31 August 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s fourth round opponent will be Finland, a 52nd seeded team, in the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey. Finland had met Japan in the third round and drew 2-2 with Japan. Finland has 1 GM, 1 IM and 2 FMs. IM Jimmy Liew comes in on 4th board for Malaysia and Lim Zhuo Ren is rested in this round.
Our young Malaysian ladies will meet Moldova, a 41st seeded team, in the fourth round. Nur Najiha Azman Hisham is rested and in comes Camilia Johari on fourth board. Moldova has 1 IM, 1 WFM, 1 WGM on their team. Moldova drew with Ecuador 2-2 in the third round.
After three rounds of play, the Chess Olympiad Open category indicate that team USA and China are on same 6 MPs and 28 board points. Germany is third with 6 MPs and 26.0 board points. The top seeded team Russia is currently lying in tenth position with 6 MPs and 22.0 board points.
In the women category indicate that team India is top with 6 MPs and 26.0 board points. Second, Russia and third Czech Republic.
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