30 September 2010, Khanty-Mansiyk – In the 9th round, Malaysia lost to Andorra, 2.5-1.5 where the critical board 1 decided the final score. IM Mas lost to De La Riva Aguado, Oscar on board 1 with a rook and a pawn for black against three white pawns and a rook. Judging from the end position, the white pawns are disconnected and the black could possibly reduce white’s pawns through proper rook check moves.
Peter Long won his board 4 game very early in 29 moves and IM Mok Tze Meng brought the other half point for Malaysia.
Meanwhile NM Tan Khai Boon simply has no answer to white’s three central passed pawns that are also connected. Black resigned on move 35.
For the record none of the Malaysian ladies games against The Netherlands have yet to end. Tough battles on each board. The current games shown below.