IM Mas will not be playing. Mas is always pillar of strength for Malaysia in team event. He first played for Malaysian Olympiad Team at 1994 Olympiad...aged 13 and scoring 7.5 points out of 12 games. He also played in last 3 Olympiads. His decision of not playing in this year Olympiad is a bit puzzling now that he is a chess professional. However, I fully believed Mas got his owned strong reasons for declining the offer.
NM Roshan is declining the offer due to his PMR exam.
In Mas absent, Mok will play for the first board...positional, endgame player, he is Olympiad veteran and currently hold (unofficial) record as Malaysian players with most games played at Olympiad.
On second board we have IM Jimmy Liew...experience and aggressive player and currently hold (unofficial) record as Malaysian players with most outings...dating way back to 1978 Olympiad!
On third board...IM Lim Yee Weng...solid player, very solid player indeed...SEA games medallist...tough player to beat.
On fourth board...Yeoh Li Tian...among world best for players his age...his maiden outing...can expect him to gain some wins from equal positions against over optimistic opponents.
On fifth board...NM Lim Zhuo Ren...positional player...2011 National Champion...occasionally can be seen playing, along side GMs, in London circuits
IM Mok Tze Meng8 Outings
85 Games (32 Wins-18 Draws-35 Lost)
IM Jimmy Liew7 Outings
84 Games (38 wins, 18 draws, 28 lost)
IM Lim Yee Weng5 Outings
51 Games (17 wins, 18 draws, 16 lost)
Yeoh Li Tian0 Outings
NM Lim Zhuo Ren0 Outings
2010 Chess Odyssey would like to wish Malaysian Team a happy and fruitful outing!