1 October 2010, Khanty-Mansiysk – Ukraine narrowly wins over close rival, Azerbaijan, 2.5-1.5, to continue to lead at the top of the leaderboard here at the 39th Chess Olympiad. Russia 1 had a good outing by beating Armenia by a similar margin to stay close to Ukraine. On third table, France overcomed Georgia with a 2.5-1.5 win.
Meanwhile Malaysia lost to the Andorrians, 1.5-2.5 on table 47. Malaysia will play Wales on table 51 tomorrow, 1st October 2010 in the tenth round of the tournament.
Pix 1. Malaysia’s chess team – NM Tan Khai Boon, FM Peter Long, IM Mok Tze Meng, IM Mas Hafizulhelmi and Gregory Lau.