Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Two Weeks To The DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah KL International Open Chess Championship 2014

It is now just two weeks to go to the start of the DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah KL International Open Chess Championships so it is time to remind all participants to take a look at the tournament prospectus earlier posted at and to read it carefully especially as regards to schedule, prizes and entry fees.

As always there are some reminders:

1. Let's start with entry fees. Except GMs/WGMs, all have to pay USD 100, and for those under 1800 and without FIDE rating that we have allowed to take part, it is USD 150.

2. Note that unless requested for, all players are expected to check out on 11 April (the hotel has kindly agreed to after last round game is finished but latest is two hours before the 4 p.m. closing ceremony) and with many of the players being advised to fly the same night to Bangkok by the organisers of our sister tournament there, that is the sensible thing to do. I too will be on a 8.50 p.m. flight that night, which gives just about enough time to get to LCCT if going straight from the hotel.

3. Where possible we are trying to provide airport pick ups (especially for those coming for the first time) but for those arriving when we are doing the final set-up late 3 April and early 4 April, it is not difficult and inexpensive (significantly less than RM 100) to jump on a budget taxi to Olympic Sports Hotel in Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.

4. The Swiss Manager file will only be put online on (with a link on this website) after we have updated the ratings of players from the 1 April FIDE Rating list but subject to any last minute emergencies, the final list of participants should be as follows:

1. Sergei Tiviakov (NED)
2. Niaz Murshed (BAN)
3. Richard Bitoon (PHI)
4. John Paul Gomez
5. Nguyen Anh Dung (VIE)
6. Vladimir Lazarev (FRA)
7. M.R. Venkatesh (IND)
8. Deepan Chakkravarthy J.
9. R.R. Laxman
10. Neelotpal Das
11. Suat Atalik (TUR)
12. Tahir Vakhidov (UZB)
13. Susanto Megaranto (INA)

Woman Grandmasters
14. Bhakti Kulkarni (IND)
15. Anda Safranska (FRA)
16. Irine Kharismar Sukandar (INA)
17. Medina Warda Aulia
18. Hoang Thi Bao Tram (VIE)

International Masters
19. Oliver Dimakiling (PHI)
20. Rolando Nolte
21. Aleksander Wohl (AUS)
22. Moulton Ly
23. Arghyadip Das (IND)
24. R. Ramnath Bhuvanesh
25. Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy (VIE)
26. Nguyen Van Huy
27. Nguyen Duc Hoa
28. Farid Firman Shah
29. Kirril Kuderinov (KAZ)
30. Bogdan Borsos (UZR)
31. Mahmood Lodhi (PAK)
32. Jimmy Liew (MAS)

Woman International Masters
33. Bhagyashree Thipsay (IND)
34. Chelsie Monica Shite (INA)
35. Beverly Mendoza (PHI)
36. Hoang Thi Nyu Y (VIE)

FIDE Masters
37. Ram Aravind L.N (IND)
38. Aravindh Chithambaram
39. Haridas Pascua (PHI)
40. Nelson Mariano III
41. Kaisar Jenius Hakiki (INA)

Woman FIDE Masters
42. Swati Mohota (IND)
43. Savant Riya
44. AA Dewi Citra (INA)

FIDE Rated Players
45. Vu Phi Hung (VIE)
46. Ngo Thi Kim Tuyen
47. Nelson Villanueva (PHI)
48. Jelvis Calvelo
49. Gabriel Paril
50. Deleon Marohom Jr.
51. Xavier John Verdun
52. Franz Robert Grafil
53. Edsel Montoya
54. Martin Greenwood (ENG)
55. Azarya Jodi Setyaki (INA)
56. Diajeng Theresa Singgih (F)
57. Aris T.L.S.
58. Mark Vucak (AUS)
59. Fedja Zulfic
60. Fahad Rahman (BAN)
61. Poompong Wiwatanadate (THA)
62. Thanadon Kulpruethanon
63. Tesjawinin Sagar (IND) (F)
64. Siya Rajenda Sagar (F)
65. Cyrus Low (SIN)
66. Vasanta Wettasinha
67. Kamarunsalehin Kamis (BRU)
68. Zain Izzuddin
69. Jamal, Danar (IRQ)
70. Ismail Ahmad (MAS)
71. Lim Kian Hwa
72. Tan Li Ting (F)
73. Yeoh Li Tian
74. Fong Yit Ho
75. Fong Yit San
76. Abel Jinwei Yap
77. Hermanu Latif
78. Tan Jun Feng
79. Mukhriez Shah Mahmood
80. Lim Meng Xian
81. Justin Ong

82. Ferdinand, Hutabarat (INA)
83. Krassen Mitev (USA)
84. Dlsoz Omer (IRQ)
85. Michael Cheong (MAS)
86. Amir Faiz Amirul

(Yes, there some foreign players who entered earlier and whose name had appeared elsewhere on posts in this website, but are not listed above and this is because we have not gotten the final confirmation as asked for, either through receipt of payment or your flight ticket and we appreciate that some are still waiting for visas, but if you are present at the 11 a.m. Technical Meeting on 4 April, we will certainly include and pair you).