IM Rolando Nolte continues with his domination by chalking up 7 wins in-a-row to widen the lead to 1 point over countrymen Ian Udani whom he defeated in Round 4. In this Round, he is playing another countrymen Steward Manaog who is trailing 1.5 points away from the leader.
On Table 2, Jax Tham taking White is pitted against Ian Udani. The former has a slow start but consolidated his campaign in this event to joint 3rd placing after 7 rounds of competition.
On Table 3, Sumant has bounced back with two successive wins yesterday and is pitted against 28th edition Selangor Open Champion Mohd Saprin. The latter had defeated Sean Ooi in Round 7.
Pairing for Round 8: