 – 6
21 IM Purnama Tirta Chandra INA 2384 – 6
22 WIM Gong Qianyun SIN 2353 – 6
23 WGM Aulia Medina Warda INA 2384 – 6
24 FM Tin Jingyao SIN 2305 – 6
25 GM Cao Sang VIE 2490 – 6
26 GM Barsov Alexei UZB 2486 – 6
27 FM Dang Hoang Son VIE 2172 – 5.5
28 Causo Deniel PHI 2285 – 5.5
29 IM Nitin S. IND 2348 – 5.5
30 Subramaniam Sumant MAS 2062 – 5.5
31 GM Laxman R.R. IND 2419 – 5.5
32 IM Wahono Awam INA 2353 – 5.5
33 FM Chan Nicholas MAS 2378 – 5.5
34 IM Tran Tuan Minh VIE 2320 – 5.5
35 GM Gonzales Jayson PHI 2404 – 5.5
36 FM Novita Anjas INA 2362 – 5.5
37 FM Pitra Andika INA 2307 – 5.5
38 FM Sinurat Tumpak INA 2314 – 5.5
39 FM Sonjaya Deni INA 2295 – 5
40 Marohom De Leon Jr. PHI 2216 – 5
41 Cruz De La Noel PHI 2287 – 5
42 Ferry Ferdiansyah INA 2231 – 5
43 Masruri Rahman INA 2264 – 5
44 IM Senador Emmanuel PHI 2359 – 5
45 Tran Quoc Dung VIE 2305 – 5
46 FM Mariano Nelson Iii PHI 2321 – 5
47 CM Nanjo Ryosuke JPN 2400 – 5
48 FM Hakiki Kaisar Jenius INA 2263 – 5
49 Priasmoro Novendra INA 2278 – 5
50 FM Carlos Leonardo PHI 2289 – 5
51 Yoseph Theolifus Taher INA 2267 – 5
52 Aris T.L.S. INA 2172 – 5
53 Chan Marcus MAS 2224 – 5
54 Jamals Hendry INA 2125 – 5
55 FM Lim Zhuo Ren MAS 2215 – 5
56 Michael Owen INA 1897 – 4.5
57 Abelgas Roel PHI 2291 – 4.5
58 Suharto Moh Wahyu Repelita INA 2141 – 4.5
59 Grafil Franz Robert PHI 2073 – 4.5
60 Yogesh Gautam IND 2126 – 4.5
61 Sabri Mohd Saprin MAS 2137 – 4.5
62 IM Ton That Nhu Tung VIE 2218 – 4.5
63 Nguyen Dang Hong Phuc VIE 1912 – 4.5
64 IM Yap Kim Steven PHI 2442 – 4.5
65 WIM Sihite Chelsie Monica Ignesia INA 2237 – 4.5
66 WIM Frayna Janelle Mae PHI 2197 – 4.5
67 CM Setyaki Azarya Jodi INA 2206 – 4.5
68 Sutarno INA 2249 – 4.5
69 Chuah Jin Hai Jonathan MAS 2230 – 4.5
70 IM Irwanto Sadikin INA 2360 – 4.5
71 CM Nazario Marc Christian PHI 2030 – 4.5
72 WFM Fisabilillah Ummi INA 2027 – 4.5
73 Looi Xin Hao MAS 2033 – 4.5
74 Luong Phuong Hanh VIE 2196 – 4.5
75 FM Mahmud Syarif INA 2259 – 4
76 WIM Le Kieu Thien Kim VIE 2132 – 4
77 Eri Purnama INA 2068 – 4
78 Noguchi Koji JPN 2109 – 4
79 Lim Samson Jr. PHI 2187 – 4
80 Priguna Gerald Pramoedya INA 1865 – 4
81 Lee Qing Aun SIN 1951 – 4
82 Dungca Ryan PHI 2220 – 4
83 FM Pratama Constantius Leonardo INA 1820 – 4
84 WFM Le Hoang Tran Chau VIE 2164 – 4
85 Adhithya S IND 1865 – 4
86 Ong Way Justin MAS 1965 – 4
87 Roy Marpaung INA 0 – 4
88 Paril Gabriel PHI 2133 – 4
89 Khadijah Qurota`ain INA 1957 – 4
90 Kebbedies Frank GER 1795 – 4
91 Parahitha Milyena Legowo* INA 0 – 4
92 O`Reilly Steven AUS 2021 – 4
93 Zakaria Mohd Fairin MAS 2107 – 4
94 Azman Hisham Mohd Nabil MAS 2010 – 4
95 WIM Ranasinghe S D SRI 1857 – 4
96 WFM San Diego* Marie Antoinette PHI 1975 – 3.5
97 Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan MAS 1710 – 3.5
98 WCM Tan Li Ting MAS 2002 – 3.5
99 FM Smith Robert W NZL 2260 – 3.5
100 Alahakoon Isuru SRI 2188 – 3.5
101 Zulkifli Muhd Syazwan MAS 2097 – 3.5
102 FM Wong Yinn Long MAS 1905 – 3.5
103 Kandearachchi Niranga SRI 2001 – 3.5
104 Fong Yit San MAS 2187 – 3
105 Chong Chor Yuen HKG 2015 – 3
106 Chan Yi Meng Ryan MAS 1726 – 3
107 Siew Kit-Tze Mark MAS 2002 – 3
108 Sadhu S Adithya IND 1855 – 3
109 Jacutina John Merill PHI 1927 – 3
110 Azhar Puteri Rifqah Fahada MAS 1942 – 3
111 Angela Natasha Renggalis INA 1801 – 3
112 Chuah Hao Min MAS 0 – 3
113 Frost Peter AUS 1858 – 3
114 Ding Tze How Dilwen MAS 1824 – 3
115 Yahaya Nor Zaiasron MAS 1796 – 3
116 Chuah Hao Feng MAS 1706 – 3
117 Mimura Kensuke JPN 1795 – 3
118 Mustafa Albakri Suhaimi MAS 0 – 3
119 Middleton Jody AUS 1343 – 3
120 Romadhan Dziththauly INA 0 – 2.5
121 CM Budiarto Dhatuyo INA 1579 – 2.5
122 WFM Elisabeth Christine INA 2156 – 2.5
123 Koh Sian Kuan Bausch MAS 1772 – 2
124 Chuah Yi Ning MAS 1605 – 2
125 Amarasekara Lakmal SRI 1634 – 2
126 Razali Mohd Faiz MAS 0 – 2
127 Zulkipli Zaidan MAS 2082 – 1.5
128 Shoemaker Eric D. USA 0 – 1
129 Tan Fischer SIN 1492 – 1
130 Nayan Ahmad Fadzil MAS 2145 – 0.5

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