Friday, October 24, 2008

World Youth 2008, Vung Tau, Vietnam

Below is some of Malaysian players action during the 2008 World Youth, Vung Tau, Vietnam.
In round 4, Muhammad Shakir Shazmeer Azhar produced an upset by beating Pal Andreas Hansen -(FIDE 2074) the 39th seeded. Syakir is the 65 seeded.

"Pal Andreas Hansen (photo right) is 13 years old and won the Norwegian Championship for kids born 1994 and 1995 in 2007 with a score of 7/9. Pal also won the spring tournament in his local club, Verdal, in 2007, well in front of higher ranked players. He is considered the biggest talent in the Trondelag region of Norway. His national ELO has increased from 700 to 1750 since his first ELO publication in June 2005." (contributed by Terje Lund, Pal's club mate in Verdal Sjakklag) - source gibraltar chess festival 2008

Azhar,Muhammad Syakir - Hansen,Pal Andreas [B03]
World Youth Chess Championships 2008 - (Round 4), 22.10.2008

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.d4 d6 5.exd6 exd6 6.Bd3 Be7 7.Nf3 0–0 8.0–0 Bf6 9.Nc3 Nc6 10.h3 Re8 11.a3 h6 12.Be3 Ne7 13.Qc2 c6 14.b3 Be6 15.Rad1 d5 16.c5 Nd7 17.b4 Nf8 18.b5 Qd7 19.a4 Bf5 20.Bf4 Bxd3 21.Qxd3 Qf5 22.Qxf5 Nxf5 23.a5 Ne6 24.Be3 Nxe3 25.fxe3 Nc7 26.b6 axb6 27.axb6 Na6 28.Rfe1 Nb4 29.e4 dxe4 30.Rxe4 Rxe4 31.Nxe4 Be7 32.Ne5 Rd8 33.Rf1 Rxd4 34.Rxf7 Bf8 35.Nd6 Rd1+ 36.Rf1

36...Bxd6!? an interesting try 37.Rxd1 Bxe5 38.Rd7 Nd5? The desicive mistake

black should have play 38...Na6 - to safeguard the b8 queening square with both of his piece rather then one piece only. 39.Rxb7 Bd4+ 40.Kf1 Bxc5 41.Rb8+ Kh7 42.b7 Bd6 43.Rd8 Bg3 44.b8Q Bxb8 45.Rxb8 c5 46.Kf2 c4 47.Rc8 c3 48.Rc5 Nf6 49.Kf3 g5 50.Rxc3 1-0

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