With the ASIAN AMATEUR and PENANG OPEN being held almost back to back from 25th November until 10th December, the 4th DATCC KL TEAM OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP is taking a 2 weeks break before resuming with Round 7 on Tuesday, 13th December 2011 at 7:00pm
The race is now tight between Najib' Rojak Team with 17 points and Kelantan Chess Association who is just half a point behind. It was an interesting encounter at Table 2 when Too Less Ordinary, one of the earlier favorites, drew with the up and coming Renegade Team. Renegade Team seems to improve its strength as Roshan joins his World Youth Teammate Wong Jianwen to provide more "muscle" on board 1 and 2.
As usual, Carikomputer continues its trend of "stealing point" on board 1 with Saprin overcoming a strong challenge from Nor Ilhamuddin to secure his team's single point.
DATCC Seniors Team erratic performance went for the better last week when it won 3.5 - 0.5 against PJMIM. On the other hand, BERNAMA managed to secure its first point against SWORDFISH when Thamitran Selvendran won against Abdul Rahman Anuar.
The complete scores from Round 6 follows:
As of Round 6, the team standings is as follows:
The race is still wide open and the pairing for Round 7 indicates some interesting and unlikely pairings and with that, more surprising results to come. With only 12 teams playing 9 rounds of play, the last 2 rounds will probably be determine by luck as each team would have met all the teams except for four(4) teams and with the likelihood that the bottom teams will float up to meet the stronger teams, it is imperative that the leading teams to start creating the necessary buffer to avoid last minute point surge from the middle pack.
Pairings for Round 7 is as follows:
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