Saturday, November 21, 2009

DATCC Individual Round 5

20th November 2009 - The round 5 of the DATCC Individual FIDE Rated event saw Abdullah Che Hassan leading the pack after victory against Low Jun Jian. He is now the new leader with 4.5 points followed by NM Edward Lee who have 4 points after splitting the points with the first seed- Kamaluddin Yusof.

Below is Round 5 photos and game analysis.

1st seed - Kamaluddin Yusof vs second seed- NM Edward Lee ended in a draw


Francois Wolfaardt -(right) from South Africa lost to Joshua Foong

Low Jun Jian - Abdullah Che Hassan
DATCC Individual, Round 5, 20.11.09

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 Did Abdullah went to Yee Weng Sicilian Dragon seminar !? 6. f4 A good chooice by white. He opt for lesser known (studied) -The Levenfish Variation . Everybody knows that the Yugoslav Attack formation with Be3-f3- Qd2-Bc4 is the main line and surely been studied throughly by any Dragon practitioner. 6...Nc6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. e5 Nd7 9.exd6 exd6 10. Be3 Qe7 11. Qd4 So far so theory, however 11...Nf6?! A normal looking move to protect the rook on h8 but actually it is not accurate . Theory "said" that black should "defense" the rook with 11... Bg7 ! 12. Qxg7 Qxe3+ 13.Be2 Rf8 followed by wild lines which you all can check on your own :) 13. Re1 Bg7? black should play 13... Be6 blocking the e-file and protecting the d5 pawn

Low on his way to play 14.Qa4?!

14. Qa4?! White can win instantly with 14. Nxd5!! for eg. 14...cxd5 [if 14... Nxd5 15. Qxg7 Rf8 16. Bb5 cxb5 (16... Nxe3 17. Bxc6+ Bd7 18. Bxa8) 17. Bc5]15. Bd2 Qxe1+ (15... Ne4 16. Qxg7) 16. Bxe1 winning) 14... O-O Now black King is safe , Abdullah start his own active play 15. Qxc6 True to his style, Abdullah doesn't mind giving pawn(s) as long as he has the initiative/attack . In this case, white will be heavily pressured along the a1-g7 diagonal and on the b- file after...15...Rb8 16. Qc5 Qb7 Of course black prefer to keep his queen rather then exchange it 17. Nd1 ? Black choose a passive defense. He should opt for a draw possibilities by offering a queen exchange with 17. Qb5 Qa8 (if 17...Qc7 18.Qc5) 18. Qc5 ) 17... Ne4 ! The Gufeld bishop has alive ! White fell the pressured on b2 18. Qa3 Bf5 19. Ba6 Qc6 20. Bd3 d4 21. Bg1 Nc5
21... Rfe8 is probably better 22. Bxf5 gxf5 23. Bf2 Rfc8 24. Kb1 Ne4 24... Na6!
keeps an even firmer grip for e.g 25. Re2 Nb4! 25. Re2 ?! black must block black's d pawn with 25. Qd3 25... Rb7 Abdullah missed 25... d3! 26. Qxd3 Rd8 27. Qa3 Rxd1+ 28. Rxd1 Bxb2 29. Qxb2 Rxb2+ 30. Kxb2 Qb5+ 31. Kc1 Qxe2 26. Rhe1 Rcb8 27. b3 Rc8 28. g4 d3 29. cxd3 Nxf2?! Black should have mantain the pressure with 29... Qb5 and not worried if black 30.dxe4? because he has the desicive 30...Qxc2+! 30. Nxf2
30....fxg4? During the game, i was shock when Abdullah pick this move. He voluntarily give white's knight a new life 31. Nxg4 White not only get an active knight, he has also a possible attack on the g-file-thanks to Abdullah 3oth move. 31...Qd7 32. Nf2?! To be fair for the players, they are in time trouble at this point, if not white probably can find 32.Qa6! attacking the b7 bishop and threatening Nf6+ . Black can't play 32...Rb6 because white has 33.Qxc8+!! Qxc8 34.Re8+ winning ! 32... h6 33. Re4 Rbc7 34. Qa5? White should not let black's rook enter the 7th rank even at the cost of giving his queen for two rook for e.g 34. R1e2 Rc1+ 35.Qxc1 Rxc1 36.Kxc1 and it's white who has the upper hand! 34... Rc2 Now black regain his advantage 35. Re8+ Kh7

Low Jun Juan on his way to play 36.d4

36. d4 probably white have better chance to save the game with 36. R8e2 Bc3 37. Qh5 Bxe1 38. Rxc2 Rxc2 39. Kxc2 Bxf2 although i doubt he can safe the game 36... Rxf2 37. R1e7 For fun sake, if white choose 37. R8e7 black has interesting line involving a temporary queen sacrifiece 37...Qh3 38. R7e3 Bxd4!! 39. Rxh3 Rb2+ 40. Ka1 Rxb3+ 41. Rc3 Bxc3+ winning
37...Qxe8 Black is clearly winning but with Abdullah , he always opt for fancy alternative. Fritz 11 however announce mate in 15 (maximum) with 37... Rf1+! 38. Rxe8 Rxe8 39. Qf5+ Kg8 40. Qa5 Ree2 41. Qc3 Rf1+ 0-1



Rank after round 5

Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd. 2.Rd. 3.Rd. 4.Rd. 5.Rd. 6.Rd. Pts BH.

1 3 Che Hassan Abdullah 2109 MAS 7 b 1 3 w 1 12 b 1 2 w ½ 9 b 1 6 w 4½ 17½

2 2 Lee Kim Han Edward 2114 MAS 15 w 1 21 b 1 10 w 1 1 b ½ 5 w ½ 3 b 4 15½

3 13 Thian Loon Ong 1649 MAS 23 w 1 1 b 0 24 w 1 20 b 1 10 w 1 2 w 4 12½

4 5 Kit-Tze Mark Siew 2000 MAS 18 b 1 8 w 1 9 b 0 6 w 1 7 b ½ 5 b 3½ 16

5 1 Yusof Kamaluddin 2177 MAS 11 b 1 19 w 1 6 b ½ 9 w ½ 2 b ½ 4 w 3½ 16

6 4 Nor Ilhamuddin Shaik Ali 2044 MAS 20 w 1 14 b 1 5 w ½ 4 b 0 13 w 1 1 b 3½ 14

7 18 Mohd Ali Chor 1529 MAS 1 w 0 23 b 1 21 w 1 16 b 1 4 w ½ 8 w 3½ 14

8 14 Hisyam Ismail 1636 MAS 29 w 1 4 b 0 13 w ½ 15 b 1 14 w 1 7 b 3½ 12

9 7 Jun Jian Low 1896 MAS 17 b ½ 11 w 1 4 w 1 5 b ½ 1 w 0 10 b 3 17

10 15 Shih Chieh Alfred Ting 1586 MAS 30 b 1 25 w 1 2 b 0 12 w 1 3 b 0 9 w 3 13

11 16 Joshua Foong 1543 MAS 5 w 0 9 b 0 22 w 1 23 b 1 21 w 1 12 w 3 12½

12 6 Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli 1944 MAS 28 w 1 16 b 1 1 w 0 10 b 0 20 w 1 11 b 3 12½

13 25 Guo Jie Yat 1368 MAS 25 b ½ 17 w ½ 8 b ½ 18 w 1 6 b 0 21 w 2½ 13½

14 11 Mat Zaki Yeop 1650 MAS 27 b 1 6 w 0 18 b ½ 17 w 1 8 b 0 19 w 2½ 13½

15 17 Jun Keat Low 1531 MAS 2 b 0 26 w 1 17 b ½ 8 w 0 25 b 1 18 w 2½ 12½

16 12 Sahir Sarifdin 1649 MAS 22 b 1 12 w 0 28 b 1 7 w 0 19 b ½ 17 w 2½ 12

17 22 Lim Chong 1419 MAS 9 w ½ 13 b ½ 15 w ½ 14 b 0 28 w 1 16 b 2½ 11

18 20 Yong Zhao (U12) Tan 1495 MAS 4 w 0 29 b 1 14 w ½ 13 b 0 24 w 1 15 b 2½ 11

19 8 Wei Hao (U12) Tan 1870 MAS 24 w 1 5 b 0 20 w 0 28 b 1 16 w ½ 14 b 2½ 10

20 19 Sri Shiva Kumar 1508 MAS 6 b 0 27 w 1 19 b 1 3 w 0 12 b 0 22 w 2 14½

21 9 Francois Wolfaardt, 1802 RSA 26 b 1 2 w 0 7 b 0 27 w 1 11 b 0 13 b 2 13

22 28 Mohd Fadhrullah Mohd Sani 1297 MAS 16 w 0 28 - - 11 b 0 26 b 1 29 w 1 20 b 2 8

23 27 Jun Yi Low 1301 MAS 3 b 0 7 w 0 30 b 1 11 w 0 27 b ½ 26 w 1½ 12½

24 23 Saleh Fikri 1417 MAS 19 b 0 30 w 1 3 b 0 25 w ½ 18 b 0 27 w 1½ 11

25 10 Ruslan Haslindah 1705 MAS 13 w ½ 10 b 0 26 w ½ 24 b ½ 15 w 0 29 b 1½ 10½

26 24 Saleh Anis Fariha(U-12) 1374 MAS 21 w 0 15 b 0 25 b ½ 22 w 0 30 - + 23 b 1½ 9

27 26 Shamsuddin Sabri 1352 MAS 14 w 0 20 b 0 29 w 1 21 b 0 23 w ½ 24 b 1½ 9

28 21 Mohd Zullghafari Saparmin 1457 MAS 12 b 0 22 - + 16 w 0 19 w 0 17 b 0 30 b 1 13

29 29 Yu Kang Yang 1191 MAS 8 b 0 18 w 0 27 b 0 30 w 1 22 b 0 25 w 1 10½

30 30 Iskandar Danial Adam 0 MAS 10 w 0 24 b 0 23 w 0 29 b 0 26 - - 28 w 0 8




DATCC Individual Weekender 2009

Round 6

Bo. SNo. Name Pts Res. Pts Name SNo.

1 3 Che Hassan Abdullah 4½ 3½ Nor Ilhamuddin Shaik Ali 4

2 13 Thian Loon Ong 4 4 Lee Kim Han Edward 2

3 1 Yusof Kamaluddin 3½ 3½ Kit-Tze Mark Siew 5

4 18 Mohd Ali Chor 3½ 3½ Hisyam Ismail 14

5 16 Joshua Foong 3 3 Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli 6

6 15 Shih Chieh Alfred Ting 3 3 Jun Jian Low 7

7 11 Mat Zaki Yeop 2½ 2½ Wei Hao (U12) Tan 8

8 12 Sahir Sarifdin 2½ 2½ Lim Chong 22

9 17 Jun Keat Low 2½ 2½ Yong Zhao (U12) Tan 20

10 25 Guo Jie Yat 2½ 2 Francois Wolfaardt, 9

11 19 Sri Shiva Kumar 2 2 Mohd Fadhrullah Mohd Sani 28

12 23 Saleh Fikri 1½ 1½ Shamsuddin Sabri 26

13 27 Jun Yi Low 1½ 1½ Saleh Anis Fariha(U-12) 24

14 29 Yu Kang Yang 1 1½ Ruslan Haslindah 10

15 30 Iskandar Danial Adam 0 1 Mohd Zullghafari Saparmin 21

DATCC Individual Weekender 2009

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