Saturday, 19 September 2015

Aussies and Kiwis in Malaysia

A number of Australian and New Zealand players have jetted off to Malaysia to take part in the 2015 Malaysian Chess Festival. The Festival has started with the Astro Merdeka Rapid Teams Championship, with a field of over 100 4 player teams (plus a heap more in the Under 12 section).
The two Australian teams are the Doubleroo team which includes IM Alex Wohl and IM Brodie McClymont (currently in 16th place), and the Klang Valley Koalas, with FM Lee Jones and Alana Chibnall (tied for 46th). The New Zealand team are the Klang Valley Kiwi's and they are also tied for 46th.
There are a further 6 rounds to play tomorrow, and then their is a blitz event in the evening. Following that is the Malaysian Open, which is a 9 round International swiss, with other events held alongside.
Information about the festival is at while you can check out the results from the rapidplay at

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