Saturday, 29 August 2009

Negi wins Dato Arthur Tan Malaysian Open

Young Indian GM Parimajan Negi has won the 2009 Data Arthur Tan Malaysian Open, on tie break after finishin on 7/9 along with IM Ronald Dableo (PHI). Negi defeated Emmanuel Senador (PHI), who had lead the tournament going into the last round.
Of the Australian players IM Igor Goldenberg and Domagoj Dragicevic were the best finishers on 5/9. A full crosstable can be found at this link.
New WFM Emma Guo was another of the Australian players to make the trip to the tournament, and though she only finished on 3/9, this in part was explained by a tough draw early on, after drawing her first round game with a much higher opponent.

Guo,E (1914) - Ma,Q (2319) [D02]
DATMO, 2009

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.e3 e6 6.Nbd2 Be7 7.Ne5 0-0 8.Bd3 Qb6 9.Rb1 Re8 10.Qf3 Qd8 11.Qh3 g6 12.Ndf3 Nxe5 13.Nxe5 Nh5 14.Bh6 Bf8 15.Qf3 Qe7 16.Bg5 f6 17.g4 Qc7 18.gxh5 fxe5 19.Qg3 Bg7 20.hxg6 h6 21.Bh4 Bd7 22.dxe5 Qxe5 23.Qxe5 Bxe5 24.Bg3 Bxg3 25.hxg3 Kg7 26.g4 ½-½

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