Tuesday, December 8, 2009

IM Mas and IM Yee Weng Draws In 9th Round, Vietnam

Both our Malaysian chess players ended up with drawing their last 9th round games in the 2nd Dragon Capitol Vietnam Chess Open 2009 being held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 2-9th December 2009.

This means IM Mas ended up in tenth position with 5.5 points from 9 rounds with one draw against one GM, while IM Lim Yee Weng in 15th position with 5.0 points.

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Table 1. Final Ranking for the top 27 players of the 2nd Dragon Capital Vietnam Chess Open 2009. (source: chess-results.com)

The top two seeds, GM Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) and GM Dao Thien Hai (Vietnam) maintained their 1-2 positions with 8.0 and 6.0 points overall respectively (see Table 1). It confirms that IM Mas Hafizulhelmi at tenth ranked and IM Lim Yee Weng in 15th position at the end of the nine round swiss chess tournament, 2nd Dragon Capital Vietnam Chess Open 2009 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Table 2. Overall Game statistics for the nine round, 2nd Dragon Capital Vietnam Chess Open 2009.

In terms of winning, players with the white have a higher chance of winning their games as the game stats show as in Table 2 above, 72 games white won out of a total of 171 games or 42 percentage chance of winning. While black won 40 out of 171 games or 23.3 percentage chance of winning and the remainder of 59 games or 34.5 percent were drawn. As always, white has first mover advantage and in chess that is an important tempo advantage.

(posted by firey_rook; http://fireyrook.blogspot.com)

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