Friday, August 8, 2014

Round 6: Malaysian evaluation

Here are the positions after around 75 minutes of play and my evaluation

Board 1 - Lim Yee Weng - L.Mueller  1-0

Black played an unusual opening and transpose to a French like middle-game. The problem is the black knight on g6 should be on the queen-side, preferably on c6. Black has no counter-play and end up having to play ...f6 which weakens some squares.

Board 2 - Charles Eichab-Aron Teh 0-1

White completely misplayed his opening and his pieces are very un-coordinated compared with Black.

Board 3 - Sumant Subramaniam - M.B. Nitzborn  1-0

Black also played an unusual opening here. White has a big space advantage. The problem is Sumant did not try to expand in the centre by pushing e4 at some stage. Instead the three pieces bundled together on the d-file looks out of place. Still his position is better and I expect him to win.

Board 4 - Handjaba - Fadzil Nayan 0.5-0.5

Opposite colored bishops usually leads to a draw. Black has problems with his white squares and logically a draw will eventually be reached.

Malaysia should win this match at least by 3-1


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