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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Rolando Nolte wins Penang Heritage City Chess Open 2013 in Malaysia

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hello everyone,

According to chess news reports from Manila, International Master (IM) Rolando Nolte has won the 5th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open 2013 at the Red Rock Hotel in Penang, Malaysia on Friday night. Nolte defeated Malaysian Yeoh Li Tian in the final round to score 7.5 points over nine rounds to win 5,000 Malaysian Ringgit. 
IM Andrey Kvon of Uzbekistan, IM candidate Roel Abelgas of the Philippines and FM Riste Menkinoski of Macedonia finished with 7.0 points to share the second-fourth places. GM Alexander Fominyh of Russia, along with Yeoh Li Tian, FM Nelson "Elo" Mariano III, Ivan Gil Biag, Fong Yit San, FM Deni Sonjaya, Marcus Chan, IM Luis Chiong IV, scored 6.5 points.

Meanwhile, the world's current youngest FIDE Master, seven-year-old Alekhine Nouri topped the Under 8-category with 5.5 points. Gelar Sagar of Indonesia won the Challengers' section and NM Carlo Magno Rosaupan of the Philippine Army was second.

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