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DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah International Open 2012

GM Oliver Barbosa, winner in 2011

DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah International Open, with a total prize fund of RM 45,000 thanks to generous sponsorship from the Masterskill Education Group, will be held in Kuala Lumpur at the Olympic Sports Hotel from 17-23 September 2012.

It will be a FIDE titled and rated event over 9 rounds using the Swiss System and the time control will be the standard FIDE 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes plus a 30 second time increment per move for the rest of the game.

Foreign titled players may apply for conditions which will be awarded on a case by case basis. Official website is

The event is organised by Polgar Chess Asia for the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) with support from the Malaysian Chess Federation.

Previous winners are GM Anton Filippov (2008), GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (2009), GM Hou Yifan (2010) and GM Oliver Barbosa (2011).


17 September
1500- Arrival
1800-2000 Registration & Players Meeting

18 September
0900-1300 Round 1
1500-1900 Round 2

19 September
0900-1300 Round 3
1500-1900 Round 4

20 September
0900-1300 Round 5
1500-1900 Round 6

21 September
Free Day

22 September
0900-1300 Round 7
1500-1900 Round 8

23 September
0900-1300 Round 9
1400-1600 Blitz Tournament
1600-1700 Closing Ceremony

24 September
-1200 Departure

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