Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Round 6 : Malaysia lost to Slovenia 0.5 - 3.5

Malaysia was beaten 0.5-3.5 by Slovenia in the 6th round of 2008 Dresden Olympiad last night . As "usual" , FM Lim Yee Weng secured the only draw whereas the rest couldn't match their much stronger opponent. The player list is as below.

Surprisingly IM Jimmy Liew was choose to play in the 4th board . As i mentioned before, i personally think that Jimmy should be rest for round 6 after losing to untitled and lower rated player in the previous round. In my opinion and with all due respect to Jimmy experience and achievement before, opportunity have to be given to the young but rapidly improving player such as - Edward Lee. Anyway thats is my humble opinion. I hope whoever selected to play will give their best.

Below are the games.

Board 1

IM Mashafizul (left) versus GM Alexander Beliavsky in round 6. Photo from TheClosetGM

GM Beliavsky Alexander (2619) - IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (2439) [A00]
Dresden Olympiad (6), 19.11.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 The Benko Gambit. Mas new weapon nowadays. In the past he always play King Indian defense against 1.d4 4.cxb5 a6 5.e3

IM Steffen Pedersen called this variatioan as " The Quiet Line" because of lacks of estabalish name for this particular line. 5...axb5 6.Bxb5 Qa5+ 7.Nc3 Bb7 8.Bd2 Qb6 9.Bc4 e6 10.Nge2 exd5 11.Qb3 Qxb3 12.Bxb3 Na6 13.0–0 Be7

Pedersen give this move a ?! mark. He mentioned that black must put his bishop on d6. On d6 the bishop prevent white from playing Nf4 because black can simply exchaneg it with Bxf4 and destroy white pawn structure. 14.Nf4 c4 15.Bd1 Nc5 16.Bf3 Nce4 17.Rfd1 Rb8 18.Be1 Bb4 19.Rac1 Bc6 20.Ncxd5 Bxe1 21.Nxf6+ Nxf6 22.Rxe1 Rxb2 23.Bxc6 dxc6 24.Re2 Rb4 25.Rec2 Ra4 26.Ne2 0–0 27.Nc3 Ra5 28.e4 Nd7 29.Rb1 Ne5 30.Kf1 Nd3 31.a4 f5 32.exf5 Raxf5 33.f3 Ra8 34.Re2 Nf4 35.Re7 Nd5 36.Nxd5 cxd5 37.Rbb7 Rg5 38.h4 Rg6 39.h5 Rh6 40.g4 g6 41.Re6 Rc8 42.Ke2 d4 43.Rd7 d3+ 44.Kd1 Rf8 45.a5 Rxf3 46.a6 gxh5 47.a7 1–0

Board 2

FM Lim Yee-Weng (2396) - GM Lenic Luka (2569) [A00]
Dresden Olympiad (6), 19.11.2008

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Yee Weng new weapon - The Bishop Opening ! 2...Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.Nc3 Na5 5.Qf3 d6 6.h3 Be7 7.Nge2 c6 8.a4 Nxc4 9.dxc4 Be6 10.b3 0–0 11.0–0 Qc7 12.Rd1 Rfe8 13.Ng3 Bf8 14.Bg5 Nd7 15.Rd2 f6 16.Be3 g6 17.Rad1 Rad8 18.Nf1 Kg7 19.Qg3 Be7 20.f4 Kh8 21.Nh2 Rg8 22.Kh1 Rdf8 23.Nf3 Qa5 24.fxe5 Nxe5 25.Bd4 Rg7 26.Ne2 a6 ? 27.Bc3 Qc5

28.Bd4? Yee Weng missed the winning move - 28.Nf4! Bc8 29.Nd4 Qa7 30. Nde6 Bxe6 31.Nxe6 - winning material ! 28...Qa5 29.Bc3 Qc5? 30.Bd4? A second chance !!! Probably Yee Weng has set his mind that drawing against a 2569 GM is good enough but unfortunately he would achieved better result if he look deeper. 30... Qa5 31.Bc3 Qc5? The 3rd chance ...but missed by both player. GM Genic Luka will not repeat the move 3 times ! - if he saw the combination. ½–½

Anyway a nice draw by Yee Weng against stronger opponent . He is really a GM material !

Board 3

IM Borisek Jure (2548) vs FM Mok Tze Meng (2308)
Dresden Olympiad (6), 19.11.2008

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.h3 d5 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.e5 Ne4 7.Nxe4 dxe4 8.Ng5 c5 9.Bc4 0–0 10.c3 cxd4 11.cxd4 Nc6 12.Be3 Qa5+ 13.Kf1 h6 14.Nxe4 Rd8 15.Rc1 b5 ?
Fritz condemn this move because after the bishop move the knight on c6 is en prise 16.Bb3 Nxd4 17.Bxd4 Qb4 It looks like black can recover the piece without problems but white can play 18.Nd6! exd6 19.a3 Qa5 20.exd6 Rxd6 21.Qf3 attacking f7 and Ra8 simultenously !
18. Qf3 Fortunately for Mok, his opponent didn't choose the correct move.18... Bf5 19.Rd1 19.g4 is probably better. After 19...Bxe4 20.Bxf7+ Kh8 21.Qxe4 Qxd4 22.Bxg6 white is two pawn up. 19...Rxd4 20.Nf6+ exf6 21.Qxa8+ Kh7 22.Rxd4 Qxd4 23.Kg1

Although black is down on material, his piece are all active compare to white who have a passive rook on h1. The computer give white slight advantage but as human i think many would love to play black. 23...Be4 24.Qb8 Qxb2 25.e6 fxe6 26.Bxe6 h5 27.Bg8+ Oh no...the position look helpless for black. Probably i'm, to optimistic about black position before 1–0

Board 4

IM Jimmy Liew (2306) vs IM Skoberne Jure (2501)
Dresden Olympiad (6), 19.11.2008

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.0–0 Nbd7 9.Bd3 0–0 10.e4 Bg6 11.e5 Nd5 12.Bxg6 hxg6 13.Ne4 Qe7 14.Qb3 b6 15.Nfg5 Rfd8 16.Qh3 Nf8 17.Rd1 f6 18.Rd3!? and intersting move that was not even considered by Fritz. The machine prefer 18.Nf3 at first but after excuting Jimmy move , the computer tend to like it!18.exf6 fxg5 19.Bxg5 Qd7 20.Qh4 Ne7 21.g4 Qd5 22.Nc3 Qc4 23.Rad1 Rd7 24.Ne4 Qc2 25.Nc3 Nh7 26.Ne4 Rf8 27.Bc1 Rf3 28.Be3 Nd5 0–1

Overall results
Malaysia vs Slovenia
0.5 - 3.5

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