Monday, 5 September 2011

R2: Barbosa and Jahongir Vakhidov take the Early Lead

Das - Barbosa

In every tournament one needs a bit of luck and International Master Oliver Barbosa and Jahongir Vakhidov probably got more than their fair slice of luck to record back to back wins against International Masters Arghyadip Das and Richard Bitoon respectively.

Until then, all four players had won their opening games for a perfect start and were looking to build on their early advantage.

But it is still 7 rounds more and all to play for as International Master Goh Wei Ming proved by beating a woefully out of form Grandmaster Nguyen Anh Dung who together with Grandmaster Wong Meng Kong and International Master Mas Hafizulhelmi have yet to enter a score.