Thursday, May 30, 2013

National Closed - Two in lead

The 2013 National Chess Closed is being held in University Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu.The nine round Swiss is is held from 28th May to 2nd June with two rounds, one in the morning at 9:00 AM and the other in the afternoon at 3:00 PM.

Surprisingly, after only four rounds two players have opened a one point gap from the rest of the field. Fong Yit San defeated Yeoh Li Tian to remain on full points. A big surprise is Erowan Masrin who also won all his games to join Yit San in the lead. The other hot favourites, Sumant Subramaniam and Wong Jianwen drew their game leaving the two leaders a clear point ahead of a big group of three pointers.

In the women's section, sisters Nur Nabila and Nur Najiha lead after dropping one half point.

Fong Yit San - Yeoh Li Tian, round 4
Black has equalised and can now start operations against white's backward c-pawn. First he should kick away the knight with ...Rd5.

22. ... Na5 ?  23. Qd1 Rd5 24. Qg4 Nb3 ?? 25. Nxf7 and black is lost


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