Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Malaysian Masters: Yeoh Li Tian leads with full points

Yeoh Li Tian continues to rampage through the field at the 2014 Malaysian Masters. In the third round he beat co-leader Ahmad Fadzil Nayan.

Yeoh Li Tian - Ahmad Fadzil Nayan

Black is slightly worse here as his pieces on h4 and b6 are not in the best position. He should start thinking about exchanging rooks with  21...Rbd8. Instead he went on a faulty plan.

 21... Qc7 22. Qh5  Be7 23. Bxh6! gxh6

 This loses without a fight.

 24. Ng4 Nf4 25. Qxh6 f5 26. Ng5 Bxg5 27. Qxg5+ Qg7 28. Nh6+ Kh8 29. Qxf4 Rf6?? 

Blunders the rook on b8


After three rounds, Li Tian is the sole leader with 3 points followed by Ng Tze Han. The current standings:

Yeoh Li Tian 3 points
Ng Tze Han 2.5
Ahmad Fadzil Nayan 2
Aron Teh  1.5
Sumant Subramaniam, Fong Yit San 0

The fourth round will likely decide the champion as well as the top three, as Li Tian meets Tze Han while Aron plays Fadzil.


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