Friday, December 18, 2009
The 2nd National Junior Chess Championship - R7 Pairings
Three more rounds to go, two tomorrow and the final round on Sunday. In the Boys category, Sumant Subramaniam is leading by half-point. In the seventh round, he will play black versus Jianwen. He is getting closer to the NJM title. The other top three tables will be on center stage tomorrow because their results will have impact on the overall result. If they draw, the winners of other lower seven boards will overtake those top positions.
Fikri will battle against Ng Han Loong, a fellow 3.5 pointers, at Table #16. Both of them are among the nine players with the same score.
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In the Girls section, WFM Nur Najiha is leading now with 5.5/6 points. Half-point behind is Amira followed by the Kedahan Fairuz and Winnie. Players at Table #3, #4 and #5 are waiting their chances to overtake the two 4.5-point players.
Anis Fariha will have an uphill battle to win against Sarika Subramaniam at Table #9. She will play white. While her SKBJ team mate, Nur Faqihah, will have a bye.
BEST OF LUCK! to all participants.