30th August 2010, Kuala Lumpur – In the sixth round of the Merdeka Team Rapid, Chesskidz Men’s Team of the Philippines won emphatically over Uzbek Connection team on board 1. This propels the team to the top of the ladder and leading with 12 MP and ahead by 2 clear MP points over other chasing teams behind.
Meanwhile SMS Gold, the top seeded team this year, manages a 3.5-1.5 win over Klang Valley Kiwis in the sixth round and earns the right to meet Chesskidz Men’s Team in the seventh round.
In the seventh round of the ASTRO Merdeka Rapid Team, Bengal Tigers, the 9th seeded team, meets with Mamak, The Sequel team, the 14th seeded team on second board. While on third board, the Indonesian team called Bangka Belitung which beat Penang team in the sixth round, now meets with the combo team from Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-Malaysia, Magic. Magic managed to scrape a win over ASTRO Arena, the men’s team sponsored by ASTRO, which has a GM on its team.
Here are the seventh round pairings and sixth round results of the ASTRO Merdeka Team Rapid:-