Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Penang Team


Friday, December 12, 2014

Penang Open Last Round Live

Penang Open Round 8 (Live)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

7 leaders after 6 rounds

The 6th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open 2014 from  8 to 12th December 2014 at the Red Rock Hotel in Penang, Malaysia now has 7 joint leaders after 6 rounds.
This has event will end tomorrow (12th December) with 2 last rounds being played.

Below is the cross table results and standings :-



Sugar Boost

From Selangor Open 2014. Ian Udani caught snacking on chocolate bars for sugar sustance.

The Penang Open is an especially gruelling one given it's 1-2-2-2-2 schedule where there is no 'rest' days.

Any strategy to increase your stamina and energy during the games is of utmost importance besides of course just pure rest before the games.

Chocolate bars are popular from my observation, to get a sugar boost at key moments when your energy level is about to dip.

Here's Ian Udani's 'secret weapon' this Penang Open for energy sustanence.

Not as high sugar content as chocolate bars but it has the advantage of a slow and more gradual release of sugar into the body. It's probably more healthy too!


Round 7 Top Boards


Board 1: GM Susanto Megaranto vs Cabe Arlan

Board 2: IM Anurag Mhamal vs IM Narayanan Srinath



Board 3: FM Riste vs GM Bong Villamayor


Board 4: Sean Wishande vs IM Oliver Dimakiling

Round 7 (Board 6)

Take note that due to technical errors, only board 6 is shown on this post. Please ignore the non-moving board 1 -5.

Round 6 : Top boards (LIVE)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Round 5 : Board 1-4

PENANG OPEN 2014

Round 5 Board 5 live

Round 3 leaders

After 3 rounds. There are four joint leaders with a perfect 3/3 points.

The four leaders are:
GM Megaranto Susanto , IM Swapnil S. Dhopade , IM Dimakiling Oliver and IM Nitin S.


Crosstable after 3 rounds.

Monday, December 8, 2014

6th Penang Open Begins !


The biggest tournament in term of size this year in Malaysia. Open with Challengers' section comprise over 300 participants !


Opening ceremony - opening move made by Senior EXCO, Yang Berhormat Chow Kon Yeow.




Okay now that the opening ceremony out of the way top board GM Susanto Megaranto vs WFM Tan Li Ting can continue. Same 1. d4 was played incidentally.






Board 1 live video feed.