Round 4

In round four, of the top four boards, three games went all the way, but the shock of the round was 13 year old Yeoh Li Tian's win over top seeded Oliver Barbosa who in the previous round had prevailed over Malaysia's top player Mas Hafizulhemi.

Young Li Tian showed great resourcefulness to refute Barbosa's attack to take home the full point against an admittedly somewhat off form player but take away nothing from his giant killing feat that Malaysians have already seen quite a few times before.

Dao Tien Hai showed his class this round to easily beat early leader Jakhongir Vakhidov and take the lead on 3.5/4 as Marat Dhumaev drew a solid Sharma Dinesh K, the elder Vakhidov had nother short drawm this time against fellow GM Nguyen Anh Dung, while Sriram Jha held Yap Kim Steven.

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  1. Peter, can you show one or two games. Just moves will do.


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