Malaysian men met a far superior Mongolian team so if they Malaysian had lost 4-0 it would not be a surprise. Instead Malaysia scrape thru with a 1-3 loss. FM Lim Zhuo Ren held Mongolia’s strongest GM, Batchukuub Tsegned to a draw playing White. Similiarly CM Fong Yit San’s draw vs the 300 ELO point higher FM Nasanjargal Urtnasan with Black on board 4 was good.
The Women team played a slightly higher seeded team in Ecuador and drew 2-2. Wins were from WFM Tan Li TIng and WFM Alia Anin Azwa Bakri. The wins were more than respectable as it was against higher rated and higher titled players. Li Ting won against IM Martha FIerro Baguero and Alia beat WGM Paula Samiento Robles.