29 August 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Open Team lost 1.5 – 2.5 Netherlands in the first round and IM Mok Tze-Meng made the first scalp by winning against GM Loek Van Wely on first board. Meanwhile Lim Zhuo Ren’s debut stalled Netherlands’s GM Daniel Stellwagen on fourth board when a drawn finish was agreed.
Mok finished a dark-coloured bishop and a pawn against Van Wely’s two pawns. The diagram below illustrates Mok’s winning end position. Congrats to IM Mok for his win.
Here is the winning game on Malaysia’s first board between IM Mok Tze-Meng against Netherland’s GM Loek Van Wely during round 1 of the 40th Olympiad 2012 Open, Istanbul, Turkey on 28 August 2012.
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In the Women’s section, our Malaysian girls went down to Slovakia 0.5-3.5, the half point from Tan Li Ting on fourth board against WIM Alena Mrvova.
(Photos from official website of Chess Olympiad 2012 in Istanbul)