Sunday, September 9, 2012

Malaysia meet Thailand, Estonia! Last round Olympiad!



9 Sep 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Today is the last round of the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey and the men play Thailand and we are already 2-0 up after IM Lim Yee Weng won his board and Lim Zhuo Ren on fourth board.

In the ladies, Malaysia play Estonia and the fourth board has been declared a draw where Camilia Johari played against WFM Tuuli Vahtra. Malaysia 0.5-0.5 level! Three boards still playing.

Latest News: Malaysia win against Thailand in the open category. IM Mok, IM Lim Yee Weng and Lim Zhuo Ren won their board games except for IM Liew Chee-Meng who went down to a lower rated player on third board.

Malaysia vs Thailand, 11th round, 40th Chess Olympiad 2012


Meanwhile the ladies had a tough night tonight as they went down 1-3 to Estonia. Our points came from Tan Li Ting and Camilia Johari on boards 3 and 4. Our top boarders, Nur Najiha and Nur Nabila got whipped. Nur Najiha had 2 pawns and a rook against white’s four pawns and a rook. Najiha’s pawns has no clear path to queen while the pawns were swarming around. While Nur Nabila had fallen into a mating net. The white queen checked black on the e6 square forking the undefended black rook on c8 at the same time.

Malaysia vs Estonia, 11th round, 40th Chess Olympiad 2012


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