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Alana
04-09-2011, 12:05 PM
Just a heads up that the KL open is starting tomorrow at 9am. This event is a 9 round Open Swiss with a time control of 40 moves in 90 mins + 30 mins to end plus 30 seconds per move from move one. Some days are 2 rounds a day, so I'm not exactly sure how they will manage to start on time at 9am and 3pm considering they were finishing the 9am games quite late at Malaysian Open and that was just 90+30. The venue is the Swiss Gardens Hotel in Kuala Lumpur (5-10 min walk to KLCC!).

Australia has at least 2 people playing: Hweimeen Chai and myself, but according to Facebook we have another few who have said yes on the invite (then again it's Facebook so probably unreliable). There is a player meeting and registration tonight so we will find out then.

DSS
04-09-2011, 09:17 PM
Ari Dale, Finley Dale and Jack Puccini are also playing. We flew overnight and the boys are all pretty zonked, but I'm sure they will sleep well tonight!

Max Illingworth
04-09-2011, 10:21 PM
Once again good luck to all of the Australians!

Another Australian playing in the tournament is IM Alex Wohl.

Alana
04-09-2011, 11:45 PM
Once again good luck to all of the Australians!

Another Australian playing in the tournament is IM Alex Wohl.
Alex Wohl isn't playing according to the list of entries. Round 1 draw is up - can be found here. (http://chess-results.com/tnr55751.aspx?art=2&rd=1&lan=1)

Max Illingworth
04-09-2011, 11:48 PM
Alex Wohl isn't playing according to the list of entries. Round 1 draw is up - can be found here. (http://chess-results.com/tnr55751.aspx?art=2&rd=1&lan=1)

You're right, the site where I read this is completely wrong.

DSS
05-09-2011, 10:08 PM
So all 5 Australians lost in the 1st round. There were 2 wins in round 2 - unfortunately they were both against fellow Australians! Alana won against Finley and Ari beat Hweimeen. Ari is pretty excited as he will be playing his very first GM in round 3.

Alana
07-09-2011, 02:47 PM
So all of the Aussies are finished round 5. There were 2 wins - I won a good game against a 2200 Philipino and Jack beat Zun Tha. Ari unfortunately lost to his 2nd GM! Current scores:

3/5 - Alana
2/5 - Ari and Finlay
1/5 - Hweimeen and Jack

There is one more game today followed by a rest day tomorrow.

Z&MLoh
07-09-2011, 08:27 PM
Nooooooooo! Parent's nightmare!

Round 6:
22 37 Dale Ari 1977 2 vs 2 Dale Finley 1563 59

DSS
07-09-2011, 09:06 PM
Nooooooooo! Parent's nightmare!

Round 6:
22 37 Dale Ari 1977 2 vs 2 Dale Finley 1563 59

Finley put up an amazing fight but after 4 hours Ari prevailed. Let's hope that Finley doesn't have to play Jack tomorrow...

After round 6 Ari and Alana are on 3, and Jack, Hweimeen and Finley are on 2.

DSS
07-09-2011, 10:59 PM
rest day tomorrow then.....

Round 7:
30 59 Dale Finley 1563 2 vs 2 Puccini Jack 1735 53


Arggghhhhhh!

DSS
09-09-2011, 11:48 PM
Round 8 was very successful for the Australians - 4 wins and a draw.
With one round to go, Ari and Alana are on 4, Jack and Hweimeen are on 3.5 and Finley is on 3.