In Round 1, Weiliang showed great confidence in his calculating abilities. 2 pawns to the good, he chose to finish aesthetically with a sacrificial attack.
A happy Weiliang with his 700 bucks cheque and Cairnhill Champ trophy!
Had I somehow beaten Weiliang (much easier said than done...ask those previous 6 opponents of his), Luis would have emerged Champion instead due to his superior tiebreaks. I'm pretty pleased with my unbeaten result at the event and the following win over an out-of-form IM Enrique Paciencia (who had won the Toa Payoh Rapid with consumate ease a week ago).