Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Round 5 : Malaysia beat Dominican Republic 2.5-1.5 !

Round 5 : Malaysia ( right) beat Domican Republic (left) 2.5-1.5 Photo from official site

Malaysia is back on track by beating Dominican Republic 2.5 - 1.5 last night in the 5th round of the 2008 Dresden Olympiad. IM Mashafizul end his losing streak against GM's and beat GM Ramon Mateo in only 24 move! IM Jimmy as expected was selected to play last night after being rest on the previous round however he doesn't fair well , he lost to untitled player Jaquez Juan (FIDE 2223) . FM Lim Yee Weng as usual- as solid as ever when he draw against IM Jose M Domingues (FIDE 2345). This is his 5 straight draw in this tournament. FM Mok TzeMeng was the "Man of the Match" when he collected the important match points for Malaysia by beating IM Hernandez Gustavo (FIDE 2360) .

Board 1


IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (2439) vs GM Mateo Ramon (2487)
Dresden Olympiad (5), 17.11.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 Sicilian Kan Variation. Usually Mas have a good score against this system. If i'm not mistaken, he beat GM Mikhail Ulibin at Biel this year with this opening. 5.Bd3 g6 6.0–0 Bg7 7.Nf3 d6 8.c4

The Maroczy Bind formation has give Mas a good results before. I predict a good game for Mas. He know the system very well! 8...Nf6 9.Nc3 0–0 10.Bf4 Ng4 11.Be2 Ne5 12.Qd2 Nxf3+ 13.Bxf3 Be5 14.Bh6 Re8 15.Rfd1 Nc6 16.Be2 Bd4 17.Bf1 Qb6 18.Rac1 f6 19.a3 Qb3 20.h4 Bc5 21.Qf4 Bd7 22.Rd3 Qxb2 ??


A blunder by black He should have play 22...Qb6 because after 23.Qxf6? Bd4! 23.Qxf6! Re7 24.Rb1 actualy the live game shows 24.Nb1 and white win. This must be a technical mistake because white queen is hanging. The logical move is 24.Rb1 Qxa3 25. Rf3! and mate is unavoidable. However the fatest win is 24. Rf3!! and mate in f8 will force black to gave his queen with 24..Qxf2 1-0 Congratulation Mashafizul !!!



Board 2


IM Dominguez Jose M (2345) vs FM Lim Yee-Weng (2396)
Dresden Olympiad (5), 17.11.2008

1.Nf3 c5 2.c3 d5 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 Nc6 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.e3 a6 7.Bd3 Qb6 8.Nc3 Bg4 9.0-0 e6 10.Na4 Qa7 11.Rc1 Rc8 12.Qb3 Bxf3 ?

A normal move but actually a serious mistake. Fritz found a strong tactical reply 13.Nb6! Rd8 [13...Bxg2 14.Nxc8 Qa8 15.Nb6 Qd8 16.Kxg2] 14.gxf3 threatening 15.Bc7 trapping the rook! 13.gxf3 Fortunately white reject the move 13...Nd7 14.e4 Rd8 15.exd5 Nxd4 16.Qd1 e5 17.Bxe5 Nxe5 18.Re1 White will win back his material 18...Bd6 19.f4 0–0 20.fxe5 Rde8 ?!


20...Rfe8 is better 21.Bxh7+ Kxh7 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.exd6 Rd8 Yee Weng is two pawn down and his opponent has a strong passed pawn on d file. However Yee Weng has a swindling chance due to white exposed king 24.Re7 Rxd6 25.Rcc7 Rh6 26.Qg4 Nb5 27.Rxb7 Qa8 28.Qd7? A serious mistake by white. 28.Nb6 would mantain the pressure.


28...Nd6! Now if the rook on b7 move..black queen will take the pawn on d5 and get a strong attack on the a8-h1 diaganol combine with Rg6 29.Nc3 Nxb7 30.Qxb7 Qd8 31.Qc7 Qb8 32.Qxb8 Rxb8 33.b3 Kf8 34.Rc7 Rd8 35.Kg2 Rhd6 36.b4 Rb6 37.a3 Ke8 38.Kf3 Rf6+ 39.Ke3 Rh6 40.Ra7 Rd7 41.Ra8+ Rd8 42.Ra7 probably the game will ended in a draw 42...Rd7 43.Ra8+ Rd8 44.Ra7 Rd7 Malaysia is now in the 63rd place from 154 countries with 4 points from the maximum 8 which mean a 50% performance. Malaysia initial seeding is 73. We are now ahead of our neighbouring country Singapore ( 70th) who will faced Australia in the 5th round.

Board 1

IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (2439) vs GM Mateo Ramon (2487) Dresden Olympiad (5), 17.11.2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 Sicilian Kan Variation. Usually Mas have a good score against this system. If i'm not mistaken, he beat GM Mikhail Ulibin at Biel this year with this opening. 5.Bd3 g6 6.0–0 Bg7 7.Nf3 d6 8.c4


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PJQWeBR81_E/SSGlDe0QJfI/AAAAAAAAGSQ/_IZOHYVEHtc/s1600-h/6.jpg"> id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5269674518230607346" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PJQWeBR81_E/SSGlDe0QJfI/AAAAAAAAGSQ/_IZOHYVEHtc/s400/6.jpg" border="0" /> 20...Rfe8 is better 21.Bxh7+ Kxh7 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.exd6 Rd8 Yee Weng is two pawn down and his opponent has a strong passed pawn on d file. However Yee Weng has a swindling chance due to white exposed king 24.Re7 Rxd6 25.Rcc7 Rh6 26.Qg4 Nb5 27.Rxb7 Qa8 28.Qd7? A serious mistake by white. 28.Nb6 would mantain the pressure.

id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5269684121025848562" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PJQWeBR81_E/SSGtycBDJPI/AAAAAAAAGSo/WpYg8tQ2Xmo/s400/9.jpg" border="0" />28...Nd6! Now if the rook on b7 move..black queen will take the pawn on d5 and get a strong attack on the a8-h1 diaganol combine with Rg6 29.Nc3 Nxb7 30.Qxb7 Qd8 31.Qc7 Qb8 32.Qxb8 Rxb8 33.b3 Kf8 34.Rc7 Rd8 35.Kg2 Rhd6 36.b4 Rb6 37.a3 Ke8 38.Kf3 Rf6+ 39.Ke3 Rh6 40.Ra7 Rd7 41.Ra8+ Rd8 42.Ra7 probably the game will ended in a draw 42...Rd7 43.Ra8+ Rd8 44.Ra7 Rd7

Board 3
FM Mok Tze-Meng (2308) vs IM Hernandez Gustavo(2360) Dresden Olympiad (5), 17.11.2008

1.e4 Nf6 Alekhine Defense 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.exd6 exd6 The Exchange Variation 6.Be2 Be7 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.0–0 Nc6 9.b3 0–0 10.Nc3 Bf6 11.Be3 d5 12.c5

47.a3 Rd8 48.Ra1 Ra8 49.Ra2 Ng5 50.Rf2 Re8 51.Rb2 Ra8 52.Rb1 Ne6 53.Kf3 Kh6 54.Kg3 Kg7 55.Rf1 Re8 56.Rf2 Rb8 57.Rc2 Kh6 58.Rc1 Rg8 59.Rb1 1-0



Board 4

Jaquez Juan(2223) vs IM Jimmy Liew (2306)
Dresden Olympiad (5), 17.11.2008

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 cxd4 8.cxd4 f6 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.0–0 Bd6 11.Nf3 0–0 12.Bg5 Qc7 13.Bh4 h6 14.Rc1 g5 !?


aggresive play by Jimmy. Fritz Opening book suggest 14..Nh4 and 14...Ne4 15.Bg3 Bxg3 16.Nxg3 Qg7 17.Re1 g4 18.Ne5 Nxd4 19.Bb1 Nb5 20. Re3 Bd7 21.Nf1 Be8 22.h3 hxg4
23.hxg4 hxg4 24.Nh2 Bh5 25.Rg3 Rfc8 26.Rxc8+ Rxc8 27.Nhxg4 Nxg4 28.Nxg4 Kf8 29.Qd2 Nd4 ?
29...Bxg4 exchanging white attacking piece is probably a better strategy to handle this position . 30.Qf4+ Ke7 31.Bd3 Nf5 ??
the desicive mistake 31...Nc6 would hold longer 32.Bxf5 exf5 33.Re3+ Kd8 34.Qd6+ Qd7 35.Qf6+ Jimmy is Losing. After 35...Kc7 36.Re7 black lost the queen 1-0 Jimmy Resign


Overall results


Malaysia vs Dominican Republic


2.5-1.5


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