Monday, August 30, 2010

Chesskidz Men’s Team Is Clear Leader!

30th August 2010, Kuala Lumpur – In the sixth round of the Merdeka Team Rapid, Chesskidz Men’s Team of the Philippines won emphatically over Uzbek Connection team on board 1. This propels the team to the top of the ladder and leading with 12 MP and ahead by 2 clear MP points over other chasing teams behind.

Meanwhile SMS Gold, the top seeded team this year, manages a 3.5-1.5 win over Klang Valley Kiwis in the sixth round and earns the right to meet Chesskidz Men’s Team in the seventh round.

In the seventh round of the ASTRO Merdeka Rapid Team, Bengal Tigers, the 9th seeded team, meets with Mamak, The Sequel team, the 14th seeded team on second board. While on third board, the Indonesian team called Bangka Belitung which beat Penang team in the sixth round, now meets with the combo team from Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-Malaysia, Magic. Magic managed to scrape a win over ASTRO Arena, the men’s team sponsored by ASTRO, which has a GM on its team.

Here are the seventh round pairings and sixth round results of the ASTRO Merdeka Team Rapid:-

rd 7pair

rd 6 result

Tomorrow round 8 will start at 9 am, 31st August 2010 in the playing hall. Two rounds of play awaits the teams tomorrow to decide the winners for this year’s ASTRO Merdeka Team Rapid Open Chess Championship 2010.

Closing and Prize Giving ceremonies for both Individual Rapid held on 28th August and Team Rapid held 29-31st August 2010, will be made after lunch.  So all prize winners please yourself available for the closing ceremony for rapid event

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