|Round 1: Malaysia vs Holland. Photo from Kevin Goh's fb|
Anish Giri ( 2711) but still their line is so strong that before the game I thought that their interim board 1 - GM Loek Van Wely (2691) can give a simul to all 4 player of the Malaysian team!
How wrong i was, the Dutch board 1 lost to our hero - Mok Tze Meng while Lim Zhuo Ren somehow draw an inferior position against GM Daniel Stellwagen (2630).
|GM Loek Van Wely|
Our young hot shot – Li Tian play a good game against GM Jan Smeets (2620) on board 3. The results can go either way until a single decisive mistake on move 44…Bd6?? force him to resign a few moves later.
On board 4, Lim Zhou Ren had to surrender a piece for two pawns after some inaccuracies in the opening . However, Daniel return the favor and let Zhou Ren earn few more pawns and when Zhou Ren had 5 connected passed pawns on the king side, Daniel probably think that it is risky to play for a win. According to Zhuo Ren, after agreeing for a draw, Daniel left the board without taking the score sheet! Probably his still puzzle how he failed to convert to a full point.
Loek Van Wely's photo is from the Olympiad 2012 official site.