News Update
  1. Prize winners’ List
  2. Rd 9 – Wei Ming earns final GM norm and Gong Qianyun makes WGM title
  3. Rd 8 – Batchuluun and Wei Ming in cruise mode
  4. Rd 7 – Batchuluun and Wei Ming leave the rest in dust with the only wins of the round
  5. Rd 6 – A mind boggling round with many twists and turns…

Event Day 6

June 12, 2018
Prize winners’ List

Cover pic: IM Kevin Goh endorsing his signature on a chessboard – all volunteers/sponsors for the event get one chessboard with the autographs of every master/grandmaster in the event, as a gesture of appreciation for their help. Best Game Prize – GM Nguyen Anh Dung (vs GM Gareyev) Brilliancy Prize – GM Tsegmed Batchuluun (vs…

June 12, 2018
Rd 9 – Wei Ming earns final GM norm and Gong Qianyun makes WGM title

Cover Pic:  Goh Wei Ming being interviewed by Straits Times on clinching his final GM norm With a 17 move draw against Xiangyi, Wei Ming finally, after 6 years of chasing the elusive final norm, scored 6.5/9 to make it. The Grandmaster-elect mused, “Throughout the tournament, I was quite fortunate. In Rd 1, I had…

June 12, 2018
Rd 8 – Batchuluun and Wei Ming in cruise mode

Cover Pic: IM Liu Xiangyi deciding to play ‘Berserker mode’ against GM Timur Gareyev. The body language tells it all. As our first alternate FM Andrey Terekhov noted, the tension of the previous round dropped a few notches this round when the encounter between Wei Ming and Batchuluun ended in a draw before you can…