Tuesday, July 2, 2013

3rd MBPJ Open

The 3rd MBPJ Open was held Sunday, 30th June, in Petaling Jaya. The tournament was a success with an estimated eighty players gunning for the many prizes. One new feature was that the first four rounds were played with twenty minutes while the last three rounds were twenty-five minutes. This was to ensure that the tournament finished within the allotted time.

I started with six straight wins and that put me a point ahead of my nearest competitor. A short draw in the last round clinched the title. Mohd. Saprin was undefeated with five wins and two draws to take the second prize of RM400. The RM300 third prize went to Muhd. Nabil with six wins and one loss.

Full results here.

Nabil - Jimmy

24.... f5 25. Nd2 b5 26. Nxc4 bxc4 27. Bf3 Rfb8 28. g4 fxg4 29. Bxg4 Rb3 30. Re1 Bh4 31. Bd7 Nb4 32. Ree2 Ra6 33. f5 Bxf2+ 34. Bxf2
Nd3 35. Bg3 ??

I expected 35. e6 a3 (35... Nf4? 36. Re1 Nh3+ 37. Kg2 Nxf2 38. e7 Ra8 39.
Kxf2 Rxb2+ 40. Kf3 Kf7  41. e8=Q+ Rxe8 42. Bxe8+ Kf6 43.
Bxc6 a3 44. Bxd5 a2 45. Bxc4 is winning for white) 36. e7 Ra8 37. e8=Q+ Rxe8 38. Rxe8+ Kf7 39.
bxa3 Rb1+ 40. Kg2 Rb2 {wins back the piece. The rest is too hard to calculate
in the short time available.})

35... Rxb2 36. Rxb2 Nxb2 37. e6 a3 38. e7 Ra8 39. Bxc6 a2

White resigns as 40. Bxa8 a1=Q+ 41. Kg2 Qxa8 and stops any queening.