Open, Challengers and Seniors starts!

Dato Tan makes the opening move to kick off the start of the 15th Dato’ Arthur Tan Malaysian Open 2018.

Breakdown of titled players:-

GM 11
IM 24
FM 22
WGM 2
WIM 4
WFM 8
CM 10
WCM 1
AGM 2

A total of 155 players are taking in this year’s DATMO edition making it the biggest  since the event started 15 year history of the Open.

Wong Hao a previous winner of the open won the event when he was not titled more than a decade ago, is the surprise entry taking first seed position. He is also ranked 35th in the world.

Also a record is the Challengers section which sees a total of 187 participants this year.

Similiarly the Seniors section has the biggest number of participants compared to previous years with a total of 47 players.