Monday, 5 September 2011

R1: Good Start!, Bad Start?

Richard Bitoon (Philippines)

It was a good, maybe even great day in the office in the first round for the top two rated bets from the Philippines, and clearly the exact opposite for their colleagues from Singapore. With relentless play International Masters Oliver Barbosa and Richard Bitoon slowly ground down their opponents, fellow Grandmaster hopeful International Master Goh Wei Ming and Grandmaster Wong Meng Kong respectively to take home the full point.

Also with perfect scores are Uzbekistan's young upset conscious Jahongir Vakhidov and India's International Master Arghyadip Das who were also happy bunnies with their first round wins over Vietnamese Grandmaster Nguyen Anh Dung and Malaysia's Mas Hafizulhelmi.