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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Barbosa wins Nazrin Shah Chess in Kuala Lumpur

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Hi everyone,

IM Oliver Barbosa has won the Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Invitational Chess Masters in Malaysia ahead of Grandmasters. He now becomes a grandmaster himself. How cool.

The DYTM Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Invitational Masters actually gave the chess planet another grandmaster - Richard Bitoon and confirming one International Master in Uzbekistan’s Jahongir Vakhidov. It was held at the Swiss Garden Hotel in Kuala Lumpur from September 4-10.

You can see a nice final Round 9 video too.

Final standings:
1 IM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2538 – 7
2 IM Vakhidov Jahongir UZB 2392 – 6.5
3 IM Bitoon Richard PHI 2504 – 6.5
4 IM Das Arghyadip IND 2461 – 5.5
5 GM Vakhidov Tahir UZB 2485 – 4.5
6 IM Goh Wei Ming Kevin SIN 2449 – 4
7 IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2449 – 3.5
8 GM Nguyen Anh Dung VIE 2479 – 3
9 IM Mas Hafizulhelmi MAS 2413 – 2.5
10 GM Wong Meng Kong SIN 2355 – 2

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