Sunday, December 28, 2008

Malaysian only representative is having a hard times in the first ever Asian Chess Championship League !

FM Peter Long is the only Malaysian playing in the first ever Asian Chess Championship League, so his game is "compulsory" to be highlight in this blog :)

As mentioned in his blog, Peter is now in Al Ain, UAE as part of a quickly put together ASEAN team under the Club INTCHESS banner. The team tournaments is quite strong with the participation of top players such as GM Sergey Karjakin (FIDE 2730!), GM Wang Hao ( FIDE 2696), GM Efimenko Zahar (FIDE 2680), GM Baadur Jobova (FIDE 2664) and others strong GM's and title players.

Peter who has been busy lately with his chess activities ( coaching seminars, tournaments organizer... etc. ) abroad and in his home country is playing on 4th board along with seasoned players - GM Bui Vinh (Vietnam), IM Julio Catalino Sadorra (Philipines), IM Tirto (Indonesia) and "not seasoned" player FM/IA or better known as FIDE General Secretary - Ignatius Leong as the reserved.

Peter is having a "hard times" in this strong club team event for e.g in round 2 he has to meet the 2008 DATMO Champion - GM Li Chao ! (photo right).

Below are the game.

FM Peter Long (2353) - GM Li Chao (2622) [A00]
1st Asian Club Cup Alain, UAE (Round 2), 08.12.1926

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 Bg7 4.Nbd2 d5 5.c3 0–0 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 Bf5 8.Qb3 b6 9.Be2 Nbd7 10.c4 g5 11.Bg3 e6 12.Ne5 Nxe5 13.Bxe5 c5 14.Rd1 cxd4 15.Bxd4 Rc8 16.0–0 Qe7 17.Rc1 e5 18.Bc3 Rfd8 19.Rfe1 d4 20.exd4 exd4 21.Bb4 Qc7 22.Bd3 Be6 23.Qd1 a5 24.Ba3 Qf4 25.g3 Qc7 26.b3 Nd7 27.Ne4 Ne5 0–1

Unfortunately the pgn files provided end here. White seems to have problems with his light square around his kingside especially - the f3 square. I believe the game must have been last a little bit longer although possible line suggest by "Mr.Fritz "show white will have a hard time after for e.g 28.c5 (28.f3 f5 29.Nf2 Qc6) 28...Bg4 29.Be2 Bxe2 30.Qxe2 d3 31.Qe3 d2! 32.Nxd2 Rxd2! 33.cxb6 Qb7 34.Rxc8+ Qxc8 with a clear advantage for black .

Source : Asia Chess Federation site

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