Sunday, May 8, 2011

SEA Games Selection Final Ranking

The selection for the SEA Games later this year in Palembang, Indonesia is over. Top seed IM Mas justfied is ranking as Malaysia Number 1 by winning the event with a full point lead. Both IMs Jimmy Liew and Lim Yee Weng tied for second.  IM Mok had a disastrous outing and could only finish in seventh place. Sumant Subramaniam looked likely to take the last spot but an unexpected loss in the last round to Lim Zhuo Ren saw a two way tie with Wahiduddin Kamalarifin. They have to go into a play-off after all tie-breaks could not produce a winner. Sumant  won the first game and when I left at 8:00 PM the second game was still in progress.

Final standings -
1IMMas Hafizulhelmi


2IMLim Yee-Weng


3IMLiew Chee-Meng-Jimmy


Subramaniam Sumant


Wahiduddin Kamalarifin


Lim Zhuo Ren


7IMMok Tze-Meng


Fong Yit San


Tan Jun Feng


Fong Yit Ho



Things were more tense in the women's event. At the start of the final round, no less than six players had a chance for the top four placings, Nur Najiha Hisham,  Tan Li Ting,Camilia Bt Johari , Nur Nabila Azman Hisham, Fong Mi Yen and Azhar Puteri Rifqah Fahada.

On paper, Fong Mi Yen had the easiest opponent and was expected to win and take her place in the top four. However the unexpected happened and she lost to tail-ender Azhar Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahra. Her sister Azhar Puteri could only draw against an in-form Nur Najiha and she had to wait for the other games to finish to see if she could tie for one of the places. However Nur Nabila beat Sarika Subramaniam in a rook ending (it looked like a possible draw at one stage) and Camilia lost to Tan Li Ting.

1    WFM    Nur Najiha Hisham        6.5   
2   Tan Li Ting    1827       6.0 
3   Camilia Bt Johari      6.0 
4    WCM    Nur Nabila Azman Hisham   6.0
5    WCM    Fong Mi Yen     5.5
6    Azhar Puteri Rifqah Fahada     5.5
7    Azhar Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahra      3.0
8    Wahiduddin Nurul Huda      2.5  
9    Sarika Subramaniam  2.0   
10  Tang Kar Khei      2.0   


Anonymous said...

Congrats Jim

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