Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hail the new National Champion



Lim Zhuo Ren is crowned the new National Champion!

Blitz is on and MAS is playing

After the National Closed prize giving ceremonies, there will a blitz tournament. Mas will be taking part too. What are you waiting for? Come down to DATCC for some fun blitz!

Lim Zhuo Ren - Jimmy Liew (live)

Video chat rooms at Ustream


Round 7 pictures















Men Round 9 (final) pairings


March 20, 2011
Bo. No. Name Pts. Pts. Name No.
1 10 Lim Zhuo Ren  Liew
Chee-Meng-Jimmy 
1
2 12 Subramaniam
Sumant 
6 Lee Kim Han
Edward 
2
3 4 Loo Swee Leong  6 6 Yeap Eng Chiam  5
4 26 Fong Yit Ho  6 6 Yeoh Li Tian  7
5 32 Fong Yit San  Nayan Ahmad
Fadzil 
19
6 38 Lee Kah Meng
Elgin 
5 Tan Khai Boon  3
7 8 Wahiduddin Mohd
Khair 
5 5 Yeoh Phee Leong
Marcus 
27
8 28 Looi Xin Hao  5 5 Ong Thian Loon  13
9 15 Azman Hisham Mohd
Nabil 
5 5 Wong Jianwen  29
10 24 Shaik Ali Nor
Ilhamuddin 
5 5 Yusof Kamaluddin  17
11 33 Azhar Muhammad Syakir
Shazmeer 
5 5 Erowan Masrin  18
12 20 Tan Ken Wei  5 5 Kamin Al-Kamil  35
13 30 Siew Kit-Tze
Mark 
5 5 Cheah Cheok Fung  21
14 41 Tan Jun Feng  5 5 Fong Choong Ee  23
15 14 Nik Nik Ahmad
Farouqi 
5 See Kai Loong  37
16 42 Chin Choong Wee
Kenneth 
Shafruddin Fariz  9
17 16 Abdul Shukor Abdul
Aziz 
Ajeet Singh
Roshan 
44
18 25 Ismail Ahmad  Low Jun Jian  36
19 49 Liew Ken Yew  Kamal Rizal
Ahmad 
31
20 34 Lim Kian Hwa  Aron Teh Eu Wen  47
21 60 Wong Yinn Long  4 Che Hassan
Abdullah 
11
22 6 Jamil Mohd Johan  4 4 Iskandar Danial
Adam 
45
23 57 Dutton Lucas
Matthew 
4 4 S Balendran  40
24 69 Subramaniam
Shreyas 
4 4 Azhar Muhd Irfan
Haqqim 
43
25 61 Teh De Juan  4 4 Ooi Zhi Yang  51
26 71 Tee Han Kang  4 4 Amier Hamzah B  Mohd Zuhri  52
27 54 Hamzah Razali  4 Roslan Mohd
Faizal 
39
28 50 Sivanesan
Subramanian 
Mustafa Albakri
Suhaimi 
62
29 53 Parimanam Paul  Muhalip Sotimin  64
30 55 Kalivanan Suniil  Ding Tze How
Dilwen 
74
31 68 Tang Wei Kit  Saleh Fikri  56
32 92 Mahmood Mohd
Ezmi 
Yap Wan Lin  58
33 46 William Lee Kah
Howe 
3 Aminuddin Muhd
Faris 
78
34 77 Mohd Hisham Muhd
Hafiz 
3 3 Low Jun Keat  48
35 63 Tan Kok Liang  3 3 Ng Jen Sheng  75
36 85 Choong Ee Jin
Eric 
3 3 Zakaria Mohd
Fadrus 
65
37 66 Yahaya Muhammad
Nurislam 
3 3 Mohd Hisham Muhd
Fareed 
76
38 89 Ganesh Kuhan  3 3 Teh Wee Zhun  72
39 90 Ong Wei Bin  3 3 Narayanan Sri Shiva
Kumar 
73
40 88 Singh Kabir  Yeop Mat Zaki  59
41 67 Yahaya Muhammad
Nuriman 
Hanif Harleiff  80
42 83 Ng Shi Xuan  2 Kughan Ravindran  82
43 70 Harun Bustaman  2 2 Ng Shi Yang  79
44 91 Sik Kuan Ming
Shaun 
2 2 Abdul Rashid
Hasidin 
81
45 84 Sabri Shamsuddin  2 1 Mohd Jamil Afiq  87
46 86 Aminuddin Muhd
Faqih 
2   bye  
47 22 Saifuddin Muhd
Izz 
0   not paired  
48 93 Ong Aik Liang  ½   not paired  

Saturday, March 19, 2011

This year's champ?

This year's champ? by nc2011webmaster
This year's champ? a photo by nc2011webmaster on Flickr.

Finished early

Finished early by nc2011webmaster
Finished early a photo by nc2011webmaster on Flickr.

Yeap Eng Cheam is now in front of my computer looking at chess-results.com because his game against Nor ilhamuddin has ended. Yeap won and is now 6/8

Top board positions




Zhuo Ren maintains perfect score

Zhuo Ren maintains perfect score by nc2011webmaster
Zhuo Ren maintains perfect score a photo by nc2011webmaster on Flickr.

With a win over NM Edward Lee, it looks like Lim Zhou Ren is cruising to his first National Master title. His closest rival is Loo Swee Leong, one point behind him.

Round 7 begins

Round 7 begins by nc2011webmaster
Round 7 begins a photo by nc2011webmaster on Flickr.

No no don't take my picture

No no don't take my picture by nc2011webmaster
No no don't take my picture a photo by nc2011webmaster on Flickr.

Round 5 : NM Edward Lee - IM Jimmy Liew : 1-0

NM Edward Lee beat top seed - IM Jimmy Liew in round 5, National  Closed (yesterday). This is Jimmy  first lost against the juniors in this tournament. Although by age, Edward is still a junior, he can actually be considered as a senior because of his National Master title. He has also played with Jimmy  at  the 2008 Dresden, Olympiad.

One of my friend told that Jimmy is showing a good example by particapting in this tournament. He is willing to risk his rating -2302 . Second seed - NM Edward Lee is 128 points less then him!

NM Edward Lee - IM Jimmy Liew
National Closed 2011, Round 5, 17.3.2011

Analysed by centaur (Hairulov+Fritz)
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 cxd4 6. bxc3 Is the main line but Jimmy must have preapred this sideline.

6. axb4 dxc3 7. bxc3 My friend Rizal Ahmad Kamal said he prefer the more aggresive 7. Qg4

7... Qc7 8. Nf3 Ne7  9. Qd4 Theory recomend 9. Bd3 giving the c3 pawn for development. 9... Qxc3+ 10. Bd2 Qc7

9... Nbc6 10. Qc5 b6 11. Qd6