Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2012 Olympiad : Round 2 Preview

Round 2 Preview

The Malaysian men team will meet Monaco in the second round of the 2012 Olympiad which will start at 8.00PM (Malaysian time).

The line-up is as below:-

Yeoh Li Tian who suffered a lost in the first round will be  rested and team captain – IM Jimmy Liew will play. Looking at the board pairing, I think  that we have a good chance to score full points on board 2 and 3. On Board 1 and 4, Mok and Lim Zhuo Ren both play against much higher rated player but if they can maintain their form as against  the mighty Dutch last night, nothing is impossible.

If you can recall, the veteran GM – Igor Efimov once beat IM Mashafizul in Instanbul, 12 years back at  Olympiad 2000! Back then Efimov played  for Italy.  This would be a good time for Mok to revenge Mas lost :)

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