27 September 2010, Khanty-Mansiysk – In the seventh round of the chess Olympiad, Malaysia will meet ICSC chess team, a 72nd rated team with 1 GM and 2 IMs on the team. If the Malaysian men’s team can outdo their higher rated opponents Malaysia will gain some respect. IM Mas has not lost to anyone so far with 4.5 points from six rounds. Just maybe he can beat his GM opponent in this seventh round and earn a possible GM norm in this tournament.
Performance Of Malaysia Men’s Team Up To Round 6, Chess Olympiad 2010.
Performance of ICSC Men’s Team Up To Round 6, Chess Olympiad 2010.
In the women’s team event of the chess Olympiad 2010, Malaysia will now meet Pakistani ladies in round 7 this afternoon. Pakistan is rated 106th in this tournament and the Malaysian ladies should in theory beat this minnows team. Pakistan only has one FIDE-rated player on its first board.
Pix 1. Malaysia’s Women Team With Kirsan (centre) and Greg Lau (right). (courtesy of Alia Anin Azwa’s photos)
Performance Of Malaysian Women’s Team Up To Round 6, Chess Olympiad 2010.
Performance Of Pakistan Women’s Team Up To Round 6, Chess Olympiad 2010