Posted by Amirul HM - Org.Secretary, KL Open 2015
The 2015 KL Open begins today at the Cititel Midvalley - KL.
Round 1 was played in the morning and Round 2 is being played as this post is uploaded.
Round 1 ended with a few upsets in the premium OPEN event notably Olympiad, 11th seeded Sumant Subramaniam (FIDE Rating 2115) loss to CM Ng Jen Sheng (1642) seeded 39th. Other notables were CM Fadli (2024) seeded 20th who lost to Selangor MSSM player Bryan Yap(1417) seeded 48th and 5th seeded Nelson Villanueva(2294) who drew with 33rd seeded Lum Zhun Hong(1779).
In the developmental U16 Juniors category, introduced for the first time by KLCA this year for Juniors development purposes - the "script" or pairings were largely followed.
Round 2 began a short while ago, with a few of the event Media Partners like Capital TV and Chess Asia Pacific in attendance,