Thursday, 13 June 2013

KL Masters Gets Underway

The KL Masters - DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah Invitational - is finally underway and Malaysia's most celebrated player, International Master Mas Hafizulhelmi, has started with the toughest match-up possible by facing top seeded Super GM Sergei Tiviakov in the very first round.

All the other match-ups can be considered to be equally exciting with fireworks expected between Goh Wei Ming and Oliver Dimakiling, a struggle of wits ensuing between Niaz Murshed and Ramnath Bhuvanesh, the classic veteran versus young talent encounter taking place between Dr Wong Meng Kong and Padmini Rout, and old friends Thomas Luther and Alex Wohl both looking for a good start against each other.

Rolando Nolte who drew the bye has Lim Yee Weng for company, the latter in early from Singapore, perhaps to prepare for the coming Malaysian Masters from 22-26 June.

The pairings and results (when available) are at: