Champion of 2017 Zone 3.3 Chess Championships! That's the prestigious title IM Yeoh Li Tian achieved when he entered the FIDE Asian Zonal in Tagaytay City, Philippines from the 24th February to 6th of March.
Li Tian started with a fiery and surprising lead in a tournament comprising 9 GMs and 10 IMs. He later slowed down with draws against strong opponents near the end but still manage to clinch first place.
In the process he also obtained the elusive GM norm that no Malaysian achieved. This is truly a historical moment for Chess Malaysia!
Below are pictures of Li Tian in action at Tagaytay City courtesy of Gilbert Castro Pascua.