Round 16 Report
SMS Gold vs. DATCC 4-0
The League is going hotter and hotter . The leader and top favourite - SMS Gold trash DATCC 4-0. They didn't left a single ( or half) point to the host team. Probably that's why there are no teh tarik provided by the host to SMS Gold during the match.
Vice President of MCF- Abdul Hamid Majid (left) who is playing for DATCC... cross sword with Secretary of MCF - Greogary Lau (right) playing for SMS Gold
Goldis vs. The Spawn 2009 ( 3.5-0.5)
FM Lim Yee Weng strike back !
After a disastorous lost in the previous round against FM Ooi Chern Ee, Yee Weng strike back by beating strong player - Jax Tham (The Spawn). Below is the game.
FM Lim Yee Weng ( Goldis) vs Jax Tham ( The Spawn)
DATCC Team League, Round 16, 5.8.09
1. e4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. cxd5 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nxd5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Bb5 a6 8. Ba4 Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. O-O e6 11. Bb3 Nf6 12. d4 Be7 13.g4 Bg6 14. Be3 O-O 15. Nh4 Nb4 16. Nxg6 hxg6 17. Qf3 Nfd5 18. a3 Nxc3 19. bxc3 Nd5 20. c4 Nf6 21. Rfd1 b5 22. d5 exd5 23. cxd5 best is probably 23. g5! Ne8 24. Rxd5 23... Bd6 24. a4 Qe7 25. Bd4 Qe4 26.
Qxe4 Nxe4 27. Rac1 Rac8 28. Rc6 Rfd8 29. Bb6 Re8 30. Rdc1 Not 30. f3 ?! Nc3 31. Rd2 Bf4 and black have active play 30... Ra8 31. Bc2 if 31. f3 Nd2 31...Bf4 32. Rd1 Bg5 ? The main mistake. Black bishop is doing a great job making white's passed d pawn difficult to advance . Moving the bishop from b8-h2 diaganol lead to disaster. 33. d6 Nd2 34. d7 Rf8
35... Bf4 36. Kg2) 36. Kg2 Nxh4+ 37. Kg3 Be7 38. Bc5 ! White exchange black's main defender. 38...Bxc5 39. Rxc5 g5 Black vacate his g6 square for the knight but there's surprise coming in... 40. Rxg5 Ng6
41. Rxg6! fxg6 42. Bb3+ 1-0 . Black resign because after 42...Kh7 (42... Rf7 43. d8=Q+ 44.Rxd8 Rxd8 45. Kh7 Bxf7) 43. Rh1# checkmate
Abdullah Che Hassan and Yeoh Li Tian agreed to an early draw. However three other's Goldis member was not as generous as Abdullah. However i might be too carried away by Goldis superiority. Yoeh Li Tian is no wood pusher and any result would be possible if he and Abdullah "really" fight.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers vs PCWM ( 3.5-0.5)
This cute little girl is Mok Tze Meng daughter. She is playing for Persatuan Catur Wanita Malaysia (PCWM)
PCWM probably missed their "powerpuff" girl trio ( Nabila, Najiha and Li Ting) + two NWM's ( Roslina and Khairunisa) . They are really underpower although their second board - Camilia managed to draw in a queen vs. two rook endings against Hazrail Husin.
Hazril Husain (Pricewaterhouse) vs. Camila Johari (PCWM)
DATCC Team League, Round 16, 5.8.09
Black to move
This is a dead draw. Black queen just mingle around g8 and h8. If white choose to move his king to open place, the black's queen will just check him all over the board. 1... Qg8 2. Kh2 Qh8 3. Kg1 Qa1+ 4. Kf2 Qa2+ 1/2-1/2
Nusa Mahkota Chess Club vs Tan&Tan (2-2)
Ilhamuddin(left) beat veteran- IM Giam Choo Kwee
Tan&Tan show that they is keen to "ammend" their unexpected lost to the host team - DATCC in the previous round by fielding their top gun - IM Giam Choo Kwee. Although Giam lost to Ilhammuddin, the other board members save their day . This results made Nusa Mahkota fight for 4th place much harder because NMCC will faced the top gun - SMS gold and then DATCC in the remaining rounds whereas Pricewaterhouse - the other contender for 4th pace have relatively easy task . They will meet MBS and the Spawn.
786 Chess Club vs MBS School
786 Chess Club has no serious problems to beat the kids. As i mentioned before, their 3rd place is almost secured so they probably need more teh tarik to get them motivated for the remaining rounds.
Standing after round 16
- SMS Gold 55 points
- Goldis 53.5 points
- 786 Chess Club 45.5 points
- Nusa Mahkota Chess Club 35.5 points
- Pricewaterhouse Coopers 35.5 points
- The Spawn 2009 35 points
- DATCC 21 points
- Tan&Tan 19 points
- Persatuan Catur Wanita Malaysia 15.5 points
- Methodist Boy School 3.5 points
DATCC vs Goldis
Pricewaterhouse vs MBS
The Spawn vs 786 Chess Club
Tan&Tan vs PCWM
SMS Gold vs Nusa Mahkota Chess Club
Round 18 (final)
Goldis vs 786 Chess Club
The Spawn 2009 vs. Pricewaterhouse Coopers
MBS vs Tan& Tan
Persatuan Catur Wanita Malaysia vs SMS Gold
Nusa Mahkota Chess Club vs DATCC