Friday, December 05, 2008


Both Iranian GMs from Islamic Azad University finished tops in the GACC 2008. GM Amir Bagheri (picture right), rated 2490, amassed 8 points from 9 games to become the champion, followed by colleagues GM Shojate Ghane (2408), Amin Nasri (2339) and unrated Chavez Antonio from the Far Eastern University of Philippines, all with 7 points each. Best Malaysian player is Pok Wern Jian, although studying in National University of Singapore, who finished 9th. While in the woman category, lovely WFM Shirin Navabi (picture left), also from Islamic Azad University, leapfrog Krishna Ramya to become the champion with 8 points. Nur Shazwani Zullkafli from University of Malaya, saved Malaysia the blushes by sitting 4th behind S. Harini from SRM University, India.

The full results of the Open category can be read here and the Woman category here.

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