Poh Yu Tian

13 year old Poh Yu Tian on his first ever Olympiad beat Grandmaster Lubomir Ftacnik (ELO 2483) in Round 2 of the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India. This win helped Malaysia hold a draw against the superior Slovakia which has a rating average of ELO 2543.

FMLim, Zhuo Ren2318vsGMPechac, Jergus25940 – 1
FMWong, Yinn Long2381vsIMGazik, Viktor2544½ – ½
CMTan, Jun Ying2191vsIMDruska, Juraj2519½ – ½
Poh, Yu Tian2118vsGMFtacnik, Lubomir24831 – 0
Round 2

On board 1, FM Lim Zhuo Ren lost to GM Jergus Pechac.

Both FM Wong Yinn Long and CM Tan Jun Ying held 2 very strong IMs (ELO 2500+) to a draw.

The women team however suffered a 4-0 loss to Spain.

IMVega Gutierrez, Sabrina2366vsWIMFoudzi, Siti Zulaikha21881 – 0
IMGarcia Martin, Marta2305vsWIMAzhar, Puteri Munajjah Az-Za20181 – 0
WGMCalzetta Ruiz, Monica2230vsWFMAzhar, Puteri Rifqah Fahada19401 – 0
FMEizaguerri Floris, Maria2176vsWFMChong, Kai Ni Agnes19091 – 0
Gotham Chess comments on Poh Yu Tian’s game

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