Monday, November 14, 2011

Malaysia shocks Indonesia!

In the on-going SEA Games mixed pair event, Malaysia has just registered a shock 1.5 - 0.5  win over Indonesia in Round 3. The mixed event is played over two boards with one men and one women. Our team is out-titled and out-rated but our fighting team did the seemingly impossible to win the match. Indonesia had their top men and women , GM Megaranto Susanto and WGM Irine Sukandar in the line-up.

IM Lim Yee Weng was the first to finish and he beat Indonesia's top player GM Megaranto Susanto.

GM Megaranto - IM Lim Yee Weng
White resigned after 1. Rf3 Qxf3 as the black king will capture the white a-pawn and queen his own pawn.

In the other game, our Najiha drew with WGM Irine Sukandar. Najiha exchanged all pieces to reach a rook vs rook ending with both sides having three king-side pawns. The Indonesian conceded the draw to give Malaysia the match win.

Malaysia now has two match wins and one loss. The mixed event is based on match points so there is a good chance to catch a bronze medal now. The remaining opponents are Myanmar and Philippines.


hairulov chessmaniacs said...

Well done Yee Weng and Najiha ! Malaysia Boleh!

Yeoh said...

Very great results!!
Congratulations to Yee Weng & Najiha.

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