Friday, January 11, 2008

1st Leg ASEAN MASTERS CHESS CIRCUIT 2008


After round 3 of the 1st ASEAN Circuit Master held at Ballroom Garden City Hotel, Tarakan, Indonesia ( 7th – 20th January 2007) , Malaysian player IM Mas Hafizul Helmi has bagged 1.5 points after 3 rounds in GM A category . FM Mok TzeMeng playing in GM B category have a tough days after only collecting 1/2 points so far.IM Salor Sitanggang from Indonesia is leading the GM A category with 2 points where as IM SITURU Nathanael (2375) from Indonesia is leading the GM A category. However, 6 players in this group including the top seed GM Zhang Zong of Singapore has play one game less so the leaders would be more "precise" after all the players have been playing the same amount of game.

IM Mashafizul will meet- Philipines HAMED Nouri (2404) in round 4 meanwhile FM Mok Tze Meng will meet another Philipines- BARBOSA Oliver (2410) .

Hamed Nouri is a Philippine National Master from Bacolod, and he is a very strong player. He has beaten top Philipines and others country GMs in the past . Nouri is a typical player who is not based in Metro Manila and therefore has not had an opportunity to shine. Thats explained why he has no FIDE Title yet. Amongs his GM victims is Philippinos Antonio ,Villamayor and Vladimir Belov from Russia (2589). So Mas should not take him lightly although Mas (photo right) also have beat some top GMs like former Vice World Champuion GM Victor Korchnoi, GM Ian Rogers and GM Dao Tien Hai!

Below are the results after round 3 of Malaysian players:


1st Leg ASEAN MASTERS CHESS CIRCUIT 2008 - GM "A" TOURNAMENT
TARAKAN - INDONESIA, 7th - 20th 2008

Round 1 on 2008/01/08

FM PURNAMA Tirta Chandra 2383 ½ - ½ IM HAFIZULHELMI Mas 2382

Round 2 on 2008/01/09
IM NADERA Barlo 2417 ½ - ½ IM HAFIZULHELMI Mas 2382

Round 3 on 2008/01/10
IM HAFIZULHELMI Mas 2382 ½ - ½ IM SITURU Nathanael 2375


1st Leg ASEAN MASTERS CHESS CIRCUIT - GM TOURNAMENT "B"
TARAKAN, INDONESIA, 8th - 20th JANUARY 2008

Round 1 on 2008/01/08

IM SITANGGANG Salor 2410 1 - 0 FM MOK Tze Meng 2346

Round 2 on 2008/01/09
FM NOLTE Rolando 2412 1 - 0 FM MOK Tze Meng 2346



Round 3 on 2008/01/10

FM MOK Tze Meng 2346 ½ - ½ GM BARUS Cerdas 2479

2 comments:

mirzan007 said...

Mas beat Hamed Nouri in the Malaysia Open 2007

hairulov chessmaniacs said...

Aaah...right mirzan, i've done some checking...Mas did beat Hamed Nouri in the last round of DATMO 2007. In the final position he has one piece extra..here are the games:-

[Event "Round 11, Table 9"]
[Site "Kuala Lumpur MAS"]
[Date "2007.08.26"]
[Round "?"]
[White "IM Mas Hafizulhelmi"]
[Black "Hamed G Nouri"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B21"]
[WhiteElo "2372"]
[BlackElo "2426"]
[PlyCount "49"]
[EventDate "2007.??.??"]
[SourceDate "2007.08.20"]

1. e4 c5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 e6 4. Bb5 d5 5. Bxc6+ bxc6 6. Qe2 Nf6 7. e5 Nd7 8. d3
c4 9. dxc4 Ba6 10. Nbd2 Qb6 11. c3 Nc5 12. Nd4 Na4 13. Rb1 dxc4 14. Nxc4 Nxc3
15. Nxb6 Nxe2 16. Nxa8 Bd3 17. Nxe2 Bxb1 18. Be3 Kd7 19. Kf2 Bg6 20. Bxa7 c5
21. Nb6+ Kc6 22. Na4 Kb5 23. Nec3+ Kb4 24. Rd1 Bc2 25. Rd8 {Diagram #} 1-0

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