Sunday, May 02, 2010

FM Nicholas Chan Win 2010 Selangor Open - UPDATED!

2th May 2010 - FM Nicholas Chan win the 2010 Selangor Open which concluded today at the Dato` Arthur Tan Chess Center, Wilayah Kompleks, Kuala Lumpur. He draw both of his games  against Ian Udani (Round 8 ) and Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli (Round 9) . With 7.5 points, Nicholas repeat his success  last year. The full results is expected to be announce by the organizer soon .


  1. FM Nicholas Chan           7.5 points
  2. IM Jimmy Liew                7 points
  3. NM Kamal Ariffin            7 points
  4. Yeoh Li Tian                    6.5 points
  5. Loo Swee Leong              6.5 points
  6. Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli      6.5   points
  7. Tan Ken Wei                    6.5  points
  8. Ian Udani                          6  points
  9. Mohd Khir Wahiduddin     6  points
  10. Ismail Ahmad                     6  points
The full results has been publish in

Below is some of the position from round 8.

Ian Udani - FM Nicholas Chan (right)  : 1/2-1/2

Ian Udani vs FM Nicholas Chan
Selangor Open 2010, Round 8, 2.5.2010

White have a commanding position. Black main weakness is g5 and white  exploit it with .... 1.e5! dxe5 2.fxg5?! This is good enough for a win but why not the obvious and strong 2. fxe5! Bxe5 3. Rxg5+ Kf6 4. Rh5! This is the main idea suggest by IM Jimmy Liew. White threaten Qg5+! . Black possible reply is

a) 4.... Qc7 5. Qg5+ Ke6 6. Bc4+ Kd7 7. Qxe5 and black is a piece down.
b) 4...Qb7+ 5. Be4 Qc7 6. Qg5+
c) 4... Rg8 5. Qh6+ Rg6 6. Qh8+ Rg7 (6... Ke6 7. Qxe5+) 7. Rh6+ Kg5 8. Rg6+ fxg6 (8... Rxg6 9. Qh4#) 9. Qh4#

2... e4+ 3. Bxe4 Be5 4. Qd5 4. Bd5!? Looks stronger because black`s rook is tight to f8 to potrect f7. 4... Re8 5. Bb1 5. Qd3!? Bxg3 ?? 6. Bd5 Threatening Rxf7 winning the queen. 5... Bd6 ! black is threatening mate with Qe2++ 6. Qd3 Qb7+ 7. Kg4 Qd7 8. Kf3 Qb7+ 9. Rd5 Re6? Nicholas play this quickly but why not 9... Re5  pin the rook on d5 and to capture the pawn on g5. White can play 10. c4 Rxd5 11. Qxd5 Qxd5+ 12. cxd5 And because of the opposite color bishop , draw is likely to be the end results .

 10. Qh7+?  Ian missed the winning move 10. Kg4! unpin the king and free his rook for action. For e.g 10...Qxb2 11. Qh7+   Kf8 12. Rf5! Qe2+ 13. Kh3 winning. 10... Kf8  11. Be4 Qxb2 12. Rxd6 Rxd6 13. Qh8+ Ke7 14. Qe5+ Re6 15. Qxc5+ Rd6 1/2-1/2 And both player agreed to draw. Possible line is 16. Qxa7+ Kf8 17. Qc5 Qd2

IM Jimmy Liew(left) vs NM Kamal Ariffin (right) : 1/2-1/2

Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli (right) vs Mohd Nabil Azman (left) : 1-0

Mohd Khir Wahiduddin (left) vs Lim Zhuo Ren (right) 

Mohd Khir Wahiduddin vs 
Lim Zhou Ren

Selangor Open, Round 8, 2.5.2010

1... b6 2. Qf8+ Kb7 3. Qe7+ Nd7 
4. Qxe4   

Both player agreed for a draw but i think black s
hould continue to play because his passed h-pawn is strong

Ismail Ahmad (left) vs Gerald Soh (right)

Abdul Haq Muhammad (left) vs Ahmad Fadzil Nayan (right)  

Nik Ahmad Farouqi - Abdul Rahim Ramli (right) 

Source: Mohd Khir Wahiduddin

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