Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Malaysia lost round 1

As expected, both our Open and Women team lost their first round game against higher seeded team - England and Slovakia respectively.

The men team lost 0.5-3.5 against the 12th seed - England.

However, our top horse - IM Mashafizul (2422) produced a stunning results by drawing against former world no.4 player - GM Michael Adams (2728) who is 300+rating higher then Mas.

2nd board IM Mok Tze Meng lost to GM Luke McShane
3rd board - NM Tan Khai Boon lost to GM David Howell
4th board - FM Peter Long lost to GM Gawain Jones

The top chess site chessdom.com described Mas draw as below :-

..."IM Hafizulhelmi Mas continues the trend and holds GM Adams to a draw! McShane and Howell secure the victory for England, but will the Europeans regret the missed 1/2 tiebreak point in round 1? "...

The women team failed to shine when they were trash 0-4 by Slovakia.

1st board NWM Alia Anin Azwa Bakri lost to IM Eva Repkova
2nd board WCM Nur Nabila Azman lost to WGM Regina Pokorno
3rd board NWM Nurul Huda Wahiduddin lost to WGM Julia Kochetkova
4th board NWN Roslina Marmono lost to WIM Elena Mrvova


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