Friday, 10 January 2014

Initial Entry List (After Exactly 48 Hours)

Lots of enquiries already (especially with groups of players coming officially from some countries), and confirmed so far are six GMs, six IMs, one FM and two FIDE rated from 8 countries (including Malaysia):

1. Nigel Short (ENG)
2. Sergei Tiviakov (NED)
3. Nguyen Anh Dung (VIE)
4. Niaz Murshed (BAN)
5. Richard Bitoon (PHI)
6. Praveen Thipsay (IND)

International Masters
7. Nguyen Van Huy (VIE)
8. Bhuvanesh R. Ramnath (IND)
9. Alex Wohl (AUS)
10. Oliver Dimakiling (PHI)
11. Abu Sufian Shakil (BAN)
12. Jimmy Liew (MAS)

FIDE Master
13. L.N. Ram Aravind (IND)

FIDE Rated
14. Poompong Wiwatanadate (THA)
15. Ismail Ahmad (MAS)