According to the organiser, there will be many title players ( GMs,IMs,FMs etc.) from country like China, India, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Uzbekistan , Japan, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Singapore who will try to stop Li Chao domination .
FM Lim Yee Weng will lead the host country challenge this year. Yee Weng who has a great tournament last year has a great opportunity to reach the 2400 rating marks and confirm his IM title which has been long overdue. This year Malaysian "former" no. 1 - Mashafizul will not participated because of his GM quest in Europe. Other Malaysian who participated in this year edition is IM Jimmy Liew, FM Mok Tze Meng, Ismail Ahmad and many others . My friend from Italy - Richard Kimbin will also took part.
A friend from Japan - Baba Masahiro sent me an email and hope that i can follow his compatriot -
For details about the tournament, visit the official site which i believe will be ready anytime from now.