Monday, October 31, 2011

Malaysia is 11th in World Youth Olympiad

Malaysia just missed out on the 10th placing but an 11th spot is still a very good result. The standings are based on game points but if  using match points, we would be 7th! Congratulations to the team, Wong JianWen, Yeoh Li Tian , Elgin Lee, Yeap Eng Chiam and Roshan. Also not forgetting the head of delegation Mr. Lee Ewe Ghee who guided our young players so successfully.

We were lucky to win the final match. It should really have gone the other way.

Roshan returned with a bronze medal for his performance on the reserve board. He is ELO rated 1886 but personally I rate his performance in the 2000s. He won five games and lost two for a 71.5% result.

Russia won the gold 1.5 points ahead of Armenia which took the silver. Iran is the surprise bronze medallists edging out Azerbaijan on tie-breaks.


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