Friday, August 11, 2006

Malaysia Open Chess Championship 2006

IGB 3rd Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open Chess Championship 2006 will be held on August 21st-27th in Kuala Lumpur. This event is part of Malaysian Chess Festival, which also includes 26th ASTRO Merdeka Team Championship and Malaysia Challenge 2006. Main tournament will have 11 rounds and total prize fund of $18.000 USD.

Players registered so far: GM Mark Paragua 2607, GM Yu Shaoteng 2546, GM Ziaur Rahman 2546, GM Rogelio Antonio 2539, GM Susanto Megaranto 2524, GM Alexei Barsov 2525, GM Reefat Sattar 2489, GM Praveen Thipsay 2488, GM Saidali Iuldashev 2480, GM Safin Shukrat 2462, GM Niaz Murshad 2464, GM Mariano Nelson 2437, WGM Eesha Karavade 2316, FM Wesley So 2330 etc.


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