Moving into the final round, our open team is dreaming a Hindustani movie ending. They have been paired against "Team Carlsen" - read : Norway! As we all know, the current World no. 1 and World Champion in Classical, Rapid and Blitz - Magnus Carlsen is the Norway's board 1 player. This mean that our open team anchor by IM Lim Yee Weng who is also on board 1 has a chance of a life time to meet the mighty Magnus Carlsen on a real chess game.
With all due respect to IM Lim Yee Weng, facing Carlsen in a official individual classical game with live broadcast watch by all chess fans all over the world would be a dream come true. In a more normal occasion, he will be glad to have a chance to play against Carlsen in a simul exhibition.
|Sorry Yee Weng...but not this time...|
Below is the board pairing for the final round. ( source : chess-results.com)
Perhaps with Carlsen who have lost two and also draw two out of 9 games, with adding factor that Norway and Carlsen has no chance mathematically to won the team and individual medal, they probably decide to rest the "heavily wounded" Carlsen. You can imagine what a bad ending for Carlsen and Norway if their board 1 and team suffer another lost, this time against Yee Weng and the Malaysian team!
As a Malaysian chess lover, surely i was dreaming a typical Hindi Movie ending with the Malaysian team beating Norway in the final round with Yee Weng won on board 1 - against Carlsen - ala Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. It would be a good break for our country who is infamously received world's attention for the unfortunate incidents of MH 370 and MH 17.
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|Simen Agdestein the chess Grandmaster|
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