Saturday, August 08, 2009

Mok Tze Meng vs Ooi Chern Ee : Malaysian Master (Quarterfinal)!

8 August 09 - Today and tomorrow, the second quarterfinal of the Malaysian Masters Championship between FM Mok Tze Meng (right) and FM Ooi Chern Ee (left) took lace at the Dato' Arthur Tan Chess Centre, Kompleks Wilayah, Kuala Lumpur. The first game of each day will start at 9.30 am and the second game at 3 pm.

International Master Jimmy Liew is doing a LIVE commentary in his blog here !

Below is Patzermaster Hairulov comment on the ongoing game :-

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FM Ooi Chern Ee vs. FM Mok Tze Meng
Malaysian Master (Quarterfinal), Game 1, 8.8.09

1. e4 A surprise ? Ooi usually start with 1. d4 1...g6 Modern defense or shall i call it Mokdern Defense. Mok Tze Meng has played it for years and i could not recall when he last play other openings. 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 It seems that Ooi didn't plan to play in the truth spirit of 1.e4 .He choose to push c4 first before playing Nc3. 3...d6 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Be3
FM Mok Tze Meng (right) on his way to play 5...e5 against FM Ooi Chern Ee (left). Photo from Siraj

5...e5 6. Nge2 exd4 7. Nxd4 Nge7 8. h4 f5 9. h5 fxe4 10. hxg6 So far so theory.10...Nf5 A surprise by Mok. Fritz gave two continution :-10...hxg6 and 10...Nxg6 . After the text move Fritz gave 11.Nxc6 Nxe3 and the computer start getting wild! 11.Nxf5 white can also try 11.Nxc6 Nxe3 12. fxe3 bxc6 13.Qh5 h6 14.0-0-0 with a double edge game 11...Bxf5 12.gxh7 Qf6 13. Nd5 Qf7 if black decide to grab the b pawn with 13... Qxb2 white has a strong attack with 14. Qh5+ Kd8 15. Bg5+ Kc8 16. Bf6! Nd4 17. Bxd4 Bxd4 18. Qxf5+ Kb8 19. Rd1 14. Qh5 Bg6 15.Qg5 Ne5 16. O-O-O Rxh7 17. Rxh7 Bxh7 18. Be2 Kd7 Black have problem to castle on queenside, so Mok probably try to castle "manually" by playing move like Kd7-Rd8-Kc8. There's danger that the manuaver could be too slow. White can threaten to open the centre with c5 push. 19.Bh5 Qf8 20.f4 Fritz give 20.c5! opening black centre. If 20... c6 21.Nf4 d5 22.Nxd5! and black king will suffer exf3 21.gxf3 Now white threaten to play Rg1/h1 and black must be carefull not to take the poision c4 pawn for e.g 21...Nxc4?? 22.Bg4! Kc6 23.Nb4++ checkmate. 22...c6? This is probably a mistake. Fritz suggest 22...Bf5 to avoid white to play Bg4+ later if the knight on e5 being harras. After 22...c6, white strongest reply is 23.Rg1! for e.g 22...Bh8 (22... cxd5 23. Qxg7+) 23. Rh1 cxd5
24. Bg4+ Kc6 25. cxd5+ Kb5 26.Rxh7 and white is clearly better because his King's is safer then black's. 22. f4 cxd5 23. fxe5 Bxe5 24. Bg4+ Kc7 25. cxd5 Re8 26.Be6? Ooi should have not let black enter his queen with 26... Qf3! Suddenly black have the initiative 27. Re1?? Ooi probably didn't like the ugly but actually force move 27.Kd2 27... Rxe6! . 28. Qh4 Ooi realised that he has just blundered . If 28. dxe6 Qc6+ desicive ! However he continued to play because according to Jimmy Liew, Mok is in severe time trouble 28...Bd3 29. dxe6 Qc6+ 30. Bc5 Qxc5+ 31. Kd2 Qc2+ 32. Ke3 Bg6 33. e7 Kd7 34. Kf3Qf5+ 35. Kg2 Qf4 36. e8=Q+ Bxe8 37. Qh3+ Kd8 38. Re2 Bc6+ 39. Kg1 Bd4+ 1-0 What a great start for Mok!

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