KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Darwin Laylo settled for a draw against India’s Deepan Chakkravarthy J. as he lagged behind top seed GM Sergei Tiviakov in the DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah International Chess Championships 2012 on Thursday at the Olympic Sports Hotel here.
Laylo halved the point after 19 moves of Slav to join other players in second place with 4.0 points.
Other woodpushers sharing second are GM Mark Paragua and International Master (IM) Rolando Nolte of the Philippines, GM Cao Sang, Nguyen Anh Dung and Nguyen Van Huy of Vietnam, Chakkravarthy J. and IM Vishnu Prasanna V. of India, Jahongir Vakhidov of Uzbekistan, FIDE Master (FM) Ronnie Lim of Malaysia and Jodi Setyaki Azarya of Indonesia.
Tiviakov seized the solo leadership board by stopping
the winning run of Cao.
Tiviakov now has 4.5 points in five rounds.
Players with 3.5 points include GMs Oliver Barbosa, Raset Ziatdinov and Tahir Vakhidov, IMs Oliver Dimakiling, Kirill Kuderinov and Duong The Anh and FM Julius de Ramos.
The tournament organized by Polgar Chess Asia for Kuala Lumpur Chess Association is supported by the Malaysian Chess Federation and sponsored by Masterskill Education Group. Tournament Director is Fide Master Peter Long. – By Marlon Bernardino