Saturday, October 30, 2010

INSOFAR Team Tournament - Round 2

The 2nd round of 2010 INSOFAR Annual Team tournament was held  last night at the Kompleks PKNS Shah Alam. The team tournament is limited to four teams  - 17 Chess Club (defending champion), Passion & Glory, Nusa Mahkota Chess Club and Passed Pawn.

This  tournament use  25 minutes rapid time control . The tournament is held every alternate Friday starting from 15th October 2010 and the final round will be on 24th December 2010. Each round starts at 9 PM.

The main attraction for this tournament is the attractive prizes money. Thanks to sponsors - HBM Group of Companies (Shah Alam), Az-Zahrah Private Hospital (Bandar Baru Bangi), Ibsul Holding Sdn Bhd (Shah Alam), the 1st prize is RM 2,000 followed by RM 1,000 for 2nd and RM 600 for the 3rd placing!

Kudos to the organiser Mr.Mat Zaki Yeop from INSOFAR for organizing this tournament.

This tournament apply a unique rules.The team line-up can be change in any round and the players need not be line up according to strength (rating). However the line up must be submitted to the organizer at least 30 minutes before each round.

Round 2 Result (29.10.10)

Passion & Glory vs  17 Chess Club   : 2-2

Board 1:  Abdullah Che Hasan vs Kamaluddin Yusof : 0-1

Board 2:  Nik Ahmad Farouqi vs Abdul Salam Maamur : 1-0

Board 3: Najib Abdul Wahab vs Syed Abdul Rahman Mohamed : 0-1

Board 4: Hanafi vs Sahir  : 1-0

Nusa Mahkota Chess Club vs Passed Pawn  : 2.5 - 1.5

Board 1: Razali Hamzah (Ng6)vs Muriza :1-0

Board 2: Hairul Abdul Hamid (Hairulov)  vs Mohd Saprin Sabri : 0-1

Board 3:  Shamsol Bahrin Patahol Rahman  vs Firdaus  : 1-0

Board 4: Rusdi Sidi vs Mat Zaki Yeop  : 1/2-1/2

Standing after round 2 (game points)

1. Passion &  Glory  - 5.5 points

2. Nusa Mahkota Chess Club - 5 points

3. 17 Chess Club - 3.5 points

4. Passed Pawn - 2 points

Schedule and pairings for the remaining rounds.

Round 3 ( 12th November 2010)

Nusa Mahkota Chess Club vs Passion &  Glory

Passed Pawn vs 17 Chess Club

Round 4 ( 26th November 2010)

Passion & Glory vs Passed Pawn

Nusa Mahkota Chess Club vs 17 Chess Club

Round 5 ( 10th December 2010)

17 Chess Club vs Passion & Glory

Passed Pawn vs Nusa Mahkota Chess Club

Round 6 ( 24th December 2010)

Passion & Glory vs Nusa Mahkota Chess Club

17 Chess Club vs Passed Pawn

Passion & Glory (left) vs defending champion - 17 Chess Club. Results : 2-2

From left: Rusdi Sidi and Shamsol (Sam) from Nusa Mahkota Chess Club.

Yours truly  succumbed in 15th moves against  the 'deadly' new entry - Mohd Saprin Sabri

Mohd Saprin Sabri (17 Chess Club) vs 

Hairulov (Nusa Mahkota Chess Club)
INSOFAR Team, Round 2, 29.10.010

Black to move

12... Nbd5?? i should have played 12... Nfd5 although white still have a big advantage after 13. Nxd5 Nxd5 14. Bd3 Qg4 15. Re4 Qg6 16. Re5) 13.

Re5! Nxc3 14. bxc3 Qg6 15. Bd3 1-0 and black resign because he will lost at least a piece to safe the queen for e.g :- 15...Bb3 (the queen 15... Qg4 16. h3 Bb3 17. Qxb3 Qd7) 16.

Qd2 Qg4 17. Rxe7 

Mat Zaki Yeop (INSOFAR) the tournament organizer

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