Monday, January 14, 2008

Mok Tze Meng draw GM Cerdas Barus

So far basically i've been annotating and concentrating on Malaysian IM Mashafizul Helmi games and excellent performances in Tarakan. Another Malaysia representative FM Mok Tze Meng (left) "suffered" less coverage probably because of Malaysia latest chess project (officialy or unofficially?) which is to produced it first ever GM. Mashafizul which with his talent and proven ability including beating some top GMs like Victor Korchnoi and Ian Rogers were selected as he is generally considered to be the "only" realistic chance for Malaysia to get the GM title in short term.

To be fair to Mok however, here is his best performances so far in Tarakan which is a draw with Indonesia top GM Cerdas Barus. Cerdas Barus 48 years old GM from Indonesia is well known as a chess player who manage to get the GM title although he suffer a communication inability - stammering ,a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, and involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds.

FM Mok Tze Meng (2346) - GM Cerdas Barus(2479)

ASEAN Masters Chess Circuit Round 3, 10.01.2008

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 The Modern Line of the Caro-Kann 5.Bd3 Ngf6 6.Ng5 e6 with hindsight 6...h6 7.Ne6 Qa5+ 8.Bd2 Qb6 9.Nxf8 is better for white 7.N1f3

7...Bd6 7...h6 The famous game of Deep Blue - Kasparov 1994 saw Kasparov played the "proven" weak move probably thinking that the beast will not considered sacrificing a piece without clear compensation. Actually without that move, the entire variation favors Black. Unexpectedly, the computer played it anyway 8.Nxe6! Qe7 (8...fxe6 9.Bg6+ Ke7 10.0–0 white have tremendous compensation for the sacrifice piece) 9.0–0 fxe6 10.Bg6+ leads to a dangerous attack 8.0–0 h6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Bxe4 0–0 11.c3 c5 12.Re1 Qc7 13.h3 Rd8 14.Qe2 Nf6 15.Bc2 b6 Fritz opening book suggest 15...cxd4 16.Nxd4 Bh2+ 17.Kh1 Bf4 18.Nb5 Qb8 19.a4 Bd7 20.Bxf4 Qxf4 21.Nd4 16.dxc5 Qxc5 17.Be3 Qh5 18.Bd4 Bb7 19.Ne5 Rac8 20.Ng4 Qg5 20...Nxg4 doesn’t give black any clear advantage 21.Qxg4 Qxg4 22.hxg4 21.Nxf6+ gxf6 22.Be4 Bxe4 23.Qxe4 f5 24.Qf3 Rd7 25.Rad1 Rcd8 26.Be3 Qf6 26...f4!? is an interesting try but i think the position is more or less equal after 27.Rxd6 fxe3 28.Rxd7 exf2+ 29.Qxf2 Rxd7 27.Bf4 Bxf4 Why not 27...e5!? 28.Rxd7 Rxd7 29.Qxf4 Kh7 30.h4 Qd8 31.Re2 With no clear weakness in white position, GM Cerdas Barus agree to split the point with FM Mok Tze Meng. ½–½

Source : wikipedia

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