|Yeoh Li Tian|
|Hj. Azahari Md Aliuddin|
|Lee William Kah Howe|
|FM||Turqueza Mari Joseph|
|Fong Yit San|
|Fong Yit Ho|
|Ding Tze How Dilwen|
|19||Lee Benjamin Kah Teng|
|Koh Pokk Huan|
Two Malaysian juniors matched with GMs. Li Tian to meet already his third 2400+ opponent in this event. Yit San will be inspired to seek his own GM scalp after Li Tian and Yit Ho have had theirs.
Zaidan, after sucuumbing to Mas in the last round, faces a second countryman in successive rounds, a senior-junior match-up that will be interesting in its own way.
Mas should win so that he can move up to rumble with his titled peers in the next round.
William has done well enough to get to 2.5 points from 4 games. Maybe a 2273-rated FM opponent is a bridge too far at his current stage of development. It will nevertheless be invaluable experience. However I am still looking forward to a major upset here.
Dilwen and Benjamin have more manageable opponents after tough nuts in the two previous rounds.
Link: Complete Round 5 Pairings