Monday, June 1, 2015

Malaysian Masters 2015 (Women): Round 5

The 2015 Malaysian Masters (Women) is a ten player round robin format. The tournament will be played over five days starting Saturday 30th May till Wednesday , 3rd June 2015 at the Dewan Ho Koh Chye at the Olympic Hotel in Jalan Hang Jebat.

Round five was a repeat of round three where results were concerned with four white wins and a draw.

Camilia could have made it a five white wins if she won the following ending.

Camilia - Nur Nabila, Round 5
Now 51 h4 would have won since knights are extremely bad at stopping rook pawns. Instead she played

51. g4?!! fxg4 52. hxg4 Kc5 53. f4 perhaps expecting the two passed pawns to win easily.  Kd6 54. Kf6 Kd7  If the king reaches the queening squares the draw is unavoidable so 55. Kf7 Ne6 56. f5 Ng5+ 57. Kg6 Nf3 58. f6 Ke6 59. g5 Nxg5 1/2-1/2

The top three in the standings won so the positions are unchanged. The standings after round five:


Anonymous said...

Greetings Master Liew. Thanks for the updates. I believe it's the first this event has ever been covered. Keep up the good work.

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