In the final round, Daniel lost to Indian IM Ashwin Jayaram to finish on 5.5/9 and he earned at least 13 more ELO points. Daniel will next compete in the 5th Paleochora International Chess Tournament 2012
from 16-23 July where he is up against 22 GMs and another 12 more IMs.
News from the Middle EasT: Three Singaporeans had ventured to Dubai to compete in the Amateur Chess Organisation World Convention events.
Alvin Ong took part in the Group A Category (Below 2400) while Jimmy Ng and Tan Poh Heng participated in the Group B Category (2000-2199). Alvin finished on 4/9 (6th in a field of 10) while Jimmy and Poh Heng concluded with 5/9 (6th) and 4.5/9 (8th) respectively in their 16 strong group.
Final scores: Group A , Group B