Thursday, September 04, 2008

GM Drazen Sermek Champion MCF GM Tournament 2008

Round 10 (FINAL) Report

Crotian GM Drazen Sermek (photo right) emerged as the sole winner of the 2008 Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) GM Tournament which end yesterday at the Cititel XPress Hotel, Kuala Lumpur . He was unbeaten and finish with 7 points. The second place goes to GM Ziaur Rahman the top seed ( FIDE 2560) from Bangladesh with 6.5 points followed by Uzbek GM - Saidali Yuldachev ( 2520) with 6 points. Malaysian - IM Mashafizul Helmi ( FIDE 2386) finish on 4th place with 5.5 points. He missed the GM norm by a single point. Chinese 19 years old girls WIM Zhang Xiaowen have something to cheer when she finish with 4 points and get a WGM norm. Mynamar - FM Myo Zaw Min (FIDE 2486) finish last with 1 points. According to the Arbiter - Maung Maung Lwin - Myo is not so active playing chess anymore and his now more involve as an arbiter in chess tournaments in Myanmar.

Final Standing

1. GM Drazen Sermek - FIDE 2509 ( Croatia) 7 points

2. GM ZiaurRahman - FIDE 2560 ( Bangladesh) 6.5 points

3. GM Saidali Yuldachev - FIDE 2520 (Uzbekistan) 6 points

4. IM Mashafizul Helmi - FIDE 2386 ( Malaysia) 5.5 points

5. WIM Zhang Xiaowen - FIDE 2382 (China) 4 points

6. FM Myo Zaw Min - FIDE 2486 (Myanmar) 1 points

Results of Round 10

FM Myo Zaw Min ( 2486) vs WIM Zhang Xiaowen (2382) 0-1

GM Ziaur Rahman (2560) GM Drazen Sermek (2509) ½-1/2

GM Saidali Yuldachev (2520) vs IM Mashafizulhelmi (2386) 1/2-1/2

Round 10 Live Report

Hi guys, i'm doing a live covarage for the final round of the MCF GM Tournament.

Ziaur Rahman vs Drazen Sermek has just draw their game.

Mas is still playing against Saidali and Zhang Xiaowen is battling for his WGM norm against FM Myo Zaw Min !

Update ! Zhang Xiaowen won against Myo- She got the WGM norm !

GM Saidali Yuldachev – IM Mashafizul
Round (10), 04.09.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 a6 3.g3 b5 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.d3 e6 6.f4 Nf6 7.Nf3 d6 8.0–0 Qc7 9.Kh1 Nbd7 10.Bd2 Be7 11.Qe1 b4 12.Nd1 a5 13.Ne3 Nb6 14.b3 Nfd7 15.c4 0–0 16.a4 Bf6 17.Ra2 g6 18.Ng4 Bg7 19.f5 exf5 20.exf5 Rae8 21.Qf2 Bxf3 22.Qxf3 h5 23.Ne3 Ne5 24.Qd1 Nxd3 25.Nd5 Nxd5 26.Bxd5 Kh7

27.f6 Bh8 28.Qf3 Ne5 29.Qf4

We got new visitors today - GM Marat Dhuzmaev and FM Mok Tze Meng !

29...Qd7 30.Bc1 Kg8 although Rybka gave the position as equal, FM Mok Tze Meng said that black bishop on h8 is quite passive ( tak main ) 31.Rg2 Qg4 32.Bb2 Qxf4 33. gxf4

Mas manage to exchange the queen. He is a pawn up but white still got the initiative. 33... Ng4 34.f5 Kh7 35. h3 Ne5 Rybka gave a scary tactical combination for black with 36.Bxf7!? Rxf7 37.Bxe5 (37...dxe5 ??38.fxg6+ winning for white) gxf5 38.Bxd6 36.Bxe5 Rxe5 37.Bxf7 gxf5 38.Bg6+ Kh6 39.f7 f4 40.h4 Re6 41.Bf5 Rf6 42.Rxf4 R8xf7 43.Bd3 Rxf4 44.Rg6+ Kh7 45.Rg5+

1/2- 1/2 Mas draw against Saidali.

[Event "MCF GM Tournament"]
[Round "10"]
[White "FM Myo Zaw Min"]
[Black "WIM Zhang Xiaowen"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A15"]
[WhiteElo "2486"]
[BlackElo "2382"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 d6 3. Bb2 e5 4. d3 g6 5. g3 Bg7 6.Bg2 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 h6 9. Nc3 Be6 10. Rc1 Qd7 11. Re1 Bh3 12. Bh1 Ng4 13.
Nd5 f5 14. Rc2 g5 15. Nd2 Nd4 16. Rc1 f4 17. Ne4 c6 18. Ndc3 Kh8 19. Ba3 Rf7
20. Bxd6 fxg3 21. fxg3 Bf8 22. Bxf8 Raxf8 23. Qd2 Nc2 24. Bg2 Bxg2 25. Qxc2 Ne3
26. Qb2 Qh3 0-1

[Event "MCF GM Tournament"]
[Date "2008.09.04"]
[Round "10"]
[White "GM Ziaur Rahman, user"]
[Black "GM Drazen Sermek"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D27"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c5 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 Nf6 5. Bxc4
e6 6. O-O a6 7. Bb3 Nc6 8. Nc3 Be7 9. Qe2 cxd4 10. Rd1 e5 11. exd4 exd4 12. Be3
Bg4 13. Ba4 O-O 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Rxd4 Qb8 16. Rd2 Re8 17. h3 Bh5 18. Qd1 Bb4
19. Rc1 Nd5 20. Bg5 Bxc3 21. bxc3 Bxf3 22. Qxf3 Qe5 23. Qg3 h6 24. Qxe5 Rxe5
25. Bh4 Re4 26. c4 Rxh4 27. cxd5 cxd5 28. Rxd5 Ra4 29. Rc2 Ra7 30. Rdc5 g6 31.
Rc8+ Kg7 32. R8c4 1/2-1/2

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