|The Malaysian men team at Istanbul Olympiad. Photo from Kevin Goh fb|
Malaysia men team put a stellar performance in round 3 last night by drawing against a strong team - Egypt 2-2. Our two IMs on board 1 and 2 ( Mok Tze Meng and Lim Yee Weng) beat GM Bassem Amin (2643) and GM Ahmed Adly (2602) respectively. Lim Zhuo Ren lost on board 4 to IM Ibrahim ( 2429).
The last game to finish is on board 3 where our young talent - Yeoh Li Tian play a stubborn defense to hold a draw against IM Mohamed Ezat (2453) so that we can get the needed half points for a clear victory. Unfortunately , Li Tian misplay a drawn rook and pawn endgame and had to resign.
With this result, Malaysia amend the 2008 result in Dresden Olympiad Germany where the same team Egypt - with almost the same line up, trash us 4-0!