Brunei Chess Tournaments
25 July to 4 August 2010, at the Brunei Chess Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan

The Brunei Chess Federation (BCF) is organising its first ever title tournaments, two back to back ten player round tournaments from 25 July to 4 August 2010, at the Brunei Chess Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussallam.

Brunei Invitational IM Tournament 1 & 2 will feature International Masters Oliver Barbosa (Philippines), Nguyen Van Nuy and Duong The Anh (Vietnam) and Women Grand Master Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia) who together with FIDE Masters Yee Soon Wai (Brunei) and Ramanath Bhuvanesh (India) and long standing junior talent Md Aliuddin Hj Azahari (Brunei) are expected to be the main contenders for IM title norms.

In IM Tournament 1, young Nodir Vakhidov (Uzbekistan) joins veteran Hj Md Baharuddin Hj Mohd Sulaiman and top woman Siti Nur Fatimah Hj Azahari (Brunei) to complete the field while in IM Tournament 2, Dr Ansari Mohd Attar (India) together with Leong Voon Choon and Munir Azizi (Brunei) will participate.

Full player list (Tournament 1):

IM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2458
IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2426
IM Duong The Anh VIE 2415
FM Ramnath Bhuvanesh R IND 2387
Hj Sulaiman Hj Md Baharuddin BRU 2339
WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma INA 2311
FM Yee Soon Wei BRU 2260
Vakhidov Nodir UZB 2134
Hj Azahari Siti Nur Fatimah BRU 2065
Hj Azahari Md Aliuddin BRU 2049

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