Part 2 of my Pattaya Analysis covers Yit San's performance. Yit San had been doing well in the local Malaysian circuit at rapid time controls. However, it is clear that the standard of play at classical time controls in Pattaya is just so much higher. In fact, I would argue they require two significantly different skills sets as regards players below 2300 playing strength.
|Yit San v T Ratchaphon - Round 9|
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Round 3 was a creditable draw with 2219-rated Zhao Zhouqiao, the current Asian Under-18 Champion, who is of the same age as Yit San. The game lasted 6 hours and for the second consecutive night, Yit San’s game was the last to finish, but with a happy ending this time around. The way the rating system works is such that improving players would be under-rated. Thus Zhao is probably playing at 2300+ as his TPR suggests, making it a good draw by Yit San in a fighting game.