With Four Rounds To Go...
With four rounds to go, Malaysia is in a large group of teams on 7 points and tied 79th to 104th.
Our actual current ranking of 86th outperforms our seeding of 107th with the team playing to their "real" ratings against opponents between 2100-2200, a level of competition we are used to.
The luck of the draw gives us Botswana next, a team seeded 116th which is even lower than we are.
The Malaysian women came to the Olympiad ranked 68th and on 9 points, are now in a group 24th to 43rd.
Li Ting on top board and Nithya on last board are outperforming their ratings while the rest are playing to their normal level.
We play 76th ranked Tajikistan and with a win can break into the top group for the next round.