The Tournament continued into Round 5 with two of Malaysia's leading players FM Nicholas Chan and IM Jimmy Liew competing for the top spot. The latter emerged the winner of this Round to earn the full 5 points.
With four more rounds to go these players are ready to also claim the top spots.
These are the seasoned campaigners as well as budding youngsters all ready to claim top honours in the Malaysian chess scene
The women too were no pushover creating several upsets.
It is great to see many youngsters participating in this longest running chess event in the country alongside their senior counterparts
In the picture below (top right) is the Tournament Arbiter En Najib Wahab assisting Chief Arbiter IA Lim Tse Pin and IA Hamid Majid, to ensure the smooth running of this event